Reading List

Caveat: Friends have told me that I have an eclectic taste in books. I read everything from fantasy literature to historical fiction to biographies to Christian living to theology. And I find works that I like in all of those genres. If I find a portion of a book to be distasteful, I will typically skip over that part. That means, for example, that while I loved Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth, I simply did not read the multiple rape scenes in that book. So be forewarned that my recommendation of a book does not necessarily mean that I condone or even appreciate every aspect of that book. It simply means that in the end, I was glad to have read it.

*** Starred items are books that I would recommend to a friend

Italicized items are books I read for seminary
 Crossed out items are books that I did NOT like at all.
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Disciple Shift, Putman & Harrington
Among the Mad, Jacqueline Winspear
An Incomplete Revenge, Jacqueline Winspear
The Tipping Point***, Malcolm Gladwell
Surrender to Love, David Brenner
The Gift of Being Yourself***, David Brenner
The Faith of Leap, Frost and Hirsch
The Spirituality of Fundraising, Henri Nouwen
The Mapping of Love and Death, Jacqueline Winspear
A Lesson in Secrets, Jacqueline Winnspear
To Pray and to Love, Roberta Bondi
Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home***, Richard Foster
Messenger of Truth, Jacqueline Winspear
A General Theory of Love***, Lewis, Amini, Lannon
Influencer, Grenny, Patterson, Maxfield, McMillan, Switzler
A Guidebook to Prayer***, MaryKate Morse
Water From a Deep Well***, Gerald Sittser
Pardonable Lies, Jacqueline Winspear
Social World of Ancient Israel***, Matthews and Benjamin
A Brief Introduction to the Old Testament, Michael D; Coogan
Bird of a Feather, Jacqueline Winspear
A Many Colored Kingdom***, Conde-Frazier,Kang, Parrett
Strengths Finder, Tom Rath
Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell
Seek and Hide, Amanda Stevens
Crucial Conversations, Patterson, Grenny, McMillan,Switzler
The Path, Laurie Beth Jones
Church, World, and the Cristian Life***, Nicholas M Healy
The Shallows***, Nicholas Carr
Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg
The Call***, Os Guinness
Church in the Round, Letty Russell
The New Joy of Discovery in Bible Study, Oletta Wald
Torture and Eucharist, William T. Cavanaugh
In the Company of Others, Jan Karon
An Introduction to Ecclesiology, Veli-Matti Kärkäinen
Reimagining Church***, Frank Viola
An Old Fashioned Girl, Louisa May Alcott
A Farewell to Mars***, Brian Zahnd
Wayward, Blake Crouch
Dreams from My Father, Barak Obama
Transforming Leadership***, Leighton Ford
Une soupe aux herbes sauvages, Emilie Carles
Pines***, Blake Crouch
Masie Dobbs***, Jacqueline Winspear
Renovation of the Heart***, Dallas Willard
Glittering Images***, Susan Howatch
Third Shift, Hugh Howley
Tables in the Wilderness***, Preston Yancey
A Prayer for Owen Meaney, John Irving
Second Shift, Hugh Howley
Cuckoo Calling, Robert Galbraith
The Elegance of the Hedgehog***, Muriel Barbery
First Shift***, Hugh Howey
The Jesus Model***, Dietrich Schindler
Wool***, Hugh Howey
God in My Everything, Ken Shigematsu
Who is Jesus...Really?, Josh McDowell
The Forgotten Ways***, Alan Hirsch
The Early Religious a History of France***, David R. Dunaetz
Sleeping Beauty, Elle Lothlorien
Holy is the Day, Carolyn Weber
Superior Secrets***, Tom Hilpert

