With Christmas just around the corner, I thought it would be great to change up the book recommendations for the month of December. Instead of being specifically leadership-focused, these books will inspire and encourage leaders through the season of Advent and Christmas.
I chose these books specifically for you because I know how difficult the Christmas season can be. Whether the struggle is personal, relational, or related to your role as a leader, we need these reprieves to help us recover.
Use these books to dig deep into faith, relationships, and yourself.
5 Christmas Books Leaders Should Read In December 2022
Ronnie Martin is a lover of all things Christmas. He takes those perfect family Christmas photos and creates Christmas cards for his friends and family.
Knowing this about Martin, I knew his book, The God Who Is With Us, would be a fantastic and encouraging read. Check it out if you want a great Christmas devotional.
2. The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus: How to Get Big Things Done in YOUR “Workshop”… All Year Long by Eric Harvey:
Eric Harvey believes we have the perfect role model for leaders in the myth of Santa Claus. Harvey uses Santa’s methods of team building, how he handles employees, and more to make a case on how you should do so as well.
The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus is a fun read. You’ll enjoy it and grow your leadership.
While not a holiday book per se, Jeremie Kubicek’s latest book hits on a major Christmas topic: PEACE.
Kubicek dives deep into the framework of overcoming chaos in this book. He leads readers through the 5 steps you need to take to find fulfillment and peace in what you’re doing.
You don’t want to miss this one.
Christmastime isn’t the easiest time for people, especially for those that have lost loved ones. Joanne Huist Smith and her family experienced the loss of her husband not too long before Christmas.
The outlook looked bleak. Smith wasn’t sure how she would hold things together, especially as Christmas approached.
That’s when things began to change. Huist’s true friends started to leave presents at her door shortly before Christmas. These acts of kindness showed her there were people who still cared and shows us how we can be miracles to those around us.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the true Christmas story of Jesus’ birth in the list of books to read this month. While you can find the complete story in the Bible, I want to highlight Billy Tucci’s A Child Is Born graphic novel.
Tucci uses his wonderful artistic style to bring to life the birth of Christ. He researched the stories surrounding Christ’s birth with Nativity scholars to bring us this beautiful book.
Read and view the story and figure out how you can apply what Christ did for all of us in your leadership journey.