Not long ago I was having coffee with a young pastor and he asked, "Can you recommend any good books for me to read? I want to grow as a leader." The question warmed my heart. I always have a book nearby, and the education I have received from reading has been invaluable.
One of my favorite questions to ask people is, "What is the best book you have read recently?" I'll never forget asking this question to a pastor, and him responding with, "I can't remember the last book I read." When I asked how he grew as a leader, he replied with one word: "mentors."
The conversation reminded me there are many ways to grow. However, I still believe reading is one of the best ways to learn. With the availability of audio books, even those who don't like to read can gain valuable knowledge.
I am always on the hunt for my next book to continue learning. I believe the old adage to be true, "leaders are readers."
As I look through the books I read this past year, here are favorites from 2015.
Question: What is the best book you have recently read? Share in the comments below.
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Hi! I'm Loren Hicks. I am follower of Jesus, a husband, a father, a friend, and for the past
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