Benson, Herbert. “Are You Working Too Hard?” interview in Harvard Business Review (Nov. 2005), pgs. 53-58.
Fassel, Diane. Working Ourselves to Death The High Costs of Workaholism and the Rewards of Recovery. San Francisco: Harper, ©1990.
Nelson, James B., Thirst: God and the Alcoholic Experience, published by Westminster John Knox Press, ©2004.
Schaef, Anne Wilson and Diane Fassel. The Addictive Organization: Why We Overwork, Cover Up, Pick Up the Pieces, Please the Boss and Perpetuate Sick Organizations. San Francisco: Harper, ©1988.
Aging / Retirement-
Carter, Jimmy, The Virtues of Aging, The Ballantine Publishing Group, New York, ©1998.
Epperly, Bruce and Katherine Gould; Four Seasons of Ministry: Gathering a harvest of Righteousness, book 1; Alban Institute; ©2008.
International End of Life Doula Association. To access INELDA Website, .
Halaas, Gwen W. Clergy, Retirement, and Wholeness: Looking Forward to the Third Age. Herndon, VA: Alban Institute, ©2005.
Richardson, Rev. Carol. Aging Well - Be Your Best Self Forever. self-published, ©2010. find this available online by
Weaver, Andrew j., Ed.; Reflections on Aging and Spiritual Growth; Abingdon Press; Nashville, TN; ©1998.
Branson, Mark Lau. Memories, Hopes and Conversations: Appreciative Inquiry and Congregational Change. Alban Institute, Inc. ©2004.
Hammond, Sue Annis. The Thin Book of Appreciative Inquiry. Bend, OR: Thin Book Publishing Co. ©1996.
This 63 page “thin” book provides a brief, but basic, outline of Appreciative Inquiry, its
perspective, assumptions and principles. It addresses the following questions and/or topics:
What is Appreciative Inquiry?; What is the Role of Assumptions in Change?; and How to do it.
It also includes practical information, like “How to do it,” which includes “sample questions,”
“the need for provocative propositions” and “how to write them.”
This book is available in Spanish.
Watkins, Jane Magruder and Mohr, Bernard J. Appreciative Inquiry: Change at the Speed of Imagination. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer, a Wiley Company. ©2001.
This 241 page book could be considered a text on Appreciative Inquiry. It provides the
history and development of AI (a shorthand reference for Appreciative Inquiry), its scientific
basis, the “five Ds” of the AI process, case studies of how AI has been applied to a variety
of organizations, as well as workshop designs for initiating an AI process in organizations,
and much more.
Oswald, Roy M. Why You Should Give Your Pastor a Sabbatical. Herndon, VA: Alban Institute, ©2001.
Oswald, Roy M. Why You Should Develop a Pastor-Parish Relations Committee [with Leader Guide! Herndon, VA: Alban Institute, ©2002.
Slaughter, Michael. Momentum for Life Companion DVD. Tipp City, OH: Ginghamsburg Resources, ©2005.