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The Books of 2019

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Every year I sent out to outdo what I did last year with what I choose to read.
Because of the velocity of what I choose to do in 2019, I came short of my 20 book goal, but I still made a good dent on my progress and I learned a whole whole lot and was challenged in a number of new and different ways.

Here’s what I read in 2019:

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know. By Meg Meeker

Grit: The Power and Passion of Perseverance. By Angela Duckworth

Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing: What the Rich Invest in, That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not! By Robert T. Kiyosaki

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles. By Steven Pressfield

Everybody Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People. By Bob Goff

Hope in the Dark: Believing God Is Good When Life Is Not. By Craig Groeschel

Vertical Marriage: The One Secret That Will Change Your Marriage. By Dave Wilson, Ann Wilson, et al.

Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street. By John Brooks

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. By Steven D. Levitt.

Spirit Rising: Tapping into the Power of the Holy Spirit. By Jim Cymbala 

First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently. By Jim Harter

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl. By Timothy Ega

Fresh wind, fresh fire: What Happens When God’s Spirit Invades the Hearts of His People. By Jim Cymbala

Hero Maker. By Dave Ferguson , Warren Bird , et al.

I won’t go into each of these books but I’ll tell you the ones that so captivated me.

Top of the list- Bob Goff’s Everybody Always. Never have I been so inspired, encouraged and challenged at the same time as I have through a Bob Goff book. This one really threw me with the way I look at people as human beings looking for hope and acceptance. Every one of us is all after the same thing — We are constantly looking for a sense of security and acceptance regardless of our background or current state of mind.

What did you read last year? And what was one that really sent you over the top?

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