#8: Actually, I was tempted to make this #1 but then that would strike some of you as selfish.
This is the stack of books I currently have sitting on my ‘To Do’ list in addition to the ones upstairs on my bedside table. Books about theology, scripture, aesthetics, church, leadership. Fiction and culture journals. Pretty much anything and everything I read is relevant to my work, finding its way into a sermon, a new spin on scripture or a new insight for conversation or counseling.