Thursday, July 3, 2014

A few favorite books

A few weeks ago a friend asked me to come up with a list of my favorite books and this is what I came up with.  Hope you find a new favorite. Enjoy!



1.       The Divine Conspiracy - Dallas Willard

2.       The Secret Message of Jesus - Brian McLaren

3.       Surprised by Hope - N.T. Wright

4.       God of the Possible - Greg Boyd

5.       A Long Obedience in the Same Direction - Eugene Peterson

6.       Run with the Horses - Eugene Peterson

7.       Working the Angles - Eugene Peterson (best book on the practice of ministry)

8.       Desiring the Kingdom - James K. A. Smith

9.       Telling the Truth - Fredrick Buechner

10.   Keeping the Sabbath Wholly - Marva Dawn

Science Fiction

1.       Perelandra - C.S. Lewis

2.       The Sparrow - Mary Doria Russell

3.       Children of God - Mary Doria Russell

4.       The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula LeGuin

5.       Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card

6.       Dune - Frank Hebert

7.       Out of the Silent Planet - C.S. Lewis


1.       The Brothers Karamazov - Dostoevsky

2.       A Thread of Grace - Mary Doria Russell

3.       Watership Down - Richard Adams

4.       The Idiot - Dostoevsky

Understanding the World around us

1.       The Social Animal - David Brooks

2.       Good to Great - Jim Collins

3.       David and Goliath - Malcolm Gladwell (all his books are great, but this is the best)

4.       How the Irish Saved Civilization - Thomas Cahill (the first in his terrific 'Hinges of History' series)

5.       Team of Rivals - Doris Kearns Goodwin

6.       Where Good Ideas Come From - Steven Johnson

7.       Emergence - Steven Johnson (His 'The Invention of Air' is more fun, but this one is more interesting)

8.       Home Economics - Wendell Berry

9.       The Big Short - Michael Lewis (interesting look at USA financial markets)

10.   Boomerang - Michael Lewis (interesting look at global financial markets)

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