Great Books for Discussion with Leaders
We may add new suggestions from time to time.
|Practice of the Presence of God
By Brother Lawrence / Random House, Inc
Reflections from a lay brother in a 17th century Carmelite monastery on sensing the presence of God in the everyday tasks of life (he worked in the kitchen and as a sandal-maker). Amazingly applicable for moms!
|God Is Closer Than You Think
By John Ortberg / Zondervan
Sort of a contemporary version of Brother Lawrence. A practical perspective on how to experience deeper intimacy with God by opening our eyes to His presence in the ordinariness of everyday life.
|With Christ in the School of Prayer, Revised Edition
By Andrew Murray / Bridge-Logos Publishing
A deep classic on the power of prayer to transform ministry—and us!
|Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence for Every Believer
By J. Oswald Sanders / Moody Publishers
A 20th century classic on the qualities of a Godly leader, blending both spiritual gifts and "natural" (though God-given) talents
|Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry
By Ruth Haley Barton / Inter-Varsity Press
A thoughtful and authentic look at what happens when leaders lose their souls, with practical helps for nourishing leader souls
|Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Unleash a Revolution in Your Life in Christ
By Peter Scazzero / Thomas Nelson
A New York City Pastor shares out of His own journey the dangers of unhealthy spirituality and provides 7 Biblical, reality-tested principles for emotionally sound spiritual leadership
|The Wounded Healer
By Henri Nouwen / Random House, Inc.
A call to recognize and acknowledge the suffering in our own hearts and lives in order to minister to a wounded world
|Making All Things New
By Henri Nouwen / HarperOne
A simple yet profound call to a deeper spiritual life through setting our hearts on the right things and looking in the right places to fill our emptiness
The Seeking Heart