Lifetime Book Challenge

Anyone who knows, I mean really knows me, will never miss on getting me the perfect gift. A gift card for books! 😉 My personal library is exploding much to the chagrin of my wife and I’ve batted around the idea of building/installing for myself floor-to-ceiling bookcases.

For the past four years I’ve embarked on an annual reading challenge to read at least the same number of books as my age! This year (3/19/20 – 3/18/21) it will be 29 Books! I intend to back-fill and share the book lists I’ve read since I started the challenge in 2016.

Below is a chronicling of the books I’ve read in this challenge:

Age 27 Book Challenge:

  1. How Great Leaders Think by Lee Bolman & Terrence Deal [01/06/2019]
  2. The Gifts of Imperfection by Dr. Brené Brown [02/10/2019]
  3. Real Christianity by William Wilberforce [02/16/2019]
  4. Mastery by Robert Greene [03/15/2019]

Age 28 Book Challenge:

  1. Our Daily Bread: the Essential Norman Borlaug by Noel Vietmeyer [05/18/2019]
  2. Total Commitment to Christ: What is it? by A.W. Tozer [06/21/2019]
  3. The Red Pony by John Steinbeck [08/19/2019]
  4. Keys to the Deeper Life by A.W. Tozer [08/29/2019]
  5. Hope Is Not a Method by Gordon Sullivan & Michael Harper [09/02/2019]
  6. Culturize by Jimmy Casas [10/05/2019]
  7. Run with the Horses by Eugene H. Peterson [11/03/2019]
  8. Surrender to Love by David G. Benner [11/28/2019]
  9. Why the Best are the Best: 25 Powerful Words that Impact, Inspire, and Define Champions by Kevin Eastman [12/01/2019]
  10. The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson [12/05/2019]
  11. The Gift of Being Yourself by David G. Benner [12/06/2019]
  12. Desiring God’s Will by David G. Benner [12/30/2019]

Age 29 Book Challenge:

  1. An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus’ Rhythms of Work and Rest by Alan Fadling [03/24/2020]
  2. The Martian by Andy Weir [04/19/2020]
  3. Further Letters of Benjamin Rush by L.H. Butterfield [04/29/2020]
  4. Good Profit by Charles G. Koch [05/10/2020]
  5. The Principal: Creative Leadership for Excellence in Schools by Gerald C. Ubben [06/08/20]
  6. Human Diversity in Education by Kenneth Cushner [06/15/2020]
  7. Culturally Proficient Leadership by Raymond D. Terrell [06/17/2020]
  8. The Truth About Leadership by [07/12/2020]
  9. Good to Great and the Social Sectors by Jim Collins [07/17/2020]
  10. Good to Great by Jim Collins [07/18/2020]
  11. Primal Leadership by [07/22/2020]
  12. Mobile Learning by [08/06/2020]
  13. Fundamentals of Educational Research by James H. McMillian [12/05/2020]
  14. Common Sense by Thomas Paine [12/14/2020]
  15. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig [2/8/2021]

Age 30 Book Challenge:

  1. Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan [06/22/2021]
  2. The Principal 50 by Baruti Kafele [07/11/2021]