What books have influenced your ministry the most? Tell us.

By Denise Mayhan |  August 9, 2015

Christianity Today's Seminary Grad School website recently posted an article, 16 Books That Are Changing Ministry.  [http://www.seminarygradschool.com/article/16-Books-That-Are-Changing-Ministry].  The 16 books are listed below.  Do you agree?  What's missing?  

What book (aside from The Bible) has most influenced YOUR ministry and why?  Your selection may be secular or non-secular in nature.  Tell us by August 31, 2015 and we'll compile the results in a future article to share on this website.  

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Visit this page on our website for the results:  

The Christianity Today Top 16 List:

  1. The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives by Dallas Willard
  2. Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context by Glen Stassen and David Gushee
  3. Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
  4. Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas
  5. My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers
  6. How Now Shall We Live? by Charles Colson
  7. Jesus Driven Ministry by Ajith Fernando
  8. The Three Boxes of Life and How to Get Out of Them: An Introduction to Life/Work Planning by Richard N. Bolles
  9. The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life by Os Guinness
  10. Improving Your Serve by Charles Swindoll
  11. The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Love in God by Dallas Willard
  12. Free at Last? The Gospel in the African-American Experience by Carl F. Ellis Jr.
  13. The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming by Henri J. M. Nouwen
  14. Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God by Henry Blackaby
  15. Working the Angles: The Shape of Pastoral Integrity by Eugene Peterson
  16. Does God Exist? by Hans Küng

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