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2013 and What I’m Reading


I’ve got a link up there at the top of this website, and it will take you to GoodReads.com and you can follow what I’m reading, what I’ve already read, and what’s on-deck to be read.  The list isn’t created so that you can see how vain and shallow I really am by seeing what I’m reading, although that is an added bonus.

The list is there to simply add what I’m reading to the list of what others are reading. That right there is how I figure out what I’m going to read next. I love seeing what others have read and often use that to determine what I’m going to read next. For example, Sam Luce has been going on and on and on about the Eric Metexas book, “Bonhoeffer” and it’s peaked my curiosity. Now, that book sits on my reading list.

Here are some of my favorite books from 2012 (and this list is far from complete, it’s just the books I remember from 2012):  

 Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend
 Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
 A Tale of three Kings: A Study in Brokenness


Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President

 Dreaming of More for the Next Generation: Lifetime Faith Ignited by Family Ministry

Here is what’s on tap for 2013, at this moment in time anyways.

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America

Artificial Maturity: Helping Kids Meet the Challenge of Becoming Authentic Adults

…and because it’s prudent, all of these images and links will take you to Amazon Affiliate links. This means that if you buy books from these links, I earn a little cash.

Jonathan Cliff is married to his wife Starr and they together live out their days with two sons and a daughter. Jonathan serves as one of the Pastors at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, Tennessee; where he works with leaders throughout the city to help develop Christian community that leads to deep and meaningful spiritual friendships. His journey has been an adventurous one, having served in the local church for 15 years in family ministry developing leaders, building environments for kids and students to belong, and encouraging parents to take big spiritual steps with their families.


  1. Sam · January 3, 2013

    I plan on reading my bible.