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Authors Whom I Read Completely

I recently realized that there are a few authors whom I read completely. If they write it — a book, a blog post, a tweet — I read it. I don’t necessarily agree with everything they write, but I certainly learn from it.

Here is my current list:

Jon Acuff

“…the New York Times Bestselling author of six books including his most recent Wall Street Journal #1 Bestseller, Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done. For over 20 years he’s helped some of the biggest brands in the world tell their story…”

Marc Benioff

An American internet entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist. Co-founder of, the world’s #1 CRM platform.

Kay Bruner

“Therapist, writer, TCK, formerly depressed missionary, mama bear & author of the memoir, As Soon As I Fell.” (And my wife’s cousin).

James Clear

“I’m the author of Atomic Habits. I write about habits, decision making, and continuous improvement.”

Pete Enns

“I’ve been teaching, writing, and speaking about the Bible for over 20 years. I like to ask questions and I don’t like quick, safe answers to make the hard questions go away.”

Rachel Held Evans

“Doubt-filled believer, author of Inspired, Searching for Sunday, A Year of Biblical Womanhood, Faith Unraveled. Wife of @danieljonce.”

Bill Gates

Technologist, business leader, and philanthropist. Co-founder of Microsoft, now focuses on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Timothy Keller

Founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. New York Times bestselling author.

Cal Newport

“…a computer science professor who writes about the intersection of technology and society. [He’s] particularly interested in the impact of new technologies on our ability to perform productive work and lead satisfying lives.”

Shane Parrish

“…devoted to helping you develop an understanding of how the world really works, make better decisions, and live a better life.”

Maria Popova

Brain Pickings is my one-woman labor of love — a subjective lens on what matters in the world and why. Mostly, it’s a record of my own becoming as a person — intellectually, creatively, spiritually — and an inquiry into how to live and what it means to lead a good life.”

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“Flaneur: focus on probability (philosophy), probability (mathematics), probability (logic), probability (real life), deadlifts, Phoenician wine, dead languages.”

I’m curious — who do you read completely? Let me know in the comments.

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