7 Book and Podcast Recommendations for 2019

Do you ever feel like there are so many books you’d like to read, but then you go to pick one and you never really know where to start? Did your friend share a long list of podcast recommendations and you have no idea what to download first? At Cafe 1040, we love sharing resources that keep us growing and learning so we polled a few of our staff to see which books and podcasts they’d recommend.

We put together a list of books and podcasts we think are worth your time. Whether you are looking to stretch your mind, deepen your faith, or just disconnect for a little while, we think these resources will enrich your 2019.


  1. None Like Him, by Jen Wilkin

  2. Spiritual Multiplication in the Real World: Why some disciple-makers reproduce when others fail , by Bob McNabb

  3. Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence for Every Believer, by J. Oswald Sanders

  4. No God but One: Allah or Jesus? A former Muslim Investigates the Evidence for Islam and Christianity, by Nabeel Qureshi

  5. A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World, by Paul E. Miller

  6. Desiring God, by John Piper

  7. Look and Live: Behold the Soul-Thrilling, Sin-Destroying Glory of Christ, by Matt Papa



  1. EntreLeadership Podcast

  2. Coaching for Leaders Podcast

  3. Storybrand

  4. The Next Right Thing

  5. Culture Matters

  6. The Summit Church by J.D. Greear

  7. Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast

Take a look back at our 2018 list!