Unwritten, Charles Martin
Sycamore Row***, John Grisham
Let Your Life Speak***, Parker J. Palmer
The Attentive Life***, Leighton Ford
Allegiant***, Veronica Roth
Quiet Talks on Prayer***, S. D. Gordon
Jesus Feminist***, Sarah Bessey
Miracle Work***, Jordan Seng
The Five Smooth Stones, Robertson McQuilkin
Pierre et Jean, Guy de Maupassant
Searching for Schindler***, Thomas Keneally
Tara Road, Maeve Binchy
Silver Wedding, Maeve Biinchy
Leadership as an Identity***, Crawford Loritts
The Shadow of the Bear***, Regina Doman
War Brides***, Helen Bryan
The Harbinger, JonathanCahn
The Circle Maker, Mark Batterson
Epic Grace***, Kurt Bubna
To Kill a Mockingbird***, Harper Lee
Damascus Countdown***, Joel C. Rosenberg
The Tehran Initiative***, Joel C. Rosenberg
Leading Cross-Culturally***, Sherwood G. Lingenfelter
Superior Storm***, Tom Hilpert
Superior Justice***, Tom Hilpert
Insurgent***, Veronica Roth
Divergent***, Veronica Roth
Godly Servants***, David Teague
Not a Fan***, Kyle Idleman
Follow***, David Platt
Breaking Free***, Beth Moore
A Pig in Provence, Georgeanne Brennan
Killing Kennedy, Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
The Whistling Season***, Ivan Doig

Grace: A Christmas Sister of the Heart Novel, Shelley Shepard
Digging Ditches***, Helen Roseveare
Mere Christianity***, C. S. Lewis
Evolving in Monkey Town ***, Rachel Held Evans
A Year in the Merde, Stephen Clarke
Multiplier les leaders, Martin Sanders and Alain Stamp (link to english version)
Beyond Justice, Joshua Graham
King's Cross***, Timothy Keller
Cultural Misunderstandings***, Raymonde Carroll
The Serpent and the Moon***, HRH Princess Michael of Kent
Uncle Tom's Cabin***, Harriet Beecher Stowe
Day after Night***, Anita Diamant
In the Presence of my Enemies, Gracia Burnham
St Francis of Assisi***, G.K. Chesterton
Forgotten God: Reversing our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit***, Francis Chan
Junia is Not Alone, Scot McKnight
Smart Builder***, Stephen Beck
Movements that Change the World, Steve  Addison
Four Letter Words, Bill Giovannetti
The Price, Alexandra Sokoloff
The Final Assault***, Steve Smith
Erasing Hell***, Francis Chan
Timeline***, Michael Crichton
The Secret Holocaust Diaries***, Nonna Bannister
Surprised by Oxford***, Carolyn Weber
Diriger avec Amour***, Alexander Strauch (link to English version)
Dog Logic***, Joel McMains
Why Not Women***, Loren Cunningham and David Joel Hamilton
Heaven is for Real***, Todd Burpo
Year of Wonders***, Geraldine Brooks
Pet Owner's Guide to the Cairn Terrier, Ron and Brenda Birch
There is no Time, J. Paul Nyquist
Mockingjay***, Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire***, Suzanne Collins
The Lotus and The Cross, Ravi Zacharias
The Hunger Games***, Suzanne Collins

