Resources You May Find Helpful

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Don’t miss Eric Barker’s post “This Is How To Boost Emotional Resilience: 10 Research Backed Secrets.”  This was helpful to me.

Burnout

Be sure to read Margaret Marcuson’s fine post “The minimalist guide to clergy burnout.”  I find Margaret’s posts very helpful.  (Some years ago, she and I both studied under Dr. Edwin Friedman in Bethesda, Maryland about the same time.  Her website is full of good resources.)

Audiobooks

I just listened to Dana Perino’s book And the Good News Is.  This was a good book with some very interesting behind the scenes stories of her time as the White House Press Secretary.  I am also listening to Krista Tippet’s newest book Becoming Wise: An Inquiry Into the Mystery and Art of Living.

What I am reading:

  1.  What God You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith.  A fine book about work habits that may be defeating and others that may cause one to be more effective.
  2. You Are What You Love by James K. A. Smith.  The importance and power of spiritual habits.  Smith discusses what we should love and how we can learn to love the things that are important.

Besides books, I also do a lot of skimming.  I skim the print editions of Books and Culture, The New York Review of BooksChristianity Today, Comment, and Fast Company.  I also skim the online editions each day of selected American and International news sites.  More than anything, I have found that cultivating the habit of skimming these sites has helped me stay current.

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