Recommended Books

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Leadership 

A Failure of Nerve
by Edwin Friedman

A Work of Heart
by Reggie McNeal

Christian Social Innovation
by L. Gregory Jones

Divergent Church
by Tim Shapiro with Kara Faris

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Rural Ministry

The Forgotten Church
by Glen Daman

The Grasshopper Myth
by Karl Vaters

God’s Country
by Brad Roth

Bet the Farm
by Beth Hoffman

The Practice of Adaptive Leadership
by Ronald Heifetz et al

Canoeing the Mountains
by Tod Bolsinger

Wellness 

Faithful and Fractured
by Rae Jean Proeschold-Bel and Jason Byassee

The State of Pastors
by Barna Research Group

The Gravity of Joy
by Angela Gorrell

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Preaching, Teaching

& Care

The Gospel Comes with a House Key
by Rosaria Butterfield

The Pastor as Public Theologian
by Kevin J. Vanhoozer and Owen Strachan

Recalling Our Own Stories
by Edward Wimberly

A Lutheran Toolkit
by Ken Sundet Jones

In My Grandmother's House
by Yolanda Pierce