read these books

reading great books changes the way you think.  if you want to get out of debt, if you want to lose weight, if you want to be awesome – read great books.  while it may seem counter intuitive, don’t read books only about your specific goal.  great books have transferable application.  on our debt slaying journey, i’ve read a few books that were absolutely vital.  periodically, i try to update my list.  here are the books that i’ve read since my last post:

The 4 Hour Work Week – Timothy Ferriss
The Weight of Glory – C.S. Lewis
Love is The Killer App – Tim Sanders
Entreleadership – Dave Ramsey (reading it again)
Total Church – Tim Chester and Steve Timmis

54 books since april 2, 2008.  prior to that, the KoF – not really a reader.  i read the total money makeover (read it after 4.2.8 too (maybe twice)) & some andy stanley stuff.  one of the first books that i remember reading as an adult was the Rock’s biography. seriously. not exactly great literature, if you smell what i’m cookin’. but, it proved that i could actually read a book.  pick something short to get started.  it doesn’t have to be about the most electrifying man in sports entertainment – in fact steer clear of that one.  try choosing to cheat by andy stanley. it’s very short with more life changing principles than the great one’s bio.

before the reading barrage – debt dragon grows.  after the reading barrage – debt dragon gets the people’s elbow. it’s connected. the dragon would tell you the same thing if that jabroni wasn’t on its way to the smackdown hotel.       

  • Joanna B

    I read The Weight of Glory in high school (and have again since), and it, along with God in the Dock, shaped my thoughts on so many issues. Love CS Lewis, especially these ‘harder’ essays that really get me thinking.