5 Personal Development Books For Pastors

As pastors, our goal should be to never stop learning and never stop growing. There is always room for improvement and development as we grow not just in our ministry, but in our personal relationship with Jesus as well. Obviously, the source we should always run to first and foremost when we are seeking to grow and develop ourselves is the Word of God. Scripture has more than enough guidance, wisdom, and encouragement to help us in our personal growth journey.

Additionally, though, it’s always a good idea to seek wise counsel from those who have gone ahead of us, who have experience in ministry, and who can help us not repeat mistakes they’ve made. That’s where the beauty of reading comes in.  

There are an endless number of books out there for personal and spiritual development, but I wanted to narrow the list down to five today. This way, whether you’re looking for your next book to tackle, if you’re wanting to get back into reading after being out of the habit, or if you’ve never been a reader and you want to start, this list can be a launching point for you.  

I hope these books will be encouraging and challenging to you as you seek to keep learning, keep growing, and keep developing so that you can be the best and healthiest version of yourself as you lead in whatever capacity the Lord has placed you in.  

5 Personal Development Books for Pastors 

  1. The Ruthless Elimination Of Hurry by John Mark Comer 
  2. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren 
  3. Winning The War In Your Mind by Craig Groeschel 
  4. The Next Generation Leader by Andy Stanley 
  5. The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey 

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