John Blount's Bookshelf

Books . Movies . Music . More
John Blount's Bookshelf
John Blount's Bookshelf
Books . Movies . Music . More

John Blount

Senior Executive Pastor

My Current Favorites

Five books, movies, or songs influencing me now
Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less
Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less
by S.J. Scott
WHY I LIKE IT
How to add value and effectiveness to your life through small manageable habits
Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters
Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters
by Jon Acuff
WHY I LIKE IT
Overcoming fear in order to do work that matters is essential for everyone who wants to do something you’ve only dreamed of.
The Zappos Experience: 5 Principles to Inspire, Engage, and WOW
The Zappos Experience: 5 Principles to Inspire, Engage, and WOW
by Joseph Michelli
WHY I LIKE IT
Developing an organizational culture that is healthy for the people in it and that inspires them to continue creating it as they do life and together

My Essentials

My all-time favorite books, movies and music
The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business
The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business
by Patrick M. Lencioni
WHY I LIKE IT
Continuing from “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” this book provides a process for organizational health.
Finishing Strong: Going the Distance for Your Family
Finishing Strong: Going the Distance for Your Family
by Steve Farrar
WHY I LIKE IT
Essential reading for every man about finishing life’s race to the glory of God.
Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine
Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine
by Wayne Grudem
WHY I LIKE IT
An excellent, readable aid to understanding and embracing biblical doctrine.
ESV Thinline Bible (TruTone, Espresso)
ESV Thinline Bible (TruTone, Espresso)
by ESV Bibles by Crossway
Desiring God, Revised Edition: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist
Desiring God, Revised Edition: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist
by John Piper
WHY I LIKE IT
How to seek joy in God that satisfies the soul and creates an increasing hunger for delight in God.
The Works of Jonathan Edwards, 2 Volumes
The Works of Jonathan Edwards, 2 Volumes
by Jonathan Edwards
WHY I LIKE IT
An inspiring and instructional assembly of the sermons and writings of the greatest of American Theologians.
The Life of God in the Soul of Man
The Life of God in the Soul of Man
by Henry Scougal
WHY I LIKE IT
A letter turned into book form that was instrumental in drawing George Whitfield to faith in Christ. Changing duty to delight.
The Pleasures of God: Meditations on God's Delight in Being God
The Pleasures of God: Meditations on God's Delight in Being God
by John Piper
WHY I LIKE IT
A study in God’s delight in God.
Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully: The Power of Poetic Effort in the Work of George Herbert, George Whitefield, and C. S. Lewis (The Swans Are Not Silent)
Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully: The Power of Poetic Effort in the Work of George Herbert, George Whitefield, and C. S. Lewis (The Swans Are Not Silent)
by John Piper
WHY I LIKE IT
A series of Christian biographies, each volume of which provides three brief sketches of the lives of some of Christianity’s great men.
Poke the Box
Poke the Box
by Seth Godin
WHY I LIKE IT
Inspiration to get going…do the art…ship it! A short but inspiring jog for initiators.
How People Change
How People Change
by Timothy S. Lane,Paul David Tripp
WHY I LIKE IT
A must read for every Christian Disciple-maker. It looks into the human heart and leads it to lasting change through abiding and living in God
Leading from the Sandbox: How to Develop, Empower, and Release High-Impact Ministry Teams
Leading from the Sandbox: How to Develop, Empower, and Release High-Impact Ministry Teams
by T.J. Addington
WHY I LIKE IT
A clear, actionable process for creating organizational Mission, Focus, Values and Culture
The Great Evangelical Recession: 6 Factors That Will Crash the American Church...and How to Prepare
The Great Evangelical Recession: 6 Factors That Will Crash the American Church...and How to Prepare
by John S. Dickerson
WHY I LIKE IT
A study of current trends in the evangelical Church that is both disturbing and clarifying.