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: http://amzn.to/1vS9kHj


The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution : http://amzn.to/1ytRn3N

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We do in Life and Business: http://amzn.to/1BA64DF

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption : http://amzn.to/1vSaouK

The Book with No Pictures (for my kids) : http://amzn.to/1z9jJyf


Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God : http://amzn.to/1Bu6Q5b

Disciple: Getting Your Identity from Jesus : http://amzn.to/1ytV8pS

The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness : http://amzn.to/1vS7GWa

Youth Ministry: 

Lead Small : http://amzn.to/1yIPGyf

Creating a Lead Small Culture: Make Your Church a Place Where Kids Belong : http://amzn.to/1s58G9N

Leading Up: Finding Influence in the Church Beyond Role and Experience : http://amzn.to/1Dek482

Redefining the Role of the Youth Worker: A Manifesto of Integration : http://amzn.to/1qyteGG

Youth Ministry in a Post-Christian World: A Hopeful Wake-Up Call : http://amzn.to/12PiKaJ


ESV Reader’s Bible (50% off) : http://amzn.to/12Zo4cA

ESV Single Column Heritage Bible : http://amzn.to/1wUhrVk

ESV Gospel Transformation Bible: http://amzn.to/1BA6BWn

The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name : http://amzn.to/1vGiv8T


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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