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 2012

In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day Mark Batterson
Nearing Home: Life, Faith and Finishing Well Billy Graham
Great Leaders Grow:  Becoming a Leader for Life Ken Blanchard
The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears Mark Batterson
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business Charles Duhigg
The Advantage:  Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business Patrick Lencioni
Mentoring Like Jesus Regi Compbell
Making Money is Killing Your Business, How to Build a Business You’ll Love and Have a Life, Too Chuck Blakeman
Imagine:  How Creativeity Works Jonah Leher
The Myth of the Garage Chip & Dan Heath
The Bible, New Living Translation — Old and New Testaments God
All In: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results Adrian Gostick, Chester Elton
The Explicit Gospel Matt Chandler
Mere Christianity C. S. Lewis
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris David McCullough
Point Man: How a Man Can Lead His Family Steve Farrar
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Stephen R. Covey
Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times H. W. Brands
10 Things Your Minister Wants to Tell You Oliver Thomas
Soulprint: Discovering Your Divine Destiny Mark Batterson
Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World Michael Hyatt
Fully Alive: Lighten Up and Live  Ken Davis
Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend Andy Stanley
What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings–and Life Laura Vanderkam
People Buy You: The Real Secret to what Matters Most in Business Jeb Blount
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action Simon Sinek
Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine Max Lucado
Game Plan for Life CHALK TALKS Joe Gibbs
Fields of Gold Andy Stanley


See books read since my quest began in 2010.