The King Reads

Reading great books helped us slay the Debt Dragon. When our Debt Slaying Journey (DSJ) began on April 4, 2008 your King wasn’t much of a reader.

During the DSJ, the King averaged one book per month (probably more).  There is a correlation between reading and Dragon slaying.  These books may not be for you (some weren’t for me), but here’s what helped renew my mind; and close to the sequence in which I read them or when I remembered authors and then clustered book titles, but otherwise in no particular order (with the intent of updating):

86. Fight
85. All In
84. David and Goliath
83. Prototype
82. The Meaning of Marriage
81. To Sell Is Human
80. Take The Stairs
79. True Community: The Biblical Practice of Koinonia
78. The Great Gatsby (yes, I know it’s fiction)
77. The Icarus Deception
76. Start
75.  Early Retirement Extreme
74.  Deep & Wide by Andy Stanley
73.  The Advantage
72.  Great by Choice
71.  How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age
70.  King’s Cross – Timothy Keller
69.  Revolutionary Parenting
68.  Against All Odds (yes, by Chuck Norris)
67.  Love Does
66.  The Circle Maker
65.  How Full Is Your Bucket?
64.  Rhinocerous Success
63.  Who Moved My Cheese?
62.  The Bootstrapper’s Bible
61.  Generous Justice
60.  The 4 Hour Work Week – Timothy Ferriss
59.  The Weight of Glory – C.S.Lewis
58.  Love is The Killer App – Tim Sanders
57.   Platform
56.  Total Church – Tim Chester and Steve Timmis
55.  Debt Free U
54.  Weird
53.  Square Foot Gardening
52.  Following Jesus
51.  Today We Are Rich (loved this book)
50.  Free Prize Inside
49.  The Likeability Factor
48.  Quitter (like the way Acuff writes)
47.  The 4 Hour Work Week – Timothy Ferriss
46.  The Weight of Glory – C.S. Lewis
45.  Love is The Killer App – Tim Sanders
44.  Entreleadership – Dave Ramsey (read more than twice)
43.  Total Church – Tim Chester and Steve Timmis
42.  The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
41.  Financial Peace Revisited
40.  More than Enough: The Ten Keys to Changing Your Financial Destiny
39.  The Millionaire Next Door
38.  The Millionaire Mind
37.  Stop Acting Rich
36.  Maxed Out
35.  Rich Dad Poor Dad (advocates borrowing money – I don’t. otherwise pretty good)
34.  The Richest Man in Babylon
33.  The Automatic Millionaire (principle is good. latte factor = great phrase. not a fan though)
32.  Thou Shall Prosper (only book on the list I didn’t finish. still count it because it has a part in the book that I refer to almost daily. should probably finish it)
31.  Parenting Beyond Your Capacity
30.  Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters
29.  The Art of War
28.  Rich Kid Smart Kid (same author as Rich Dad Poor Dad)
27.  The Seven Checkpoints of Youth Leaders
26.  Think Orange
25.  The Generosity Factor
24.  The Pursuit of God
23.  The Hole in Our Gospel
22.  Sex God
21.  Jesus Wants to Save Christians
20.  Drops Like Stars
19.  Love Wins
18.  How Good is Good Enough?
17.  The Great Omission
16.  The Year of Living Like Jesus
 15.  Good to Great
14.  Tribes
13.  Creating Community
12.  QBQ
11.  Linchpin
10.  The Go-Getter
9.  The Principle of the Path
8.  48 Days to the Work You Love
7.  Think and Grow Rich
6.  The Legend of The Monk and The Merchant
5.  Guerrilla Marketing in 30 Days
4.  What The Dog Saw
3.  Blink
2.  Tipping Point
1.  Outliers