Bishop’s Book List

If you’ve been following this blog, you’ve heard about the many changes happening throughout the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Bishop Janice Riggle Huie, our Episcopal leader, is not only providing energy, but also encouraging engagement with ideas from inside and outside the connection. I’d heard of a list of books for a while, but just recently requested a list.

Following are a couple of the books Bishop Huie has asked the cabinet to read:
Good to Great, Jim Collins
Good to Great and the Social Sector, Jim Collins
Holy Conversations
She has recently ordered the following books for herself:
The Life You Save May be Your Own, Paul Elie
Leading Minds: An Anatomy of Leadership, Howard Gardner & Emma Laskin
Crossing the Unknown Sea, David White
Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin
How to Change the World, David Bornstein
Callings, William Placher
Leading Lives that Matter, Mark Schwehn & Dorothy Bass
Here are books she has recommended to Cokesbury for inclusion in their annual conference bookstore:
Radical Hospitality, Homan & Pratt (Paraclete Press)
Hospitality of the Heart, Marilyn Brown Oden (A-Peak Publishing)
Making Room; Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition, Christine Pohl
Reaching Out; The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life, Henri Nouwen
Where God Happens, Rowan Williams and Desmond Tutu
She Offered Them Christ: The Legacy of Women Preachers in Methodism, Paul Wesley Chilcothe
Her Own Story: Autobiographical Portraits of Early Methodist Women, Paul Wesley Chilcote
Grace Sufficient: A History of Women in American Methodism, 1760-1939, Jean Miller Schmidt
Methodism: Empire of the Spirit, David Hempton, (Yale Press)
The World is Flat, Thomas L. Friedman
The Present Future, Reggie McNeal
The Art of Possibility Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander

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4 Responses to Bishop’s Book List

  1. Once again your post is timely for me. I am beginning a Pastor’s Book Club next month. My pan is to read classics or near classics. We will begin with CS Lewis’ “A Grif Observed”. Then we will see which way the group wants to go. The Bishop’s list is worth considering.

  2. Guy says:

    I was fortunate in my last semester of seminary to take Christine Pohl’s Ethics of Hospitality course, which her book Making Room came from and, by my time, was the central text. It’s a great book.

  3. Peter says:

    I’d be interested to know where you got your source. Wouldn’t it be cool if the cabinet published their amazon buys, or their playlists on their ipods… that is if they have ipods?

  4. Richard H says:

    Peter, my source is Nancy Hinshaw.

    BTW – I tried leaving a comment on your site – your last post was very good – but no image code was appearing for me to enter so I couldn’t do it.

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