Top 15 Books for Pastors Wanting to Reclaim Their Health


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I often get asked, “So what book do you recommend in my journey of health?”.  If you’re like me there’s so many options, not to mention now we have the luxury of blogs and other online articles.

If you are a pastor you’re Amazon wish list is probably loaded right now with folders like Leadership, Ministry, Family, Finances, Communication, Team Building, and the list goes on and on.

Most pastors simply don’t have time to add on more books to their list, however if you are stuck with your health and you truly want to reclaim your health for the Kingdom you must educate yourself in order to become a Fit Pastor for life.  I want to recommend my top 15 books that have made the biggest difference in my own life over the past few years.  Perhaps you can grab one or two and digest in 2015?

If you’d like to obtain book notes from any of these please let us know and we will provide them to help save you some time and give you the meat of the books.  So what are the top 15?  Here they are:

  1. The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
  2. Choose to Lose by Chris Powell
  3. Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Furham
  4. The Early to Rise Experience by Andy Traub
  5. Overcoming Sugar Addiction by Karly Pitman
  6. Leading on Empty by Wayne Cordeiro
  7. Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  8. Choose More Choose Life by Chris Powell
  9. The End of Dieting by Dr. Joel Furhman
  10. Everybody Matters by Gary Thomas
  11. Spark by John Ratey
  12. Sleep Doctor’s Plan by Michael Breus
  13. Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink
  14. In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
  15. Change Before You Have To by Rob Kettering

Once again what is one or two books you can add to your reading plan in 2015 that could help you reclaim your health for the Kingdom?  For those of you that have already reclaimed your health what books are missing on our list that you’d recommend?  I want to leave you with one last thought,

“In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.” ~ Mortimer J. Adler

Written by: Ricky Van Pay

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