I got this list off of John Maxwells site earlier this year and keep misplacing, so I’ve decided to put it up here so I can find it.

Spiritual Life

  1. Celebration of Discipline – Richard Foster
  2. Walking with Christ in the Details of Life – Patrick Morely
  3. The Applause of Heaven – Max Lucado
  4. Screw Tape Letter – C.S. Lewis
  5. The Road Less Travelled – Scott M. Peck
  6. Broken in the Right place – Alan Nelson
  7. Practice the Presence of God – Brother Lawrence
  8. The Pursuit of Holiness – Jerry Bridges
  9. Life Signs – Henri Nouwen
  10. Too Busy not to pray – Bill Hybels

Leadership

  1. The Bible
  2. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Leadership – Donald T. Phillips
  3. Developing the Leader within you – John Maxwell
  4. Lincoln on leadership – Don Phillips
  5. Leaders – Warren Bennis & Burt Nanus
  6. The making of a leader – J. Robert Clinton
  7. Spiritual leadership – J. Orwald Sanders
  8. The 21 irrefutable laws of leadership – John Maxwell
  9. The leadership challenge – James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner
  10. Colurageous leadership – Bill Hybels
  11. The Bible and leadership – Lorin Woolfe
  12. Jack : Straight from the gut – Jack Welch
  13. It’s your ship – D. Michale Abrashoff
  14. The 360 degree leader – John Maxwell
  15. Leadership gold – John Maxwell

Marriage & Family

  1. His needs – her need – Willard Harley
  2. If only he knew – Gary Smalley (definitely aimed at men)
  3. The blessing – John Trent & Gary Smalley
  4. When bad things happen to good marriages – Les & Leslie Parrot
  5. Building your mate’s self-esteem – Dennis & Barbara Rainey
  6. For better or for best – Gary Smalley
  7. Getting out of your kids faces and into their hearts – Valerie Bell
  8. Parenting isn’t for coward – Jim Dobson
  9. Saving your marriage before it starts (also saving your second marriage before it starts ) – Les & Leslie Parrot
  10. Helping your struggling teen – Les Parrot
  11. Love talk – Les & Leslie Parrot

Personal Growth

  1. Today matters – John Maxwell
  2. Winning with people – John Maxwell
  3. Half time – Bob Burford
  4. The on purpose person – Kevin McCarthy
  5. Search for significance – Robert McGee
  6. 7 Habits of highly effective people – Stephen Covey
  7. Purpose driven life – Rick Warren
  8. Think & grown rich – Napolean Hill
  9. As a man thinketh – James Allen
  10. How to win friends and influence people – Dale Carnegie
  11. Total life management – Bob Shank
  12. Talent is never enough – John Maxwell

There are so many books out there to read and this list appealed to me. 
Italic – we have it in our house/I have read

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1 Comment on A lifetime "must read" books list by Johnmaxwell.com

  1. Lynette
    21 May 2011 at 15:42 (11 years ago)

    You have read a lot of them already. I LOVE reading. I have a problem though…when I start I can’t stop and nothing else gets done..so I leave the reading for when we are on holiday.

    I love autobiographies.