“Making Vision Stick”

Andy Stanley has written a must-read book for leader/communicators who want to maximize the adhesiveness of their vision! Andy Stanley, founding and lead pastor of North Point Community Church, is one of a handful of writers that I read everything they write. The latest book I’ve read is Making Vision Stick (see Google Books’ limited … Read more


Helpful resource for leaders who love to read! In a previous post, we talked about the importance of lifelong learning. If you’re a leader, you must be a reader. If you need help knowing what to read, a great place to start is 800ceoread. For a while, 800ceoread operated InBubbleWrap where they gave away books … Read more

Life Leaks

Eugene Peterson on how life slowly, almost unnoticeably leaks. I love the stuff Eugene Peterson writes. He’s best known perhaps for his recent work, translating/paraphrasing the Scriptures in The Message. When I was in seminary I read some of his books; in fact, his book, The Contemplative Pastor, was one of the most impacting books … Read more

“Freedom Writers”

The amazing story of Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writers. We recently watched the movie, Freedom Writers. The movie is based on a true story, involving, Erin Gruwell, a new 21-year-old high school English teacher, who seeks to be a change agent for a group of Black, Latino, and Asian gang members at Woodrow Wilson … Read more

“The Present Future”

Reggie McNeal addresses six new realities the Church faces today! I’ve read many leadership books in recent years as part of the Doctor of Ministry program at Asbury Theological Seminary, and Reggie McNeal’s The Present Future has been one of the most impacting books I’ve read during this process (see other recommended leadership books in … Read more