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Tim's Top 10: A Monday Morning Dive into Life-Changing Reads for Spiritual Leaders

Let's explore a diverse collection that transcends genres, from spiritual enlightenment to leadership insights and the timeless wisdom found in the pages of these reading suggestions by Pastor Tim Ahlman. As Pastor Tim eloquently puts it, "Leaders in our homes, communities, and marketplaces are readers!"

Whether you're seeking guidance on effective leadership, spiritual growth, or navigating the complexities of human interactions, Pastor Tim's Top 10 is a beacon of knowledge and inspiration. So, grab your favorite cup of coffee and get immersed in the world of words that have the potential to shape our thinking and actions.

Happy reading and here's to a week filled with growth, understanding, and leadership evolution with Pastor Tim's reading suggestions!


1. The Bible. Duh. It's living. You don't read reads you.

2. Leadership and Self-Deception by the Arbinger Institute. "Get out of the box...and invite others to do the same!"

3. The Other Half of the Church by Wilder and Hendricks. "We are whole brain beings. Joy is the fuel of the brain and should be the fuel of a Holy Spirit filled congregation." 

4. Difficult Conversations by Stone, Patton and Hean. "Differentiate intent and impact. Own your contribution to the problem." 

5. The Book of Concord edited by Kolb and Wengert. "It is a correct exposition of Holy Scripture. Don't judge that it is number 5 on my list. This is a running list (after the Bible) put together in no particular order."

6. Teaching God's Children His Teaching by Kolb. "This book is both accessible and dense for understanding Luther's small catechism. Adult students at CG have enjoyed it tremendously!"

7. The Gap and the Gain by Sullivan and Hardy. "Be grateful for the gain. Get out of the gap. This paradigm could change your life!" 

8. The Miracle Morning by Eldrod. "S.A.V.E.R.S. could save your life with morning habit stacking!" 

9. Metanoia by Hirsch. "This is an expert book for lifting up our eyes to God's grand future, and the Church's role in bringing it to fruition!" 

10. Any book by Martin Luther (the O.G.), N.T. Wright, Patrick Lencioni, Henri Nouwen, Dallas Willard, Pete Steinke, Timothy Keller or Eugene Peterson. 

Leaders in our homes, communities and marketplaces are readers! Happy reading!



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