Summer 2011 – Reading Suggestions

I am often asked for “reading recommendations.”

The following are some of the books I have enjoyed during the last two years,exploring the dimensions of “What’s a Questian?” I hope you might enjoy a few of them as well during the Summer of 2011.

People are yearning for a different label to apply to their Christian faith, political affiliation or important dimensions of themselves rather than the traditional ones that are infected with all sorts of attitudinal, experiential and socio-political baggage. “Christian” doesn’t work anymore in the postmodern, western, developed world. The term has become irretrievably corrupted. It’s a conversation killer. It’s as much a polarizing influence as the terms Democrat, Independent or Republican (to name only a few). I began to think about this phenomenon – intentionally. I adapted. I developed an audible mechanism when people inquired about my faith. I would say, “I’m a Christian, but…” (audible emphasis on but). Guess what? It didn’t work. I made the firm decision to move beyond being the ‘but’ in response to somebody else’s question.

At this juncture, several years ago, I began to intentionally study the impact that language and labels have on human relationships, identity and human potential. Throughout this process, I was led to many different topics and domains like genetics, neuroscience, public policy, international relations, social-psychology, organizational behavior, philosophy, theology, economics, spirituality, psychology, history, social movements, sociology, curiosity, innovation, how we learn, human development, creativity, compassion, community, consequences, courage, culture, invention, exploration and discovery.

Please note: that many of the titles recommended below have been reviewed here on this site – or you might find my review on Amazon:

The reading list below includes some of the books I have read during this journey, exploring the dimensions of “What’s a Questian?”


Recommended Reading


Ahamed, Liaquat Lords of Finance – The Bankers Who Broke The World, The Penguin Press – The Penguin Group (USA) Inc. New York, New York Copyright © 2009 by Liaquat Ahamed

Akerlof, George A. & Shiller, Robert J. – Animal Spirits – How Human Psychology Drives The Economy And Why It Matters For Global Capitalism, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ Copyright © 2009 by Princeton University Press

Albright, Madeleine – The Mighty & The Almighty- Reflections on America, God and World Affairs, HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, NY Copyright © 2006 by Madeline Albright.

Alperovitz, Gar America Beyond Capitalism – Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Society and Our Democracy John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Hoboken, NJ Copyright © 2005 by Gar Alperovitz P. 239.

Armstrong, Karen The Battle For God, Alfred A. Knopf New York, NY Copyright © 2000 by Karen Armstrong.

Armstrong, Karen The Case For God, Alfred A. Knopf New York, NY Copyright © 2009 by Karen Armstrong.

Armstrong, Karen MUHAMMAD – A Biography of the Prophet, HarperSanFrancisco – A Division of HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, NY Copyright © 1992 by Karen Armstrong.

Armstrong, Karen ISLAM – A Short History, Modern Library – an imprint of Random House Publishing Group, a Division of Random House, Inc.  New York, NY Copyright © 2000, 2002 by Karen Armstrong.

Balwin, James BALDWIN – Collected Essays, The Library of America, Copyright © 1998 Literary Classics of The United States, Inc. New York, NY

Barabasi, Albert-Laszlo BURSTS – The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We Do, Dutton – The Penguin Group New York, NY Copyright © 2010 by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

Barron, Frank Montuori, Alfonso & Barron, Anthea Creators on Creating – Awakening and Cultivating the Imaginative Mind, Penguin Group (USA) Inc. New York, NY Copyright © 1997 by Frank Barron, Alfonso Montuori and Anthea Barron.

Bellah, Robert N et al.  Habits of The Heart – Individualism and Commitment in American Life, University of California Press Berkeley, CA Copyright © 1985 and 1996 by The Regents of The University of California.

Bellanca, James & Brandt, Ron – Editors – 21st Century Skills – Rethinking How Students Learn, Solution Tree Press – a division of Solution Tree, Bloomington, IN Copyright © 2010 by Solution Tree Press

Berns, Gregory Iconoclast – A Neuroscientist Reveals How To Think Differently, Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation, Boston, MA Copyright © 2010 by Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation.

