Buddy’s 2015 Reading List

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These are the books I’ve read or am reading this year, along with a comment or two from time to time. Share a comment about one of these books or another that you would recommend!

Women’s Ministry in the Local Church by J. Ligon Duncan and Susan Hunt – A good read shared with me by Melissa Lopez from our church.

Idiot’s Guide to Year Round Gardening – From the library.  Just for fun.

Idiot’s Guide to Paying for College – From the library. Not very helpful.

Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk – All about social media presence.

The President’s Shadow by Brad Meltzger – fiction novel.

Captivated by Shannon Formby — An old friend gave me this book written by a friend of his, Shannon Formby.  They met in Sunday School in Tuscaloosa, AL.  It’s a pretty good book.  I’d recommend it for any new Christian for sure as it explains the importance and meaning of the “new life” in Christ that we are given.

One Second After by William Forstchen

Like a Bundle of Reeds by Michael Laitman

The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner

The Five Most Important Questions You will Ever Ask About Your Organization by Peter F. Drucker and others.  – I hadn’t read this one in awhile and it was a good refresher.  One to read every couple of years or so for sure!

How to Be Rich by Andy Stanley

George Washington’s Secret Six by Brain Killed & Don Yaeger

The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell – I recommend this for all leaders of any type and in any organization.

The Truth About Leadership by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner

Raised-Bed Vegetable Gardening Made Simple by Raymond Nones

Organic Gardening by Charles Dowding

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath & Dan Heath

Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip Heath & Dan Heath

Going Home, Surviving Home, Escaping Home, Forsaking Home and Resurrecting Home by A. Amercian – fiction novel series

ISIS Exposed by Erick Stakelbeck

Deadly Force: Understanding Your Right to Self Defense by Massad Ayoob – fun read for the lawyer side of me.

Edible Spots and Pots by Stacey Hirvela – gardening book.

What Should You Do Before You Say I Do? – David & Elizabeth Lewis

8 Important Money Decisions for Every Couple by Russ Croon – Every married couple and soon to be married couple should read this one.

Plantpure Nation Cookbook by Kim Campbell

Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly

Satan’s Hoax by Brad Burge – Written by Adventure Church’s very own Brad Burge!  Deep insight into the end times.

The Practical Prepper: Commonsense Guide to Preparing for Emergencies by Kylene and Jonathan Jones – You never know when an emergency might come!

Start with Why by Simon Sinek – Management and leadership.

The Mentor Leader by Tony Dungy – Loved it.

Leading on Empty by Wayne Cordiero

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain – A classic from one of the best American writers ever.

Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard – I was surprised that I liked this as much as I did.

Little House in the Suburbs by Deanna Caswell and Daisy Siskins – Brushing up on my gardening before spring!

The Bully Pulpit:  Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin

More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell – A classic I read almost every year.

Boundaries:  When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Drs. Henry Cloud & John Townsend –  Another great book to read every couple of years or so.  Principles that can change your life.

What are you reading?

7 responses to “Buddy’s 2015 Reading List

      • I see that Like A Bundle Of Reeds has also made your list. It’s a great read about Judaism’s prophecies for the last days. Mature Christians can compare and contrast these with Christian prophecies. Christians new to the Bible should be careful to understand Christian prophecies first or seek help. Very insightful book!

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  2. “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is an 1876 novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River. The story is set in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain lived.”

    Hannibal is where I was born and raised.

    Great book!

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