John Tolson's Bookshelf

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

John Tolson

Author and Speaker

My Current Favorites

Five books, movies, or songs influencing me now
Heaven
Heaven
by Randy Alcorn
Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Manhood
Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Manhood
by Dennis Rainey
2 Chairs: The Secret That Changes Everything
2 Chairs: The Secret That Changes Everything
by Bob Beaudine
Ordinary Christians in a high-tech world: With study guide for discussion and reflection
Ordinary Christians in a high-tech world: With study guide for discussion and reflection
by Robert E Slocum

My Essentials

My all-time favorite books, movies and music
WisdomWalks: 40 Life Principles for a Significant and Meaningful Journey
WisdomWalks: 40 Life Principles for a Significant and Meaningful Journey
by Dan Britton,Jimmy Page
The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Harperbusiness Essentials)
The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Harperbusiness Essentials)
by Peter F. Drucker
Searching the Scriptures: Find the Nourishment Your Soul Needs
Searching the Scriptures: Find the Nourishment Your Soul Needs
by Charles R. Swindoll
Church History in Plain Language: Fourth Edition
Church History in Plain Language: Fourth Edition
by Bruce Shelley
Theology for Ordinary People: What You Should Know to Make Sense out of Life
Theology for Ordinary People: What You Should Know to Make Sense out of Life
by Bruce L. Shelley
Holy Bible: New Living Translation
Holy Bible: New Living Translation
 
Breakfast with Fred
Breakfast with Fred
by Fred Smith Sr.
WHY I LIKE IT
Fred Smith was the Will Rogers of his day. Brilliant insights into everyday life.
When God First Thought of You
When God First Thought of You
by Lloyd John Ogilvie
Born to Reproduce By Dawson E Trotman (Pamphlet - 1981)
Born to Reproduce By Dawson E Trotman (Pamphlet - 1981)
 
Impact Player: Leaving a Lasting Legacy On and Off the Field
Impact Player: Leaving a Lasting Legacy On and Off the Field
by Bobby Richardson
The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming
The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming
by Henri J. M. Nouwen
Basic Christianity, Fiftieth Anniversary Edition
Basic Christianity, Fiftieth Anniversary Edition
by John Stott
WHY I LIKE IT
The best book ever on the person and work of Jesus. A must!!!
Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Days of Heaven Upon Earth
by A.B. Simpson
WHY I LIKE IT
Written in 1884, the devotions are still applicable today - challenge and for real - life implementation.
Finishing Touch
Finishing Touch
by Charles R. Swindoll
WHY I LIKE IT
I love Chuck's stories and illustrations. He's down-to-earth and practical.
Forgive and Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don't Deserve (Plus)
Forgive and Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don't Deserve (Plus)
by Lewis B. Smedes
WHY I LIKE IT
The best I've ever read on the subject. You will use what you've learned forever.
Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives
Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives
by Richard Swenson
WHY I LIKE IT
How do you live a balanced life? Read this book to find out. This is one of my favorites!
My Heart--Christ's Home: A Story for Young & Old
My Heart--Christ's Home: A Story for Young & Old
by Robert Boyd Munger
WHY I LIKE IT
You will read it and never forget it.
Romancing the Home: How to Have a Marriage That Sizzles
Romancing the Home: How to Have a Marriage That Sizzles
by Ed Young
WHY I LIKE IT
Ed Young hits hard with the subject of marriage. He has great humor and a lot of good application.
The Faith: What Christians Believe, Why They Believe It, and Why It Matters
The Faith: What Christians Believe, Why They Believe It, and Why It Matters
by Charles W. Colson,Harold Fickett
WHY I LIKE IT
Right to the point! Focus on what it means to have a Christian/Biblical worldview.
The Holiness of God
The Holiness of God
by R. C. Sproul
WHY I LIKE IT
Your concept of God will determine you commitment to God! This is one of the best books ever written on the subject.
The Joshua Code: 52 Scripture Verses Every Believer Should Know
The Joshua Code: 52 Scripture Verses Every Believer Should Know
by O. S. Hawkins
WHY I LIKE IT
This little book has, in the last year, become one of my favorites. I'll continue to read it once per year!
The Sacred Romance: Drawing Closer to the Heart of God
The Sacred Romance: Drawing Closer to the Heart of God
by Brent Curtis,John Eldredge
WHY I LIKE IT
It's all about the heart! We all have wounded hearts to one degree or another. I've read this book over and over.
True Spirituality
True Spirituality
by Francis Schaeffer
WHY I LIKE IT
I studied with Schaeffer in Switzerland years ago. If you only read one book of his, make it this one.
What Wives Wish Their Husbands Knew About Women
What Wives Wish Their Husbands Knew About Women
 
WHY I LIKE IT
I read this years ago and apply it still today in my marriage and teachings.
When God Answers Prayer
When God Answers Prayer
by Bob Russell,Rusty Russell
WHY I LIKE IT
I've got tons of books on prayer. This is the best one I've ever read.

My Bookshelf Archive

my archived books, movies, music, and more
If: Trading Your If Only Regrets for God's What If Possibilities
If: Trading Your If Only Regrets for God's What If Possibilities
by Mark Batterson
Season of Life: A Football Star, a Boy, a Journey to Manhood
Season of Life: A Football Star, a Boy, a Journey to Manhood
by Jeffrey Marx
The Heart of a Leader: Insights on the Art of Influence
The Heart of a Leader: Insights on the Art of Influence
by Ken Blanchard
Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
by John Wooden
The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
by Timothy Keller
WHY I LIKE IT
Terrific book on foundational Biblical truths for marriage.
Standing Together: Impacting Your Generation
Standing Together: Impacting Your Generation
by Dr. Howard Hendricks
WHY I LIKE IT
How to impact the lives of people.
Man to Man
Man to Man
by Richard Halverson
WHY I LIKE IT
One of the best devotionals ever...for men.
Emotional Intelligence 2.0
Emotional Intelligence 2.0
by Travis Bradberry,Jean Greaves
WHY I LIKE IT
Demonstrates the critical role of emotional aspect of who we are!
Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine
Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine
by Max Lucado
WHY I LIKE IT
It's all about grace!
Don't Waste Your Life
Don't Waste Your Life
by John Piper
WHY I LIKE IT
As I always say, "Life is too short to get it wrong." This book motivates you to get it right!
If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat
If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat
by John Ortberg
WHY I LIKE IT
I love to take risks! This book will kick you out of the boat.
Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness
Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness
by Eric Metaxas
WHY I LIKE IT
Incredible men! This book motivated the heck out of me!
The True Measure of a Man (Deluxe Paperback)
The True Measure of a Man (Deluxe Paperback)
by Richard E. III Simmons
WHY I LIKE IT
So, do I listen to the culture to find out what a man is, or to God who made man? I'll go with God, Great Book!