These are the books which have formed my viewpoints…
Barr, Beth Allison. The Making of Biblical Womanhood. Baker Books, 2021.
Bolsinger, Tod. Leadership for a Time of Pandemic. InterVarsity Press, 2020.
D’Ambrosio, Marcellino. When the Church Was Young. Servant Books, 2014.
Evans, Rachel Held. Searching for Sunday. Thomas Nelson, 2015.
Field, Chris. Disrupting for Good. Abilene Christian University Press, 2018.
Grant, Adam. Think Again. 2021.
Hastings, Reed, and Erin Meyer. No Rules Rules. Penguin, 2020.
Jethani, Skye. How Churches Became Cruise Ships: A Survival Guide for the Seasick Christian . Skye Jethani, 2015.
Kotan, Kay. Being the Church in a Post-Pandemic World. 2021.
Lencioni, Patrick M. The Motive. John Wiley & Sons, 2020.
McManus, Erwin Raphael. The Genius of Jesus. Convergent Books, 2021.
Mez, Kristin Kobes Du. Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation. Liveright Publishing, 2020.
Rinne, April. Flux. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2021.
Ritner, Jon. Positively Irritating. 2020.
Rollins, James. Map of Bones. Harper Collins, 2009. Note: many of the Sigma Force novels have sparked my curiosity and sent me searching for more information, particularly regarding human evolution.
Sinek, Simon. The Infinite Game. Penguin, 2019.
Slaughter, Mike, and Karen Perry Smith. Revolutionary Kingdom. Abingdon Press, 2019.
Wright, N. T. God and the Pandemic. Zondervan, 2020.
Zahnd, Brian. Postcards from Babylon: The Church In American Exile. 2019.
O’Neal, Sam. “Comparing John and the Synoptic Gospels.” Learn Religions, Jun. 25, 2019, learnreligions.com/comparing-john-and-the-synoptic-gospels-363395.
Powe, F. Douglas. Not Safe for Church: Ten Commandments for Reaching New Generations. Abingdon Press, 2015.
Luke Timothy Johnson, “The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation.” The Great Courses.
Jean-Pierre Isbouts, “The History and Archaeology of the Bible” 2021 National Geographic
Allen C. Guelzo, “The American Mind.” The Teaching Company.
Abrashoff, D. Michael. It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy. Business Plus, 2012.
Noll, Mark A. Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity. Baker Academic, 2012.
Wright, N. T. Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church. HarperOne, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2018.
Wright, N. T. Simply Jesus: a New Version of Who He Was, What He Did, Why It Matters. HarperOne, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2018.
Hatmaker, Jen. Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Chrisitianity. Young Adult Ministry Publishing, 2015.
Wright, N. T. The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’s Crucifixion. HarperOne, 2018.
McKeown, Greg. Essentialism the Disciplined Pursuit of Less. Virgin Books, 2014.
Stanley, Andy. Irresistible: Reclaiming the New That Jesus Unleashed for the World. Zondervan, 2018.
ROSLING, HANS. ROSLING, OLA. ROENNLUND, ANNAROSLIN G. FACTFULNESS: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong about the World – and Why Things Are Better than You Think. SCEPTRE, 2019.
Levine, Madeline. The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids. Harper, 2008.
Burgess, Shelley, and Beth Houf. Lead like a Pirate: Make School Amazing for Your Students and Staff. Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc., 2017.
Snyder, Howard A. The Radical Wesley: the Patterns and Practices of a Movement Maker. InterVarsity Press, 1996.
Wright, N.T. Paul: A Biography. HarperOne, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2018.
Maynard, Phil. Membership to Discipleship: Growing Mature Disciples Who Make Disciples. Excellence in Ministry Coaching, 2015.
Bolsinger, Tod. Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory InterVarsity Press. Kindle Edition.
The Anatomy of Peace: How to Resolve the Heart of Conflict. Penguin Books, 2016.
Slaughter, Mike; Smith, Karen Perry. The Passionate Church: Ignite Your Church and Change the World. Abingdon Press. Kindle Edition.
Morgan, Tony. The Unstuck Church: Equipping Churches to Experience Sustained Health. Thomas Nelson, 2017.
Lencioni, Patrick M.. The Advantage, Enhanced Edition: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business (J-B Lencioni Series) Wiley. Kindle Edition.
Standish, N. Graham. Humble Leadership: Being Radically Open to God’s Guidance and Grace Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Kindle Edition.
Watson, Kevin. The Class Meeting: Reclaiming a Forgotten (and Essential) Small Group Experience. Asbury Seedbed Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Nieuwhof, Carey. Lasting Impact: 7 Powerful Conversations That Will Help Your Church Grow. The ReThink Group, Inc., 2015.
Packard, Josh, and Ashleigh Hope. Church Refugees: Sociologists Reveal Why People Are Done with the Church but Not Their Faith. Group, 2015.
Beaumont, Susan. Inside the Large Congregation. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
Rendle, Gilbert R. Leading Change in the Congregation: Spiritual and Organizational Tools for Leaders. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
Olson, Roger E. Counterfeit Christianity: the Persistence of Errors in the Church. Abingdon Press, 2015.
Stanley, Andy, et al. 7 Practices of Effective Ministry. Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning, Alternate Formats Library, 2015.
Hamilton, Adam. Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today. HarperOne, 2014.
