Great Books

About the Great Books

Each year for the XP-Seminar, we cull the world for great books on personal enrichment, management and leadership:

  • Classics—never forget about the great ones!
  • Business books—our friends in the business world have lessons to teach us.
  • Christian books—national thought leaders writing on vital topics.

The current year’s books are offered at the Free Book Table during the XP-Seminar. As the Spanish philosopher Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás (known as George Santayana in English) wrote: Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Read, grow, learn from others!

Click on a year to see the books, covers and descriptions

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Book Reviews

New books are being written every day on spiritual growth, leadership and management. Here are reviews by your peers. take a gander at their “must reads.”

Read the Great Books 2018

February 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Read the Great Books 2018

Each year for the XP-Seminar, we cull the world for great books on personal enrichment, management and leadership: Classics—never forget about the great ones! Business books—our friends in the business world have lessons to [...]

Staffing Smarts—Free Resource to Download

March 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Staffing Smarts—Free Resource to Download

Our friends at Slingshot have released a great book on effective techniques to help you hire the best. They say: "From building healthy teams to navigating ministry crises in your church staff, the people [...]

Church Event Planning Toolkit

February 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Church Event Planning Toolkit

Deborah Ike is a regular author on XPastor.org, contributing some fantastic articles over the last few years. Based on her experience in helping churches and as a professional project manager, Deborah shares her approach to [...]

Book Review: Contagious Generosity

September 21st, 2015|Comments Off on Book Review: Contagious Generosity

I recently read the book, Contagious Generosity: Creating a Culture of Giving in Your Church by Chris Willard and Jim Sheppard. I found this book to be inspiring and refreshing; it resonated with me in [...]