My Reads

This is where I share books I enjoyed and highly recommend. Browse by category.

Leadership Development

The Emotionally Healthy Leader by Peter Scazzero

Boundaries for Leaders by Henry Cloud

Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership by Ruth Haley Barton

Built to Last by Jim Collins

I’d Like You More If You Were More Like Me by John Ortberg

Necessary Endings by Henry Cloud

Imperfect Courage by Jessica Honegger

Switch by Chip & Dan Heath

Quiet by Susan Cain

Never Get Angry Again by David Lieberman

Foster Care

Another Place at The Table by Kathy Harrison

The Heart Knows Something Different by Youth Communication

To the End of June by Cris Beam

Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter

Educated by Tara Westover

The Connected Child by David R. Cross & Wendy Sunshine

The Things I Want Most by Richard Miniter

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog by Bruce D. Perry

When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert


Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle

The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst

Preach to Yourself by Hayley Morgan

Let. It. Go. by Karen Ehman

Spiritual Development

Falling Upward by Richard Rohr

Marked by Love by Tim Stevens

Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren

Remember God by Annie F. Downs

The Ministry of Ordinary Places by Shannan Martin

Unseen by Sara Hagerty

Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors

Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist

Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst

Choosing Real by Bekah Jane Pogue

People to Be Loved by Preston Sprinkle

Wild and Free by Hayley Morgan & Jess Connolly

Falling Free by Shannan Martin

Tattoos on The Heart by Gregory Boyle

People of the Second Chance by Mike Foster

It’s Not What You Think by Jefferson Bethke

#Struggles by Craig Groeschel

Keep It Shut by Karen Ehman

Sacred Marriage by Gary L. Thomas

Scary Close by Donald Miller

Love Wins by Rob Bell

Counter Culture by David Platt

Love Does by Bob Goff

Love & Respect by Emerson Eggerichs

Overrated by Eugene Cho

Face to Face with Jesus by Samaa Habib & Bodie Thoene


Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Good to A Fault by Marina Endicott

Mermaids in Paradise by Lidia Millet

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Never Never by Colleen Hoover

Confess by Colleen Hoover

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Divergent by Veronica Roth


The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

Educated by Tara Westover

The Antelope in The Living Room by Melanie Shankle

Finding God in The Waves by Mike McHargue

Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter

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