Shaun’s Reading List

In a Class All By Themselves…

  • The 48 Laws of Power, Robert Green
  • The 33 Strategies of War, Robert Green


  • Execution, Bossidy and Charan
  • First, Break All the Rules, Buckingham, Coffman
  • Gung Ho! Blanchard
  • Jesus-CEO, Jones
  • Six Sigma, Harry
  • Swim with the Sharks, without being Eaten Alive, Mackay
  • The First 90 Days, Watkins
  • The Secrets of Closing the Sale, Zig Ziglar
  • The Tipping Point, Gladwell
  • The Winning Way, Jack Welch
  • You’re in Charge, Now What? Neff and Citrin
  • Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance, Gerstner

Children’s Ministry

  • Whose Child is This, Wilson


  • Dealing with Difficult Teachers, Whitaker
  • Motivating & Inspiring Teachers, Whitaker
  • What do Great Principals Do Differently, Whitaker


  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Covey
  • Christian Reflections on the Leadership Challenge, Kouzes and Posner
  • Death by Meeting, Lencioni
  • First Things First, Covey
  • Geeks & Geezers, Bennis and Thomas
  • Leading Change, Kotter
  • Principal Centered Leadership, Covey
  • The 8th Habit, Covey
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni
  • The Five Temptations of a CEO, Lencioni
  • The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive, Lencioni
  • The Fred Factor, Sanborn
  • The Leader in You, Carnegie
  • The Leadership Pill, Blanchard
  • The Leadership challenge, Kouzes and Posner
  • What Would Machiavelli Do? Bing
  • Who Moved My Cheese? Johnson


  • Be, Know Do, Leadership the Army Way
  • Corps Business, Freedman
  • Corps Values, Miller
  • Extreme Ownership, Willink and Babin
  • Leadership Lessons of Robert E. Lee, Holton
  • Semper Fi, Business Leadership the Marine Corps Way, Carrison and Walsh
  • Speak Like Churchill Stand Like Lincoln, Humes
  • Team of Teams, McChrystal
  • The Art of War, Sun Tzu
  • The Marine Corps Way, Santamaria, Martino, Clemons
  • When You’re Asked to Do the Impossible, Le Storti


  • A View from the Top, Ziglar
  • Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and it’s All Small Stuff, Carlson
  • Flying High, Nightingal
  • Focus, Covey
  • Goals, Ziglar
  • Staying Up, Up, Up, in a Down, Down World, Ziglar
  • The Four Disciplines of Execution, Covey
  • The Psychology of Winning, Waitley
  • Whale Done, Blanchard
  • Your Best Life Now, Osteen


  • A Different Drummer, Deaver
  • An Unfinished Life, Dallek
  • Bush at War, Woodward
  • Franklin and Winston, Meacham
  • John Adams, McCullogh
  • Master of the Senate, Caro
  • Profiles in Courage, JFK
  • The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Morris
  • Truman, McCullogh


  • In His Steps, Sheldon
  • Magnificent Obsession, Lotz
  • Pursuing More of Jesus, Lotz


  • Grit, Angela Duckworth
  • Quitter, John Acuff
  • Shifting the Monkey, Whitaker
  • Start, John Acuff
  • The Carpenter, Jon Gordon
  • The Compound Effect, Darren Hardy
  • The Energy Bus, Jon Gordon
  • The Power of Habit, Duhigg
  • The Talent Code, Coyle
  • Training Camp, Jon Gordon
  • You Win in the Locker Room Firs, Jon Gordon

All the Other Stuff…

  • Financial Peace, Dave Ramsey
  • Monk and the Merchant, Felber
  • More than Enough, Dave Ramsey
  • QBQ, The Question Behind the Question, Miller
  • The Go-Getter, Kyne
  • The Noticer Returns, Andy Andrews
  • The Total Money Makeover, Dave Ramsey
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Dr. Shaun McKinley serves as the international director of Children’s Ministries, administrative liaison to the general overseer, and public relations coordinator for the Church of God of Prophecy International Offices in Cleveland, Tennessee.


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