Friday, December 31, 2010

top 10 books of 2010

Here is a simple list of my top 10 books i read in 2010. i won't say anything about them because i already gave short little reviews of all of them HERE and HERE.

we'll start with the 10th best and move down to my #1 book of the year. (This time i'll include subtitles and pics.)

#10 - The Emerging Church: Vintage Christianity for New Generations
Dan Kimball

#9 - Developing the Leaders Around You: How to Help Others Reach Their Full Potential
John Maxwell

#8 - The Poor Will Be Glad: Joining the Revolution to Lift the World Out of Poverty
Peter Greer and Phil Smith

#7 - Outliers: The Story of Success
Malcolm Gladwell

#6 - The Gospel in a Pluralist Society
Lesslie Newbigin

#5 - The Last Lecture
Randy Pausch

#4 - A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions that are Transforming the Faith
Brian Mclaren

#3 - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling

#2 - Kite Runner
Khaled Housseni

#1 - Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
Dan and Chip Heath


scottieclifton said...

List looks good. I was going to mention this before, I read "A New Kind of Christianity" probably as a Sophomore in college. I've thought about going back and reading it again cause I'm sure I'd be able to think through it better now, but at the time something didn't sit right with me about the book. I agreed with some of it but I think it was almost as if he was making excuses for things rather than looking for God's best. But, I probably should read it again before I pass judgment on it cause I think I could work through the book better now than before...

Thanks for the book posts! Enjoyed them!

patrick mitchell said...

you probably read "A New Kind of Christian" back in college. he wrote it in 2001. it's a great book & you should definitely go back and read it again now. i think you would see a lot more of what he was warning us about. great read...probably in my all time top 10 or 20.

*This book i was talking about is a new book that he just wrote in February. the title is actually "A New Kind of Christianity". not nearly as good and i'm sure way more controversial.
i would advise you go back and read the other one 1st. i'd love to have a discussion with you about it when you finish. so hit me up :)
happy new year!