Bilton, Nick I Live in the Future and Here’s How It Works, Crown Business New York, NY Copyright © 2010 by Nick Bilton,

Brafman, Ori & Rom SWAY – The Irresistible Pull of the Irrational Behavior, Doubleday – an imprint of the Doubleday Publishing Group, a Division of Random House, Inc. New York, NY Copyright © 2008 by Ori Brafman & Rom Brafman.

Branch, Taylor At Canaan”s Edge – America In The King Years 1965-1968, Simon $ Schuster New York, NY Copyright (c) 2006 by Taylor Branch.

Branch, Taylor Parting The Waters – America In The King Years 1954-1963, A TOUCHSTONE Book – Simon & Schuster, Inc.  New York, NY Copyright (c) 1988 by Taylor Branch.

Branch, Taylor Pillar of Fire – America In The King Years 1963-1965, A TOUCHSTONE Book – Simon & Schuster, Inc. New York, NY Copyright (c) 1998 by Taylor Branch.

Bronowski, Jacob – The Origins of Knowledge and Imagination, Yale University Press,  Copyright © 1978 by Yale University.

Brooks, David THE SOCIAL ANIMAL – The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement, Random House – an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. New York, NY Copyright © 2011 by David Brooks.

Burke, Spencer and Taylor, Barry A Heretics Guide to Eternity, Copyright © 2006 by Spencer Burke. JOSSEY-BASS Publishers, A Wiley Imprint, p. 225 (This citation is from a pre-publication copy of this book. The citation may differ in the published version of the book.).

Burton, Robert A. M.D. On Being Certain – Believing You Are Right Even When You’re Not, St. Martins Press, New York, NY Copyright © 2008 by Robert A. Burton, M.D.

Camus, Albert The Rebel – An Essay on Man in Revolt, Vintage Books – a division of Random House New York, NY Vintage International Edition, November 1991 Copyright © 1984 by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.

Carr, Nicholas THE SHALLOWS – What The Internet is Doing To Our Brains, W.W. Norton & Company New York, NY Copyright (c) 2010 by Nicholas Carr

Chadha, Yogeh Gandhi – A Life, John Wiley & Sons New York, NY Copyright © 1997 by Yogesh Gandhi,

Chen, Milton EDUCATION NATION – Six Leading Edges of Innovation in our Schools, Jossey-Bass – A Wiley Imprint San Francisco, CA Copyright © 2010 byThe George Lucas Educational Foundation.

Chittister,Joan Murshid,Saadi Shakur,Chishti, and Rabbi Arthur Waskow.  The Tent of Abraham – Stories of Hope and Peace for Jews, Christians and Muslims – Beacon Press, Boston Copyright © 2006 by Benetvision, Neil Douglas Klotz, Arthur Waskow.

Chittister, Joan The Ten Commandments – Laws of the Heart, Orbis Books Maryknoll, New York Copyright © 2006 by Joan Chittister p. 118.

Chittister, Joan In Search of Belief, Ligouri/Triumph Ligouri, Missouri Copyright © 1999 by Joan Chittister p. 11

Christensen, Clayton M. with Horn, Michael B and Johnson, Curtis W. Disrupting Class – How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns, McGraw-Hill New York, NY Copyright © 2008 by Clayton M. Christensen.

Clark, Taylor – NERVE – Poise Under Pressure, Serenity Under Stress, And The Brave New Science Of Fear and Cool, Little, Brown and Company – Hachette Book Group, New York, NY Copyright © 2011 by Taylor Clark.

Claxton, Guy The Wayward Mind – An Intimate History of the Unconscious, Abacus – An imprint of Little Brown Book Group, Londi=on UK, Copyright © 2005 by Guy Claxton

Cooper Ramo, Joshua The Age of the Unthinkable – Why The New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us and What We Can Do About It Copyright © 2009 by Joshua Cooper Ramo – Little, Brown and Company New York, NY).

Cox, Harvey The Future of Faith– HarperOne – An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers – New York, New York Copyright © 2009 by Harvey Cox.

