1. Surrender to Love, by David Benner: Some books you want to buzz through and get to the point. Other books you want to sift and savor. Then there’s that rarest of books that you want to read again and again. Benner does a great job of reminding us that at its core, Christianity is about a love relationship.
  2. Wishcraft, by Barbara Sher: I found this one in a box while moving and have used it this summer as I’ve made some plans for the future. I’ve owned Wishcraft for many years but have never read it all the way through until now. If you’ve got anything you’ve wanted to do but haven’t gotten around to, this book could be a big help. Barbara Sher acts as a trusted old friend, guiding you through the process of brainstorming planning, so you can turn your ideas into reality.
  3. James Altucher’s interview with Rich Cohen, author of “The Sun and the Moon and the Rolling Stones”: I’m a big fan of James Altucher. He thinks way outside the box, and his interviews often pave the way for my reading list. Definitely the case with this fascinating interview with writer Rich Cohen.
  4. The Sun and the Moon and the Rolling Stones, by Rich Cohen: See what I mean? After listening to the podcast, I tracked down the book. The Rolling Stones are the topic of the book, and they’re fascinating. But the real star here is Cohen’s writing. Great stuff.
  5. Starting Over: The Making of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy, by : Another one I found in a moving box. This behind the scenes look at Lennon’s last recording sessions made for a great read.
  6. John Lennon and Yoko Ono – Double Fantasy: I listened to this while reading the book about it. 35 years later and this album sounds as fresh as ever. This album feels like the beginning of something new. As we all now know, it would mark the end. It is a shame that John Lennon was taken from us. What a talent.
  7. NEEDTOBREATHE – HARDLOVE: We toured with these guys back in 2008, but I was a fan long before. NEEDTOBREATHE is one of those bands that feel like they’ve always been around. I guess that’s what timeless music is supposed to feel like. I’ve listened to this one a couple of times, and it breaks some new ground for the band, while standing tall with anything they’ve ever done.
  8. Leeland – Invisible: Another tour mate of ours from a few years back. These guys are easily one of my favorite worship artists, and this album is a great reminder why.
  9. Reliant K – Air for Free: Get in your car, roll down the windows, and crank the volume on this one. Isn’t life awesome?
  10. Wilco – “If I Ever Was a Child” and “Locator”: Looking forward to a new full Wilco album. In the meantime, we’ve got these two tracks they released a little early. If they’re any indication, this is going to be a great one.