Turning the Page…

I keep a running bibliography of what I’m reading. I do this partly because the Elders at my church like to see that I am continuing my education. They want to know that their pastor isn’t sitting around eating Reese’s Cups and playing Wii (that’s only on weekends). But I also do it as a reminder of my literary journey. Below are the books I read in 2008. I have divided them into “work” and “fun” but there is obviously a lot of overlap in those categories. Many of the “work” books were a lot of fun to read, and many of the “fun” books informed my work. I’m not going to take the time to provide a link for every one of the books. If you’re curious about a book, search on Amazon for it. Also, I’m glad to offer any comments if you’d like to know more about a particular book. Happy reading!



Breaux, Mike. Making Ripples.

Bridges, William. Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes.

Brown, Raymond. The Message of Deuteronomy.

Buford, Bob. Halftime.

Easum, William. Sacred Cows Make Gourmet Burgers: Ministry for Anywhere, Anytime, with Anyone.

Enns, Peter. Exodus: The NIV Application Commentary.

Gane, Roy. Leviticus, Numbers: the NIV Application Commentary.

Gray, John, M.D. Mars and Venus.

Halvorsen, Delia. Teaching and Celebrating the Christian Seasons.

Keller, W. Phillip. A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23.

Lawrence, Rick. Jesus-Centered Youth Ministry.

Lucado, Max. Every Day Deserves a Chance.

McLaren, Brian. A Generous Orthodoxy.

Moreland, J.P. and Tim Muelhoff. The God Conversation.

Ortberg, John. When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box.

Rainer, Thom, and Eric Geiger. Simple Church.

Reeves, Nancy. Spirituality for Extroverts.

Schmitmeyer, Jim. Preacher in a Hard Hat.

Sisk, Ronald. The Competent Pastor: Skills and Self-Knowledge for Serving Well.

Stanley, Andy. Next Generation Leader.

Wheatley, Margaret. Turning to One Another.


Blakley, Brian, M.D., and Mary-Ellen Siegel. Feeling Dizzy: Understanding and Treating Dizziness, Vertigo, and other Balance Disorders.

Cornwell, Patricia. At Risk.

Evanovich, Janet. Metro Girl.

Evanovich, Janet. Three to Get Deadly.

Evanovich, Janet. Four to Score.

Evanovich, Janet. High Five.

Jacobs, A.J. The Know-It-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Man in the World.

Lamott, Anne. Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year.

Lamott, Anne. Blue Shoe.

Meyer, Stephenie. Twilight.

O’Brien, Tim. The Things They Carried.

Patterson, James. Four Blind Mice.

Piven, Joshua and David Borgenicht. The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel.

Roach, Mary. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Cadavers.

Steinbeck, John. East of Eden.

Young, William P. The Shack.

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