What Are you Reading?

I read a book or two a month about being the church of tomorrow and leadership

⭐= I  recommend you read this book,

An Interpretation of Christian Ethics by  Niebuhr, Reinhold

Christianity and the Social Crisis in the 21st Century: The Classic That Woke Up the Church Rauschenbusch, Walter

Facing Apocalypse: Climate, Democracy and Other Last Chances: Chances Keller, Catherine 

Jesus and the Disinherited Thurman, Howard 

Transforming Church Boards by Chalres Olson

Selected Writing of Dorothy Day Edited by Robert Ellsberg

God in Public by Mark G Toulouse

Re-Creating a Life: Learning How to Tell Our Most Life-Giving Story Millis, Diane 

⭐Know Your Story and Lead with It: The Power of Narrative in Clergy Leadership Hester, Richard L.; Walker-Jones, Kelli 

⭐Five Loaves, Two Fish, Twelve Volunteers: Growing a Relational Food Ministry Magill, Elizabeth Mae 

Teaching for a Multifaith World Fernandez, Eleazar S. 

God Beyond Borders: Interreligious Learning Among Faith Communities by Kujawa-Holbrook, Sheryl A. 

Introducing Theologies of Religion by Knitter, Paul F. 

Transitional Ministry Today: Successful Strategies for Churches and Pastors by Norman B.; Bendroth 

The Cross and the Lynching Tree By: James H. Cone

The Circle Way: A Leader in Every Chair By: Christina Baldwin

Activist Theology By: Robyn Henderson-Espinoza

The Radical King By: Cornel West

Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God By: Kelly Brown Douglas

Emergent Strategy By: Adrienne Maree Brown

Nonviolent Communication: Create Your Life, Your Relationships, and Your World in Harmony with Your Values By: Marshall Rosenberg PhD

Organizational Culture and Leadership: The Jossey-Bass Business & Management Series By: Edgar H. Schein

Leadership on the Line (Revised): Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Change By: Ronald A. Heifetz , Marty Linsky

Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions By: John Kotter , Holger Rathgeber

⭐The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path By: Norman Fischer

My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies By: Resmaa Menakem 

Adizes Methodology for Collaborative Management for Exceptional Results By: Dr. Ichak Adizes

⭐A Dream Called Home By: Reyna Grande

⭐Faith After Doubt: Why Your Beliefs Stopped Working and What to Do About It By: Brian D. McLaren

The Water Dancer (Oprah’s Book Club): A Novel By: Ta-Nehisi Coates

⭐Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive By: Thom S. Rainer

Anxious Church, Anxious People: How to Lead Change in an Age of Anxiety By: Jack Shitama

When One Religion Isn’t Enough: The Lives of Spiritually Fluid People By: Duane R. Bidwell

Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World By: Margaret J. Wheatley

The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations By: John P. Kotter , Dan S. Cohen

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism By: Dr. Robin DiAngelo

The Post-Quarantine Church: Six Urgent Challenges and Opportunities That Will Determine the Future of Your Congregation By: Thom S. Rainer

The Book of Longings: A Novel By: Sue Monk Kidd

⭐Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used, Third Edition By: Peter Block

Alexander Hamilton By: Ron Chernow

Leading Change By: John P. Kotter

Malcolm and Me By: Ishmael Reed

⭐Uproar: Calm Leadership in Anxious Times By: Peter L. Steinke

The Power of Self-Compassion By: Laurie J. Cameron 

Reframing Organizations, 6th Edition: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership By: Terrence E. Deal & Lee G. Bolman 

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. By: Brené Brown 

The Time Is Now: A Call to Uncommon Courage By: Joan Chittister 

Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 12 Powerful Tools for Leadership, Coaching, and Life By: Marilee G. Adams PhD 

Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling By: Edgar H. Schein 

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business By: Charles Duhigg 

⭐ Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t By: Jim Collins 

⭐ Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t By: Simon Sinek 

⭐The Hate U Give By: Angie Thomas 

⭐Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team By: Simon Sinek , David Mead , Peter Docker 

Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work Susan Fowle

Leadership 2.0 Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves 

The Best Place to Work The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace  Ron Friedman PhD 

⭐Canoeing the Mountains Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory Tod Bolsinge

Cracking your Church’s Culture Code: Seven Keys to Unleashing Vision and Inspiration Samuel R. Chand 

⭐The Heart of Christianity : Rediscovering a Life of Faith  Marcus J. Borg 

⭐The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World’s Largest Religion Is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian Brian McLaren 

Beyond Resistance: The Institutional Church Meets the Postmodern World John Dorhauer 

The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever Michael Bungay Stanier 

⭐Maestro: A Surprising Story About Leading by Listening Roger Nierenberg 

Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church Rachel Held Evans 

⭐Church 3.0: Upgrades for the Future of the Church: Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Series Neil Cole 

⭐The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations Ori Brafman, Rod Beckstrom 

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal Christopher Moore 

Convictions : How I Learned What Matters Most  Marcus J. Borg 

⭐I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World  Malala Yousafzai 

⭐Managing Transitions: Making the Most of the Change William Bridges 

⭐Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why Phyllis Tickle

⭐Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth Reza Aslan A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith Brian D. McLaren 

Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint Nadia Bolz-Weber 

⭐The Idolatry of God: Breaking Our Addiction to Certainty and Satisfaction Peter Rollins Serve God, Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action Matthew Sleeth M.D. 

Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church Is Transforming the Faith Diana Butler Bass 

Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate: A New Vision for Financial Stewardship J. Clif Christopher

⭐The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever Michael Bungay Stanier 

The Necessary Nine: Things Effective Pastors Do Differently Bob Farr 

Radical Welcome: Embracing God, The Other, and the Spirit of Transformation Stephanie Spellers 

⭐Real Good Church: How Our Church Came Back from the Dead, and Yours Can, Too Molly Phinney Baskette 

Brim: Creative Overflow in Worship Design  Andra Moran