Recent Reading List (nonfiction)

The Speed of Trust - Stephen M.R. Covey (October 2006)

God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life - Gene Veith (September 2006)

Callings: Twenty Centuries of Christian Wisdon on Vocation - ed. William Plachar (August 2006)

The Leader of the Future 2 - eds. Francis Hesselbein & Marshall Goldsmith (October 2006)

Pulse: The Coming Age of Systems and Machines Inspired by Living Things - Robert Frenay (May 2006)

Learning Communities: Reforming Undergraduate Education - Smith, MacGregor, Matthews, & Gabelnick (December 2006)

My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student - Rebekah Nathan (december 2006)

Exiles from Eden: Religin and the Academic Vocation in America - Mark Schwehn (December 2006)

Lutheran Higher Education: An Introduction - Ernest Simmons (December 2006)

Leading With Soul: An Uncommon Journey of Spirit - Lee Bolman & Terrence Deal (January 2007)

To Know as We are Known: A Spirituality of Education - Parker Palmer (January 2007)

Leading at a Higher Level - Ken Blanchard (January 2007)

The Three Tensions - Dominic Dodd & Ken Favaro (February 2007)

China, Inc. - Ted Fishman (February 2007)

Great Commission Companies:The Emerging Role of Business in Missions - Steve Rundle & Tom Steffen (March 2007)

On Being NonProfit: A Conceptual and Policy Primer - Peter Frumkin (March 2007)

The Servant: A Simple Story about the True Essence of Leadership - James Hunter (April 2007)

Picasso's War: The destruction of Guernica and the Masterpiece that Changed the World - Russlee Martin (April 2007)

Darfur: A Short history of a Long War - Julie Flint & Alex DeWaal (May 2007)

Stumbling on Happiness - Daniel Gilbert (May 2007)

Andrew Carnegie - David Nasaw (June 2007)

No Ordinary Time: Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt - The Home Front in WWII - Doris Kearns Goodwin (June 2007)

Breach of Faith: The Fall of Ricahrd Nixon - Theodore White (June 2007)

Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power - Richard Carwardine (June 2007)

Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate - Bob Woodward (July 2007)

Leadership Can Be Taught by Sharon Daloz Parks (August 2007)

Home and Away by Scott Simon (August 2007)

Where Have all Our Cubs Gone? by Goerge Castle (August 2007)

Miracle Collapse: The 1969 Chicago Cubs by Doug Feldman (August 2007)

Land of Lincoln: Adventure's in Abe's America by Andrew Ferguson (September 2007)

Leadership and Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute (January 2008)

Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell (January 2008)

The Pelloponesian War by Donald Kagan (December 2007)

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Don't by Chip & Dan Heath (November 2007)

Finding Jefferson by Alan Dershowitz (January 2008)

Sick: The Untold Story of Anerica's Health Care Crisis by Jonathan Cohn (September 2007)

Health Care half-Truths by Arthur Garson & Carolyn Engelhard (October 2007)

A New Kind of Christian by Brian McLaren (November 2007)

The Story We Find Ourselves In by Brian McLaren (November 2007)

The Last Word and the Word After That by Brian McLaren (December 2007)
Driving Fear out of the Workplace - By Kathleen Ryan & Daniel Oestrich (January 2008)

The Children - by David Halberstam (January 2008)

Shadow: Five Presidents and the legacy of Watergate - by Bob Woodward (February 2008)

April 1865: The Month that Saved America - by Jay Winik (February 2008)

Made to Stick: Why some ideas survive and other die - by Chip Heath & Dan Heath (March 2008)

Letters to a Young Teacher - by Jonathan Kozol (March 2008)

The Entrepreneurial Imperative - by Carl Schramm (March 2008)

The Power of Full Engagement - by Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz (April 2008)

Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers - by Kwame Anthony Appiah (April 2008)

All the President's Men - by Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward (May 2008)

The Secret Man: The story of Watergate's Deep Throat - by Bob Woodward (May 2008)

The Way that Leads There: Augustinian Reflections on the Christian Life - by Gilbert Meilaender (May 2008)

For the Common Good: The Ethics off Leadership in the 21st Century - edited by John Knapp (June 2008)

