Books That Have Greatly Impacted Me

Books That Have Greatly Impacted Me

Books That Have Greatly Impacted Me 150 150 Andrew Hicks

I used to have this on my “resources” page on my site. I have decided to take down that page and break down some of that information into more bite-sized pieces of individual posts. Here is a list of books that have greatly impacted me thus far and links to purchase them on Amazon. There is also a list of the books from this list that I try to read once every year. Enjoy (if you care!).

Books That Greatly Impacted Me (Thus Far)

  • Ruth Hailey Barton, Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry. Purchase here.
  • Richard Beck, Hunting Magic Eels: Recovering an Enchanted Faith in a Skeptical Age. Purchase here.
  • Dave Bland, Proverbs and the Formation of Character. Purchase here.
  • Steven D. Boyer and Christopher A. Hall, The Mystery of God: Theology for Knowing the Unknowable. Purchase here.
  • William P. Brown, The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder. Purchase here.
  • Walter Brueggemann, The Prophetic Imagination. Purchase here.
  • Edwin H. Friedman, A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick-Fix. Purchase here.
  • Makoto Fujimura, Art and Faith: A Theology of Making. Purchase here.
  • John Mark Hicks, Searching for the Pattern: My Journey in Interpreting the Bible. Purchase  here.
  • ___________, Women Serving God: My Journey in Understanding Their Story in the Bible. Purchase a copy here.
  • Chris Hedges, Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle. Purchase here.
  • Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative. Purchase here.
  • Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Bretler, The Bible With and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently. Purchase here.
  • C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity. Purchase here.
  • ________, The Screwtape Letters. Purchase here.
  • ________, The Great Divorce. Purchase here.
  • Ted Loder, Guerrillas of Grace: Prayers for the Battle. Purchase here.
  • Thomas G. Long, The Witness of Preaching, 3rd ed. Purchase here.
  • Adam S. McHugh, The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction. Purchase here.
  • Cal Newport, Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World. Purchase here.
  • Eugene Peterson, Practice Resurrection: A Conversation On Growing Up in Christ. Purchase here.
  • Haddon W. Robinson, Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages. Purchase here.
  • Peter Scazzero, The Emotionally Healthy Leader: How Transforming Your Inner Life Will Deeply Transform Your Church, Team, and the World. Purchase here.
  • Mark L. Strauss, Four Portraits, One Jesus: A Survey of Jesus and the Gospels. Purchase here.
  • Brent A. Strawn, The Old Testament is Dying: A Diagnosis and Recommended Treatment. Purchase here.
  • Phyllis Trible, Texts of Terror: Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives. Purchase here.
  • Thornton Wilder, Our Town: A Play in Three Acts. Purchase here.
  • Dallas Willard, Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God. Purchase here.
  • __________, Renovation of the Heart: Putting on the Character of Christ. Purchase here.
  • Will Willimon, Leading With the Sermon: Preaching as Leadership. Purchase here.

Books I Try To Read Every Year

  • Ruth Hailey Barton, Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry. Purchase here.
  • Edwin H. Friedman, A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick-Fix. Purchase here.
  • Adam S. McHugh, The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction. Purchase here.
  • Dallas Willard, Renovation of the Heart: Putting on the Character of Christ. Purchase here.

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