God often speaks to me as I read. I often ask him to guide me into reading a useful book at an opportune time in my life. So here are 10 inspiring books that I’ve found helpful on the general theme of Slowing Down. After the bible, one or more of these books might be a helpful guide through Lent.

On Slowing Down & Simple Living
• Bill Hybels, Too Busy Not to Pray – Slowing Down to be with God (Inter Varsity Press, 1988)
• A W Tozer, The Pursuit of God (Kingsway, 1961, 1998)
• Thom S Rainer & Art Rainer, Simple Life (Broadman & Holman Publishing, 2009)
• Richard Foster, Freedom of Simplicity – Finding Peace in a Complex World (Hodder & Stoughton, updated 2005)

For Leaders
• Wayne Cordiero, Leading On Empty (Bethany House, 2009)

On Simple Church
• Thom S Rainer & Eric Geiger, Simple Church (Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2006)
• Dave Browning, Deliberate Simplicity (Zondervan, 2009)

Generally helpful secular books on Slowing Down & Simplicity
• Carl Honore, In Praise of Slow (Orion, 2004)
• Edward de Bono, Simplicity (Penguin, 1998)
• Dan Price, Radical Simplicity (Running Press, 2005)