This Voice in My Heart - by Gilbert Tuhabonye (June 2008)
The Approaching Fury: Voices of the Storm 1820-1861 by Stephen Oates (June 2008)
Stanley: The Impossible Life of America's Greatest Explorer by Tim Jeal (June 2008)
Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography by David Michaelis (June 2008)
Blessed Unrest by Paul Hawken (June 2008)
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson (July 2008)
Deep Economy by Bill McKibben (July 2008)
The Dance of Leadership by Robert & Janet Denhardt (July 2008)
City of God by Saint Augustine (July 2008)
The Faiths of the Founding Fathers by David Holmes (July 2008)
The Sword of Lincoln: The Army of the Potomac by Jeffrey Wert (July 2008)
Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet by Mark Lynas (August 2008)
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman (August 2008)
Don't Just Do Something, Stand There by Marvin Weisbord & Sandra Janoff (September 2008)
The Life of Meaning by Bob Abernethey & William Bole (September 2008)
Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond (October 2008)
Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob by Lee Siegel (November 2008)
The Smartest Guys in the Room: The amazing rise and scandalous fall of Enron by Bethany McClean & Peter Elkind (December 2008)
In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam by Robert McNamara (December 2008)
The Trouble with Boys by Peg Tyre (December 2008)
A Glorious Defeat: Mexico and its war with the United States by Timothy Henderson (December 2008)
Gang Leader for a Day: A rouge sociologist takes to the streets by Sudhir Venkatesh (December 2008)
Crucibles of Leadership: How to learn from experience to become a great leader by Robert J. Thomas (January 2009)
God Grew Tired of Us by John Bul Dau (January 2009)
Passionate Nation: The epic history of Texas by James Haley (February 2009)
Leadership and Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute (March 2009)
The Last Dropout by Bill Milliken (April 2009)
Final Countdown: NASA and the end of the space shuttle program by Pat Duggins (April 2009)
Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill by Gtrechen Rubin
Not for Sale: The return of the global slave trade - and how we can fight it by David Batstone (April 2009)
Rules for Revolutionaries by Guy Kawasaki (May 2009)
Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg (May 2009)
The Magician's Book: A skeptic's adventures in Narnia by Laura Miller (May 2009)
Managing the Dream: Reflections on leadership and change by Warren Bennis (May 2009)
The Final Days by Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein (May 2009)
Understanding and Facilitating Adult Learning by Stephen D. Brookfield (June 2009)
Sandy Koufax: A lefty's leagacy by Jane Leavy (June (2009)
My Father's Paradise : A son's search for his Jewish past in Kurdish Iraq by Ariel Sabar (June 2009)
The Republic by Plato (June 2009)
The Omnivore's Dilema by Michael Pollan (June 2009)
A. Lincoln by Ronald C. White, Jr. (June 2009)
Mountains beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder (June 2009)
The Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rosseau (July 2009)
Playing with the Enemy by Gary W. Moore (July 2009)
Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore (July 2009)
The Radical Leap: A personal lesson in extreme leadership by Steve Farber (July 2009)
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch (July 2009)
Soldier's Heart: Reading literature through peace and war at West Point by Elizabeth Samet (July 2009)
Incarnate Leadership: 5 leadership lessons from the life of Jesus by Bill Robinson (August 2009)
Barbra: The way she is by Christopher Anderson (August 2009)
Reading the Bible with the Damned by Bob Ekblad (September 2009)
Rules of Thumb: 52 truths for wining at business without losing yourself by Alan Webber (September 2009)
The Third Chapter: Passion, risk, and adventure in the 25 years after 50 by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot (September 2009)
A Home on the Field by Paul Cusadros (September 2009)
Blended Learning in Higher Education: Frammeworks, Principles and Guidelines by D. Randy Garrison and Norman D. Vaughn (October 2009)
Enriqie's Journey by Sonia Nazario (October 2009)
Raven: The untold story of Rev. Jim Jones and his people by Tim Reiterman (October 2009)
Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder (October 2009)
Big Man on Campus by Stephen Joel Trachtenberg (November 2009)
