Summer Reading List – Part 1

Summer is a time for reading…after many months and years of leaning toward non-fiction books (primarily biblical studies, theology and the like), I’m going to begin by trying on some fiction again. Every time I read fiction, I love it. But, I’m not going exclusively fiction. Here’s the start:

  • The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders and Leadership, by John Wooden
  • Where Have all the Leaders Gone?, by Lee Iacoca
  • The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
  • Book by Book: Notes on Reading and Life, by Michael Dirda
  • The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls
  • The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
  • Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson (this book is a Pulitzer Prize Winner)

Part 2 will include some of the non-fiction stuff…

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including:, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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