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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
  • Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home (2015) 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
  • The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming (1992) by Henri J.M. Nouwen
  • Tend Your Own Garden: Sharing Our Core Values by Timothy O’Connell
  • The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe (2019) by Richard Rohr
  • 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)

  • All is Grace: A Biography of Dorothy Day (2011) by Jim Forest
  • American Grace: How American Religion Divides and Unites Us (2012) by Robert D. Putnam & David E. Campbell
  • America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America (2017) by Jim Wallis
  • The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads (2016) by Tim Wu
  • Be Our Guest (2011) by the Disney Institute & Theodore Kinni
  • Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary (2016) by Joe Jackson
  • Boards That Make a Difference: A New Design for Leadership in Nonprofit and Public Organizations (2006) by John Carver
  • Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (2001) by Robert D. Putnam.
  • Conflict, Tension, Strength: The History of St. Paul’s Mission, St. Labre Indian School, and St. Stephen’s Indian School, 1884-Present (2015) by Donna Peterson (dissertation)
  • Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America (2018) by Beth Macy.
  • Drive: The Suprising Truth About What Motivates Us (2009) by Daniel Pink
  • The Evolving Self: Problem and Process in Human Development (1982) by Robert Kegan
  • Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World–and Why Things are Better Than You Think (2018)  by Hans Rosling
  • Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life ( 2011) by Richard Rohr
  • Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire (2017) by Kurt Anderson
  • The 5 Habits of Prayerful People: A No-Excuses Guide to Strengthening Your Relationship with God (2019) by Michael St. Pierre
  • From Wild Man to Wise Man: Reflections on Male Spirituality (2005) by Richard Rohr
  • Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of an American Town (2017) by Brian Alexander
  • Habits of the Heart: Individualism & Commitment in American Life (1985) by Robert Bellah, Richard Madsen, William Sullivan, Ann Swidler, and Steven Tipton
  • Hillbilly Elegy (2016) by J.D. Vance
  • How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg
  • How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success (2015) by Julie Lythcott-Haims
  • In Praise of the Useless Life: A Monk’s Memoir (2018) Paul Quenon, OCSO
  • Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman
  • Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World (2002) by Henri Nouwen
  • Mere Christianity (2015 edition) by C.S. Lewis
  • Missoula by Jon Krakauer
  • Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
  • No Man is an Island (2003) by Thomas Merton
  • Objectives & Key Results: Driving Focus, Alignment, and Engagement with OKRs (2016) by Paul R. Niven & Ben Lamorte
  • On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Growing Old (2018) by Parker Palmer
  • Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert Putnam
  • Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise (2016) by Anders Ericsson & Robert Pool
  • The Politics of Penance: Proposing an Ethic for Social Repair (2016) by Michael Griffin
  • The Power of Moments (2017) by Chip & Dan Heath
  • Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World (2019) by David Epstein
  • Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution 1863-1877 (2014) by Eric Foner
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (2015) by Yuval Noah Harari
  • The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral LIfe (2019) by David Brooks
  • The Spirit of Community: The Reinvention of American Society (1993) by Amitai Etzioni
  • Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild
  • Superforecasting: The Art & Science of Prediction by Philip E. Tetlock & Dan Gardner (2015)
  • Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else (2008) by Geoff Colvin
  • Teacher Man by Frank McCourt (2005)
  • Thank You For Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations by Thomas L. Friedman
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  • To Sell is Human (2012) by Daniel Pink
  • The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis
  • Wait, What? And Life’s Other Essential Questions (2017) by James E. Ryan
  • When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing (2018) by Daniel Pink
  • Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be (2014) by Frank Bruni
  • Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison (2013) by Shaka Senghor

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, Mission Critical, On Target  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
  • Educated: A Memoir (2018) by Tara Westover
  • Heart Monitor Training for the Compleat Idiot (2009) by John L. Parker, Jr.
  • Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night (2017) by Jason Zinoman
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (2010) by Stephen King
  • 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