Peter’s Book Picks

51mljd9l3l-_sx322_bo1204203200_The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
by Charles Duhigg

“Peter and I are both fascinated by The Power of Habit–a book with practical advice as well as thought-provoking data and stories about individuals and companies and how habits can change. We are also both looking fowrard to reading James K.A. Smith’s The Spiritual Power of Habit. Here’s a video link about that book, and here’s a great article by David Brooks that refers to it.”

417vFdVgCWL._SX396_BO1,204,203,200_God With Us
by Greg Pennoyer

This book includes a devotional reflection for each day of Advent, surrounded by beautiful artwork and information about the various church feast days throughout this time of year. Amy Julia and I have been using it as a guide through this season for years.

51LPv60V6jL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_Little Britches
by Ralph Moody

A great father-son read aloud, though I would suggest a minimum age of seven in light of serious content.

51wtkv7pNPL._SX413_BO1,204,203,200_20 novel Aubrey-Maturin series
by Patrick O’Brian

(made famous by the movie version of one of its books – Master and Commander) is a fun and serious historical fiction that also offers great reflections on leadership.

519DLd11sYL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Lawrence in Arabia
by Scott Anderson

A very readable work of popular history from a century ago that gives great perspectives on leadership in general and current events in the Middle East.

41BfG5+LceL._SX327_BO1,204,203,200_The Road to Character
by David Brooks