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 2017


Books Read Authors
The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact Chip & Dan Heath
Upside: Profiting from the Profound Demographic Shifts Ahead Kenneth W. Gronbach
NIV, Audio Bible, Dramatized: New Testament God via Zondervan
Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart Christena Cleveland
John Adams David McCullough
Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life Steve Martin
Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian in Community Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being In Charge Isn’t What It Used to Be Moises Naim
NIV, Audio Bible, Dramatized: Old Testament God via Zondervan
Fireproof Alex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick, Eric Wilson
The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War H. W. Brands
The Pursuit of God: The Human Thirst for the Divine A. W. Tozer
The Power of Positive Leadership: How and Why Positive Leaders Transform Teams and Organizations and Change the World Jon Gordon
The Cure: What If God Isn’t Who You Think He Is And Neither Are You John Lynch, Bill Thrall and Bruce McNicol
Jesus Is: Find a New Way to Be Human Judah Smith
Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence Daniel Goleman
This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection Carol Burnett
On My Worst Day: Cheesecake, Evil, Sandy Koufax, and Jesus John Lynch
Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview Albert M. Wolters
The Principle of Path: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be Andy Stanley
Play the Man: Becoming the Man God Created You to Be Mark Batterson
The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating Andy Stanley
Visioneering: Your Guide for Discovering and Maintaining Personal Vision Andy Stanley
Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity Kim Scott
The Cost of Discipleship  Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box The Arbinger Institute
Mentor Like Jesus: His Radical Approach to Building the Church  Regi Campbell
Poke the Box: When Was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time?  Seth Godin
Fields of Gold (Generous Giving)  Andy Stanley
Leading Change  John Kotter
Taking God At His Word: Why the Bible Is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me  Kevin DeYoung
Grace Is Greater: God’s Plan to Overcome Your Past, Redeem Your Pain, and Rewrite Your Story  Kyle Idleman
A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety  Jimmy Carter
The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals  Sean Covey, Chris McChesney and Jim Huling
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable  Patrick Lencioni
Jesus Among Secular Gods: The Countercultural Claims of Christ  Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale
Divine Direction: 7 Decisions That Will Change Your Life  Craig Groeschel
Counter Culture: Following Christ in an Anti-Christian Age  David Platt
Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live.  David Platt
Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age Katherine Ludwig and Edward Hess
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See books read since my quest began in 2010.