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Professional Reading List

(blue hyperlinks are to Wednesday Book Blog entries.  If you see a completed book without a link, contact Dr. Uhl to see if it hasn’t been published yet.)

Professional Reading—Catholic Schools (link to blogs)

  • Archbishop: Inside the Power Structure of the American Catholic Church (1989) by Thomas Reese, SJ.
  • Architects of Catholic Culture by Timothy Cook
  • The Art of Theological Reflection (1994) by Patricia O’Connell Killen & John De Beer.
  • At the Heart of the Church: Selected Documents of Catholic Education Ed. by Ronald J. Nuzzi & Thomas C Hunt
  • Behold the Heritage: Foundations of Education in the Dominican Tradition (2006) by Sister Matthew Marie Cummings, O.P. & Sister Elizabeth Anne Allen, O.P.
  • Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter Into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity (2017) by James Martin, SJ
  • The Catholic Imagination (2000) by Andrew Greeley
  • A Catholic School Governance Handbook for a New Era (2018) Ryan, Sabatino, and Haney
  • Catholic School Leadership (2016) Ed. by Anthony J. Dosen & Barbara S. Rieckhoff
  • Catholic Schools and the Common Good by Anthony Bryk, Valerie Lee & Peter Holland
  • Catholic Schools in an Increasingly Hispanic Church by Hossfman Ospino & Patricia Weitzel-O’Neill
  • Character and the Contemplative Principal (2003) by Merylann J. Schuttloffel
  • Charism & Culture: Cultivating Catholic Identity in Catholic Schools by Dr. Timothy Cook
  • The Council: Vatican II in Plain English (1996) by Bill Huebsch
  • The Decrees and Declarations: Vatican II in Plain English (1997) by Bill Huebsch
  • Everyone Leads: How to Revitalize the Catholic Church (2017) by Chris Lowney
  • Finding a Way Home: Indian and Catholic Spiritual Paths of the Plateau Tribes (1983) by Patrick J. Twohy
  • Finding Your Posts: Grounded Living in Times of Change (2017) by Kent Hickey
  • A Flock of Shepherds: The National Conference of Catholic Bishops (1992) by Thomas Reese, SJ.
  • Good People Make Tough Choices: Facing Everyday Value Conflicts by Timothy O’Connell
  • Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards (2005) by Richard P. Chait, William P. Ryan, and Barbara E. Taylor
  • Inside the Vatican: The Politics & Organization of the Catholic Church (1998) by Thomas Reese, SJ.
  • Joy of the Gospel (2013) by Pope Francis
  • Let Your Spirit Breathe: Living a Value-Based Life by Timothy O’Connell
  • Lost Classroom, Lost Community (2014) by Margaret F. Brinig & Nicole Stelle Garnett
  • Making Disciples: A Handbook of Christian Moral Formation (1998) by Timothy E. O’Connell
  • No One Way to School: Pluralism and American Public Education by Ashley Rogers Berner
  • On the Irish Waterfront: The Crusader, the Movie, and Soul of the Port of New York by James T. Fisher
  • Parish School: A History of American Cathoilc Parochial Education from Colonial Times to the Present (2016) by Timothy Walch
  • The Premier See: A History of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, 1789-1994 (1989) by Thomas W. Spalding
  • The Principal as Spiritual Leader (1994) by Maria Ciriello, OP
  • Principles for a Catholic Morality (rev. ed, 1990) by Timothy O’Connell
  • Tend Your Own Garden: Sharing Our Core Values by Timothy O’Connell
  • Virtue-Based Restorative Discipline by Lynne Lang
  • Weathering the Storm: Moving Catholic Schools Forward by DeFiore, Convey, & Schuttloffel
  • What Happened at Vatican II (2008)  by John W. O’Malley

Professional Reading—Leadership (link to blogs)

Professional Reading—Instructional Leadership (link to blogs)

Professional Reading—Time Management & Productivity (link to blogs)

Professional Reading—Miscellaneous (link to blogs)

Recreational Reading

  • All the Light We Cannot See (2014) by Anthony Doerr
  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (2017) by Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Agent in Place, Back Blast, Ballistic, Commander in Chief, Dead Eye, Gunmetal Gray, The Gray Man  by Mark Greaney
  • The Best American Short Stories (2018) Ed by Roxanne Gray
  • The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
  • Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
  • The Circle by Dave Eggers
  • Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
  • Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night (2017) by Jason Zinoman
  • Queen Sugar (2014) by Natalie Baszile
  • The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jess Hobbs (2014)
  • The Silk Roads: A New History of the World (2015) by Peter Frankopan
  • The Song of the Dodo by David Quammen
  • Spillover by David Quammen
  • Sting-Ray Afternoons (2017) by Steve Rushin
  • When Breath Becomes Air (2016) by Paul Kanalithi
  • You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me (2017) by Sherman Alexie

Reading with the Kids:

  • The Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (7 books)
  • The Harry Potter seriesby J.K. Rowling. (7 books)
  • Wonder (2012) by R. J. Palacio