Outliers: The story of success by Malcolm Gladwell (December 2009)
The House the Trane Built: The Story of Impulse Records by Ashley Kahn (December 2009)
The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (January 2010)
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller (January 2010)
The Opposable Mind:Winning through integrative thinking by Roger Martin (February 2010)
What Matters Most:Living a more considered life by James Hollis (February 2010)
The Art of Quantum Planning by Gerald Harris (February 2010)
Googled: The end of the world as we know it by Ken Aulette (March 2010)
American Pharoah: Mayor Richard J. Daley - His battle for Chicago and the nation by Adam Cohen & Elizabeth Taylor (March 2010)
Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew B. Crawford (April 2010)
Leadership and the Liberal Arts edited by J. Thomas Wren, et al. (April 2010)
Lincoln's War by Geoffrey Perret (May 2010)
Reality Hunger: A Manifesto by David Shields (May 2010)
Stiches by David Small - Graphic Novel (May 2010)
A.D. New Orleans: After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld - Graphic Novel (May 2010)
A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life by Parker Palmer (May 2010)
Organic Manifesto by Maria Rodale (June 2010)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (June 2010)
Churchill: A Life by Martin Gilbert (July 2010)
Afghanistan: A Military Hisotry from Alexander the Great to the War Against the Taliban by Stephen Tanner (July 2010)
The Cello Suites: JS Bach, Pablo Casals, and the Search for a Baroque Masterpiece by Eric Siblin (July 2010)
The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad (July 2010)
The Photographer: into war-torn Afghanistin with Doctors Without Borders (graphic novel) by Guilbert, Lefevre & Lemercier (August 2010)
Goodbye Gutenberg by Valerie Kirschenbaum (August 2010)
Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us by Daniel Pink (August 2010)
American Widow (graphic novel) by Alissa Torres and Sungyoon Choi (September 2010)
Not for Profit: Why democracy needs the humanities by Martha Nussbaum (September 2010)
A Woman's Education: The Road from Coorain Leads to Smith College by Jill Ker Conway (October 2010)
The Big Short by Michael Lewis (October 2010)
Buy-In: Getting your good idea from getting shot down by John Kotter (November 2010)
The Tyranny of Dead Ideas by Matt Miller (November 2010)
On Being a Theologian of the Cross by Gerhard Forte (January 2011)
The Heart of Higher Education: A Call to Renewal by parker Palmer (January 2011)
The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer (January 2011)
Honky by Dalton Conley (February 2011)
Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rawandan Holocaust by Immaculee Ilibagiza (February 2011)
Look Me in the Eyes: My life with Asperger's by John Elder Robison (February 2011)
The Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea (March 2011)
Oucasts United by Warren St. John (March 2011)
Turnaround: Leading Stressed Colleges and Universities to Excellence by Martin & Samels (March 2011)
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortensen (March 2011)
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (April 2011)
Lincoln President-Elect by Harold Holzer (April 2011)
Lincoln Reshapes the Presidency edited by Charles Hubbard (May 2011)
Nixonland by Scott Perlstein (June 2011)
What? by Mark Kurlansky (June 2011)
Living by Fiction by Annie Dillard (June 2011)
The Leader Who Had No Title by Ron Sharma (July 2011)
Personal Memoirs by Ulysses S. Grasnt (July 2011)
The Sacred and the Profane by Mircea Elide (July 2011)
The War Tht Killed Achillies by Caroline Alexander (July 2011)
Ethics: The Essential Writings edited by Gordon Mariano (July 2011)
Looking for Lincoln: The Making of an American Icon by Philip Kuhnhardt III (July 2011)
How to Be Alone (Essays) by Jonathan Franzen (July 2011)
How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton (July 2011)
Learning at the Foot of the Cross: A Lutheran Vision for Education ed. bu Joel Heck & Angus Menuge (July 2011)
The Era of Reconstruction 1865-1877 by Kenneth Stamp (July 2011)
Teaching the Taboo by Rick and William Ayers (August 2011)
For the Time Being by Annie Dillard (September 2011)
Love Waits by Rob Bell (September 2011)
Erasing Hell by Fancis Chan (October 2011)
You Lost Me by David Kinnaman (October 2011)
Think by John Piper (October 2011)
The Next 100 Years by George Friedman (November 2011)
Giants: The parallel lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln  by John Stauffer(November 2011)
