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Resources from Recent Speakers

Over the past couple of years, we have had a number of KIROS speakers who are also authors. Listed below are the speaker, book, and (date of book). Books are available online (except for the one from Uli Chi, which is available from KIROS as a PDF). For two recent speakers (Mark Canlis and Dave Hataj), Seattle Pacific University has made a film of their story, and the link for the films is shown. As well, past KIROS talks are available via audio or video at We hope you find these resources helpful on your journey.

January 12, 2024
John Medina’s Resources

June 11, 2021
Uli Chi, Life in the Intersection: Prose and Poetry Reflections (2011)

May 14, 2021
Rebecca Contreras, Lost Girl: From the Hood to the White House to Millionaire Entrepreneur (2021)

March 12, 2021
Mark Greene, Fruitfulness on the Frontline: Making a Difference Where You Are (2014)

January 8, 2021
David Gill, Workplace Discipleship 101: A Primer (2020); It’s About Excellence: Building Ethically Healthy Organizations (2008)

December 11, 2020
Elliott Neff, A Pawn’s Journey: Transforming Lives One Move at a Time (2018)

July 10, 2020
Mark Canlis, film link:

June 12, 2020
Dave Hataj, Good Work: How Blue Collar Business Can Change Lives, Communities, and the World (2020); film link:

April 15, 2020
Denise Daniels and Shannon Vanderwarker, Working in the Presence of God: Spiritual Practices for Everyday Work (2019)

February 14, 2020
Albert Erisman, The ServiceMaster Story: Navigating Tension between People and Profit (2020); The Accidental Executive: Lessons on Business, Faith, and Calling from the Life of Joseph (2016)

June 14, 2019
Hugh Blane, 7 Principles of Transformational Leadership: Create a Mindset of Passion, Innovation, and Growth (2017)