Here’s my favorite books that I’ve read this year, not all of which were actually published in 2017. I read and/or listened to more than 65 books this year in a variety of genres, from faith and work, biography, theology and sports. These are my favorite books of 2017. How about you? What were some of your favorites?
Top pick – Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. This book was suggested to me by Lecrae to help me understand his decision to “divorce white evangelicalism”. My wife Tammy and I read and discussed this powerful and well-written book.
Here are the rest of my favorite books (in no particular order):
- The Legacy of Luther, edited by R.C. Sproul and Stephen Nichols
- From Weakness to Strength: 8 Vulnerabilities That Can Bring Out the Best in Your Leadership – Scott Sauls
- The Mythical Leader: The 7 Myths of Leadership – Ron Edmondson
- The Gospel According to Paul: Embracing the Good News at the Heart of Paul’s Teachings – John MacArthur
- Glory in the Ordinary: Why Your Work in the Home Matters to God – Courtney Reisigg
- Learning to Love the Psalms – Robert Godfrey
- Calling to Christ: Where’s My Place? – Robert Smart
- Discipleship with Monday in Mind: How Churches Across the Country Are Helping Their People Connect Faith and Work – Skye Jethani and Luke Bobo
- Between Heaven and the Real World: My Story – Steven Curtis Chapman
- Leaders Made Here: Building a Leadership Culture – Mark Miller
- Workplace Grace: Becoming a Spiritual Influence at Work – Bill Peel and Walt Larimore
- Befriend: Create Belonging in an Age of Judgment, Isolation, and Fear – Scott Sauls
- Reset: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture – David Murray
- Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
See what I’m reading now.
Author of the Year – Scott Sauls. Scott is my author of the year for his two books Befriend: Create Belonging in an Age of Judgment, Isolation, and Fear and From Weakness to Strength: 8 Vulnerabilities That Can Bring Out the Best in Your Leadership. I also enjoy reading his blog, which you can read here.