"Living Life Boldly" by Ted Roberts. Good discipleship thoughts from a marine fighter pilot turned mega-church pastor. See next blog for more info on this book.

"Cat & Dog Theology" by Bob Sjogren and Gerald Robison. John Piper-ish Reformed theology written in a way that your 4th grader can understand. Here's a summary of the concept: "A dog says, 'you pet me, you feed me, you shelter me, you love me, you must be God.' A cat says, 'you pet me, you feed me, you shelter me, you love me, I must be God.'" Too many Christians think and act like cats rather than like dogs. By the way, I don't expect to see cats in heaven. I am talking about real, 4-legged cats, not theological cats.

"Focus" by Al Ries. Like all Al Ries books, this one is readable, "focused" and profoundly helpful. Though written for the business-world, the principles are readily applicable for ministry.

"Courageous Leadership" by Bill Hybels. One of the best leadership books I've read in quite a while. We read, discussed, and applied a chapter a week in my Thursday leadership group in Manila the past few months.

"Listening Leaders" by Lyman Steil and Richard Bommelje. A birthday gift from Rachel Ong. I may not be a good listener, but I can take a hint. So, I am reading and hopefully absorbing and learning to be a listening leader. Not a "Christian book" but certainly filled with Biblical principles that every leader will benefit from.