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 the goal in late 2012.  I now will continue to read 30 to 40 book per year.

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