Larry’s articles and books are written for one of two reasons: to help leaders become better leaders, and to help Christians become better Christians. In his own words, “I write about leadership because trying to produce disciples without leadership is an exercise in idealism and frustration. I write about spiritual formation because leadership that doesn’t produce disciples is a waste of time.”

Books on Spiritual Formation

A Contrarian’s Guide to Knowing God

If you’ve ever wondered why all the books on spirituality and the inner life are written by introverts with big vocabularies; if you find that you or those around you don’t fit the mold; if you’ve grown weary of one-size-fits-all formulas for spiritual growth – then this book is for you. [Read More]


Thriving in Babylon

Meet a man forced to live in a fast changing and godless society. He faced fears about the future, concern for his safety, and the discouragement of world that seemed to be falling apart at warp speed. Sound familiar? His name was Daniel, and with the power of hope, humility, and wisdom, he not only thrived, he changed an empire while he was at it. Though he lived thousands of years ago, he has a much to teach us today.  [Read More]

Accidental Pharisees

Accidental Pharisees

Zealous faith can have a dangerous, dark side. While recent calls for radical Christians have challenged many to be more passionate about their faith, the down side can be a budding arrogance and self-righteousness that “accidentally” sneaks into our outlook.
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Mission Creep

Explores the Five Subtle Shifts That Sabotage Evangelism & Discipleship. [Read More]


Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe

People don’t set out to build their faith upon myths and spiritual urban legends. But somehow such falsehoods keep showing up in the way that many Christians think about life and God. [Read More]

Books on Leadership

Sticky Leaders

Most books on change and innovation make it sound as if success is the end result of a carefully followed recipe. But the simple fact is that when it comes to any new venture, failure is the surest horse to bet on. [Read More]


Sticky Teams

Serving as a church leader can be a tough assignment. Whatever your role, odds are you’ve known your share of the frustration, conflict, and disillusionment that comes with silly turf battles, conflicting vision, and marathon meetings. No doubt, you’ve asked yourself, ‘How did it get this way?’  [Read More]


Sticky Church

In Sticky Church, author and pastor Larry Osborne makes the case that closing the back door of your church is even more important than opening the front door wider. He offers a time-tested strategy for doing so: sermon-based small groups that dig deeper into the weekend message and tightly velcro members to the ministry.  [Read More]

Unity Factor

It’s no secret that church boards can be a source of conflict and that healthy staff teams are a rarity. In The Unity Factor (Larry Osborne’s first book and the leadership classic), Larry walks us through the process and principles that turned North Coast’s conflict ridden board and staff into a healthy and thriving leadership team.  [Read More]