As I look back over my Amazon purchase, Kindle Books, And Web History over this year, it turns out I have had a really diverse reading list. I have spent this year wrestling with theology, practical ministry, politics, and an overall appreciation for culture. Of all the hours I have logged in gaining more input, here are the top 10 highlights that have actually made its way from data points to actually shaping the way I think. Even though I don't agree with all of these people and in some cases agree with very little, what they have had to say and how they have said it have caused me to think deeply in response to it. So here is my list, in no particular order.
Andy Stanley: Deep and Wide
Tom Wright: After You Believe
Cornel West: Race Matters
David Mcullough: 1776
Rachael Held Evans: rachelheldevans.com
Mark Driscoll: A Call To Resurgence.
Real Clear Politics: A blog that captures the entire spectrum of political discourse.
Malcolm Gladwell: David and Goliath
Torn: Justin Lee
Brock Morgan: Youth Ministry in a Post-Christian World
What did you read? What shaped your worldview? What shaped your heart? What shaped your ministry? I would love to know so I can populate my 2014 reading list.
Happy New Year Homies!