Recommended Reads

Below is a list of books that have greatly impacted the lives of leaders in the Gathering family.  Many have been read in our Locker Rooms.  We highly recommend them!

Biblical Maturity

To Live is Christ to Die is Gain – Matt Chandler
The Celebration of Discipline – Richard Foster
Not a Fan – Kyle Idleman
A Long Obedience in the Same Direction – Eugene H. Peterson
The Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life – Donald Whitney

Spiritual Development

Halftime – Bob Buford
Good to Great in God’s Eyes – Chip Ingram
Crazy Busy – Kevin DeYoung
Lifetime Guarantee – Bill Gillham
The Pursuit of God – A.W. Tosser
The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness – Timothy Keller
Living the Cross Centered Life – C.J. Mahaney
Scary Close – Donald Miller
Gods at War – Kyle Idleman 
Forgotten God – Francis Chan
Treasure Principle – Randy Alcorn
Delighting in the Trinity – Michael Reeves
Enemies of the Heart – Andy Stanley
How to be Rich – Andy Stanley
Brokenness – Nancy DeMoss


Spiritual Leadership – Henry Blackaby
Ten Signs of a Leadership Crash – Stephen Mansfield
The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader’s Day – John Maxwell
Spiritual Leadership – Oswald Sanders
Never Give In – Stephen Mansfield


All-Pro Dad – Mark Merrill
The Purity Principle – Randy Alcorn
Men of Courage – Dr. Larry Crabb
Mansfield’s Book of Manly Men – Stephen Mansfield
Man Alive – Patrick Morley
The Disciplines of a Godly Man – Kent Hughes
Man in the Mirror – Patrick Morley

Intellectual / Apologetics

The Reason for God – Timothy Keller
The Hole in Our Gospel – Richard Stearns
The Prodigal God – Timothy Keller


All In – Mark Batterson
In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day – Mark Batterson
The Power of a Whisper – Bill Hybels
Life with a Capital L – Matt Heard


Mentor Like Jesus – Regi Campbell
AHA – Kyle Idleman
Pastoring Men – Patrick Morley
Take a Knee – Dr. John Tolson

God’s Love

Love Does – Bob Goff
Everybody Always – Bob Goff
Crazy Love – Francis Chan


Just Walk Across the Room – Bill Hybels
Speaking of Jesus – Carl Medearis


That’s Why I’m Here – Chris Spielman
Hope Unseen – Scotty Smiley
Seven Men – Eric Metaxas
Is That Really You God? – Loren Cunningham


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