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Sensing a call to ministry?
Then it’s time to start getting prepped now. Nothing can substitute for doing the work of ministry. But picking up and working through a handful (or two) of good books will help you more than you could ever know.
These are some of my favorites. Some I read in seminary. Others I’ve read since I’ve been working full-time in the local church.
I hope they help you as much as they’ve helped me.
Small Groups with Purpose by Steve Gladen (e-book)
Deep and Wide by Andy Stanley (e-book)
Sticky Church by Larry Osborne (e-book)
Sticky Teams by Larry Osborne (e-book)
Lectures to my Students by CH Spurgeon (e-book)
Creating Community by Andy Stanley (e-book)
UnChristian by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons (e-book)
21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell (e-book)
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (e-book)
Tribes: We Need you to Lead us by Seth Godin (e-book)
Good to Great by Jim Collins (e-book)
The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni (e-book)
The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler (e-book)
Knowing God by JI Packer (e-book)
Christian Beliefs: 20 Basics Every Christian Should Know by Wayne Grudem (e-book)
ESV Study Bible
The Attributes of God by AW Pink (e-book)
Desiring God by John Piper (e-book)
Of the Mortification of Sin in Believers by John Owen (e-book)
Let the Nations Be Glad by John Piper (e-book)
The Me I Want to Be by John Ortberg (e-book)
Anything you’d add?