Cox, Harvey Fire From Heaven – The Rise of Pentecostal Spirituality And The Shaping of Religion in the Twenty-First Century Da CAPO Press, Copyright (c) 1995 by Harvey Cox p.315

Critser, Greg Eternity Soup – Inside The Quest To End Aging, Harmony Books – An imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a Division of Random House, Inc. New York, NY Copyright © 2010 by Greg Critser.

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly The Evolving Self – A Psychology for the Third Millenium, Harper Perennial – A Division of HarperCollinsPublishers, Copyright © 1993 By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly Creativity – Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention, Harper Perrenial, HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, New York Copyright © 1996 by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi,

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly Finding Flow – The Psychology of Engagement With Everyday Life, Basic Books-A Member of the Perseus Books Group Copyright © 1997 By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

Dweck, Carol S. Ph.D. Mindset – The New Psychology of Success – How We Can Learn to Fulfill Our Potential, Ballantine Books – an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, Copyright © 2006 by Carol S. Dweck Ph. D.

Dychtwald, Ken Ph.D. AGE POWER – How The 21st Century Will Be Ruled by the New Old, Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam – a member of Penguin Putnam Inc. New York, NY Copyright © 1999 by Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

Easterbrook, Gregg The Progress Paradox – How Life Gets Better While People Feel Worse, Random House Trade Paperbacks New York, NY Coyright © 2003 by Greg Easterbrook.

Esposito, John L.  Unholy War – Terror in the Name of Islam, OXFORD University Press, Oxford, NY Ó Copyright 2002 by John L. Esposito

Farrell, Greg Crash of the Titans – Greed, Hubris, The Fall of Merrill Lynch, and the Near-Collapse of Bank of America, Crown Business, New York, NY Copyright © 2010 by Greg Farrell.

Feiler, Bruce Abraham – A Journey To The Heart of Three Faiths, William Morrow-An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. Copyright © 2002 by Bruce Feiler.

Fischer, Louis The Essential Gandhi – An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work and Ideas, Vintage Books – A Division of Random House, Inc. New York, NY Copyright © 1962 by Louis Fischer.

Florida, Richard The Rise of the Creative Class, Basic Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group, New York, New York Copyright © 2002 by Richard Florida.

Fowler, James W. Stages of Faith – The Psychology of Human Development and the Quest for Meaning, HarperSanFrancisco – a division of HarperCollinsPublishers, Copyright © 1981 by James W. Fowler.

Fowler, James W. Faithful Change – The Personal and Public Challenges of Postmodern Life, Abingdon Press Nashville, TN, Copyright © 1996 by Abingdon Press.

Fox, Justin The Myth of the Rational Market – A History of Risk, Reward and Delusion on Wall Street, Harper Business – A Division of HarperCollinsPublishers New York, NY Copyright © 2009 by Justin Fox.

Frankfurt, Harry G. On BULLSHIT, Princeton University Press Princeton, New Jersey Copyright © 2005 by Princeton University Press.

Frankfurt, Harry G. On TRUTH, Alfred A. Knopf New York, NY Copyright © 2006 by Harry G. Frankfurt

Friedman, Thomas A. Hot, Flat & Crowded- Why We Need a Green Revolution and How It Can Renew America, Copyright © 2008 Farrar, Straus & Giroux New York, NY.

Gallup, George Jr. and Lindsay, Michael D. Surveying the Religious Landscape – Trends in U.S. Beliefs Morehouse Publishing Harrisburg, PA Copyright (c) 1999 by George Gallup Jr. and Michael D. Lindsay p.45

Gardner, Howard Five Minds For The Future, Harvard Business Press, Boston, Massachusetts Copyright © 2008 by Howard Gardner.

Giurlanda, Paul F.S.C. Faith and Knowledge – A Critical Inquiry, University Press of America, Inc. – Lanham Books Lanham, MD Copyright © 1987 by Paul Giurlanda, F.S.C.

Glassner, Barry The Culture of Fear – Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things, Basic Books – A Member of The Perseus Books Group, New York, NY Coyright © 1999 by Barry Glassner.

