I love to read. I also love to recommend books for others to read. Having said that, I am giving you a "Top 5" list of books that impacted me in 2019. These books weren't necessarily written in 2019, but books I read throughout the year.
I also want to give a disclaimer: I don't have to believe everything someone writes to be impacted by him or her. In fact, many of the books I have read over the years that moved me deeply were books that I fundamentally disagreed with. That is what I love about reading and learning. It has given me the ability to hear things that challenge me, causing me to reach deep inside myself and figure out what I believe and why.
So I don't espouse everything in the books below. Some of them have confirmed things I have already believed, pushed me deeper in areas I haven't considered, and some have caused me to re-evaluate long held positions as I think through very important topics of faith, church, and Christianity.
Without further wait, here is the list (in no particular order). Also, if you are interested in the books mentioned below, just click on each image for a link on where to buy them.
1. Letters to the Church - Francis Chan
2. Irresistible - Andy STanley
3. Searching for SundaY - Rachel Held Evans
4. The Blue Parakeet - Scot McKnight
5. Everybody Always - Bob Goff
Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments below what you thought of them. Also, let me know what you top 5 are! I am always looking for good books to read.