Leadership Journal, one of Christianity Today’s magazines, posted their 2012 Leadership Book Award list this morning. These are mostly directly church leadership books that are oriented toward church staff.
The top book on the Internal Life of the Leader category is Pastoral Graces: Reflections on the Care of Souls by Lee Eclov. I have not heard of it, but it has some glowing reviews on Amazon.
The top book in the Outer Life of the Leader category is Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City by Tim Keller. I have heard many positive reviews of this book. Every review on Amazon is 5 star. My only complaint is the cost. It is clearly priced as a textbook and nearly $20 for the kindle version.
The only books on the lists that I have read is Andy Stanley’s Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend. It was one of my favorite books last year.