Professors as Writers: A Self-Help Guide to Productive Writing (New Forums Press, 1990)

One of the most difficult things about writing is finding the time to write. In this to-the-point guide, Dr. Robert Boice explains how proper preparation and attitude can turn even the smallest segments of your day into productive writing times. In addition, Dr. Boice leads you through a short “writer’s seminar” that helps pinpoint those obstacles that may be keeping you from writing.

Introverts in the Church: Finding our Place in an Extroverted Culture (IVP Books, 2009)

In this well-research book, Adam McHugh speaks to the minds and souls of all of the introverts among us. According to McHugh, over half of the population has a significant degree of introversion. He explains the value of the roles of the introvert and the extrovert. He admonishes church leaders to take into account that the voices of the introverted must be heard — even if you have to wait just a while longer. This is a wonderful read — at least for an introvert like me.

Living Jesus: Doing What Jesus Says in the Sermon on the Mount (Abilene, TX: Leafwood Publishers, 2012)

Randy Harris is a personal friend and possibly one of the best spiritual communicators I’ve ever known. Although he is a very deep and intellectual thinker, his ability to translate those thoughts into ideas is phenomenal. His students and those he advises as their spiritual mentor, find his candor and his humor captivating. Just as when I listen to him speak, I found myself investing heavily in his view of the Sermon on the Mount. I went away from each reading session with a task as I tried to meet Randy’s challenge to live Jesus. I highly recommend this book for personal and group study.