Thursday, July 07, 2005

Half A Year of Reading

Each year since 1999, I have kept a running list of books that I complete in that year. Some of the books are repeats (It seems like we re-read all of the Dorothy L. Sayers "Lord Peter" mystery novels each year), some are for work (especially commentaries), some are for school (this year: books on small group ministry), and some are ones that I started in previous years but finished this year. Some are better than others. Some I hope never to read again. Some I hope to re-read really soon.

Here is my list for 2005 at the half-year mark:

Ascol, Thomas K., Dear Timothy: Letters on Pastoral Ministry

Donahue, Bill and Russ Robinson Building A Church of Small Groups

Myers, Joseph R. The Search to Belong

Bilezikian, Gilbert Community 101

Sayers, Dorothy L. The Nine Tailors

Vanier, Jean Community and Growth

Haggard, Ted Dog Training, Fly Fishing, & Sharing Christ in the 21st Century

Mortimer, John Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders

Frazee, Randy The Connecting Church

Grudem, Wayne Business for the Glory of God

Mahaney, CJ Why Small Groups? [Free .pdf version here.]

Sayers, Dorothy L. Murder Must Advertise

Compilation, edited by Michael Kurland, Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years

Sayers, Dorothy L. Strong Poison

Harris, Joshua Not Even a Hint: Guarding Your Heart Against Lust

Carson, D.A. The Cross and Christian Ministry [See my brief review of it here.]

Tripp, Tedd Shepherding a Child’s Heart

Piper, John The Passion of Jesus Christ

Sayers, Dorothy L. Have His Carcase

Bond, Douglas Crown & Covenant: Duncan’s War