Top 10 Church Communications Books (and 2 Bonus Books)

by Bobby Gilles

in Church Communications

Covers for seven of the "My Song In The Night" best books on church communications for leadersRecently we published the My Song In The Night “Ten Top Books For Worship Leaders” list, and “Ten Top Books For Worship And Modern Hymn Songwriters.” Now, here is a list of ten books that have made my life as a church Director of Communications easier and more effective. I’ve linked to the page for each book.

I have not attempted to rank these books in exact “top ten” order, although they do move from books that are of use for all areas of church communications to books that are specific to certain aspects, like blogging, branding or social media:

The My Song In The Night “Ten Top Books For Church Communications Leaders”

Less Clutter; Less Noise: Beyond Bulletins, Brochures And Bake Sales by Kem Meyer

Outspoken: Conversations on Church Communication, Edited by Tim Schraeder & Kevin D. Hendricks

Communicating For A Change: Seven Keys To Irresistible Communication  by Andy Stanley and Lane Jones

The Big Idea: Aligning The Ministries of Your Church Through Creative Collaboration by Dave Ferguson, Jon Ferguson and Eric Bramlett

Coherence: How Telling the Truth Will Advance Your Cause (and Save the World) by Richard H. Bailey

Church Marketing 101: Preparing Your Church for Greater Growth by Richard L. Reising

The Paradox Of Choice: Why More Is Less (How the Culture of Abundance Robs Us of Satisfaction) by Barrry Schwartz

The Blogging Church: Sharing the Story of Your Church Through Blogs by Brian Bailey with Terry Storch

Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability by Steve Krug

Logo Design Love: a guide to creating iconic brand identities by David Airey

And Two Bonus Books

The following are not books about how to do communications, but they will help you think critically and biblically about life in the digital age, and its effect on faith, family and work:

The Next Story: Life and Faith After the Digital Explosion by Tim Challies

Flickering Pixels: How Technology Shapes Your Faith by Shane Hipps

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