During my time of recovery, I’ve enjoyed numerous books.

These books cover a range of topics including leadership, suffering, writing, biographies to name a few.  In each case, the reading has served to both instruct, inspire and guide me on this journey of learning to hope for the best and dance with the rest.

Most of these books I’m reading or have read on my Kindle which is an excellent way to buy books at reduced price but also pick up books for free when those offers come along.

Here is my every growing list of books I’ve read or am reading:

Books on Courage and Recovery 

  • The Long Run: A New York City Firefighter’s Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete by Matt Long & Charles Butler
  • 90 Minutes in Heaven: A true story of death and life by Don Piper
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand (author of Seabiscuit)
  • The Ben Ripple, by Lisa Elliott (a personal friend of mine who tells the story of her son Ben’s battle with cancer)
  • Long Walk to Freedom, an autobiography by Nelson Mandela

Books on Suffering and Endurance

  • A Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain and God`s Sovereignty by Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Being Well When We`re Ill: Wholeness and Hope in Spite of Infirmity by Marva J. Dawn
  • The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis
  • Where is God When it Hurts by Philip Yancey
  • You Gotta Keep Dancin’,  by Tim Hansel
  • Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl

Books on Spiritual Development and Growth

  • Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr
  • The Good Confession: a tale of failure and forgiveness by Jim Van Yperen
  • Love Does: Discovery a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World by Bob Goff
  • Wrecked, by Jeff Goins
  • The In-Between: Embracing the Tension Between Now and the Next Big Thing, by Jeff Goins
  • Today We Are Rich, by Tim Sanders

Books on Leadership

  • Great by Choice by Collins and Hansen
  • The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes & Posner
  • Positive Intelligence: Why 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential and how you can achieve yours by Shirzad Chamine
  • The Power of Habit: Why we do what we do in life and business by Charles Duhigg
  • Leading at the Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition by Dennis N.T. Perkins
  • Into the Storm: Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race, by Dennis Perkins with Jillian B. Murphy
  • Boundaries for Leaders: Results, Relationships, and Being Ridiculously in Charge, by Henry Cloud

Books on Writing

  • Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World – A Step-by-step guide for anyone with something to say or sell by Michael Hyatt
  • You are a Writer: So Start Acting Like One by Jeff Goins

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  2. Bob Snider says:

    Hi Cam. Just wanted to put Bob on your list. Thanks so much for your blogs of encouragement. Doesn’t matter what we individually are going through. Always applies. Keep encouraged and feel our love & support on this journey of yours! God Bless! Bonnie

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