"The impact on your life will be largely from the people you meet and books you read" -Rick Warren from Thinking. Loving. Doing.

I consider myself a humble man, there is not a lot I like to boast about, however I do take pride in the books I have read. Reading can be such a transformational act. Though it may only take a week to read a particular book, its words will stay with me forever. My mind can wrestle with certain ideas and concepts for eternity.

Though I remain loyal to a certain style of books, I do appreciate different genres, authors, and ideas that challenge my thinking.

Frank Abagnale
Hilary Alan
Mitch Albom
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
John L. Allen, Jr.
Dan B. Allender
Judd Apatow
Richard Arum & Josipa Roksa
Reza Aslan


Alexander Astin, Helen Astin, & Jennifer Lindholm

Cultivating the Spirit

Mark Batterson

The Circle Maker


Stephan Bauman


William J. Baumol

The Cost Disease

Buzz Bissinger

3 Nights in August

Cary Blazer & Rod Reed

Building a Culture of Faith

Paul Bloom

Just Babies

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Life Together

Ralph Branca

A Moment in Time

Craig Brandon

The Five Year Party

Henry Bushkin

Johnny Carson

Susan Cain


Jose Canseco



Charles J. Chaput

A Heart on Fire

Alicia Fedelina Chavez & Ronni Salo

Identity and Leadership

Clayton M. Christensen & Henry J. Eyring

The Innovative University

Donald Clifton


Tim Clydesdale

The First Year Out

Guy Consolmagno & Paul Mueller

Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial? 

Matthew Crawford

Shop Class as Soulcraft

Billy Crystal

Still Foolin' 'Em

Michael D'Antonio

Forever Blue

Jeffry C. Davis & Philip G. Ryken

Liberal Arts for the Christian Life

Daniel Ryan Day

10 Days Without 

William Deresiewicz

Excellent Sheep

John Dickson


Gene Edwards

Living Close to God

Elisabeth Elliot

Shadow of the Almighty

Mark Fainaru-Wada & Lance Williams

Game of Shadows

Tina Fey


Brad Formsma

I Like Giving

Thomas L. Friedman

The World is Flat

Steven Furtick

Crash the Chatterbox

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Caseen Gaines

We Don't Need Roads

John Gerzema & Michael D'Antonio

The Athena Doctrine

David J. Garrow

Bearing the Cross

Nic Gibson and Syler Thomas

Game Plan

Bob Goff

Love Does

A.C. Grayling

The God Argument

Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus

Higher Education?

Jonathan Haidt

The Righteous Mind

Timothy W. Herrman, et al.

A Faith for the Generations

Christopher Hitchens

God is Not Great

David Horner

Mind Your Faith

Jason Jaggard


Samuel Joeckel & Thomas Chesnes

The Christian College Phenomenon&

Jennifer Kahnweiler

Quiet Influence

Ken Kaiser

Planet of the Umps

Caleb Kaltenbach

Messy Grace

William Kashatus

Jackie and Campy

Richard P. Keeling & Richard H. Hersh

We're Losing Our Minds

Gary Keller

The One Thing

Jason Kendall


Jonah Keri

The Extra 2%

Clayton and Ellen Kershaw


David Kinnaman


You Lost Me

Jon Krakauer


Anthony T. Kronman

Education's End

Marti Olsen Laney

The Introvert Advantage

Tony La Russa

One Last Strike

Steven B. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner



Think like a Freak

Michael Lewis


Max Lucado

Traveling Light

Brennan Manning

The Ragamuffin Gospel

Steve Martin

Born Standing Up

Mike Matheny

The Matheny Manifesto

John C. Maxwell

The 5 Levels of Leadership 

Peter McGraw & Joel Warner

The Humor Code

Ryan McKinley

This Beautiful Mess

Scot McKnight


Derek Melleby

Make College Count

J.P. Moreland & Mark Matlock

Smart Faith

Peter Morris


Randall Munroe

What If?

Parker Palmer & Arthur Zajonc

The Heart of Higher Education

Bill Plaschke

I Live for This!

Kara E. Powell & Chap Clark

Sticky Faith

Kirk Radomski

Bases Loaded 

Don Rickles

Rickles' Book

Bill Robinson

Incarnate Leadership

Gene Robinson

God Believes in Love

Jackie Robinson

I Never Had It Made 

Christian Rudder


Michael J. Sandel


What Money Can't Buy

Naomi Schaefer Riley

God in the Quad

Samuel Schuman

Old Main

Alan Schwarz

The Numbers Game

Jeffrey J. Selingo

College Unbound

Sarah Sentilles

Breaking Up with God

Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller

Live From New York

Thomas A. Shaw

College Bound

Dutch Sheets

Intercessory Prayer

Martin Short

I Must Say

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West

The Rich and the Rest of Us

Christian Smith

Lost in Transition

Gordon T. Smith

Courage and Calling

Judah Smith

Life Is _____.

Josh Suchon

Miracle Men

Scott Wilson

Ready Set Grow

Mike Yankoski

Under the Overpass

William Paul Young

The Shack