Last Update 8th October, 2016.

“Leaders are learners, leaders are readers.” [Tweet this]

recommended reading books pastorsFor the last two years I have committed myself to growing in wisdom and knowledge and I’ve aimed at reading a book a week.

To be honest, I haven’t always hit the mark but it’s a habit I highly recommend.

You can take a look at Growing Pastors Have Growing Churches for more info on how to set up a growth plan for yourself.

It’s so important if we are to be the best pastors and leaders that we can be that we read, read, learn and read!

Of all of books I’ve read in the last 12 months, here are my top ten recommended books for pastors and Christian leaders – you can click the book titles to check out what other pastors and church leaders have to say.

1. Deep & Wide by Andy Stanley
(Read my full review here)

2. Simple Church by Thom Rainer
(My full review here)

3. 5 Levels of Leadership by John Maxwell

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4. Building Church by Stephen Matthew

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5. Why Men Hate Going to Church by David Murrow
(Read my full review here)

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6. Jesus Save Me From Your Followers by Dave Gilpin

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7. Jesus Is by Judah Smith
(Read my full review here)

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8. Next Generational Leader by Andy Stanley

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9. Sticky Church by Larry Osborne

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10. The Purpose Driven Church by Rick Warren
(Read my full review here)

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Your Turn

What book have I missed off this list that should be here? What book have you found really useful, inspiring? Please share your recommendations below.