In an effort to help you find the best Christmas gifts for the Christian leaders in your life, the following are 14 Books Every Christian Leader Should Read In 2014.  I have provided you with easy links to find out more about each product and make ordering easy.


OK it may be slightly self-serving but I feel my book 10 Indispensable Practices Of The 2-Minute Leader is a must for leaders wishing to accomplish the vision God has placed in your heart.  Perfect for developing your church’s or business leaders in small group or one-on-one environments.  Electronic copies can be purchased by clicking the image.  Hard-cover and study guides can be ordered by clicking here.


Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe by Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears.  The only book I included on both the 2013 and 2014 list.  This foundational book should be on every Christian leader’s shelf and a resource which should be referenced on every doctrinal issue you face.

Leading Change Without Losing It by Carey Nieuwhof is the best book on the subject of change and transitioning Christian ministry in a modern context I’ve ever read.

Limitless Life: You Are More Than Your Past When God Holds Your Future by Derwin Gray is incredibly inspirational.  I especially enjoyed the accounts of the countless changed lives of the people of Transformation Church which he pastors.  Pastors, you will never view the people in your church the same way again.

Communicating For A Change: Seven Keys To Irresistible Communication by Andy Stanley.  No one communicates leadership principles better than Andy.  This is perhaps the definitive book on the subject of public communication.

David And Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, And The Art Of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell.  What you perceive as a personal weakness may in fact be your greatest strength.  Simply one of the best leadership books I’ve ever read.
The Catalyst Leader: 8 Essentials For Becoming A Change Maker written by Brad Lomenick is a landmark book for next generation leaders .  A must-read for the young leaders in your life.
One Question: Life-Changing Answers From Today’s Leading Voices by Ken Coleman gives us great insight into how some of today’s best leaders think and respond to challenges.  Incredibly insightful.
Written by the irrepressible Bob Goff, Love Does: Discover A Secretly Incredible Life In An Ordinary World gives you the tools, resources, skills and inspiration needed to live the life you have always dreamed of.
Made To Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire With God, Not Food.  Let’s get real.  Many people, including myself, struggle with the spiritual battle of maintaining proper eating habits.  Lysa TerKeurst has given us a gift.
In the book Heaven, Randy Alcorn has written the definitive work on the topic.  All followers of Jesus are going there.  Shouldn’t you know everything you can about your future home?
Written by NFL quarterback Colt McCoy and Austin Stone Community Church pastor Matt Carter, The Real Win: A Man’s Quest For Authentic Success reaffirms a man’s primary role of leadership is husband and father and shows how to be successful in that area of our life.
God Is Able by Priscilla Shirer says we should embrace life’s adversities and troubles.  It offers a biblical reminder that God is always up to great things, even when those great things are not instant remedies.
Fight: Winning The Battles That Matter Most by the incomparable Craig Groeschel helps you uncover who you really are—a man created in the image of God with a warrior’s heart—and how to fight the good fight for what’s right.
No list is ever sufficient.  What other books would you add to this list?  For additional resources you can also check out 13 Books Every Christian Leader Should Read In 2013.


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