Platt, David. What Did Jesus Really Mean When He Said Follow Me? Tyndale House Publishers, 2013.
Williamson, Samuel C. Is Sunday School Destroying Our Kids?: How Moralism Suffocates Grace. Beliefs of the Heart Press, 2013.
Putman, Jim, et al. DiscipleShift Five Steps That Help Your Church to Make Disciples Who Make Disciples. Zondervan, 2013.
Maynard, Phil. Shift: Helping Congregations Back into the Game of Effective Ministry. EMC3, 2013.
Bill Blankschaen, Linda Kardamis. Why I’ve Stopped Singing in Your Church: Answers to Questions You’ve Been Afraid to Ask about Church Issues
Bayly, Joseph. The Gospel Blimp: (and Other Parables). Clearnote Press, 2013.
Gray, Tim, and Jeff Cavins. Walking with God: a Journey through the Bible. Ascension Press, 2010.
Cavins, Jeff. I’m Not Being Fed!: Discovering the Food That Satisfies the Soul. Ascension Press, 2005.
Gray, Peter. Free to Learn. Basic Books, 2014.
Corbett, Steve, et al. When Helping Hurts How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor … and Yourself. Moody Publishers, 2014.
Harris, Alex, and Brett Harris. Do Hard Things: a Teenage Rebellion against Low Expectations. Multnomah Books, 2017.
Rainer, Thom S. I Am a Church Member Discovering the Attitude That Makes the Difference. B & H Publishing Group, 2014.
Schultz, Thom; Schultz, Joani. Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore: And How 4 Acts of Love Will Make Your Church Irresistible: 1. Group Publishing, Inc.. Kindle Edition.
Rainer, Thom S.. Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive B&H Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
Wimberly Jr., John W.. Mobilizing Congregations: How Teams Can Motivate Members and Get Things Done Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Kindle Edition.
O’Leary, John. On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life North Star Way. Kindle Edition.
Hamilton, Adam. Revival [Large Print]: Faith as Wesley Lived It Abingdon Press. Kindle Edition.
Morgan, Tony. 7 Warning Signs Your Church Has Ministry Silos: Triggers and Symptoms of a Divided House. The Unstuck Group. Kindle Edition.
Ogden, Greg. Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time. InterVarsity Press. Kindle Edition.
Powell, Kara Eckmann, Brad M. Griffin, and Cheryl A. Crawford. Sticky Faith: Practical Ideas to Nurture Long-term Faith in Teenagers. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011. Print.
Powell, Kara Eckmann, and Chap Clark. Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011. Print.
DeVries, Mark. Sustainable Youth Ministry: Why Most Youth Ministry Doesn’t Last and What Your Church Can Do about It. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2008. Print.
Fields, Doug. Purpose-driven Youth Ministry: 9 Essential Foundations for Healthy Growth. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1998. Print.
Kinnaman, David, and Aly Hawkins. You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church– and Rethinking Faith. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2011. Print.
Budziszewski, J. How to Stay Christian in College. Colorado Springs, CO: THINK, 2004. Print.
Elmore, Tim. Artificial Maturity: Helping Kids Meet the Challenge of Becoming Authentic Adults. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2012. Print.
Garrison, Brenda. Love No Matter What: When Your Kids Make Decisions You Don’t Agree with. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2013. Print.
Burns, Jim, and Mike DeVries. Partnering with Parents in Youth Ministry. Ventura, CA: Gospel Light, 2003. Print.
Hawkins, Greg L., and Cally Parkinson. Move: What 1,000 Churches Reveal about Spiritual Growth. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011. Print.
Skenazy, Lenore. Free-range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had without Going Nuts with Worry. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2009. Print.
Hopgood, Mei-Ling. How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm: And Other Adventures in Parenting (from Argentina to Tanzania and Everywhere in Between). Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin of Chapel Hill, 2012. Print.
Haynes, Brian. The Legacy Path: Discover Intentional Spiritual Parenting. Nashville, TN: Randall House, 2011.
Haynes, Brian. Shift: What It Takes to Finally Reach Families Today. Loveland, CO: Group Pub., 2009. Print.
McKee, Jonathan R. Connect: Real Relationships in a World of Isolation. El Cajon, CA: Youth Specialties, 2009. Print.
Jones, Timothy P. Family Ministry Field Guide: How Your Church Can Equip Parents to Make Disciples. Indianapolis, IN: Wesleyan Pub. House, 2011. Print.
Beware of Christians. Dir. Will Bakke. Perf. Alex Carroll and Michael B. Allen. Provident Films, 2011. DVD.
Castleman, Robbie. Parenting in the Pew: Guiding Your Children into the Joy of Worship. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2002. Print.
Kimmel, Tim. Grace-based Parenting: Set Your Family Free. Nashville, TN: W Pub. Group, 2004. Print.
Rainer, Thom S., and Eric Geiger. Simple Church: Returning to God’s Process for Making Disciples. Nashville, TN: Broadman, 2006. Print.
Dean, Kenda Creasy. Practicing Passion: Youth and the Quest for a Passionate Church. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Pub., 2004. Print.
Kinnaman, David, and Gabe Lyons. Unchristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity– and Why It Matters. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2007. Print.
Bachelor of Arts, Point Loma Nazarene University (then, College), 1996. Religion with and Emphasis in Christian Ministry.