Other Resources: Books

Books for the personal expansion of knowledge and ability,
divided into categories, in order to do effective ministry.


If you have resources that have helped you, e-mail us at CRoan@chog.org. We don’t endorse all the content in these resources, but we do feel they will challenge you and help you think.

  • Smooth Hand Offs—Passing the baton of faith—Download the brochure (PDF 270 KB)
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  • Overall Leadership —You can find most of these at www.amazon.com. 
    • 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork by John Maxwell
    • Relational Leadership by David Ferguson
    • Courageous Leader by Bill Hybels
    • Practicing Greatness by Reggie McNeal
    • Death by Meeting by Patrick Lencioni
    • Developing the Leader Within You by John Maxwell
    • Good to Great by Jim Collins
    • Indisputable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell
    • Lead Like Jesus by Ken Blanchard
    • Now, Discover Your Strengths by Buckingham and Clifton
    • Revolution in Leadership by Reggie McNeal
    • Revolution in World Missions by Yohannan
    • Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars by Patrick Lencioni
    • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
    • The Five Temptations of a CEO by Patrick Lencioni
    • The Making of a Christian Leader by Ted Engstrom
    • The Making of a Leader by Robert Clinton
    • The Open Secret by Leslie Newbigin
    • The Post Evangelical by David Tomlinson
    • The Next Generation Leader by Andy Stanley
    • The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
    • Visioneering by Andy Stanley
    • Shaped by God’s Heart by Milfred Minatrea
  • Communication
    • Communicating for Change by Andy Stanley
    • Teaching to Change Lives by Howard Hendricks
    • I’d Rather See a Sermon by Dave Stone
    • Secrets of Dynamic Communication by Ken Davis
    • Developing a Vision by Aubrey Malphurs
    • How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  • Spiritual Growth
    • A Work of Heart by Reggie McNeal
    • Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
    • Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster
    • Growing Souls by Mark Yaconelli
    • If You Want to Walk on Water You Have to Get Out of the Boat by John Ortberg
    • In the Grip of Grace by Max Lucado
    • Jesus Freaks by DC Talk
    • Just Like Jesus by Max Lucado
    • No Wonder they Call him Savior by Max Lucado
    • Renovations of the Heart by Dallas Willard
    • Spiritual Leadership by Oswald Sanders
    • Talent is Never Enough by John Maxwell
    • The Barbarian Way by Erwin McManus
    • The Body by Chuck Colson
    • The Life You’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg
    • The RED SEA Rules by Robert J. Morgan
  • Youth Leader Focused
    • Max Q by Andy Stanley
    • Purpose Driven Youth Ministry by Doug Fields
    • Student Ministry for the 21st Century by Bo Boshers
    • A New Kind of Youth Ministry by Chris Folmsbee
    • How to Train and Recruit Volunteer Youth Worker by Les Christie
    • Jesus Centered Youth Ministry by Rick Lawrence
    • Postmodern Youth Ministry by Tony Jones
    • Presence-Centered Youth Ministry by Mike King
    • Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry by Doug Fields