Recommended Reading

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, David W. Blight

Leadership in Turbulent Times, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Fear: Trump in the White House, Bob Woodward

How Will Capitalism End?, Wolfgang Streeck

Working Class Rage, Tex Sample

The Earth is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West, Peter Cozzens

21 Lessons for the 21st Century, Yuval Noah Harari

In Pieces, Sally Field

Brief Answers to the Big Questions, Stephen Hawking

Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier

Unsheltered, Barbara Kingsolver

Every Day is Extra, John Kerry

Proud: My Fight for An Unlikely American Dream, Ibtihaj Muhammad

War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence by Ronan Farrow

The Common Good by Robert B. Reich

A Theology for the Earth by Anne Marie Dalton

Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari

The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels, Jon Meacham

Before We Were Yours, Lisa Wingate

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Fascism: A Warning, Madeleine Albright

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, Peter Frankopan

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, Atul Gawande

Moonwalking with Einstein, Joshua Foer

Living Faith, Jimmy Carter

Educated, Tara Westover

Last Bus to Wisdom, Ivan Doig

Barracoon: The Story of the Last ‘Black Cargo,’ Zora Neale Hurston

The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit, Michael Finkel

The Book That Matters Most, Ann Hood

What Happened, Hillary Rodham Clinton

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership, James Comey

M Train, Patti Smith

Thirteen Moons, Charles Frazier

Married to a Bedouin, Marguerite van Geldermalsen

Cave of Bones, Anne Hillerman

The Divine Dance by Richard Rohr

A Christian Justice for the Common Good by Dr. Tex Sample

The Air Castle of the South: WSM and the making of Music City by Craig Havighurst

Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams by Mark Ribowsky

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs by Lisa Randall

Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

A Low Country Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life by Pat Conroy

Deep South by Paul Theroux

The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer

The Third Chapter: Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50 by Sarah Lawrence Lightfoot

Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux

The Power of Quiet by Susan Cain

All Over But the Shoutin’ by Rick Bragg

The Fifth Mountain by Paulo Coelho

The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho

On Writing:A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Help. Thanks. Wow. by Anne Lamott

Sailing the Wine Dark Sea by Thomas Cahill

Mysteries of the Middle Ages by Thomas Cahill

Desire of the Everlasting Hills by Thomas Cahill

The Gifts of the Jews by Thomas Cahill

How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill

Like the Flowing River by Paulo Coelho

On The Road by Jack Kerouac

Leadership and Self-Deception by the Arbinger Institute

War Dances by Sherman Alexie

How the Mighty Fall by Jim Collins

The Motorcycle Diaries by Che Guevara

The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Third World America by Arianna Huffington

All Marketers Tell Stories by Seth Godin

The Facebook Effect by David Kirkpatrick

Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington and the Education of a President by Ron Suskind

That Used to be Us: How America Fell Behind the World it Invented and How We Can Come Back by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum

Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein

Wired to Care by Dev Patnaik

Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder

To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of  Christianity in the Late Modern World by James Davison Hunter

The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman

Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls

Renegade by Richard Wolffe

The Evolution of God by Robert Wright

A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky

Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip Heath& Dan Heath

Capitalism and Christianty, American Style by William E. Connolly

Mediactive by Dan Gillmor

Tribes by Seth Goden

Poke the Box by Seth Godin

Start With Why by Simon Sinek

The Men Who Stare at Goats by Jon Ronson

Building Social Business by Muhammad Yunus

Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism by Muhammad Yunus