Gordon Chandler, Paul – Pilgrims of Christ on the Muslim Road – Exploring a New Path Between Two Faiths, Cowley Publications, Copyright © 2007 by Paul Gordon-Chandler.

Gorenberg, Gershom.  The End Of Days- Fundamentalism and the Struggle for The Temple Mount, Oxford University Press, NY © Copyright 2000 by Gershom Gorenberg.

Hacker, Jacob S. & Pierson, Paul Winner-Take-All Politics – How Washington Made The Rich Richer – And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class, Simon & Schuster New York, NY Copyright © 2010 by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson.

Handy, Charles The Age of Paradox Harvard Business School Press, Boston, Massachusetts Copyright © 1994 by Charles Handy.

Handy, Charles The Age of UNREASON Harvard Business School Press © 1994.

Handy, Charles Beyond Certainty – The Changing World of Organizations Harvard Business School Press, Boston, MA Copyright © 1996 by Charles Handy.

Hitchens, Christopher god is not great – How Religion Poisons Everything, TWELVE – Hatchette Book Group USA, New York, NY Copyright © 2007 by Christopher Hitchens.

Huffington, Ariana Third World America – How Our Politicians Are Abandoning The Middle Class And Betraying The American Dream, Crown Publishers New York, NY Copyright © 2010 by Arianna Huffington.

Houle, David The Shift Age, BookSurge, Copyright © 2007 by David Houle.

Imparto, Nicholas and Harai, Oren Jumping The Curve – Innovation and Strategic Choice in an Age of Transition, Jossey-Bass Publishers San Francisco Copyright © 1994 and 1996 by Jossey-Bass, Inc.,

Jarvis, Jeff What Would Google Do? HarperCollins Publishers New York, NY Copyright © 2009 by Jeff Jarvis.

Jeffrey, Scott Creativity Revealed – Discovering The Source of Inspiration, Creative Crayon Publishers, Kingston, NY Copyright © 2008 by Scott Jeffrey.

Johnson, Steven The Ghost Map – The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic – and How It Changed Science, Cities and the Modern World, Riverhead Books, New York, NY Copyright © 2006 by Steven Johnson.

Johnson, Steven The Invention of Air – A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, And The Birth of America, Riverhead Books – Published by The Penguin Group New York, NY Copyright © 2008 by Steven Johnson.

Johnson, Steven Where Good Ideas Come From – The Natural History of Innovation, Riverhead Books – Published by The Penguin Group New York, NY Copyright © 2010 by Steven Johnson.

Johnson, Stephen EMERGENCE, Scribner New York, NY Copyright © 2001 by Steven Johnson.

Johnson, Simon and Kwak, James 13 Bankers – The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown, Pantheon Books – A Division of Random House, Inc., New York, NY Copyright © 2010 by Simon Johnson and James Kwak.

Kashdan, Todd, Ph.D Curious? – Discover the Missing Ingredients to a Fulfilling Life, William Morrow – an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, NY Copyright © 2009 by Todd Kashdan.

Kelly, Kevin What Technology Wants, VIKING – Published by The Penguin Group (USA) Inc. New York, NY Copyright (c) 2010 by Kevin Kelly

Kim, W. Chan & Mauborgne, Blue Ocean Strategy – How To Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant, Harvard Business School Press, Copyright © 2005 by Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation.

Kinnaman, David  unChristian – What A New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity and Why It Matters, Baker Books Grand Rapids, Michigan Copyright © 2007 by David Kinnaman and Fermi Project.

Kleiner, Art The Age of Heretics – The History of Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management Jossey-Bass Publishers, Inc.  New York, NY Copyright © 2008 by Art Kleiner. 3-4 and 13-14.

Kling, Arnold and Schulz, Nick From Poverty To Prosperity – Intangible Assets, Hidden Liabilities and the Lasting Triumph Over Scarcity, Encounter Books, New York, NY Copyright © 2009 by Arnold Kling and Nick Schulz.

