Book Reviews 2022

I love to read, usually on trains, planes and at the end of the day - I find books so inspirational. Mainly biographies, historical moments and movements, growing in God, wisdom and understanding, and current issues. 

I underline and go back and read books over and over again. Just as Judith watches films and I listen to albums multiple times!  So even though I am on current books, I am also reading past favourites. So please check out the 2020 list too. Here are my recommended books from 2022:

Diversify by June Sarpong

A much respected media personality, I heard June interviewed at an HTB conference not too long ago. This book is based on Martin Luther King’s 'I Have a Dream' speech and that we are all equal. Encouraging us to become more inclusive, bringing people of diverse backgrounds together in the same team. The richness of living together and thrive by celebrating our different backgrounds and views learning the first steps of tolerance, realising sometimes that we may have an unconscious bias & how to give dignity to the indigenous. I also recently read 'if we’re not preparing for diversity in our churches, we are preparing for decline.'

This is a challenging and inspirational read and was winner of London’s Big Read.


Multipliers by Liz Wiseman & Greg Mckeown

I was first recommended to read Multipliers a couple of years ago by my friend Tim Hughes and was so impacted. It brought understanding & clarity into working in team situations that I needed. Different styles of leadership and how people respond. The book gives keys for how to unlock the genius in others and amplify their talent and how to build talent networks. This is the new updated version of Multipliers, so I was able to learn even more! 

This is an excellent leadership read.


Building Cultural Intelligence in Church & Ministry by Osoba O. Otaigbe

While attending the annual Pioneer Conference in Manchester in March 2022, I attended a seminar by Osoba O. Otaigbe on cross-cultural intelligence. This proved to be so timely and informative. As we live within increasingly cultural diverse communities we need to be listening and learning and have a much better understanding about each other’s cultures. 

This book brings a combination of teaching on culture and theology and is an important tool as we live and worship in our global villages.


A Gathering Momentum: Stories of Christian Unity Transforming our Towns & Cities - Edited by Roger Sutton

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters by Priya Parker

Windrush & The Black Pentecostal Churches in Britain by Roy Francis

The Unveiling: What the Book of Revelation Says About Our World Today by Dave Fellingham

The Islander: My Life in Music and Beyond by Chris Blackwell

Don’t Drop the Mic: Study Guide by T D Jakes

The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music by Dave Grohl

Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story by Bono

All Things New by Pete Hughes