It’s been a while since I included a list. Here’s a few books I’ve been reading this fall that have in one way or another given me life, plus a couple that I’m about to start.

The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life – Twyla Tharp

This is my second time through the book. I’m slowly working my way through it again. I’ve needed the reminder that creativity takes work. Sometimes I sit there and wait for the muse to arrive for the next big idea, when really, what I need to do is keep at it. Eventually, something will come and when it does I’ll be ready.

Integrity: The Courage to Meet the Demands of Reality – Henry Cloud

This book kicked my butt, but did so with grace and encouragement. Integrity is not simply what you do when you’re in private. Integrity is about being structurally whole inside and out. With that in mind, we have a lot of maturing to do. The book is not for the faint at heart, but well worth the read.

Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality
– Scott Belsky

This is easily my favorite book that I’ve read this fall. This book is all about taking action on your ideas in a way that makes sense. Belsky is both inspiring and practical, which is honestly hard to do. I can’t speak highly enough about this book. Putting the ideas into practice is completely changing the way I work. I leave almost every day feeling like I actually accomplished something, which we all know in ministry is not always the case.

Spiritual Parenting: An Awakening for Today’s Families – Michelle Anthony

David C. Cook sent me this book to review for the blog. It came in the mail yesterday. Michelle Anthony is the Pastor of Family Ministries at Rock Harbor church in Costa Mesa, CA. She is a family ministries guru to say the least, and when I got the chance to read Spiritual Parenting, I took it. I’m really looking forward to reading her thoughts on parenting. I’ll be posting a review in the next couple weeks.

Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose – Tony Hsieh

This is my next read with my leadership mentor. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this book. Can’t wait to crack it open and get started.

That’s me. What about you? What are you reading? What’s knocking your socks off these days?

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