Kotlikoff, Laurence J. and Burns, Scott The Coming Generational Storm – What You Need To Know About America’s Economic Future, The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA Copyright © 2004 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Kushner, Harold S.  How Good Do We Have to Be-A New Understanding of Guilt and Forgiveness, Little, Brown and Company Boston, MA Ó Copyright 1996 by Harold S. Kushner.

Kushner, Harold. When All You’ve Ever Wanted Isn’t Enough New York, NY: Summit Books, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1986, p.107

Langer, Ellen J. MINDFULNESS, Da Capo Press – A Member of the Perseus Books Group, Cambridge, MA Copyright © 1989 by Ellen J. Langer, Ph.D.

Langer, Ellen J. Counter Clockwise – Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility, Ballantine Books, New York, NY Copyright © 2009 by Ellen Langer, Ph.D.

Langer, Ellen J. On Becoming An Artist – Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity, Ballantine Books – An Imprint of Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. New York, NY Copyright © 2005 by Ellen Langer, Ph.D.

Langer, Ellen J. The Power of Mindful Learning, DA CAPO Press – A member of the Perseus Books Group. Cambridge, MA Copyright © 1997 by Ellen Langer, Ph. D.

Lasch, Christopher The True and Only HeavenProgress and Its Critics © 1991 by Christopher Lasch W.W. & Norton Company, New York, New York.

L’Engle, Madeleine Herself, Compiled by Carole F. Chase, SHAWBOOKS – an imprint of Waterbrook Press – a division of Random House, Inc. Colorado Springs, CO Copyright © 2001 by Crosswicks, Ltd.

Levinson, Daniel J., The Seasons Of A Man’s Life, New York: Ballantine Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, 1978.

Lewis, Michael The Big Short – Inside The Doomsday Machine, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. New York, New York Copyright © 2010.

Lewis, Michael – Liar’s Poker, W.W. Norton & Company New York, NY Copyright © 2009 by Michael Lewis.

Lowenstein, Roger The End of Wall Street, The Penguin Press, New York, NY Copyright © 2010 by Roger Lowenstein.

Lowenstein, Roger When Genius Failed – The Rise and Fall of Long Term Capital Management, Random House New York, NY Copyright © 2001 by Roger Lowenstein.

Majid, Anouar A Call For Heresy – Why Dissent is Vital to Islam and America University of Minnesota Press Copyright 2007 by The Regents of the University of Minnesota.

Mallaby, Sebastian More Money Than God – Hedge Funds And The Making of a New Elite, Penguin Press, New York, NY Copyright © 2010 by Sebastian Mallaby.

Manji, Irshad – The Trouble With Islam Today – A Muslim’s Call for Reform In Her Faith, St. Martin’s Press, New York, NY Copyright © 2003 by Irshad Manji.

Marsh, Charles The Beloved Community – How Faith Shapes Social Justice From the Civil Rights Movement to Today, Basic Books – A Member of the Perseus Books Group, Cambridge, MA Copyright © 2005 by Charles Marsh

McDonald, Lawrence G.  with Robinson, Patrick A Colossal Failure of Common Sense – The Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers by Crown Business – an imprint of Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House Inc. NY, NY Copyright © 2009 by Lawrence G. McDonald and Patrick Robinson

McGee, Susan Chasing Goldman Sachs – How The Masters of the Universe Melted Wall Street Down … and Why They’ll Take Us to The Bring Again, Crown Business New York, NY Copyright © 2010 by Suzanne McGee.

McGinn, Colin Mindsight – Image, Dream, Meaning Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA Copyright © 2004 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College.

McLaren, Brian Naked Spirituality – A Life With God in 12 Simple Words HarperOne – an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers New York, NY. Copyright © 2011 by Brian D. McLaren.

McLaren, Brian A Generous Orthodoxy, Zondervan Publishing, Grand Rapids, MI Copyright  © 2004 by Youth Specialties.

McLean, Bethany & Nocera, Joe ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE – The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis, The Penguin Group New York, NY Copyright © 2010 by Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera.

