Books I read in 2018

Fiction, theology, leadership, biography, poetry, prayer, story, classic, and something else. It has been my joy this year to read broadly, to read academically, and to read and listen for sheer enjoyment. I am grateful for the courage of each author whose craft enriches our common humanity.


A Light So Lovely the Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L’Engle by Sarah Arthur*

America’s Prophet: Moses and the American Story by Bruce Feiler*

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones*

Around the World in 80 Dinners by Cheryl and Bill Jamison

Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown*

Celebrations by Maya Angelou

Change Leader: Learning to Do What Matters Most by Michael Fullan*

Christianity and Politics: A Brief Guide to the History by C. C. Pecknold

Creating a Healthier Church by Ronald W. Richardson

Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover*

Falling Upward by Richard Rohr*

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson*

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee*

Growing Young 6 Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church by Kara Powell, Jake Mulder, and Brad Griffin

Healing the Heart of Democracy by Parker J Palmer

Heartfulness: Renewing Heart, Mind and Spirit on Retreat and Beyond by Valerie Brown

Home by Another Way: A Christmas Story by Barbara Brown Taylor

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day: How to Survive and Thrive When Opportunity Roars by Mark Batterson*

Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor

Let’s All Be Brave by Annie F. Downs*

Making Happy the Art and Science of a Happy Marriage by Les and Leslie Parrott

Never Alone by Tiffany Bluhm

One Blood: Parting Words for the Church on Race by John M. Perkins

Pauses for Advent by Trevor Hudson

Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice by Brene Brown*

The Road Back to You by Ian Cron

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Who Moved My Pulpit? Leading Change in the Church by Thom S. Rainer

Your New Money Mindset: Creating a Healthy Relationship with Money by Brad Hewitt

*enjoyed as an audiobook

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3 Listening Ideas for Summer Road Trips

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