50 Books That Are Shaping Liberatus

50 books that are shaping liberatus

A vision like healing through freedom doesn’t come about without a good deal of thought. Here are fifty books I’ve read, am reading now, or continue to re-read. They have each shaped my perspective in different ways: some because I agree with them, others because I don’t and want to offer something different. They’ve inspired, or continue to inspire the work of LIBERATUS. This list is not exhaustive, and if I were to add what’s on my current reading list, it would double in length. They are listed here in no particular order:

1.       The Last Battle – C.S. Lewis

2.       Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work –Tim Keller

3.       A Million Miles in a Thousand Years – Donald Miller

4.       Father Fiction – Donald Miller

5.       Wild at Heart – John Eldredge

6.       Fathered by God – John Eldredge

7.       Desire: The Journey You Must Take to Find the Life God Offers – John Eldredge

8.       The Sacred Romance – John Eldredge

9.       Waking the Dead – John Eldredge

10.   The Inner Voice of Love: A Journey Through Anguish to Freedom – Henri Nouwen

11.   They Cry of the Soul – Allender & Longman

12.   Be the Solution: How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists Can Solve All the World’s Problems – Michael Strong

13.   Next Generation Leader: Five Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future – Andy Stanley

14.   Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government – Yaron Brook & Don Watkins

15.   Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand

16.   When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan – Peggy Noonan

17.   How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life – Peter Robinson

18.   The Federalist Papers – Hamilton, Madison, & Jay

19.   The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith – Tim Keller

20.   The Shack – William P. Young

21.   The Screwtape Letters – C.S. Lewis

22.   The Weight of Glory – C.S. Lewis

23.   Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery – Eric Metaxas

24.   Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy – Eric Metaxas

25.   The Explicit Gospel – Matt Chandler

26.   Story – Robert McKee

27.   Desiring God – John Piper

28.   The Creative Leader – Ed Young

29.   Killing Lions – John Eldredge & Sam Eldredge

30.   Unbroken – Laura Hillenbrand

31.   The Conscience of a Conservative – Barry Goldwater

32.   Words that Work – Dr. Frank Luntz

33.   Blinded by Might – Cal Thomas & Ed Dobson

34.   Rules for Radicals – Saul Alinsky

35.   The Age of Global Warming – Rupert Darwall

36.   Visioneering – Andy Stanley

37.   Making Vision Stick – Andy Stanley

38.   Free to Live: The Utter Relief of Holiness – John Eldredge

39.   The Lieutenant Don’t Know: One Marine’s Story of Warfare and Combat Logistics in Afghanistan – Jeff Clement

40.   The Wright Brothers – David McCullough

41.   Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson

42.   The Tank Man’s Son – Mark Bouman

43.   The Cost of Discipleship – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

44.   Acts – R.C. Sproul

45.   Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance – Jonathan Fields

46.   The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics – Daniel James Brown

47.   The Four Loves – C.S. Lewis

48.   Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality – Richard Rohr

49.   Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy – Donald Miller

50.   Born to Run – Chris McDougall