Hello. My name is Philip and I’m a bibliophile.
Which means that I like, love, think about books way too much.
Periodically, I will post about a few books that are helping me in some specific way. I hope that you will take a few moments and tell me about the books you are currently reading as well.
1. Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt
I read Michael’s blog several times a week. It is practical and encouraging. However, I was a bit skeptical about reading a book focused on pushing yourself forward. It seems counter to the Christian virtue of humility. But, Michael does a great job of making the “platform” about ideas and ideals rather than about a narcissistic bid to be famous.
2. Gospel Coach by Scott Thomas and Tom Wood
I’ve known Scott for several years and trust him as a friend. Recently, I met Tom Wood and was very impressed by his coaching skill. If you hope to help others in leadership – whether formal or informal – pick up this book.
3. Hero: Unleashing God’s Power in a Man’s Heart by Derwin Gray
Gaining fame from playing in the NFL and then becoming the “evangelism linebacker” in some viral videos, Derwin could have just hit the speaking circuit. Instead, he planted Transformation Church in North Carolina. It is helping me think through a lot of issues, especially those surrounding the raising of two sons.
4. Spiritual Leadership by Oswald Sanders
I come back to this book over and over again. It is, by far, my favorite book on leadership.
5. Rework by Jason Fried and David Hansson
It is a crazy little book about throwing out the rules and learning a new perspective on business. It is engaging, creative, and a fun read.
So, what are you reading right now?