Resources

Here you will find a variety of books that I have found to be entertaining, well-written, and important to me. Find a category you are interested in and there you will find some of the best books written in that area.

Culture

  • Bias - Bernard Goldberg
  • The Lies We Believe - Chris Thurman
  • Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria - Beverly Tatum

History/Biography

  • 1000 Events That Shaped The World - National Geographic
  • 1776 - David McCullough
  • Abandon Ship - Richard F. Newcomb
  • Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution - James M. McPherson
  • American Lion: Andrew Jackson - Jon Meacham
  • A Child Called It - Dave Pelzer
  • Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament - John H. Walton
  • The Comanche Empire - Pekka Hamalainen
  • The Confessions of St. Augustine - St. Augustine
  • The Contender: Richard Nixon - Irwin F. Gellman
  • The Diary of Anne Frank - Anne Frank
  • Founding Brothers - Joseph Ellis
  • George Washington's War - Bruce Chadwick
  • Ghost Soldiers - Hampton Sides
  • Handcuffed - Gregory K. Moffatt
  • How the Scots Invented the Modern World - Arthur Herman
  • Inside The Third Reich - Albert Speer
  • Jerusalem In The Time Of Jesus - Joachim Jeremias
  • John Adams - David McCullough
  • Man's Search For Meaning - Viktor E. Frankl
  • My Losing Season - Pat Conroy
  • Night - Elie Wiesel
  • The Path Between The Seas - David McCullough
  • A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide - Samantha Power
  • The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich - William L. Shirer
  • They Cage The Animals At Night - Jennings Michael Burch
  • Undaunted Courage - Stephen Ambrose
  • Wounded Spirit - Frank Peretti

Inspirational

  • The Bible Jesus Read - Philip Yancey
  • The Book Of Virtues - William J. Bennett
  • The Collapse Of The Common Good - Philip K. Howard
  • The Death Of Outrage - William J. Bennett
  • The Incomparable Christ - John Stott
  • The Jesus I Never Knew - Philip Yancey
  • Reaching For An Invisible God - Philip Yancey
  • Simply Christian - N.T. Wright
  • Soul Survivors - Philip Yancey
  • What Good Is God - Philip Yancey
  • What's So Amazing About Grace - Philip Yancey
  • Where Is God When It Hurts - Philip Yancey
  • Vanishing Grace - Philip Yancey

Marriage/Family

  • After You Say I Do - H. Norman Wright
  • Before You Say I Do - H. Norman Wright
  • A Case For Marriage: Why People Are Happier, Healthier, and Better Off Financially - Linda J. Waite and Maggie Gallagher
  • A Celebration of Sex - Douglas E. Rosenau
  • Effective Marriage Counseling - Willard F. Harley, Jr.
  • Families And Family Therapy - Salvador Minuchin
  • The Family Crucible - Augustus Y. Napier and Carl A. Whitaker
  • The 5 Love Needs Of Men And Women - Gary Rosberg and Barbara Rosberg
  • Healing The Hurt In Your Marriage - Gary Rosberg and Barbara Rosberg
  • Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus - John Gray
  • Men Who Hate Women and The Women Who Love Them - Susan Forward and Joan Torres

Novels

  • 1984 - George Orwell
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
  • Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt
  • Animal Farm - George Orwell
  • Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
  • Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
  • A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court - Mark Twain
  • Don Quixote - Cervantes
  • Dracula - Brahm Stoker
  • Four Past Midnight - Stephen King
  • Frankenstein - Mary Shelly
  • The Hobbit - J.R. Tolkein
  • The Inferno - Dante
  • It - Stephen King
  • The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
  • Lake Wobegon Days - Garrison Keillor
  • Les Miserables - Victor HugoBeowulf - unknown
  • A Lesson Before Dying - Ernest J. Gaines
  • Lord of the Flies - William Golding
  • Macbeth - William Shakespeare
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor - William Shakespeare
  • Misery - Stephen King
  • The Odyssey - Homer
  • The Prince And The Pauper - Mark Twain
  • The Republic - Plato
  • Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
  • The Stand - Stephen King
  • 'Tis - Frank McCourt
  • To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  • The Trial - Franz Kafka
  • WLT: A Radio Romance - Garrison Keillor

Parenting

  • It's Better To Build Boys Than To Mend Men - S. Truett Cathy
  • The Parenting Journey: From Conception Through The Teen Years - Gregory K. Moffatt
  • The Power Of A Parent's Words - H. Norman Wright
  • Raising Cain: Protecting The Emotional Life Of Boys - Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson
  • Spoiling Childhood: How Well-Meaning Parents Are Giving Too Much-But Not What They Need - Diane Ehrnesaft
  • The Trophy Kids Grow Up - Ron Alsop

Profiling

  • The Anatomy Of Motive - John Douglas and Mark Olshaker
  • Death's Acre - Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson
  • The Evil That Men Do: FBI Profiler Roy Hazelwood's Journey Into the Minds Of Sexual Predators - Stephen G. Michaud and Roy Hazelwood
  • Geographic Profiling - D. Kim Rossmo
  • Hunting Serial Predators - Grover Maurice Godwin
  • I Have Lived In The Monster - Robert K. Ressler and Tom Shachtman
  • Mindhunter: Inside The FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit - John Douglas and Mark Olshaker
  • The Murderer Most Rare: The Female Serial Killer - Michael D. Kelleher and C.L. Kelleher
  • Profiling the Lethal Employee - Micheal D. Kelleher
  • Profiling Violent Crimes - Ronald M. Holmes and Stephen T. Holmes
  • Serial Homicide: Patterns and Motives - Robert K. Ressler, Ann W. Burgess, and John E. Douglas
  • Serial Killers - Joel Norris
  • Signature Killers: Interpreting The Calling Cards Of The Serial Murderer - Robert D. Keppel

