Monday, August 20, 2007

"Of making many books there is no end..."

As I finished my latest book (see previous post), it brought to mind my reading goal for the year and the books I have gone through this year. For what it is worth, here are those books that I remember reading so far this year (each section is in alphabetical order by author's last name):


Title: Christian Reflections on the Leadership Challenge
Author: Jim Kouzes and Barry Pozner
Year: 2004
Pages: 125
Purpose: Doctoral Studies

Title: Being Leaders
Author: Abrey Malphurs
Year: 2003
Pages: 172 + Appendices
Purpose: Doctoral Studies


Title: Learning Theology with the Church Fathers
Author: Christopher A. Hall
Year: 2002
Pages: 273
Purpose: Personal


Title: Liberty of Conscience: Roger Williams in America
Author: Edwin S. Gaustad
Year: 1991
Pages: 223

Title: Martin Luther
Author: Martin Marty
Year: 2004
Pages: 199
Purpose: Personal


Title: In His Image: The Christ Clone Trilogy, Book 1
Author: James Beauseigneur
Year: 2003
Pages: 416
Purpose: Personal

Title: Three
Author: Ted Dekker
Year: 2003
Pages: 352
Purpose: Personal

Church Issues

Title: Patterns of Discipleship in the New Testament
Author: Richard Longenecker, Editor
Year: 1996
Pages: 284
Purpose: Doctoral Studies

Title: Unleashing the Potential of the Smaller Church: Vision and Strategies for Life-Changing Ministry
Author: Shawn McMullen, Editor
Year: 2006
Pages: 158
Purpose: Personal

Title: New Perspectives on Breaking the 200 Barrier
Author: Bill M. Sullivan
Year: 2005
Pages: 125
Purpose: Personal


Title: How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading
Author: Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren
Year: 1972 (orig. 1940)
Pages: 346 + Appendices
Purpose: Doctoral Studies (second read)

Title: Developing Critical Thinkers
Author: Stephen B. Brookfield
Year: 1987
Pages: 254
Purpose: Doctoral Studies

Title: Quality Research Papers for Students of Religion and Theology
Author: Nancy Jean Vyhmeister
Year: 2001
Pages: 201 + Appendices
Purpose: Personal

With these thirteen books completed, I am reading two books and beginning a third:

Title: Introducing Christian Doctrines
Author: Millard Erickson
Year: 2005
Pages: 415
Amount Completed: about `1/3
Purpose: PPBI

Title: Mid-Course Correction
Author: Gordon MacDonald
Year: 2000
Pages: 237
Amount Completed: Just started
Purpose: Personal

Title: The Apocalypse Code
Author: Hank Hanegraaff
Year: 2007
Pages: 237
Amount Completed: Barely begun
Purpose: Personal/PPBI

On deck, to read after these three:

Title: Birth of an Age: The Christ Clone Trilogy, Book 2
Author: James Beauseigneur
Year: 2003
Pages: 323
Purpose: Personal

Title: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Spoke in the Wheel
Author: Renate Wind
Year: 1992
Pages: 180
Purpose: Personal

Title: Anointed to be God's Servants: Lessons from the Life of Paul and His Companion: How God Blesses Those Who Serve Together
Author: Henry Blackaby and Tom Blackaby
Year: 2005
Pages: 171 + Appendices
Purpose: Personal

My reading list after these is long but I figure as long as I can get up in the morning, I will continue to get through books. It is like Solomon said,

"Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body."

But I still enjoy reading.