Basically, I got a big bag of books for Christmas. *Grins broadly*

These are the ones I’m adding to the Read Me Project list:

Fretheim, Terence E. and Froehlich, Karlfried. The Bible as the Word of God in a Postmodern Age. Wipf and Stock Publishers, 1998.

Garrett, Duane A. The Problem of the Old Testament: Hermeneutical, Schematic & Theological Approaches. IVP Academic, 2020.

Green, Gene L. Pardue, Stephen T., and Yeo, K.K. Majority World Theology: Christian Doctrine in Global Context. IVP Academic, 2020.

Hart, David Bentley. The Doors of the Sea: Where Was God in the Tsunami? Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2005.

Jones, Stephen. Daoist Priests of the Li Family: Ritual Life in Village China. Three Pines Press, 2017.

Pyle, Nathan W. Stranger Planet. Morrow Gift, 2020.

Sibley, David Allen. What It’s Like to be a Bird. Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.

Sparks, Kenton L. “Fake News” Theology: How and Why We Use Biblical Authority to Dodge God’s Authority. Cascade Books, 2020.

Stamper, Kory. Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries. Vintage Books, 2017.

These are the ones I wasn’t going to add, although they are still technically books:

  • the journal [which is more for writing in than reading; it has a lovely sentiment on the cover: “Today I WILL not STRESS over Things I can’t CONTROL.” Not that I do that. Too much. Really. But it’s still a kind and helpful reminder.]
  • the two cookbooks [which after suitable review go directly into the cookbook nook for future practical use]
  • the book on how to attract and feed and watch backyard birds [which is more of a reference book, and which does need to be read, of course, but not like THAT]
  • gift cards for bookstores

Also, the new Bible [The Hebrew Bible, translated by Robert Alter], because Bibles are in a class by themselves.

So is my kind and generous family. For whom I am truly grateful. Thank you!red line embellished