The Mountain Between Us***, Charles Martin
Making Peace***, Jim vanYperen
Anne of Green Gables***, L.M. Montgomery
The System, Jack Kreigs
Humilitas***, John Dickson
Le  Petit Prince***, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
In the Name of Jesus***, Henri J. M. Nouwen
I Have to be Perfect, Timothy L. Sanford
Moi aussi je voudrais croire ! Mais...***, Raphael Anzenberger (French version only)
The Hiding Place***, Corrie ten Boom
Humility***, Andrew Murray
The Meeting of the Waters: 7 Global Currents that Will Propel the Future Church, Fritz Kling
Tour du Monde en Quatre-Vingts Jours***, Jules Verne (Link to English version)
The Judas Strain, James Rollins
T4T, A Discipleship Re-Revolution***, Steve Smith with Ying Kai
Abundance, A Novel of Marie Antoinette***, Sena Jeter Naslund
The Kite Runner***, Khaled Hosseini
Radical***, David Platt
In the Company of Others, Jan Karon
Emma***, Jane Austen
The Fourth Reich, Robert VanKampen
Invading Secular Space***, Martin Robinson & Dwight Smith
The Septembers of Shiraz, Dalia Sofer
The Emotionally Healthy Church***, Peter Scazzero
One Thousand Gifts***, Ann VosKamp
Her Daughter's Dream, Francine Rivers
Her Mother's Hope, Francine Rivers
Toujours Provence, Peter Mayle
French Lessons, Peter Mayle
From Duty to Delight--Finding Greater Joy in Daily Prayer***, Ron Parrish
The Tangible Kingdom***, Hugh Halter and Matt Smay
The Paris Option, Robert Ludlum
The Last Battle***, C. S. Lewis
The Magician's Nephew***, C. S. Lewis
The Horse and His Boy***, C. S. Lewis
Planting Missional Churches***, Ed Setzer
Radical Leap, Steve Farber
The Other Queen***, Philippa Gregory
Adam, Ted Dekker
Blessed are the Cheesemakers, Sarah-Kate Lynch
I Once Was Lost***, Don Everts and Doug Schaupp
The Wildwater Walking Club, Claire Cook
Sarah's Key***, Tatiana De Rosnay
The Appeal, John Grisham
The Book Thief***, Markus Zusak
Simple Genius, David Baldacci
Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs. Dave Barry
The Help***, Kathryn Stockett
Long Train Passing***, Steven W. Wise
My Life in France, Julia Child and Alex Prud'Homme
Unleashing the Power of Rubberbands, Nancy Ortberg
The Piano Teacher, Janice Y.K. Lee
Appointment in Jerusalem***, Derek and Lydia Prince
Becoming More than a Good Bible Study Girl, Lysa Terkeurst
The Welsh Girl, Peter Ho Davies
The Prayer of Jesus***, Hank Hanegraaff
Doing Church as a Team, Wayne Cordiero
Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert

The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown
Mrs. Miracle, Debbie Macomber
Crazy Love***, Francis Chan
The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein
Marley and Me, John Grogan
Same Kind of Different as Me***, Ron Hall and Denver Moore
Wrapped in Rain***, Charles Martin
Epicenter***, Joel Rosenberg
The Hole in Our Gospel***, Richard Stearns
Fat Chance, Deborah Blumenthal
Finding Tom Connor, Sarah-Kate Lynch
Cold Sassy Tree***, Olive Ann Burns
Muslims, Christians, and Jesus***, Carl Medearis
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society***, Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows
Blink***, Ted Dekker
Angel of Wrath, Bill Myers
Ministering Cross-Culturally***, Sherwood G. Lingenfelter
The Lacemaker and the Princess***, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Cross-Cultural Connections***, Duane Elmer
The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass, Christian Speaker, Aged 45 3/4***, Adrian Plass
Twenty Wishes, Debbie Macomber
Signs and Wonders, Philip Gulley
The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass (aged 37 3/4)***, Adrian Plass
Beneath a Marble Sky***, John Shors
Three Weeks with my Brother***, Nicholas Sparks
A Quest for Answers, Josh McDowell
White***, Ted Dekker
Red***, Ted Dekker
The Lord is my Strength, Lynn N. Austin
Moloka'i, Alan Brennert
Gifted to Lead: The Art of Leading as a Woman in the Chuch***, Nancy Beach
Black***, Ted Dekker
A Man Called Blessed***, Ted Dekker and Bill Bright
Blessed Child***, Ted Dekker and Bill Bright
French Women for all Seasons***, Mireille Guiliano
When Crickets Cry***, Charles Martin
A False Sense of Well Being, Jeanne Braselton
The End of Reason***, Ravi Zacharias
Suite Francaise***, Irene Nemirovsky

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