Medina, John Brain Rules – 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home and School, Pear Press Seattle, WA Copyright © 2008 by John J. Medina.

Menand, Louis The Marketplace of Ideas – Reform and Resistance In The American University, W.W. Norton & Company New York, NY & London, U.K. Copyright © 2010 by Louis Menand.

Merton, Thomas.  Seeds SHAMBHALA, Boston Copyright © 2002 by Robert Inchauti

Merton, Thomas No Man Is An Island, Published by Barnes & Noble, Inc. New York, New York by arrangement with Harcourt, Inc., Copyright © 1955 by The Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, Copyright renewed 1983 by the Trustees of the Merton Legacy Trust

Michalko, Michael Cracking Creativity – The Secrets of Creative Genius, Ten Speed Press – An imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a Division of Random House, Inc. New York, NY Copyright © 2001 by Michael Michalko.

Michalko, Michael THINKERTOYS – A Handbook of Creative Thinking Techniques, Ten Speed Press – An imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a Division of Random House, Inc. New York, NY Copyright © 2001 by Michael Michalko.

Millar, Garnet W. The Making of A Beyonder – Ways to Nurture Your Creative Achievement And Spirit, Scholastic Testing Service, Inc. Bensenville, IL Copyright © 2004 by Scholastic Testing Service, Inc.

Millar, Garnet W. The Power of Creativity – Results of the 50 Year Follow-Up to the Torrance Longitudinal Study of Creative Behavior The Scholastic Testing Service, Inc. Bensenville, IL Copyright © 2010 by The Scholastic Testing Service, Inc.

Miller, Peter The Smart Swarm – How Understanding Flocks, Schools and Colonies Can Make Us Better At Communicating, Decision Making and Getting Things Done, The Penguin Group, New York, NY Copyright © 2010 by Peter Miller.

Nakashima-Brock, Rita & Parker, Rebecca Ann Saving Paradise – How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire, Beacon Press, Boston, MA Copyright © 2008 by Rita Nakashima Brock & Rebecca Ann Parker.

Nouwen, Henri J.M.  The Wounded Healer IMAGE BOOKS DOUBLEDAY, NY Copyright Ó 1972 by Henri J.M. Nouwen

Ogle, Richard Smart World – Breakthrough Creativity and the New Science of Ideas– Harvard Business School Press Boston, MA USA Copyright © 2007 by Richard Ogle.

Ortberg, John Everybody’s Normal Till You Get To Know Them, Zondervan Publishing, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49530 Copyright (c) 2003 by John Ortberg p. 18

Ouradnik, Robert Growing Spiritually – Without Getting Bogged Down In Religion, BookSurge, Copyright © 2009 by Robert Ouradnik.

Panzner, Michael J. When Giants Fall – An Economic Roadmap For the End of the American EraJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York, New York Copyright © 2009 by Michael J. Panzner.

Parks, Sharon Daloz Big Questions – Worthy Dreams – Mentoring Young Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose and Faith, Jossey-Bass Publishers San Francisco, CA  Copyright © 2000 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Patel, Eboo Acts of Faith – The Story of an American Muslim – the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation,  Beacon Press, Boston, Massachusetts Copyright 2007 by Eboo Patel.

Patterson, Scott THE QUANTS – How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It, Crown Business, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. New York, NY Copyright © 2010 by Scott Patterson.

Peterson, Eugene H. Eat This Book – A conversation in the art of spiritual reading, William B. Eerdsman Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, MI Copyright © 2006 by Eugene H. Peterson.

Peterson, Eugene H. Practice Resurrection – a conversation on growing up in Christ, William B. Eerdsman Publishing Company Grand Rapids, MI and Cambridge, U.K. Copyright © 2010 by Eugene H. Peterson.

Pink, Daniel H. A Whole New Mind – Moving From The Information Age to the Conceptual Age, Penguin Group (USA) NY, NY Copyright © 2005 by Daniel H. Pink.

Pink, Daniel H. DRIVE – The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Riverhead Books, A Member of the Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright © 2009 by Daniel H. Pink.

