By 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 2013

Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream David Platt
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power Jon Meachame
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable Patrick Lencioni
To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others Daniel Pink
What We Talk About When We Talk About God Rob Bell
Master Plan of Evangelism, The Robert E. Coleman
Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife Eban Alexander
The Prodigal God Timothy Keller
The Seven Storey Mountain Thomas Merton
Leadership and the Art of Struggle: How Great Leaders Grow Through Challenge and Adversity Steven Synder
Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge (J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner) James Kouzes, Barry Posner and John Maxwell
Altar Ego: Becoming Who God Says You Are Craig Groeschel
The Hole in Our Gospel: What Does God Expect of Us? The Answer That Changed My Life and Might Just Change the World Richard Stearns
WEIRD: Because Normal Isn’t Working Craig Groeschel
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge David McCullough
Practicing Affirmation: God-Centered Praise of Those Who Are Not God Sam Crabtree
The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability Criag Hickman, Tom Smith and Roger Connors
The Bedford Boys: One American Town’s Ultimate D-day Sacrifice Alex Kershaw
Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World Bob Goff
Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work Chip & Dan Heath
The Weight of Glory  C. S. Lewis
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead  Sheryl Sandberg
Next Generation Leader: 5 Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future  Andy Stanley
The Great Divorce  C. S. Lewis
All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life  Mark Batterson
The Virtual Assistant Solution: Come up for Air, Offload the Work You Hate, and Focus on What You Do Best  Michael Hyatt
Created to Praise  Derek Prime
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants  Malcom Gladwell
The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea  Bob Burg and John Mann
Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem  Kevin DeYoung
Everyday Battles: Knowing God Through Our Daily Conflicts  Bob Schultz
The One Year Chronological Bible NLT (One Year Bible: Nlt)  God


See books read since my quest began in 2010.