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Recommended Resources

Bass, Diana Butler. Christianity after Religion: the End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening. New York: HarperOne, 2013.

Beaumont, Susan. How to Lead When You Don't Know Where You're Going: Leading in a Liminal Season. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.

Beaumont, Susan. Inside the Large Congregation. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

Brown, C. Brené. The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrance Who You Are. Hazelden Publishing, 2010.

Cohen, Norman J. Moses and the Journey to Leadership: Timeless Lessons of Effective Management from the Bible and Todays Leaders. Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Pub., 2008.

Dana, Maryann McKibben. God, Improv, and the Art of Living. W B Eerdmans, 2018.

Gleeson, Brent. “5 Steps For Leading Through Adaptive Change.” Forbes. Forbes Magazine, August 13, 2014.

Halpern, Charna & Del Close. "Truth in Comedy: The Manual for Improvisation." 1994.

Johnstone, Keith. "Impro: Improvisation and the Theare." 1987.

Koppel, Michael . Open-Hearted Ministry: Play as Key to Pastoral Leadership. Fortress Press, 2008.

Laviolette, Norm. The Art of Making Sh!t up: Using the Principles of Improv to Become an Unstoppable Powerhouse. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2019.

Leading Ideas Podcast, The Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Linsky, Ronald Heifetz and Marty, Debra Meyerson, Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey, John P. Kotter, and

Vineet Nayar. “A Survival Guide for Leaders.” Harvard Business Review. 

Martin, James. Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life. Harper One, 2011.

Mathis, Daniel. Playing with God: Discovering His Kingdom Through a Paradigm of Play. Mathis Media, 2020.

Moltmann Jürgen. The Church in the Power of the Spirit. New York: Harper & Row, 1977.

Moltmann Jürgen, et al. Theology of Play. Harper & Row, 1972.

National Endowment for the Arts. How Creativity Works in the Brain. How Creativity Works in the Brain, NEA Office of Research & Analysis, 2014.

O'Hara, Mary. “How Comedy Makes Us Better People.” BBC, 30 Aug. 2016.

Peterson, Eugene H. Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places: A Conversation in Spiritual Theology. W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2008.

Provine, Robert. “The Science of Laughter,” Psychology Today, Nov. 2000.

Siegel, Robert, and Jonah Lehrer. “All Things Considered.” All Things Considered, episode 'How Creativity Works': It's All In Your Imagination, 19 Mar. 2019.

Swoboda, Chuck. Innovator’s Spirit: Discover the Mindset to Pursue the Impossible. Fast Company PR, 2020.

Torres, Roselinde, and Nneka Rimmer. The Five Traits of Highly Adaptive Leadership Teams.” BCG Global. BCG Global, December 21, 2011.  


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