Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking (New York: Broadway Books, 2012)

An interesting read, this book will be especially helpful to those who tend toward introversion and have felt out of place in a very extroverted world. However, it’s an important source for those who are not extroverted to discover ways that inclusion of introverts and extroverts can benefit their lives and their enterprises.

Resolving Conflicts at Work: Ten Strategies for Everyone on the Job (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000, 2005, 2011)

While giving an excellent and broad-stroke overview of conflict and managing it in the workplace, this book will echo its value repeatedly with its attention to detail. The questions the authors pose to aid in analysis and treatment of work conflict are exhaustive and yet practical. This book should be on the shelf of every conflict resolution and human resource professional.

The Darkest Hour: Shedding Light on the Impact of Isolation and Death Row in Texas Prisons (Dallas, TX: goodmedia press, 2014)

This well-researched and powerfully written book does shed light on the lack of effectiveness and humanity of our Texas corrections facilities. Little is done to correct or rehabilitate while much is done to humiliate and to devalue a growing prison population. Betty Gilmore and Nanon Williams bring clear voices to this conversation. They are voices you need to hear.

Prayers for Peace (Dallas, TX: goodmedia press, 2013)

In this little book, my friend, Robyn, takes the perfect gift from God and presents it to us. Finding ways to weave peace into who we are and whose we are, she gives us the words we need to form an eternal bond with a Creator who wants peace and joy for us.