What Should I Read?


In my last two posts, I Don’t Like To Read & What Are You Feeding Your Mind, I shared some thoughts and insights into the important of reading.  As a follow up I figured I would share some of my favorite books in the following categories: Faith, Parenting, Personal Development, Finances, Leadership, & Business.  There are several other great books in all of these areas.  In fact I would love to hear from you about your favorite books in any or all of these areas.  I know of several other great books that have been recommended to me by friends and mentors who I trusts.  I only wanted to recommend and endorse books I have personally read and received tremendous value from.

I have taken the time to organize them and link directly to every book on the list.  I hope you find this list of value.  I have the habit of buying books faster than I can read them.  The picture below is my overflowing bookshelf waiting for me to make my way through it.


Relentless: The Power You Need to Never Give Up
Sun Stand Still: What Happens When You Dare to Ask God for the Impossible
Greater: Dream Bigger. Start Smaller. Ignite God’s Vision for Your Life.
Power: To Change Your World
The Prodigal God

The Noticer Returns: Sometimes You Find Perspective, and Sometimes Perspective Finds You

Personal Development
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
The Principle of the Path: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
The Best Question Ever
The Traveler’s Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success
The Final Summit: A Quest to Find the One Principle That Will Save Humanity
The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness
Positive Impact
The Power of Who: You Already Know Everyone You Need to Know
How to Win Friends & Influence People
Three Feet from Gold: Turn Your Obstacles in Opportunities (Think and Grow Rich)

The Top 10 Distinctions Between Millionaires and the Middle Class
Why “A” Students Work for “C” Students and Why “B” Students Work for the Government: Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Education for Parents
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
Stop Acting Rich: …And Start Living Like A Real Millionaire
The Magic of Goals: Book and Workbook
Rich Dad’s Prophecy: Why the Biggest Stock Market Crash in History Is Still Coming…And How You Can Prepare Yourself and Profit from It!
Tax-Free Wealth: How to Build Massive Wealth by Permanently Lowering Your Taxes (Rich Dad Advisors)
Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller – Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You (10th Anniversary Edition)
The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential
100 Ways to Motivate Others, Third Edition: How Great Leaders Can Produce Insane Results Without Driving People Crazy
Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us
Monday Morning Leadership: 8 Mentoring Sessions You Can’t Afford to Miss
Running with the Giants: What the Old Testament Heroes Want You to Know About Life and Leadership (Giants of the Bible)
Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
StrengthsFinder 2.0

Only Believe
How to Build a Multi-Level Money Machine: The Science of Network Marketing – Fourth Edition
How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling
The Top 10 Distinctions Between Entrepreneurs and Employees
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

The Business Of The 21st Century (Can’t Link)

That should be a great starting point for anyone.  If you have read all of those books you clearly understand the value and importance of reading.  Jon Acuf issued a great challenge at the beginning of the year to clear a bookshelf and fill it by the end of the year with books you have read.  I am not quite there yet, but I know I will be by the end of the year.  What would happen if you read an entire bookshelf worth of books the next 12 months?


Question: What are the best books you have read in any or all of these categories?  Comment below

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