Power, Samantha A Problem From Hell – America In An Age of Genocide, Perrenial – An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, NY Copyright © 2002 by Samantha Power.

Powers, William Hamlet’s Blackberry – A Practical Philosophy For Building A Good Life In The Digital Age, Harper – An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, NY Copyright © 2010 by William Powers.

Rajan, Raghuram G. Fault Lines – How The Hidden Fractures Still Threaten The World Economy, Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey Copyright © 2010 by Princeton University Press.

Ramos, Jorge The Latino Wave, HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. NY, NY Copyright (c) 2004 by Jorge Ramos, p. 238

Rank, Mark R.  One Nation, Underprivileged – Why American Poverty Affects Us All, Oxford University Press Oxford, NY Ó Copyright 2004 by Mark Robert Rank.

Reich, Robert B. AFTERSHOCK – The Next Economy and America’s Future, Alfred A. Knopf New York, New York Copyright © 2010 by Robert B. Reich.

Reiman, Joey Thinking For A Living – Creating Ideas That Revolutionize Your Business, Career and Life, Longstreet Press Athens, GA Copyright © 1998 by Joey Reiman.

Reinhart, Carmen M. & Rogoff, Kenneth S. This Time is Different – Eight Centuries of Financial Folly, Princeton University Press, Princeton New Jersey Copyright © 2009 by Princeton University Press.

Robinson, Ken Out of Our Minds – Learning To Be Creative, Capstone Publishing Ltd. (A Wiley Company), 2011 Edition – Copyright © 2001 & 2011 by Sir Ken Robinson.

Rogat Loeb, Paul.  Soul of a Citizen – Living with Conviction in a Cynical Time, St. Martin’s Griffin, NY Ó Copyright 1999 by Paul Rogat Loeb.

Rogat Loeb, Paul The Impossible Will Take A Little While – A Citizen’s Guide To Hope In A Time of Fear Copyright © 2004 by Paul Rogat Loeb, Basic Books – Perseus Books Group, NY,NY

Ross-Sorkin, Andrew – Too Big To Fail – Viking New York, NY, Copyright © 2009 by Andrew Ross-Sorkin.

Sachs, Jeffrey D. The End of Poverty – Economic Possibilities For Our Time, The Penguin Press/The Penguin Group New York, NY Copyright © 2005 by Jeffrey D. Sachs.

Sandras, Eric Buck Naked Faith – A Brutally Honest Look at Stunted Christianity, NavPress, Colorado Springs, CO Copyright © 2004 by Eric Sandras.

Sanger, David E. The Inheritance – The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power – Harmony Books, ( an imprint of Crown Publishing – A Division of Random House, Inc.). NY,NY Copyright © 2009 by David E. Sanger.

Selmanovic, Samir It’s Really All About God – Reflections of a Muslim, Atheist, Jewish, Christian, Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Imprint, San Francisco, CA Copyright © 2009 by Samir Selmanovic.

Shenk, David The Genius In All of Us – Why Everything You’ve Been Told About Genetics, Talent and IQ is Wrong, DoubleDay – a Division of Random House, Inc. New York, NY Copyright © 2010 by David Shenk

Shiller, Robert J. The Subprime Solution – How Today’s Global Financial Crisis Happened and What to Do About It, Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey Copyright © 2008 by Robert J. Shiller.

Shirky, Clay Cognitive Surplus – Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age, The Penguin Press, New York, NY Copyright 2010 by Clay Shirky.

Siljander, Mark D. A Deadly Misunderstanding – A Congressman’s Quest to Bridge The Christian-Muslim Divide, HarperOne – A Division of HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, NY Copyright © 2008 by Mark D. Sijlander.

Sire, James W. Habits of the Mind – Intellectual Life As A Christian Calling, InterVarsity Press Downers Grove, IL  Copyright © 2000 by James W. Sire

Slater, Philip The Chrysalis Effect – The Metamorphosis of Global Culture, SUSSEX Academic Press, Brighton, U.K. and Portland, OR Copyright © 2009 by Philip Slater.

