What I’m Reading

Readers lead. Leaders read.


Books I’m Currently Reading



The Last Command – Timothy Zahn




Essentialism – Greg McKeown


Also see my Doctorate page for a list of the books I’m reading for the program. (These are what take most of my time!)



Blogs I Frequent

Michael Hyatt

Virtual Stowaway

Tent Blogger

Andy Traub

Marriage Adventures

Jon Acuff

Jeremy Statton

Mark’s Daily Apple

Ron Edmondson

Goins, Writer


Books I’ve recently read

Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate – J. Clif Christopher

Dark Force Rising – Timothy Zahn

Heir to the Empire – Timothy Zahn

The Martian – Andy Weir

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

This Odd and Wondrous Calling – Lillian Daniel & Martin Copenhaver

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Patrick Lencioni

Ready Player One – Ernest Cline

Pursuing God’s Will Together – Ruth Haley Barton

Judgment at Proteus – Timothy Zahn

The Domino Pattern – Timothy Zahn

Odd Girl Out – Timothy Zahn

The Third Lynx – Timothy Zahn

Night Train to Rigel – Timothy Zahn

Early to Rise – Andy Traub

Making Vision Stick – Andy Stanley

20,000 Days and Counting – Robert D. Smith

The War of Art – Steven Pressfield

24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life – Matthew Sleeth

Praying Circles around Your Children – Mark Batterson

Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian – Eoin Colfer

Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into your Comfortable Life – Jeff Goins

Church Unique: How Missional Leaders Cast Vision, Capture Culture, and Create Movement -Will Mancini

You Lost Me: Why Young Christians are Leaving Church… and Rethinking Faith – David Kinnaman

Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World – Michael Hyatt

Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time – Greg Ogden

Micro – Michael Crichton, Richard Preston

I Once Was Lost: What Postmodern Skeptics Taught Us About Their Path to Jesus – Don Everts, Doug Shaupp

You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One) – Jeff Goins


What have you been reading lately that’s impacted your life?


  • Derek Fekkes

    Nice blog Austin. I just read Church Unique. Loved it! Had some great insights throughout. I had a couple of critiques but really gained a lot from it.