John Wills's Bookshelf

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

John Wills

Executive Pastor

My Current Favorites

Five books, movies, or songs influencing me now
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
Greatest line in the book to me-""Will we lead Christ's church closer to His plan, or will we be content to pay our mortgages, count our attendances, and lead comfortable American lives?" Nuff said!
Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General
Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General
by Bill O'Reilly,Martin Dugard
WHY I LIKE IT
Very enlightening, plus if you love history, it is fresh and insightful.
The Search to Belong: Rethinking Intimacy, Community, and Small Groups
The Search to Belong: Rethinking Intimacy, Community, and Small Groups
by Joseph R. Myers
WHY I LIKE IT
This book articulates The How of being in Community. I always say that "life is better with company', but really it is even better with "authentic company", the kind that sharpens and helps us be what God wants us to be.
The Dude's Guide to Manhood: Finding True Manliness in a World of Counterfeits
The Dude's Guide to Manhood: Finding True Manliness in a World of Counterfeits
by Darrin Patrick
WHY I LIKE IT
True manhood/Biblical picture of men
Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts
Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts
by Carol Tavris,Elliot Aronson
WHY I LIKE IT
Accepting and taking responsibility for the things we do or don’t do

My Essentials

My all-time favorite books, movies and music
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
by Jim Collins
WHY I LIKE IT
Leadership, HR, Managing People
The Life You've Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People (Expanded and Adapted for Small Groups)
The Life You've Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People (Expanded and Adapted for Small Groups)
by John Ortberg
Rich Mullins: A Devotional Biography: An Arrow Pointing to Heaven
Rich Mullins: A Devotional Biography: An Arrow Pointing to Heaven
by James Bryan Smith
Practicing Greatness: 7 Disciplines of Extraordinary Spiritual Leaders
Practicing Greatness: 7 Disciplines of Extraordinary Spiritual Leaders
by Reggie McNeal
WHY I LIKE IT
Disciplines for spiritual leaders
Jim and Casper Go to Church: Frank Conversation about Faith, Churches, and Well-Meaning Christians
Jim and Casper Go to Church: Frank Conversation about Faith, Churches, and Well-Meaning Christians
by Jim Henderson,Matt Casper
WHY I LIKE IT
Whole new perspective – how the unchurched view church
The Radical Reformission: Reaching Out without Selling Out
The Radical Reformission: Reaching Out without Selling Out
by Mark Driscoll
WHY I LIKE IT
Changed the way I looked at lost people and evangelism
Sheet Music: Uncovering the Secrets of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage
Sheet Music: Uncovering the Secrets of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage
by Kevin Leman
WHY I LIKE IT
Best book on sex for Christian couples
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
by Timothy Keller
WHY I LIKE IT
Justice and the nature of God
The Strategy of Satan: How to Detect and Defeat Him
The Strategy of Satan: How to Detect and Defeat Him
by Warren Wiersbe
WHY I LIKE IT
Clear picture of theology and sin
When Work and Family Collide: Keeping Your Job from Cheating Your Family
When Work and Family Collide: Keeping Your Job from Cheating Your Family
by Andy Stanley
WHY I LIKE IT
Proper picture of life/family/work
Seven Practices of Effective Ministry (North Point Resources)
Seven Practices of Effective Ministry (North Point Resources)
by Andy Stanley,Lane Jones,Reggie Joiner
WHY I LIKE IT
Best book on metrics and being the church
The The Hole in Our Gospel: What Does God Expect of Us? The Answer That Changed My Life and Might Just Change the World
The The Hole in Our Gospel: What Does God Expect of Us? The Answer That Changed My Life and Might Just Change the World
by Richard Stearns
WHY I LIKE IT
Seeing the world through God’s eyes

My Bookshelf Archive

my archived books, movies, music, and more
Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
by Bill O'Reilly,Martin Dugard
WHY I LIKE IT
Great insightful recording of events