Psychology

  • The End Of Memory: Remembering rightly in a violent world - Miroslav Volf
  • Blink: The power of thinking without thinking - Malcom Gladwell
  • Brain Sex: The Real Difference Between Men and Women - Anne Moir and David Jessel
  • David and Goliath - Malcom Gladwell
  • Emotional Vampires - Augusten Burroughs
  • The Gift Of Fear - Gavin de Becker
  • Fear Less - Gavin de Becker
  • Freakonomics - Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  • The Honest Truth About Honesty - Daniel Ariely
  • I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can - Barbara Gordon
  • The Invisible Gorilla - Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons
  • Luck Is No Accident: Making The Most of Happenstance in your life and career - John D. Krumboltz, Al S. Levin
  • Outliers - Malcom Gladwell
  • Predictably Irrational - Dan Ariely
  • The Sense of Being Stared At: and Other Unexplained Powers Of The Human Mind - Rupert Sheldrake
  • Snakes in Suits - P. Babiak & R.D. Hare
  • Snoops: What Your Stuff Says About You - Sam Gosling
  • The Sociopath Next Door - Martha Stout
  • Survivors: What We Can Learn From How They Cope With Horrific Tragedy - Gregory K. Moffatt
  • Tipping Point - Malcom Gladwell
  • Outliers - Malcom Gladwell
  • Walden - Henry David Thoreau
  • Walden Two - B.F. Skinner
  • Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria - Beverly Daniel Tatum

Science/Mathematics

  • A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking
  • The Grand Design - Stephen Hawking
  • The Handy Physics Answer Book - P. Erik Gundersen
  • How We Know What Isn't So: The Fallibility Of Human Reason In Everyday Life - Thomas Gilovich
  • The Real Science Behind The X Files - Anne Simon
  • Scientific Blunders - Robert Youngson
  • The Universe In A Nutshell - Stephen Hawking
  • The World Treasury of Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics - Timothy Ferris (ed.)
  • 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know: Math Explains Your World - John D. Barrow
  • 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About Science - James Trefil
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson

Short Stories

  • The Cask of Amontillado - Edgar Allen Poe
  • The Celebrated Jumping Frog Of Calaveras County - Mark Twain
  • The Mask of the Red Death - Edgar Allen Poe
  • The Metamorphesis - Franz Kafka
  • The Pit And The Pendulum - Edgar Allen Poe
  • The Raven - Edgar Allen Poe
  • The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allen Poe
  • To Build A Fire - Jack London

Trauma/Mental Health/Children

  • Born To Love: Why empathy is essential and endangered - Bruce Perry
  • The Boy Who Was Raised By A Dog And Other Stories From A Child Psychiatrist's Notebook Bruce Perry
  • A Child Called It - Dave Pelzer
  • Dibs: In Search Of Self - Virginia M. Axline
  • Ghosts From The Nursery: Tracing The Roots Of Violence - Robin Karr-Morse and Meredith S. Wiley
  • Ghost Girl - Torey L. Hayden
  • Harm to Others: The Assessment and Treatment of Dangerousness - Brian Van Brunt
  • The Healing Power Of Play - Eliana Gil
  • Murphy's Boy - Torey L. Hayden
  • Play Therapy For Children In Crisis - Nancy Boyd Webb
  • Psychotherapy With Children: The Loving Relationship - C.E. Moustakas
  • To Own A Dragon: Reflections On Growing Up Without A Father - John MacMurray
  • Too Scared To Cry - Lenore Terr
  • Unchained Memories - Lenore Terr
  • The Unsayable: The Hidden Language of Trauma - Annie G. Rogers

Violence

  • Bad Men Do What Good Men Dream: A Forensic Psychiatrist Illuminates The Darker Side Of Human Behavior - Robert I. Simon\
  • Blind-Sided: Homicide Where It Is Least Expected - Gregory K. Moffatt
  • Boys Will Be Boys: Breaking The Link Between Masculinity and Violence - Myriam Miedzian
  • Children And Violence - David Reiss, John E. Rickters, Marian Radke-Yarrow, and David Scharff (eds.)
  • Children In A Violent Society - Joy Osofsky (ed)
  • The Gift Of Fear - Gavin de Becker
  • Hurting For Love: Munchausen By Proxy Syndrome - Herbert A. Schreier and Judith A. Libow
  • Hurting The One You Love: Violence In Relationships - Irene Hanson Frieze
  • Kids Killing Kids: Managing Violence And Gangs In Schools - Thomas K. Capozzoli and R. Steve McVey
  • The Murderer Next Door - David M. Buss
  • Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture Of Aggression In Girls - Rachel Simmons
  • Preventing Violence In The Workplace - Charles E. Labig
  • The Psychology of Stalking - J. Reid Meloy (ed.)
  • Speaking With The Devil - Carl Goldberg
  • Stone Cold Souls: History's Most Vicious Killers - Gregory K. Moffatt
  • Stopping A Stalker - Robert L. Snow
  • Suicide and Homicide Among Adolescents - Paul C. Holinger, Daniel Offer, James T. Barter, and Carl C. Bell
  • Ticking Bombs: Defusing Violence in the Workplace - Michael Mantell
  • Viewing Violence: How Media Violence Affects Your Child's And Adolescent's Development - Madeline Levine
  • Violence On The Job - Gary R. VandenBos and Elizabeth Q. Bulatao (eds.)
  • A Violent Heart: Understanding Aggressive Individuals - Gregory K. Moffatt
  • When Good Kids Kill - Michael D. Kelleher
  • Wounded Innocents And Fallen Angels: Child Abuse And Child Aggression - Gregory K. Moffatt