The House at the End of the Road by W. Ralph Eubanks (December 2011)
The Seven Face of Philanthropy by Russ Prince and Karen File (January 2012)
Mandela: A Critical LIfe by Tom Lodge (January 2012)
The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk (January 2012)
Beyond Fundraising by Kay Sprinkel Grace (January 2012)
On Being Presidential by Susan Pierce (January 2012)
The New Advancement Team by Terry Sykora (January 2012)
Achieving Execellence in Fundraising by Henry Rosso & Associates (February 2012)
Fundraising for the Long Haul by Kim Klein (February 2012)
Fundraising Advice for College and University Presidents by Rita Bornstein (February 2012)
Relationshift by Bassoff & Chandler (February 2012)
Politics, Religion, and the Common Good by Martin Marty (February 2012)
Give Smart by Tierney & Fleishman (March 2012)
This Life is in Your Hands by Melissa Coleman (March 2012)
The Planned Giving Idea Book by Robert Sharpe (March 2012)
Personal History by Katherine Graham (March 2012)
Racing Odysseus: A College President Becomes a Freshman Again by Roger Martin (March 2012)
Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (April 2012)
Cardboard Gods by Josh Wilker (April 2012)
Asking by Jerold Pannas (April 2012)
Leading the Campaign: Advancing Colleges and Universities by Michael Worth (May 2012)
The Complete Guide to Fundraising Management by Stanley Weinstein (May 2012)
Che by Jon Lee Anderson (June 2012)
Macolm X  by  Manning Marable (June 2012)
The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris by John Baxter June 2012)
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway (July 2012)
Falling Upwards: A Spirituality for the Second Half of Life by Richard Rohr (July 2012)
A Kierkegaard Anthology ed. by Robert Bretall (July 2012)
Kierkegaard for Beginners by Donald Palmer (July 2012)
The Imperfect Board Member by Jim Brown (Augusts 2012)
Leaders Make the Future: Ten New Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World by Bob Johansen (September 2012)
The Call of Stories: Teaching and the Moral Imagination by Robert Coles (September 2012)
My Life in Leadership by Frances Hesselbein (September 2012)
Marzi: A Memoir by Marzena Sowa - Graphic Novel (October 2012)
The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni (November 2012)
Framing Innocence by Lynn Powell (November 2012)
The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams (December 2012)
Helping by Edgar Schein (January 2013)
This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff (January 2013)
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel - Graphic Novel (January 2013)
Not For Sale by David Batstone (February 2013)
The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi - Graphic Novel (February 2013)
All the Shah's Men by Stephen Kinzer (March 2013)
Abundance: The future is better than you think by Peter Diamandis & Stephen Kotler (March 2013)
College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be by Andrew DelBanco (March 2013)
Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther (March 2013)
Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes by Richards & O'Brien (April 2013)
Choice Words by Peter Johnston (May 2013)
The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria (May 2013)
Ethics by Aristotle (June 2013)
The Big Screen: The story of the movies by David Thomsen (June 2013)
Questions of Character: Illuminating the heart of leadership through literature by Joseph Badaracco (June 2013)
Baseball as a Road to God by John Sexton (June 2013)
The Warmth of Other Suns: The epic story of America's Great Migration (June 2013)
Eleven Rings: The soul of success by Phil Jackson(June 2013)
Red, White, and Muslim: My story of belief by Asma Gull Hasan (June 2013)
The Path to Power by Robert Caro (June 2013)
The Gettysburg Campaign: A Study in Command by Edwin Coddington (July 2013)
New Slavery by Kevin Bayles (July 2013)
A Crime so Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery by Benjamin Skinner (July 2013)
Girls Like Us: A Memoir by Rachel Lloyd (August 2013)
What the Best College Students Do by Ken Bain (August 2013)
If You Want to Walk on Water, You Have to Get Out of the Boat by John Ortberg (August 2013)
Why Teach? by Mark Edmundson (September 2013)
Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther by Roland Bainton (September 2013)
Young Man Luther by Erik Erikson (October 2013)
Presidencies Derailed by Stephen Joel Trachtenberg (October 2013)