Max Lucado offers three books that have been helpful in his spiritual growth and ministry practice.
1. The Singer by Calvin Miller
The Singer is a remarkable blend of the gospel and poetry.
2. Killing Giants, Pulling Thorns by Charles Swindoll
Someone gave me this coffee table book my first week in ministry. And I thought, A pastor could write like that?! Chuck was so honest and creative.
3. Peculiar Treasures by Frederick Buechner
Buechner profiles the Bible’s most holy and profane people—and one whale. He brings moments from Scripture to life in a way that makes readers realize that many of these legendary figures are not who we thought they were. But they are—in their human dreams, ambitions and imperfections—very much like us.