reading: a year in one vein

This year I’ve given myself to reading in one predominant vein outside of the Scriptures: emotional health and spiritual formation in the personal life of a leader and the culture they influence.

I’ve read widely, in and out of my tribe or stream. Taking the meat, leaving the bones, and trying to stretch my comfort level – it’s been helpful.

I thought I’d list the resources here in case they might serve someone else. I’ll try to keep adding podcasts, videos, etc. as I think of them. Just thought I’d get this list moving. – MK


  • Alan Fadling, The Unhurried Leader
  • Peter Scazzero, The Healthy Christian Leader
  • John Ortberg, Soul Keeping
  • David Benner, The Gift of Being Yourself
  • Storbel / Goggin, The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb
  • David I. Starling, UnCorinthian Leadership
  • Jan Johnson, Meeting God in Scripture: A Hands-On Guide to Lectio Divina
  • Chuck DeGroat, Wholeheartedness: Busyness, Exhaustion, and Healing the Divided Self
  • Erik Raymond, Chasing Contentment: Trusting God in a Discontented Age
  • Gene Edwards, A Tale of three Kings: A Study in Brokenness
  • C. John Miller, The Heart of a Servant Leader: Letters from Jack Miller
  • Robert Fryling, The Leadership Ellipse: Shaping How We Lead by Who We Are
  • Ruth Haley Barton, Pursuing God’s Will Together: A Discernment Practice for Leadership Groups
  • Curt Thompson, The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves
  • Calhoun, Adele Ahlberg, Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices That Transform Us
  • Harter, Michael, Hearts on Fire: Praying with Jesuits
  • Johnson, Jan, When the Soul Listens: Finding Rest and Direction in Contemplative Prayer
  • Muller, Wayne, Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives
  • Fryling, Alice, Mirror for the Soul: A Christian Guide to the Enneagram
  • Ford, Leighton, The Attentive Life: Discerning God’s Presence in All Things


  • Brene Brown, The Power of Vulnerability
  • Henry Blackaby, Experiencing the Spirit


  • The Emotionally Healthy Leader Podcast
  • Renovare
  • The Invitation
  • Unhurried Living





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