In 2007 I read a pile of books. I’m usually reading two or three at a time. I keep one by my bed, one on my desk, one in my briefcase and a couple in my office.

Here are the top 10 books I read in 2007, in random order.

The Corporate Blogging Book
Debbie Weil 
The blogger’s bible.

When Crickets CryCharles Martin
Best novel I’ve read in a long long time.

Lone SurvivorMarcus Luttrell
True story. Don’t know if my non-American friends will appreciate this one, but I couldn’t put it down.

When Charity Destroys Dignity – Glenn J. Schwartz
Every missionary and every person who supports missions should read this one. Might be most important book on the subject I’ve ever read.

I Am America, And So Can YouStephen Colbert
Made me laugh. And laugh. And laugh.

Simple Church – Thom Rainer & Eric Geiger
Probably the most helpful book ever written on doing church.

Breaking the Missional CodeEd Stetzer & David Putman
Probably the most helpful book ever written on doing church, besides Simple Church.

Natural Church DevelopmentChristian Schwartz
Probably the most helpful book ever written on doing church, besides Simple Church and Breaking the Missional Code.

Confessions of a Reformissional Pastor Mark Driscoll
Made me laugh, and wonder how he can get away with saying/writing things all pastors think, but are afraid to say.

Communicating for a ChangeAndy Stanley
This one really helped my preaching – at least I think it did.

That’s my ’07 list. What are the best books you read in the past 12 months?