Monday, December 29, 2014

Books I Read in 2014

Each year, I offer the list of books that I read in that calendar year.  In keeping with this tradition, here is the list of books that I read in 2014.  For reviews of most of these, you can check out my Goodreads page or past posts on this blog.  Hope these may inspire your reading habits in 2015!

Books I Reviewed in 2014

  • Henry Cloud, Never Go Back: 10 Things You'll Never Do Again
  • Sharmila Ferris and Hilary Wilder, The Plugged-In Professor: Tips and Techniques for Teaching with Social Media
  • Randy Harris, Life Work: Confessions of an Everyday Disciple
  • Marybeth Hicks, Teachable Moments: Using Everyday Encounters with Media and Culture to Instill Conscience, Character, and Faith
  • Bob Hostetler, Life Stinks...And Then You Die: Living Well in a Sick World
  • Mike Neary, Howard Stevenson and Les Bell, Towards Teaching in Public: Reshaping the Modern University
  • John Ortberg, Soul Keeping: Caring for the Most Important Part of You
  • Robert Pazmino, A Boy Grows Up in Brooklyn: An Educational and Spiritual Memoir
  • Glenn Pemberton, After Lament: Psalms for Learning to Trust Again
  • Carl Prude, Anchored in Light: Understanding and Overcoming the Five Deadliest Threats to Your Faith
Books I Read for Classes I Teach

  • George Bullard, Every Congregation Needs a Little Conflict
  • Dave Hansen, The Art of Pastoring: Ministry Without All the Answers (revised edition)
  • Timothy Keller, Walking with God through Pain and Suffering
  • Thomas G. Long, What Shall We Say? Evil, Suffering, and the Crisis of Faith
  • Daniel Overdorf, One Year to Better Preaching
  • Andy Stanley and Bill Willits, Creating Community: 5 Keys to Building a Small Group Culture
Books I Read for My Last Doctoral Class

  • Dave Bland and David Fleer, Performing the Psalms
  • David Brooks, The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
  • Roger Fisher and Daniel Shapiro, Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate
  • Glenn Pemberton, Hurting with God: Learning to Lament with the Psalms
  • Fleming Rutledge, And God Spoke to Abraham: Preaching from the Old Testament
Books I Read to Strengthen My Ministry

  • Mark DeVine and Darrin Patrick, Replant: How a Dying Church Can Grow Again
  • David Helm, Expositional Preaching: How We Speak God's Word Today
  • Timothy Keller, Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's Work
  • Erwin McManus, The Artisan Soul: Crafting Your Life into a Work of Art
  • Thom S. Rainer, Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive
  • Philip Yancey, Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?
Books I Read Because I Like a Good Story

  • Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
  • Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
  • Gayle Forman, If I Stay
  • John Green, An Abundance of Katherines
  • John Green, Paper Towns
  • Lois Lowry, The Giver
  • Yann Martel, The Life of Pi
  • Cormac McCarthy, The Orchard Keeper
  • Cormac McCarthy, The Road
  • Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman
  • Frank Miller, The Dark Knight Returns
  • George Orwell, Animal Farm
  • Ayn Rand, We the Living
  • Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson and the Olympians 1: The Lightning Thief
  • Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson and the Olympians 2: The Sea of Monsters
  • Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson and the Olympians 3: The Titan's Curse
  • Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson and the Olympians 4: Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5: The Last Olympian
  • Thornton Wilder, Our Town
  • Sun Zhu, The Art of War

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