I wrote about my new year's resolutions here.
One of my goals was to read 7 non-fiction books.
It's never been all that difficult for me to pick up a novel.
In fact, fiction books are as much a mental escape for me as movies or sleeping.
But non-fiction is a different story.
It has often served as a cure for my insomnia.
I do not exaggerate.
Just hoping I will pick up a non-fiction book doesn't work. I might pick one up, read 60 pages, and put it down with every intention of reading more. But I hardly ever do. Hence my self-inflicted title of "Queen of the Unfinished Book."
So, I have resolved to read (to completion) 7 non-fiction books in 2015. The next step is to decide what I am going to read.
There are a lot of good books. 7 is a very small number.
But I whittled it down to the ones that most interested me or I felt were most pertinent to my life and ministry at this point in time.
Here's my list in no particular order:
Leading Change without Losing It:
Five Strategies That Can Revolutionize How You Lead Change When Facing Opposition
by Carey Nieuwhof
The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home
by Susan Wise Bauer
Sparkly Green Earrings: Catching the Light at Every Turn
by Melanie Shankle
A Spirituality of Fundraising
by Henri Nouwen
Mudhouse Sabbath: An Invitation to a Life of Spiritual Disciplines
by Lauren Winner
Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year
by Tavis Smiley
Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes:
Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible
by E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O'Brien
And my runners-up...
You know, in case I get ambitious and actually read more than 7 books in 2015.
And no, the irony doesn't escape me that there are more than 7 books in this list.
by Timothy Keller
by Sally Clarkston
by Herb Shaffer
by Reggie McNeal
by Shauna Niequist
by Peter Rollins
by John & Joanna Stumbo
I am interested to know what non-fiction you have found helpful or beneficial. Feel free to leave a comment below and share with me. Who knows? Maybe I will alter my list after hearing from you!