Mountain valley rockBy Michael Holland

In pursuit of my self-described Christian Businessman PhD, I started on a quest in early 2010 to read 100 books to increase my knowledge, exposure and intellect.  I achieved that goal in late 2012 and now, each year, I strive to read as many books as possible while also listening to Podcasts and reading articles that catch my eye.

Below are the books I read during 2011

True Measure of a Man Richard E. Simmons III
John Adams David McCullough
Surprised By Joy: The Shape of My Early Life C. S. Lewis
Beautiful Outlaw: Experiencing the Playful, Disruptive, Extravagant Personality of Jesus John Eldredge
God’s Story, Your Story: When His Becomes Yours Max Lucado
American Colossus: The Triumph of Capitalism, 1865-1900 H. W. Brands
The Next Christians: The Good News About the End of Christian America Gabe Lyons
Truman David McCullough
Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us Seth Godin
Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts On Christian Spirituality Donald Miller
Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus Kyle Idleman
Winston Churchill: A Life John Keegan
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership John C. Maxwell
Enemies of the Heart: Breaking Free from the Four Emotions That Control You Andy Stanley
The Roots of Endurance: Invincible Perseverance in the Lives of John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce John Piper
EntreLeadership Dave Ramsey
The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential John C. Maxwell
The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God Timothy Keller
Generous Justice Timothy Keller
The Weight of Glory C. S. Lewis
Think:  The Life of Mind and the Love of God John Piper
Poke the Box Seth Godin
The Abolition of Man C. S. Lewis
The Great Divorce C. S. Lewis
Emotional Intelligence 2.0 Travis Bradberry
Social Intelligence Daniel Goleman
Kings Cross Timothy Keller
Love Wins Rob Bell
The Imperfect Board Member Jim Brown
The Case for Christ Lee Strobel
Weird: Because Normal Isn’t Working Craig Groeschel
Becoming a Contagious Christian Bill Hybels
Team of Rivals:  The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln Doris Kearns Godwin
The Screwtape Letters C. S. Lewis
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance  Robert Pirsig
Heaven is for Real Todd Burpo
1776 David McCullough
Today We Are Rich Tim Sanders
Erasing Hell: What God Said About Eternity Francis Chan
The Shack William P. Young
Simply Christian NT Wright
The Grand Weaver: How God Shapes Us Ravi Zacharias
Ministries of Mercy: The Call of Jericho Road Timothy Keller
The Grace of God Andy Stanley
The Reason for God Timothy Keller
Beyond Foundationalism: Shaping Theology in a Postmodern Context Stanley J. Grenz

See books read since my quest began in 2010.