Wednesday, January 15, 2014

2013 Reading List

Note: I realize it is a tad late, given today is January 15.  However, I have traditionally shared my reading list from the previous year, and I realize that a few of you have asked about it.  So, with that in mind, here is what nourished me spiritually and academically in 2013.  On Friday, I will post my preliminary reading list for 2014.

Books I Reviewed

  • David T. Bourgeois, Ministry in the Digital Age (for Stone-Campbell Journal)
  • Carpenter, Sweet and Blythe, Introduction to Applied Creative Thinking (for Teaching Theology and Religion)
  • Keith Francis and William Gibson, ed., The Oxford Handbook of the British Sermon, 1689-1901 (for Stone-Campbell Journal)
  • Gregory Hunt, Leading Congregations through Crisis (for Stone-Campbell Journal)
  • Rita Schulte, Shattered (for ACU Press "Book Club" blog)
Books I Read for Classes I Teach

  • David Fleer and Dave Bland, ed., Preaching Mark's Unsettling Messiah (Expository Preaching)
  • George Hunter, The Celtic Way of Evangelism (Evangelism in the Local Church)
  • Charles Talbert, Reading Luke, rev. ed. (Gospel of Luke)
  • N. T. Wright, The Early Christian Letters for Everyone (General Letters)
  • Philip Yancey, What Good Is God? (Providence and Suffering)
Books I Read for My Dissertation

  • Karl Barth, Homiletics
  • Joan Bolker, Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day
  • Raymond Collins, 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus
  • Edward Farley, Practicing Gospel
  • Luke Timothy Johnson, Letters to Paul's Delegates
  • Kostenberger and Wilder, ed., Entrusted with the Gospel
  • Abraham Malherbe, Paul and the Popular Philosophers
  • Andrew Purves, Pastoral Theology in the Classical Tradition
  • Andrew Purves, The Crucifixion of Ministry
  • Andrew Purves, The Resurrection of Ministry
  • Ronald Sisk, The Competent Pastor
  • Paul Scott Wilson, Preaching and Homiletic Theory
  • Frances Young, The Theology of the Pastoral Letters
Books I Read for Fun

  • Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting
  • Bonnie Baeder, Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
  • Augsten Burroughs, This Is How
  • Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
  • Ian Fleming, For Your Eyes Only
  • Ian Fleming, From Russia with Love
  • Ian Fleming, Goldfinger
  • Ian Fleming, Man with the Golden Gun
  • Ian Fleming, Octopussy and The Living Daylights
  • Ian Fleming, On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • Ian Fleming, The Spy Who Loved Me
  • Ian Fleming, You Only Live Twice
  • Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible
  • C. S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • Alan Paton, Cry, the Beloved Country
  • Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
  • Leo Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Books I Read for Seminars

  • C. Leonard Allen, Things Unseen (Theology in Ministry)
  • O. Wesley Allen, Determining the Form (Sermon Development and Delivery)
  • Chris Altrock, Preaching to Pluralists (Connecting Preaching with the Congregation)
  • Bartholomew and Goheen, The Drama of Scripture (Connecting Preaching with the Congregation)
  • Kennon Callahan, Small, Strong Congregations (Ministry in Small and Middle-Sized Churches)
  • Ron Crandall, Turnaround and Beyond (Ministry in Small and Middle-Sized Churches)
  • Ruth Ann Gaede, ed., Transitions in Congregations (Ministry in Small and Middle-Sized Churches)
  • Hicks, Melton and Valentine, A People Gathered (Theology and Ministry)
  • Richard Jensen, Envisioning the Word (Connecting Preaching with the Congregation)
  • Michael Lindvall, The Good News from North Haven (Ministry in Small and Middle-Sized Churches)
  • Andrew Purves, Reconstructing Pastoral Theology (Theology in Ministry)
  • David Ray, The Indispensable Guide for Smaller Churches (Ministry in Small and Middle-Sized Churches)
  • Lyle Schaller, Middle-Sized Church (Ministry in Small and Middle-Sized Churches)
  • James Thompson, Pastoral Ministry according to Paul (Theology in Ministry)
  • Jason Vickers, Minding the Good Ground (Theology in Ministry)
  • Sondra Willobee, The Write Stuff (Connecting Preaching with the Congregation)

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