Books I Read in 2009

  1. 99 Thoughts for Youth Workers by Josh Griffin
  2. A Walk Through the Bible by Leslie Newbigin
  3. Adventures in Missing the Point by Tony Campolo & Brian McLaren
  4. Book Manuscript by my main man Scott Wozniak
  5. Christianity & Social Order by William Temple
  6. Contemplative Prayer by Thomas Merton
  7. Dad’s Everything Book for Daughters by John Trent
  8. Darwin In A Nutshell by Peter Whitfield
  9. Devotional Classics Edited by Richard J. Foster & James Bryan Smith
  10. Everything Must Change by Brian McLaren
  11. Foreign to Familiar by Sarah A. Lanier
  12. God Has A Dream by Desmond Tutu
  13. In The Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership by Henri J.M. Nouwen
  14. It’s Not About Me by Max Lucado
  15. Love is an Orientation by Andrew Marin
  16. Love: The Words & Inspiration of Mother Teresa
  17. Martin Luther by Edwin P Booth
  18. Miles to Cross by Mike Howerton
  19. Myth of a Christian Nation by Gregory Boyd
  20. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  21. Peace Child by Don Richardson
  22. Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life by Tony Dungy
  23. Refuel by Doug Fields
  24. Reverse Mentoring by Earl Creps
  25. Sabbatical Journey by Henri J.M. Nouwen
  26. Shake Hands With The Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda by Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire
  27. Simple Church by Thom S. Rainer & Eric Geiger
  28. Streams of Living Waters: Celebrating the Great Traditions of the Christian Faith by Richard Foster
  29. Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright
  30. The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr. Edited by Clayborne Carson
  31. The Case of Roe v. Wade by Leonard A. Stevens
  32. The Chris Farley Show by Tom Farley, Jr., and Tanner Colby
  33. The Coming of God by Jurgen Moltmann (only read 1/2)
  34. The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard
  35. The Divine Hours Pocket Edition by Phyllis Tickle
  36. The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas by Mahatma Gandhi
  37. The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing & Why by Phyllis Tickle
  38. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  39. The Horse & His Boy by C.S. Lewis
  40. The Illustrated Guide to World Religions by Dean Halverson
  41. The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey
  42. The Kingdom of God is Within You by Leo Tolstoy
  43. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
  44. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  45. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
  46. The Love Dare by Stephen & Alex Kendrick
  47. The Meaning of the Millennium Edited by Robert G. Clouse
  48. The Millennium Myth by N.T. Wright
  49. The Open Secret: An Introduction to the Theology of Mission by Leslie Newbigin
  50. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  51. The Prodigal God by Tim Keller
  52. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
  53. The Tangible Kingdom by Hugh Halter & Matt Smay
  54. The Words of Gandhi
  55. The World as I Remember It by Rich Mullins
  56. The Wounded Healer by Henri Nouwen
  57. UnChristian by David Kinnman & Gabe Lyons
  58. Walking by Henry David Thoreau
  59. When Generations Collide by Lynne C. Lancaster & David Stillman
  60. Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
  61. William Booth: Soup, Soap, and Salvation by Janet & Geoff Benge
  62. Also read several books with my daughters: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Jungle Book, The Secret Garden, Pollyanna, Anne of Green Gables

Christianity & Social Order by William Temple

I just finished reading a little book by William Temple (1881-1944) called Christianity & Social Order. Fantastic! In the book he lays out principles to guide Christians in their involvement in social life. Talk about a guy who was ahead of his times! Challenging and well worth the read!


“The Christian churches today largely define faith as knowing, and even being certain about your knowing, when in fact it means exactly the opposite! Faith is being willing not to know, and still being content, because God knows.” – Richard Rohr


“Ignorance does not result from what we don’t know! Ignorance results from what we think we do know—but don’t! Most ignorant people are, in fact, quite certain.” Richard Rohr

Waiting to be Rediscovered & Explored

“The deep hidden stream of Christian meditation, mysticism, adoration, thanksgiving, wrestling with the anguish of the world in the presence of God, and celebrating the joy of the world in the presence of God, is waiting to be rediscovered and explored.” – N.T. Wright The Millennium Myth, p. 84).