As many of you know, I absolutely LOVE to read! I love the way that books give us a chance to learn from people that we would otherwise never have the opportunity to learn from. Most of what I read is nonfiction in the categories of spiritual development, leadership, decision-making, organization, and history. This past year was a busy one with a ton of awesome things going on in our family as well as in my ministry at school and in our church. 2015 was a year unlike anything I could have ever predicted…or even thought to have chosen. God stretched me and the community that I “do life” with in ways that has consumed our thoughts and conversations like never before.
I read 41 books over the course of the year and reviewed them all on this website. I’ve included all of the links below in hopes that you might choose to pick up some of these books and enjoy them as much as I did! My favorite book of the year was Russell Moore’s Onward followed closely by David Platt’s Counter Culture. Both of those books really dig into Scripture and how we should think Christianly about the issues in our culture and act in a way that is loving, truthful, and graceful in a time where we have an incredible opportunity to live out the gospel for the glory of God and the good of others. In my top three was Lysa Terkeurst’s The Best Yes because of the way that I have been able to realign my thinking about what I should be saying yes to…and what I am saying no to when I say yes to something else. Fortunately some of my closest friends read this one too…so we just all tell each other no about everything now and can all have a good chuck about it!
I’m excited about what I’ll be reading in 2016. Do you have any suggestions about anything that I really should add to my reading list for this year?