The Youth Pastor Gift Guide: Books

by admin December 11, 2014   Resources

Why not finish this year off by purchasing books you can read over Christmas, or start in the New Year.  I don’t think that youth pastors are known for being readers.  That stereotype is slowly changing.   In this years youth pastor gift guide we need to include books.  Pastors need to be known as readers.

One of the best investments I made this past few years was to get an iPad.  I love reading on my iPad.  One feature that I love about reading on my iPad is that I can highlight parts and then at the end of the book, I can send it to my evernote account.  I love being able to categorize all the books I have read, and the quotes that I could use whenever.  Plus, the books are so cheap on kindle.  What do you read on?

Here are a few books that we loved this past year, and a few books we plan on reading in the new year.  What else would you add to this list? 



Kindle Unlimited:


The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution :

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We do in Life and Business:

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption :

The Book with No Pictures (for my kids) :


Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God :

Disciple: Getting Your Identity from Jesus :

The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness :

Youth Ministry: 

Lead Small :

Creating a Lead Small Culture: Make Your Church a Place Where Kids Belong :

Leading Up: Finding Influence in the Church Beyond Role and Experience :

Redefining the Role of the Youth Worker: A Manifesto of Integration :

Youth Ministry in a Post-Christian World: A Hopeful Wake-Up Call :


ESV Reader’s Bible (50% off) :

ESV Single Column Heritage Bible :

ESV Gospel Transformation Bible:

The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name :


Those are some of the books we want to check out over the Christmas break, or in 2015.  What about you?  What is on your reading list?  What would you add? 

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