NOTE: Modern philosophies and theories abound regarding culture, emotions, leadership, and trust. These are a few of the books that I have referenced in my various presentations and workshops. Enjoy!


The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness   

~ Timothy Keller

  • Oh the freedom waiting for us...

Work Rules

~ Laszlo Bock

  • As former head of People Operations at Google, Laszlo was one of the engineers of the tech titan’s legendary work culture. The book shares personal learnings gleaned from Google’s practices, as well as case studies from other industry greats and behavioral research.

The Culture Code


~ Daniel Coyle

  • The Culture Code is one of the best books about work environments. The book explores top organizations, both business and non-business, examining what conditions foster optimal unity and cooperation. The author uses a three-pronged approach:build safety, share vulnerability, and establish purpose. Coyle outlines strategies that inspire camaraderie, personal growth, and positive change. The Culture Code teaches readers how to fix harmful cultures and form workplace communities that encourage employees to thrive.

Addictive Habits:           Changing for Good

 ~ David R. Dunham

  • "It begins with a choice . . . but soon that choice overpowers and traps you. You both love and hate your habit, and it begins to define you. Addiction is a blend of choice and enslavement—but change is possible through God and his Word."

Love Does

~ Bob Goff

  • Love is a thought, a feeling AND action. You may never think about 'love' in the same way again.

Twelve Ordinary Men

~ John MacArthur 

  • If you think you have to be  perfect to do God's work this book will challenge you to think differently. This is about the 12 disciples whose many weaknesses are forever preserved throughout the pages of the New Testament. Jesus chose ordinary men - fisherman, tax collectors, political zealots - and turned their weakness into strength, producing greatness from utter uselessness. MacArthur draws principles from Christ's careful, hands-on training of the original 12 disciples for today's modern disciple - you.


Calm My Anxious Heart

 ~ Linda Dillow

  • Such a great twelve-week study filled with encouragement and practical help for overcoming anxiety. You'll learn how to discover what the Bible says about contentment and ways to apply it in your daily life, basically great truth tips on how be the Savvy U you are meant to be.

Doubt: Trusting God's Promises (31 Day Devotional)

~ Elyse Fitzpatrick

  • Elyse Fitzpatrick explores famous Bible characters who doubted, offers support for our beliefs, and explores God’s promises for those of little faith. If you struggle with doubt and discouragement, know you are not alone. You'll find hope and encouragement in this book.

Catching Little Foxes

~ John Henderson

  • This is great for engaged couples to read as they prepare for a Christ-centered marriage! It is written in a semi-interactive format as well.

A Small Book For The Hurting Heart

~ Paul Tautges

  • Tautges walks with readers through their grief to see the one who nourishes our faith and heals our soul.

    In fifty brief readings, your hurting heart will find spiritual help, encouragement, and healing as you experience the comfort of God.

How's Your Soul?

~ Judah Smith

  • Deep. Light. Hilarious. Deep. His style seeps right to your soul. Thanks for writing this Judah!


~ Brant Larson

  • This may offend first.


God Guides

~ Mary Geegh

  •  This is the original, unedited version of the God Guides book,  offered for sale by the family of Mary Geegh. It is a compilation of Mary Geegh’s journal entries written while serving as a missionary. She shares her practice of having a quiet time which focuses on listening to God for his guidance. Oh soooo good!

The Breaking of the Outer Man and the Release of the Spirit

~ Watchman Nee

  • Hang on tight as this is the opening sentence of his book. Oh so spot on! "Sooner or later the servant of God realizes that he himself  is the greatest frustration to his work."

Forgotten God

~ Francis Chan

  • Francis Chan offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit's direction of our lives.


Daily Edge

- David Horsager

  • My firend never set out to be a productivity expert, but he realized that over the years he has developed and adopted dozens of extraordinarily practical time- and energy-saving techniques that could help today’s leader. The key objective is to become so effective in the little things that you have enough time for more meaningful interactions. Great, quick actionable tools to help me and you become more trusted.

Trust Edge

- David Horsager

  • It's all right here!

1. Clarity: People trust the clear and mistrust the ambiguous.                         2. Compassion: People put faith in those who care beyond themselves.       3. Character: People notice those who do what is right over what is easy.         4. Competency: People have confidence in those who stay fresh, relevant, and capable.                                                   5. Commitment: People believe in those who stand through adversity.      6. Connection: People want to follow, buy from, and be around friends.          7. Contribution: People immediately respond to results.                                  8. Consistency: People love to see the little things done consistently.

Test Book

-  David Horsager

  • Meet CEO Ethan Parker as he discovers the power of trust and how to apply it amid the complexities of leadership, change, and culture transformation. This fun easy reading adventure is a great way to introduce the 8 Pillar Trust Framework.