Books I Read In 2015

You all know me well enough …

to know that reading is a huge value to me.  My family gets annoyed by the stacks of books that are piled up in my office and on my nightstand.  I just can’t get enough.  I buy books faster than I can read them.

Today I’m in Wisconsin visiting my sister and nephew.  We got 8 1/2 inches of snow last night which is keeping us in for the day and I couldn’t be more thrilled.  Piles of white outside the window, fireplace roaring, tea steaming in my mug and a good book in hand – rather idyllic!



But before I get lost in a book today …

I thought I would share my favorite books from 2015.  Here are my top 3 by category.


Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
by Greg McKeown

A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix
by Edwin Friedman

Managing Corporate Lifecycles Hardcover – September 14, 1999
by Ichak Adizes


Personal Growth/Self-Leadership

Humility by Andrew Murray

Rising Strong
by Brene Brown

Leading Change Without Losing It: Five Strategies That Can Revolutionize How You Lead Change When Facing Opposition (The Change Trilogy)
by Carey Nieuwhof


Church Leadership

Cracking Your Church’s Culture Code: Seven Keys to Unleashing Vision and Inspiration
by Samuel R. Chand

Called to Serve: Creating and Nurturing the Effective Volunteer Board
by Max DePree

#20s Church: Open Your Ministry to the Power of a Generation (Church Unique Intentional Leader Series) (Volume 3)
by Heather Stevens


Spiritual Growth/Christian Living

Overwhelmed: Winning the War against Worry
by Perry Noble

Breaking Busy: How to Find Peace and Purpose in a World of Crazy
by Alli Worthington

My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer
by Christian Wiman



The Complete Anne of Green Gables Boxed Set 8 Volumes
by Lucy Maud Montgomery

The Paris Wife
by Paula McLain

All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerrr



What are some
of your favorite reads from this past year? 

Share with us!

What is your reading goal for 2016?

My goal every year is to read 52 books – one book a week and I like to read a variety of different categories.  If you’ve never set a reading goal before, I encourage you to set one for this year and share it with us!

Let’s encourage each other to keep reading, learning and growing!  Leaders are readers!



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About the author : Jenni Catron

Jenni spends her days serving as the Executive Director of Cross Point Church in Nashville, TN, a 10-year old multi-site church. She leads the staff of Cross Point and oversees the ministry of its multiple campuses.

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