What the Dog Saw

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“Good writing,” Gladwell says in his preface, “does not succeed or fail on the strength of its ability to persuade. It succeeds or fails on the strength of its ability to engage you, to make you think, to give you a glimpse into someone else’s head.” What the Dog Saw, brings together the bittersweet tale of the inventor of the … Read More


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Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers”–the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their … Read More


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Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren’t as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?Blink reveals … Read More

Good to Great

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This book wastes no time on bad and mediocre but uses every page to explore the difference between good and great companies. Using solid research and incredible examples Good to Great will open up a world of characteristics that seem to launch good things to be great things. A must read.

Well Intentioned Dragons

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Shelly explores from practical experience those people who seem to be doing something great for God, and think they are, while they are derailing ministry and others. A powerful, short book.

Pagan Christianity

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This book is so edgy that it has a disclaimer from the publisher in the opening pages. Pagan Christianity Biblically challenges so much of what the modern church practices and preaches from clergy to ritual. A definite read to open our eyes to doing ministry God’s way and not man’s way.

Deep and Wide

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A mega church book that tracks the development of Northpoint Church and ministries that is equally powerful for all churches and ministries. It celebrates the ability to go deep with large numbers of people and challenges the reader to dream big. Great ideas and inspiration for ministry development.

The Great Omission

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Though focused on missions, the message of this book applies to all ministry work and development. We should be able to train and release the ministry to those who are there and those that will come. Steve has done this. A short but powerful book.