Monday, June 30, 2008

Semi-Annual Book List

It's hard to believe, but another half a year of reading has gone by!

This is the list of books I've completed in the last 6 months. Note the influence of homeschooling this year--and books read during our long winter of illness!

Blackaby, Henry & Norman Experiencing Prayer with Jesus

Ingalls Wilder, Laura The Long Winter

Ingalls Wilder, Laura Little Town on the Prairie

Davis, Chris & Ellyn The Angel in the Marble

Smith, William P. Caught Off Guard

Llewellyn, Richard How Green Was My Valley

McInerny, Ralph Her Death of Cold

McInerny, Ralph The Seventh Station

Peters, Ellis Monk’s Hood

Peters, Ellis The Leper of St.Giles

Peters, Ellis The Virgin in the Ice

Peters, Ellis The Devil’s Novice

Peters, Ellis The Raven in the Foregate

Leithart, Peter Wise Words

Peters, Ellis The Hermit of Eyton Forest

Peters, Ellis The Summer of the Danes

Grisham, John Playing for Pizza

Ware, Bruce Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Welch, Edward Running Scared [Read my short review here.]

Peters, Ellis A Morbid Taste for Bones

Timothy, Christopher Vet Behind the Ears

McInerny, Ralph Bishop As Pawn

Peters, Ellis Fallen Into the Pit

Carson, D.A. Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor [My reaction here.]

Carter, Stephen New England White

Keller, Timothy The Reason for God

Swanson, James Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer

Grant, Myrna Vanya

Harris, Alex & Brett Do Hard Things

Welch, Edward Depression: A Stubborn Darkness [My reaction/review here.]

de Angeli, Margeuerite The Door in the Wall

Welch, Edward Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave [My reaction/review here.]

Selden, George The Cricket in Times Square

Lenski, Lois Strawberry Girl

Welch, Edward Running Scared (Yes, again)

Crimmins, Cathy Where Is the Mango Princess? [My reaction/review here.]

Kauflin, Bob Worship Matters [My reaction/review here.]

Holt, Faye Alberta: A History in Photographs

Addington, T.J. High Impact Church Boards

Bond, Douglas Mr. Pipes and the British Hymn Makers

Pollock, John Amazing Grace: The Dramatic Life Story of John Newton

Henry, Marguerite King of the Wind
Don't forget: Read the Bible more than any other book, and not all of these books are recommended! Some are quite the opposite!

This is part of a long standing tradition (I have my lists saved from 1999 on).

Here are the lists for 2007 (first half, second half), 2006 (first half, second half), and 2005 (first half, second half).


Any thoughts on T. Addington's book on church govt?

I thought it had a lot of good things in it.

It's not so much a book on polity as leadership, however. What elders/leaders do. Or shouldn't do, as the case may be. He does affirm congregationalism in it, but of the strongly elder-led variety.

It bears some of the marks of being self-published. I think it could have been a much shorter and then better book and it seems sometimes divorced from the "real world" at least, my real world--but I learned a lot from it and am trying to implement some of what I've learned.

You can get a real feel for it by reading T.J.'s blog: That blog seems to be mostly brief excerpts from his book(s).

thanks. It is on my summer read list. not surprised at the strong elder style of congregationalism