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Summer Reads

Aug 12, 2010
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I’ve been reading a lot of great books this summer.  Here’s a list of the ones I’d recommend:

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative BattlesSteven Pressfield

Ruthless Trust: The Ragamuffin’s Path to God – Brennan Manning

Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? – Seth Godin

The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See – Richard Rohr

The Furious Longing of God – Brennan Manning

Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation – Tim Brown

The Silent Life – Thomas Merton

Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook – Anthony Bourdain

Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking – David Bayles, Ted Orland

The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working: The Four Forgotten Needs That Energize Great Performance – Tony Schwartz, Jean Gomes, and Catherine McCarthy Ph.D.


What have you been reading?


7 Responses to “Summer Reads”

  1. that’s a great list. i’m a huge of of “The War of Art” and “Linchpin.”

    i read some classics this year to disengage from my usual fare. I’ve read “Catcher in the Rye” and “The Great Gatsby.”

    But, to amp up for the fall I’m currently reading “Open Leadership” by Charlene Li.

  2. Adam Lehman says:

    “Jesus Manifesto” by Frank Viola & Len Sweet.
    “Atlas Shrugged” by Anne Rand.

  3. Paul Loyless says:

    @timschrader – you’re now on the “watch list” for admitting to reading “Catcher in the Rye”

    Rework – Jason Fried is getting a lot of press and GREAT.

    Trade-Off – Kevin Maney is a winner.

    Selling Jesus – Douglas Webster should be on every pastor’s shelf.

  4. Andy Gorman says:

    Sacred Cows Make Great BBQs by Dave Gilpin from Hope City Church in England is a great book. Dave carefully highlights a number of ‘myths’ that flow through 21st Century Christian living, taking the pressure off and leaving you feeling great!
    Andy

  5. Marc Millan says:

    You got a few on my list, just started Linchpin, LOVE IT so far.
    Christian Atheist-C.Groeschel, Everyone Communicates-few connect-J.Maxwell, De-Railed-Tim Irwin
    M_

  6. Ben Arment says:

    Shop Class as Soul Craft – NYT bestseller by Matthew Crawford; The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp; and I can’t stop re-reading Story by Robert McKee

  7. Morehart says:

    Free book, by Brian Tome
    Under the Overpass, by Mike Yankowski

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