Jake Porter's Bookshelf

Books . Movies . Music . More
Jake Porter's Bookshelf
Jake Porter's Bookshelf
Books . Movies . Music . More

Jake Porter

Associate Director of Family Ministry

My Current Favorites

Five books, movies, or songs influencing me now
The Medicine
The Medicine
 
WHY I LIKE IT
Great singer-songwriter. He’s honest and his lyrics are rich and deep.
Borderland
Borderland
 
WHY I LIKE IT
Great singer-songwriter. He’s honest and his lyrics are rich and deep.
The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle)
The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle)
by Patrick Rothfuss
WHY I LIKE IT
It’s Harry Potter meets Lord of the Rings. Who wouldn’t like it?
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
WHY I LIKE IT
It’s been a long time since I read it and I always enjoyed the story. It plays to my southern roots

My Essentials

My all-time favorite books, movies and music
Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence For Every Believer (Commitment To Spiritual Growth)
Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence For Every Believer (Commitment To Spiritual Growth)
by J. Oswald Sanders
WHY I LIKE IT
Sanders approaches the topic of spiritual leadership in practical/applicable ways in Spiritual Leadership. He lays out a biblical foundation for what God expects of those in leadership. A must for anyone who is following to lead.
Humility: True Greatness
Humility: True Greatness
by C. J. Mahaney
WHY I LIKE IT
Pride is our greatest enemy, humility our greatest ally. The pride in our hearts will destroy us so how do we combat it? Simply put, the transforming power of the Gospel. Mahaney shares his story with his readers and reveals how deceitful the sin of pride can be. He also reminds us how amazing and life changing the Gospel can be. Practical, applicable, and challenging.
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
by Patrick Lencioni
WHY I LIKE IT
This book is very helpful when thinking about how to improve team dynamics. It is an easy, fun read. It is also very applicable.
StrengthsFinder 2.0
StrengthsFinder 2.0
by Tom Rath
WHY I LIKE IT
This book will help you understand where your strengths are and how you can operate out of them. It will also help you express to others how you operate. I found this to be an extremely helpful tool.
Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids
Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids
by Kara E. Powell,Chap Clark
WHY I LIKE IT
How do we help faith stick in the lives of the youth and kids in our scope of influence? Whether you are a parent or someone who works with kids and youth, you will find this book practical and challenging.