Slater, Philip The Pursuit of Loneliness Beacon Press Boston, MA Copyright ©  1970 & 1976 by Philip E. Slater.

Steinbeck, John East of Eden Penguin Books New York, NY Copyright © 1952 by John Steinbeck.

Stiglitz, Joseph E. Freefall – America, Free Markets, And The Sinking of The World Economy, W.W. Norton & Company New York, NY Copyright 2010 by Joseph E. Stiglitz.

Stiglitz, Joseph E., Sen, Amartya, Fitoussi, Jean-Paul – MIS-Measuring Our Lives – Why GDP Doesn’t Add Up – The Report By The Commission On The Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, The New Press, New York, NY Copyright © 2010 by The New Press, Foreword Copyright © 2009 by Nicolas Sarkozy, Preface Copyright © 2010 by Stiglitz, Sen & Fitoussi.

Szasz, Thomas The Manufacture of Madness – A Comparative Study of the Inquisition and the Mental Health Movement, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, New York Copyright © 1970 by Thomas S. Szasz – Originally published in 1970 by Harper & Row Publishers, Inc.

Stipp, David The Youth Pill – Scientists at the Brink of an Anti-Aging Revolution, CURRENT – an imprint of the Penguin Group (USA) Inc. New York, NY Copyright © 2010 by David Stipp

Taleb, Nassim Nicholas The Black Swan – The Impact of the Highly Improbable, Random House,  New York, NY Copyright © 2007 by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

Taylor, Daniel The Myth of Certainty – The Reflective Christian & The Risk of Commitment, InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, IL Copyright © 1986, 1992 by Daniel Taylor.

Taylor, Kathleen, Marienau, Catherine and Fidler, Morris Developing Adult Learners – Strategies for Teachers and Trainers, Published by Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Imprint San Francisco, CA Copyright © 2000 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Taylor, Steve The Fall – The Insanity of the Ego In Human History and The Dawning of a New Era, O-Books – an imprint of John Hunt Publishing Ltd. Hants, U.K. Copyright (c) 205 by Steve Taylor

Thaler, Richard H. & Sunstein, Cass R. Nudge – Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness, Penguin Books – published by The Penguin Group New York, NY Copyright © 2008, 2009 by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein.

Thomas, Cal & Beckel, Bob COMMON GROUND – How to Stop the Partisan War That Is Destroying America, William Morrow – An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers New York, NY Copyright © 2007 by Cal Thomas and Bob Beckel

Trilling, Bernie & Fadel, Charles 21st Century Skills – Learning for Life In Our Times, Jossey-Bass , a Wily Imprint San Francisco, CA Copyright © 2009 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Trilling, Lionel The Liberal Imagination, A New York Book Review Book – published by The New York Review of Books, Copyright © 1950 by Lionel Trilling.

Wagner, Tony The Global Achievement Gap – Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach The New Survival Skills Our Children Need – And What We Can Do About It, Basic Books – A Member of The Perseus Books Group, New York, NY Copyright © 2008 by Tony Wagner

Wallis, Jim The Soul of Politics – A Practical and Prophetic Vision For Change, The New Press, New York, NY Copyright © 1994 by Jim Wallis.

Wallis, Jim.  God’s Politics-Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It, HarperSanFrancisco San Francisco, CA Ó Copyright 2005 by Jim Wallis.

Wallis, Jim FAITH WORKS – How Faith Based Organizations Are Changing Lives, Neighborhoods and America, PageMill Press – a division of Circulus Publishing Group, Inc. Berkeley, CA Copyright © 2000,2001 by Jim Wallis.

Wasik, John The Cul-De-Sac Syndrome – Turning Around The Unsustainable American Dream, Bloomberg Press, Copyright © 2009 by John Wasik.

Wasik, John F. The Audacity of Help – Obama’s Economic Plan and the Remaking of America, Bloomberg Press, New York, NYCopyright © 2009 by John F. Wasik

Weaver, Richard M. Ideas Have Consequences, The University of Chicago Press, Copyright © 1948 by The University of Chicago.

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