List of books by John C. Maxwell

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The following is a list of books by John C. Maxwell. His books have sold more than nineteen million copies, with some on the New York Times Best Seller List. Some of his works have been translated to fifty languages.[1][2] As of 2012, he has sold more than 20 million books in his career.[3]

In his book Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn, Maxwell claims that he has published seventy-one different books.[4]

List of Books by John C. Maxwell[edit]

Title Publisher Year ISBN Notes
Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn Center Street 2012 ISBN 9781599953663
The 5 Levels of Leadership Center Street 2011 ISBN 9781599953656
Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently Thomas Nelson 2010 ISBN 9780785214250
Put Your Dream to the Test Thomas Nelson 2009 ISBN 9780785214120
Leadership Gold: Lessons I've Learned from a Lifetime of Leading Thomas Nelson 2008 ISBN 9780785214113
Encouragement Changes Everything Thomas Nelson 2008
21 Laws of Leadership Thomas Nelson 1998 ISBN 978-0-7852-7431-5
21 Laws of Leadership 10th Anniversary Edition–revised & updated Thomas Nelson 2007
The Complete 101 Collection Thomas Nelson 2010 ISBN 9781400281084
Talent Is Never Enough Thomas Nelson 2007 ISBN 9780785214038
The Difference Maker Thomas Nelson 2006 ISBN 9780785260981
Dare to Dream J. Countryman 2006
The 360° Leader Thomas Nelson 2005 ISBN 978-0-7852-6092-9 One of Executive Book Summaries 30 Best Business Books in 2003
Life@Work Thomas Nelson 2005 Co-authored with Addington & Graves
25 Ways to Win with People Thomas Nelson 2005 ISBN 9780785260943 Co-authored with Les Parrott
The Choice Is Yours J. Countryman 2005
Winning With People Thomas Nelson 2004 ISBN 978-0-7852-6089-9 One of Executive Book Summaries 30 Best Business Books in 2005
The Preacher’s Commentary-Deuteronomy Thomas Nelson Publishers 2004 Originally titled Deuteronomy Commentary (Word, 1987)
Today Matters Warner Books 2004 ISBN 978-0-446-52958-7
The Journey From Success to Significance J. Countryman 2004
Relationships 101 Thomas Nelson 2003 ISBN 9780785263517
Equipping 101 Thomas Nelson 2003 ISBN 9780785263524
There’s No Such Thing as “Business” Ethics Warner Business Books 2003 Retitled Ethics 101 (August 2005)
Leadership Promises for Every Day J Countryman 2003
Thinking For a Change Warner Business Books 2003 ISBN 978-0-446-52957-0
Attitude 101 Thomas Nelson 2003 ISBN 9780785263500
Running With the Giants Warner Books 2002
Leadership 101 Thomas Nelson 2002 ISBN 9780785264194
The Maxwell Leadership Bible Thomas Nelson 2002
Your Road Map for Success Thomas Nelson 2002 Originally titled The Success Journey (Thomas Nelson, 1997)
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work J. Countryman 2002
The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player Thomas Nelson 2002
The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork Thomas Nelson 2001 ISBN 978-0-7852-7434-6
Leading from the Lockers Thomas Nelson 2001
The Desert Experience Thomas Nelson 2001 Contributor
The Right to Lead J. Countryman 2001
The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader’s Day Thomas Nelson 2000 ISBN 978-0-7852-7432-2
Success, One Day at a Time J. Countryman 2000
Failing Forward–Turning Your Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success Thomas Nelson 2000 ISBN 9780785274308
The Treasure of a Friend J. Countryman 1999
The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader Thomas Nelson 1999
The Power of Partnership J Countryman 1999
Destiny & Deliverance Thomas Nelson 1998 Contributor
The Heart of Christmas Thomas Nelson 1998 Contributor
Becoming a Person of Influence Thomas Nelson 1997 ISBN 978-0-7852-7100-0 Co-authored with Jim Dornan
Your Bridge to a Better Future Thomas Nelson 1997
Breakthrough Parenting Focus on the Family 1996
Living at the Next Level Thomas Nelson 1996
Partners in Prayer Thomas Nelson 1996
The Power of Thinking Big Cook Communications 2002 Originally titled It’s Just a Thought, But It Could Change Your Life
The Power of Influence Cook Communications 2002 Originally titled People Power
Developing the Leaders Around You Thomas Nelson 1995 ISBN 978-0-8407-6747-9
Your Family Time with God Christian Parenting Books 1995 Out of print
The Power of Attitude Cook Communications 2001 Originally titled You Can't Be a Smart Cookie if You Have a Crummy Attitude
The Power of Leadership Cook Communications 2001 Originally titled Leadership 101
The Time Crunch (contributor) Multnomah Books 1993
Developing the Leader Within You Thomas Nelson 1993 ISBN 978-0-8407-6744-8
The Winning Attitude Thomas Nelson 1990 Originally titled Your Attitude: Key to Success (Here's Life Publishers, 1984)
Be a People Person Cook Communications 1989 ISBN 9780781448437
Be All You Can Be Cook Communications 1987 ISBN 9780781448444
Tough Questions, Honest Answers Here's Life Publishers 1985 Out of print
Think on These Things Beacon Hill Press 1979 ISBN 9780834106000 Re-released in 1999 (20th Anniversary Edition)
Make Today Count Center Street 2008 ISBN 9781599950815
How Successful People Think Center Street 2009 ISBN 9781599950815 Originally titled Thinking for a Change
Failing Forward Thomas Nelson 2000 ISBN 9780785274308
Developing The Leader Within You 2.0 HarperCollins Leadership 2018 ISBN 9781543638066 25th Anniversary Edition of Developing The Leader Within You and with over 80% of content rewritten/new
Intentional Living: Choosing a Life That Matters Center Street 2015 ISBN 1455548154

Books in other languages[edit]


  1. ^ "Hardcover Business Bestsellers", New York Times (2006-05-06).
  2. ^ "Hardcover Business Bestsellers", New York Times (1999-04-11).
  3. ^ "Golden Gavel Award". Toastmasters International. Archived from the original on May 21, 2011. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
  4. ^ Maxwell, John C. (2013). Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn. Center Street. p. 122. ISBN 9781599953694. Recently, my assistant, Linda Eggers, asked me if I wanted to see a list of all the books I had written. The big surprise to me was the number of bookws: Seventy-one! I never dreamed it would be possible.