Youth Ministry Media’s 2013 Reading List

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How many books do you read a year? 

Last year I wrote a post over at youthmin.org called, How many books do you read a year?  The reality is that pastors need to be readers.  We need to be reading our Bibles, and other books by people who push us back to God, repentance, and renewal.

Here are are the books I am reading this year.  What is on your list?

1. Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry Youth Ministry Medias 2013 Reading List

2. Disciple: Getting Your Identity from Jesus (Re:Lit) Youth Ministry Medias 2013 Reading List

3. Gospel-Centered Discipleship (Re: Lit Books) Youth Ministry Medias 2013 Reading List

4. Thriving Youth Groups: Secrets For Growing Your Ministry Youth Ministry Medias 2013 Reading List

5. The End of Religion: Encountering the Subversive Spirituality of Jesus Youth Ministry Medias 2013 Reading List

6. Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary Youth Ministry Medias 2013 Reading List

7. Creature of the Word: The Jesus-Centered Church Youth Ministry Medias 2013 Reading List

8. Messy Spirituality Youth Ministry Medias 2013 Reading List

9. The Great Divorce Youth Ministry Medias 2013 Reading List

10. Middle School Ministry: A Comprehensive Guide to Working with Early Adolescents Youth Ministry Medias 2013 Reading List

11. Gospel Coach: Shepherding Leaders to Glorify God Youth Ministry Medias 2013 Reading List

12. Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City Youth Ministry Medias 2013 Reading List

13. Who Do You Think You Are? Study Guides with Daily Devotions: Finding Your True Identity in Christ Youth Ministry Medias 2013 Reading List

14. The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness Youth Ministry Medias 2013 Reading List

15. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses Youth Ministry Medias 2013 Reading List

16. The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? Youth Ministry Medias 2013 Reading List

17. Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? Youth Ministry Medias 2013 Reading List

18. Community: Taking Your Small Group off Life Support (Re: Lit Books) Youth Ministry Medias 2013 Reading List

19. Redemption: Freed by Jesus from the Idols We Worship and the Wounds We Carry (Re:Lit) Youth Ministry Medias 2013 Reading List

20.Unlocking Mission and Eschatology in Youth Ministry (A Theological Journey Through Youth Ministry) Youth Ministry Medias 2013 Reading List

21. Taking the Cross to Youth Ministry (A Theological Journey Through Youth Ministry) Youth Ministry Medias 2013 Reading List

22. Taking Theology to Youth Ministry (A Theological Journey Through Youth Ministry) Youth Ministry Medias 2013 Reading List

23. Unpacking Scripture in Youth Ministry (A Theological Journey Through Youth Ministry) Youth Ministry Medias 2013 Reading List

There are 19 books to get me started for this year. What else would you recommend to this list? I will do an update ever 3 months to see how things are going.

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  • http://twitter.com/christertx Chris St.Clair

    Great list. I would add the new Andrew Root 4-book series. (I read books 1 and 2 and they were awesome) I am also hoping to add some non-youth ministry theology in there like Jurgen Moltmann’s “Theology of Hope”.

    • http://www.youthministrymedia.ca kolby milton

      Thanks Chris for the heads up on Andrew roots new books. I don’t know how I missed them. Added them to the list!

  • http://twitter.com/PaulAlanClif Paul Alan Clifford

    If you’re interested, I could send you one of my books, Podcasting Church, Tweeting Church, or The Serving Church. All around 150 pages, so quick reads. Let me know.

    • http://www.youthministrymedia.ca kolby milton

      Hey Paul, I would love to read tweeting church. whats your email address to I could send you my info? Thanks!

  • Andrew Evans

    Just finished Bad Religion by Ross Douthat and now I’m working on Christless Christianity by Michale Horton. Are you blogging any of the books you are reading? i would love to hear your thoughts on The Icarus Deception.

    • http://www.youthministrymedia.ca kolby milton

      Hey Andrew, thanks for the comment. I will be trying to do a review a week. Have you read The Icarus Deception?

      • Andrew Evans

        I haven’t read it yet, but I had heard about it

  • Josh Evans

    Thanks for sharing your list. You have some excellent books that I have read on there, and a few that I plan to read. I am stoked about my list as well. You can check out my list by going here: http://joshhevans.com/2012/12/29/the-top-15-books-that-i-plan-to-read-in-2013-as-of-now/

  • Calvin

    Just started Chris Folmsbee’s “Story signs and sacred rhythms” – encouraged by the commitment to rich theological youth ministry.