• Darrell Stetler II

Books I Am Most Excited to Read This Year

Want to read more books in 2016?  Here’s a little tip from Michael Hyatt — Don’t feel pressure to finish: “Here’s publishing’s dirty little secret: most books are not worth finishing. Most books could be cut in half and you wouldn’t miss a thing. The key is to read as long as you are interested and then stop.”

Several books last year I read, but didn’t finish — on purpose.  But there are some books that I want to finish.  Here are a few books I started and want to finish this year:


The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal

Excellent survey of studies and research being done into what willpower is, and how it can be managed, increased and conserved.  It is evolutionary & humanistic in its general approach, but if you’re willing to sort through it.


Youtube for Churches by Sean Cannell

Real Life Discipleship by Jim Putman

Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt

Do You Talk Funny? 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (& Funnier) Public Speaker by David Nihill

Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer

The Now Habit by Neil Fiore

Here’s what’s on my reading list this Year (that I haven’t already started):

The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis

Radical Together by David Platt

Holiness for Ordinary People by Keith Drury

Called to be Holy by John Oswalt

Vertical Church by James MacDonald (re-read)

Center Church: Doing Balanced Gospel-Centered Ministry In Your City by Tim Keller

13 Ways to Hack Facebook Ads by Ryan Deiss

Steal the Show by Michael Port

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

What Every Pastor Should Know by Gary MacIntosh

Platform: Get Noticed In a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby

What I Want to Read to My Kids This Year:

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

Captains Courageous

The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis

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