For the men in our lives that love books, we’ve compiled a list of best-selling, inspirational books for men.
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends;
they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors,
and the most patient of teachers.”
— Charles William Eliot
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Best Books for Men
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The Power of Your Leadership: Making a Difference with Others by John C. Maxwell
John C. Maxwell, #1 New York Times bestselling author, shows you how to shift from success to significance by leading with passion and purpose in a compact new book derived from his previous title, Intentional Living.
Play the Man: Becoming the Man God Created You to Be by Mark Batterson
Somewhere along the way, our culture lost its definition of manhood, leaving generations of men and men-to-be confused about their roles, responsibilities, relationships, and the reason God made them men. It’s into this “no man’s land” that New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson declares his mantra for manhood: play the man.
Wild at Heart Revised: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul by John Eldridge
John Eldredge revises and updates his best-selling, renowned Christian classic, Wild at Heart, and in it invites men to recover their masculine heart, defined in the image of a passionate God. And he invites women to discover the secret of a man’s soul and to delight in the strength and wildness men were created to offer. John Eldredge is the director of Ransomed Heart.
Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team by Simon Sinek
Start With Why has led millions of readers to rethink everything they do – in their personal lives, their careers and their organizations.
Kingdom Man: Every Man’s Destiny, Every Woman’s Dream by Tony Evans
Tony believes that God wants every man to be a world-changer. He skillfully takes readers along a journey through the principles of biblical manhood, exploring how those who live, work, and minister around a kingdom man benefit from his leadership and care.
100 Ways to Love Your Wife: A Life-Long Journey of Learning to Love by Matthew L Jacobson
Who doesn’t want a great marriage? It doesn’t have to be a fantasy. Your journey to an excellent marriage can start right now. Maybe you have a good marriage but you’re looking to take it to the next level. This book will teach you how.
12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You by Tony Reinke
Drawing from the insights of numerous thinkers, published studies, and his own research, writer Tony Reinke identifies twelve potent ways our smartphones have changed us—for good and bad. Reinke calls us to cultivate wise thinking and healthy habits in the digital age, encouraging us to maximize the many blessings, to avoid the various pitfalls, and to wisely wield the most powerful gadget of human connection ever unleashed.
2 Chairs: The Secret That Changes Everything by Bob Beaudine
n this world you will have trouble. Count on it! It might be something small or something big, but you know you don’t have an answer. You’ve come to a realization there is a limit to what you can do alone. For such times as these, 2 Chairs asks three vital questions: Does God know your situation? Is it too hard for Him to handle? Does He have a good plan for you? Following these questions, Bob Beaudine offers sever practical steps to walk courageously, faithfully, and cheerfully through your trouble whether it is a minor issue or a major crisis.
Coach Wooden’s Greatest Secret: The power of a Lot of Little Things Done Well by Pat Williams
At the first practice of each season, legendary coach John Wooden taught his players how to put on their socks and shoes a very particular way. When asked about this, he replied, “The little things matter. All I need is one little wrinkle in one sock to put a blister on one foot–and it could ruin my whole season. I started teaching about shoes and socks early in my career, and I saw that it really did cut down on blisters during the season. That little detail gave us an edge.” Coach Wooden knew the long-term impact of little things done well.
The Man in the Mirror: Solving the 24 Problems Men Face by Patrick Morley
The Man in the Mirror has established itself as a cornerstone in men’s literature since its 1989 release. Winner of the prestigious Gold Medallion Award and appearing on the bestseller list eighteen times, it has helped thousands of men understand the person who stares back at them from the glass each morning and know what to do about his twenty-four most difficult problems.
Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown by Eric Blehm
When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hind Kush Mountains of Afghanistan—but he was ready. In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, “I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me.”
For Men Only, Revised and Updated Edition: A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of Women by Shaunti Feldhahn and Jeff Feldhahn
The good news: success is simpler than you ever thought. In their groundbreaking classic, For Men Only, Jeff and Shaunti Feldhahn reveal the eye-opening truths and simple acts that will radically improve your relationship with the woman you love.
I’ll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair by Patrick Gray
Two best friends, 500 miles, one wheelchair, and the challenge of a lifetime.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years. It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs, educators and parents— in short, millions of people of all ages and occupations.
The 5 Love Languages for Men: Tools for Making a Good Relationship Great by Gary D Chapman
The 5 Love Languages®has sold 10 million copies because it is simple, practical, and effective. In this edition, Gary Chapman speaks straight to men about the rewards of learning and speaking their wife’s love language. Touched with humor and packed with helpful illustrations and creative pointers, these pages will rouse your inner champion and empower you to master the art of love.
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
Long considered the most essential treatise on military strategy and tactics, The Art of War comprises thirteen chapters, each dedicated to a different aspect of warfare. Reaching far beyond the battlefield, it is a manifesto for success in every kind of conflict or competition, having had a notable influence on various subjects such as law, sports, and interpersonal relationships.
The Mentor Leader: Secrets to Building People and Teams That Win Consistently by Tony Dungy
“Your only job is to help your players be better.” That single idea had a huge impact on Tony Dungy when he heard it from one of his earliest mentors, and it led him to develop the successful leadership style so admired by players and coaches throughout the NFL. Tony Dungy is sharing his unique leadership philosophy with you. In The Mentor Leader, Tony reveals what propelled him to the top of his profession and shows how you can apply the same approach to virtually any area of your life.
The Bible for every battle every man faces! This is a man’s type of Bible―straight talk about the challenges of life. Every Man’s Bible has thousands of notes on topics from work, sex, and competition to integrity and more and trusted advice from the pros, just for men.
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