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Twenty Books That Have Influenced Our Thinking

The following list is the twenty books that have influenced the thinking of Clear Creek Community Church. As with almost any book, there are things in which you agree with and things which you reject. The books in this list are no different. However, they have impacted the thinking of CCCC in such a way we would recommend them for a church leader’s consideration. I must also add that this list was developed in concert with the strategic (or executive) staff. We submitted book titles, collected those with the most entries, and here you go. This means there are books that are very important to some or many of us that did not make this list.

With that being said, and in no particular order, here are the twenty books:

  1. A Praying Life (Paul Miller)
  2. Systematic Theology (Wayne Grudem)
  3. Prodigal God (Tim Keller)
  4. 7 Practices of Effective Ministry (Andy Stanley)
  5. Communicating for a Change (Andy Stanley)
  6. Next Generation Leader (Andy Stanley)
  7. Counterfeit Gods (Tim Keller)
  8. The E-Myth (Michael Gerber)
  9. Exponential (Dave Ferguson)
  10. God’s Big Picture (Vaughn Roberts)
  11. Good to Great (Jim Collins)
  12. Holiness by Grace (Bryan Chappell)
  13. How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth (Fee and Stewart)
  14. Humility (CJ Mahaney)
  15. Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands (Paul David Tripp)
  16. No Perfect People Allowed (John Burke)
  17. Church Unique (Will Mancini)
  18. Worship Matters (Bob Kauflin)
  19. The Peacemaker (Ken Sande)
  20. The Secret of Teams (Mark Miller)
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Dr. Yancey C. Arrington is an eighth generation Texan, Acts 29 Network and Houston Church Planting Network fan, and Teaching Pastor at Clear Creek Community Church in the Bay Area of Houston. He is also author of Preaching That Moves People and TAP: Defeating the Sins That Defeat You, and periodically writes for Acts 29 and The Gospel Coalition.

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