The Top Books YOU’VE Read in 2019 (More Christmas Gift Ideas!)

Earlier in the week, I posted my top 10 books of 2019. (If you missed it, click here.) Then I asked my Facebook friends for the best books they’ve read this year. Here are the (unedited) answers:

Josh Rodgers “Humility-the path to holiness” by Andrew Murray

David Moerbe 1). You Lost Me by David Kinnman. 2). Today Matters by John Maxwell 3). Saturate by Jeff Vanderstelt 4). Five Smooth Stones by Eugene Peterson 5) Working the Angels by Eugene Peterson

Samantha Buchholz Salt fat acid heat

Caroline Maria Melcher Waking the Dead by John Eldredge…haven’t finished yet, but it’s been a deeply moving read thus far!

Sandra Galindo Deskin 1) Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyers
2) Unashamed by Christine Caine
Both really good bible studies for Women!

Raul Deck How to win friends and influence people – Dale Carnegie

The last wish.

Scott Cameron Guide to safe Scouting

Rosie Norman Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Kyra Wurm The Hobbit
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
The Family Under the Bridge
Chronicles of Narnia
Clearly the kids/family read-a-louds were better than my own personal reading, both fiction and non-fiction.

Jacob Somerville “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” by John C Maxwell

Chris Curry Sell or be sold- Grant Cardone

Joel Haak Love thy Body by Nancy Pearcy

Duane Bamsch The book that I read that had the most impact? Definitely this one. Not saying it was the best, but it definitely has the biggest impact.

War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America’s Campaign to Create a Master Race, Expanded Edition

Laura Pulliam The Whole Brain Child

Leah Oswald Villarreal Nickel Boys

Heidi L Clark Love Thy Body – Nancy Pearsey
Echo – Jonathan Fisk
Seven Blades in Black – Sam Sykes

Julie Meese Educated

John-Cheryl Roemer Adams Crossroads be Wm Paul Young

Stuart Rogers When by Daniel Pink

Christopher Brynestad The Revenge of Analog by David Sax
Preaching by Tim Keller
The Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin Jr

Michael Schmidt Surviving the Storms – Scaer
Unplanned – Johnson

Dan Alwood The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu

Ted Doering Rare Leadership by Marcus Warner

Jennifer Lynn Chapman Morris The Road. It was scary good.

Seth Gehrke Prophetic Lament by Soong-Chan Rah

Natalie Shellhouse The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Cristofer Mattern The Energy Bus

Melody Simpson Love and Respect- Eggeriches
Extreme Ownership- Jakco Willink

Vanette Valnes Sherrill The End of Me – Kyle Idelman

Mary Ebersole My Dear Hamilton

Paul Muench The Messenger, The Message The Community by Roland Muller. An excellent read if you are interested in outreach.

Matt Lorfeld Who Would Win: Ultimate Ocean Rumble

Elizabeth Reeves I’ll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair
Patrick Gray, Justin Skeesuck

Jacob Scott Re-read Wingren, Luther on Vocation!

Mark Lackie Shoot for the Moon by Jim Donovan. It is the story of Apollo 11. I was a space geek as a kid and the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 made this a must read.

Laura Landfried Perry When Heaven Weeps

David Voss Discipline Equals Freedom – J. Willink

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Author: Christopher Kennedy

Senior Pastor at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, School, and Child Care in San Antonio, Texas. Husband to my beloved Ashley. Dad to the four most wonderful children in the world.

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