NTC Staff Share Their Recommendations On What To Read


Now that the kiddos have finished their back-to-school reading lists it is time to turn our attention to more adult fare. The North Texas Conference staff offers a list of recommendations spanning popular fiction to leadership and conflict resolution.

Jeremy Basset, Disaster Response Coordinator

  • Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton

Jan Chapman, Administrative Assistant for the East District

  • Friendship with God by Jamie Moore
  • The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff by Christopher Moore
  • Every book written by Colleen Hoover (NYT best-selling author from Sulphur Springs)

Brady Cleveland, Administrative Assistant for the Northwest District

  • Her Unsuitable Match by Sally Britton
  • Under Kansas Skies series by Leah Brunner
  • In Pursuit of the Painter by Ashtyn Newbold
  • In Pursuit of a Gentleman by Arlem Hawks
  • To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer

Monica Frazier, Communications Coordinator

  • Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Life by Shauna Niequist
  • Yes Please by Amy Poehler
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Anne Graves, Building Facilities Manager

  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessell Van Der Kolk, MD
  • Everyday Supernatural: Living a Spirit-Filled Life Without Being Weird by Mike Pilavachi and Andy Croft

Liz Greenwell, Crisis Team Coordinator

  • Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White: Thoughts on Religion, Morality, and Politics by Adam Hamilton
  • Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
  • The Powers That Be by Walter Wink

Todd Harris, Northwest District Superintendent

  • Sparring Partners by John Grisham

Pam Hughes, Director of Communications

  • One Long River of Song by Brian Doyle

Liz Lancaster, Administrative Assistant for the Metro District

  • A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham
  • Book Lovers by Emily Henry
  • Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself by Nedra Glover Tawwab

Andy Lewis, Director of Missional Outreach and Assistant to the Bishop

  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • We Need to Build by Eboo Patel

Lisa Putnam, IT Manager

  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • Fervent by Priscilla Shirer

Jessica Wright, Associate Director of Missional Outreach

  • Wholehearted Faith by Rachel Held Evans and Jeff Chu
  • A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost
  • Now What? How to Move Forward When We're Divided (About Basically Everything) by Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers

Published: Wednesday, August 10, 2022