Books I Recommend

For a long time I have tried to read a lot of good books. It must have been from my years in book publishing. Anyway, 2007 was no exception for me. Here are several book I read in 2007, and which I recommend. The links take you to the Amazon store entry for that book. However, you can order any of these from the UB bookstore by calling 888.622.3019 and asking for Marilyn.

George W. Bullard, Jr., Pursuing the Full Kingdom Potential of Your Congregation (Chalice Press, 2006; 226 pages). For congregations who thrive in the midst of great challenge; Vision Plus Intentionality.

Jim Collins, Good To Great and the Social Sectors: Why business Thinking Is Not The Answer (HarperCollins, 2005; 42 pages). A small booklet that describes how the principles of Good To Great can apply to organizations that are not profit-making businesses.

Thom S. Rainer & Eric Geiger, Simple Church: Returning to God’s Process for Making Disciples (B &H Publishing Group, 2006; 272 page). Describes how a church must organize to have effective spiritual transformation of its people.

Andy Stanley & Lane Jones, Communicating for a Change: 7 Keys to Irresistible Communication (Multnomah Press, 2005; 208 pages).

Andy Stanley, Reggie Joiner, Lane Jones, 7 Practices of Effective Ministry (Multnomah Press, 2004; 192 pages).

Andy Stanley, Making Vision Stick (Zondervan Press, 2007; 74 pages). This is the most concise book on vision I’ve ever read.

Ed Stetzer and Mike Dodson, Comeback Churches (B&H Publishing Group, 2007; 224 pages). Research report on how 300 churches turned around and how they did it.

Anything you would recommend to me? Mention them in the comments.

1 Comment
  • Jim Bolich
    Posted at 06:33h, 24 January

    I recently read Simple Church, Making Vision Stick, and Communicating for a Change. I concur with your recommendations. All three challenged me to change for the better. I’m also processing the material contained in “Seven Practices…” through a series of podcasts. You can find them by searching for the authors on iTunes.

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