I read lots of books every year. Last year I figured it would be helpful to post my top 10 favorite books that I read during 2010. Today I share the first half of 2011’s top 10 books. Here’s the second half of the list.
In his book Blake, the founder of TOMS Shoes tells their company’s story as well as the story of several others who are taking a new approach to business. The one-for-one model which TOMS has vastly popularized in the last decade has been a way to merge capitalism with charity. In my mind, this book and business model represents the future of business.
I don’t read many apologetics books now that I’m out of college. Yet this last summer my small group decided to read Keller’s book chapter by chapter, and I have to admit it was great. Keller makes excellent arguments for belief in God, as well as raising several points I had never considered. This book makes an excellent reinforcement to your faith, or perhaps offers some excellent aids if you’re investigating Christianity.
For years I’ve heard lectures, read books, and studied the concept of trying to keep life in balance. Bruce blows that idea out of the water with his concept of rhythm. Times in life to work hard, and times to rest. Spring time, then harvest, and wintertime where life lies fallow. For anyone struggling to keep their life in order, I strongly recommend checking out Miller’s book.
I’m not a businessman, but there are lots of great wisdom found in business books. Tim’s book is an excellent resource for anyone who is in business, or who just wants to better their life. His advice is often simple, but always insightful.
Hands down the best book on writing I have ever read. Stephen King proves he is not merely an incredible writer, but a great teacher as well. On Writing is one part biography, one part writing instructions, and all around awesome.
What’s your favorite genre to read?
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