Leading Congregational Change:
Bolsinger, Tod. Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory. IVP, 2018.
Harnish, James A. You Only Have to Die: Leading Your Congregation to New Life. Abingdon Press, 2010.
Navigating These Times:
The Arbinger Institute. Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2022.
Carter, Kenneth H. Unrelenting Grace: A United Methodist Way of Life. Abingdon Press, 2023.
Ripley, Amanda. High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out. Simon & Schuster, 2022.
Wheatley, Margaret. Who Do We Choose to Be?: Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2017.
Living Into God’s Call:
Colwell, Jessie Squires. Blessed Wrestling: Reflections on Discerning God’s Call. New Room Books: 2021.
Peterson, Eugene H. Under the Unpredictable Plant: An Exploration in Vocational Holiness. Eerdmans, 1994.
Two Essential Books for Ministry and Life:
Cloud, Henry. Necessary Endings: The Employees, Businesses, and Relationships that All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Move Forward. Harper Business, 2011.
Grenny, J., Patterson, K., et al. Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High. McGraw Hill, 2021. (Crucial Accountability and Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Talking About Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior are also good.)
Jennings, Willie James. Acts: A Theological Commentary on the Bible. Westminster John Knox Press, 2017.
Wagner, Kimberly R. Fractured Ground: Preaching in the Wake of Mass Trauma. Westminster John Knox Press, 2023.
Great Novels I Read Recently:
Kingsolver, Barbara. Demon Copperhead. Harper, First Edition, 2022.
Doerr, Anthony. All the Light We Cannot See. Scribner, 2017.
Great Books to Listen to:
Honeyman, Gail. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.
Noah, Trevor. Born a Crime.
Patchett, Ann. The Dutch House. (read by Tom Hanks)