1. Leaders are readers.
2. My personal development is not up to others, it is up to me.
3. I want to gain from the wisdom of others by taking the initiative to learn from them not being passive and hoping it falls into my brain.
4. The law of entropy says things go from order to disorder, so to fight that, I want to keep vision before me to keep me focused on the things God has called me to.
5. To keep me from growing mentally stagnate.
Therefore, I commit to read the following 18 books in 2012 by the strength the Holy Spirit provides.
1. Read for at least 20 minutes before bed every night.
2. Have a family reading night. (?)
3. Read for at least an hour on Saturday afternoons.
4. Read in the car on road trips.
Every Day: Pray through Operation World with family at breakfast.
One Million Arrows
The Tipping Point
The Pleasures of God by John Piper
Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
Communicating for a Change by Andy Stanley and Lane Jones
The Church is Bigger than you Think by Patrick Johnston
Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas
From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya by Ruth Tucker
Erasing Hell by Francis Chan
Run with the Vision by Bob Sjogren and Bill & Amy Sterns
College Ministry in a post Christian Culture by Stephen Lutz
Platform Michael Hyatt
Net Casters; Using the internet to make fishers of men Von Buseck
Finish: Live Sent by Jason Dukes
Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Orphanology by Tony Merida and Rick Morton
The Mission-Minded Child by Ann Dunagan
If I get done for a month and still have time to read another, read:
Leading Change by John Kotter
People of the Book by Kathi Macias
Deliver Me From Evil by Kathi Macias
How Christianity Changed the World
The Henrietta Mears Story