Measurement keeps things real.
Read and Removed 2021
Bartlett, Bruce. The Truth Matters: A Citizen’s Guide to Separating Facts from Lies and Stopping Fake News in its Tracks. Ten Speed Press, 2017.
Biesenbach, Rob. Unleash the Power of Storytelling: Win Hearts, Change Minds, Get Results. Eastlawn Media, 2018. [added 10.20. Let’s call it “professional development.”]
Brooks, E. Bruce. Jesus and After: The First Eighty Years. (Studies in Early Christianity) Warring States Project, 2018. [added 08.2020 – “Hey, look at this …”]
Bottum, Joseph. An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant Ethic and Spirit of America. Image (Random House), 2014. [added 02.15.21.]
Carson, D.A. Exegetical Fallacies. Second edition. Baker Academic, 1996. [added 10.11.20]
Eagleton, Terry. Culture and the Death of God. Yale University Press, 2014. [added 02.27.2021]
Garrett, Duane A. The Problem of the Old Testament: Hermeneutical, Schematic & Theological Approaches. IVP Academic, 2020. [added Christmas 2020]
Garrett, Henry James. This Book Will Make You Kinder. Penguin Books, 2020.
Hart, David Bentley. The Doors of the Sea: Where Was God in the Tsunami? Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2005. [added Christmas 2020]
Holmes, Barbara A. Race and the Cosmos. 2nd edition. CAC Publishing, 2020. [added 02.23.2021]
Martin, James S.J. Learning to Pray: A Guide for Everyone. HarperCollins, 2021. [added 02.15.2021]
Popkin, Richard H. and Stroll, Avrum. Philosophy Made Simple. New York: Three Rivers Press, 1993.
Rah, Soong-Chan. The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity. InterVarsity Press, 2009. [added 09.09.2020. Found while buying a book for book group.]
Ryken, Leland. How to Read the Bible as Literature … and get more out of it. Zondervan, 1984.
Sanneh, Lamin. Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity. Oxford University Press, 2008. [added 01.17.2019]
Simpson, John. The Word Detective: Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary. Basic Books, 2016. [added 02.14.2021]
Sparks, Kenton L. “Fake News” Theology: How and Why We Use Biblical Authority to Dodge God’s Authority. Cascade Books, 2020. [added Christmas 2020]
Stamper, Kory. Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries. Vintage Books, 2017. [added Christmas 2020]
The RZA. The Tao of Wu. Riverhead Books, 2009. [added 09.2020]
Thévenez, Pierre. What Is Phenomenology? Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1962.
Thurman, Howard. Jesus and the Disinherited. Beacon Press, 1976. (ebook) [Added 07.15.2020]
Read and Removed 2020
Adeney, Miriam. Kingdom Without Borders: The Untold Story of Global Christianity. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2009. [added 01.17.2019]
Anderson, Benedict. Imagined Communities. Revised edition. London: Verso, 1991. [added 01.25.2020 – for a seminar]
Brown, Daniel. A New Introduction to Islam. Third edition. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, 2017. [added 06.2019 after taking a class on “Sharia and Islamic Law”]
Burridge, Richard A. Four Gospels, One Jesus? Eerdmans, 1994. [added 10.11.20]
Carretto, Carlo. The God Who Comes. Translated by Mary Rose Hancock. Orbis Books, 1974. [added ??]
Delgado, Richard and Stefancic, Jean. Critical Race Theory: An Introduction. Third edition. New York University Press, 2017. [Added 07.08.2020]
Depka, Eileen. Raising the Rigor: Effective Questioning Strategies and Techniques for the Classroom. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press, 2017. [added 10.2018]
du Mez, Kristin Kobes. Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation. Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2020. (ebook) [Added 07.12.2020]
Fretheim, Terence E. and Froehlich, Karlfried. The Bible as the Word of God in a Postmodern Age. Wipf and Stock Publishers, 1998. [added Christmas 2020]
Gibala, Martin. The One Minute Workout. Avery (Penguin), 2017. [added 11.29.19. Black Friday at the bookstore.]
Johnson, Bryant. The RBG Workout. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. [added 11.29.19. Black Friday at the bookstore.]
Newhouse, Alana, ed. The 100 Most Jewish Foods (A Highly Debatable List). Artisan, 2019. [added 12.26.19]
Oluo, Ijeoma. So you want to talk about race. Seal Press, 2019. [added 12.26.19]
Ortberg, John. The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People. Zondervan, 1997. [added 02.17.20]
Owens, Lama Rod. Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger. North Atlantic Books, 2020. [added 09.21.20]
Pasachoff, Naomi. Great Jewish Thinkers: Their Lives and Work. Behrman House, 1992. [added 12.25.19]
Pyle, Nathan W. Stranger Planet. Morrow Gift, 2020. [added Christmas 2020]
Rah, Soong-Chan. Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times. InverVarsity Press, 2015. [added 09.09.2020. For book group.]
Rooney, Anne. Think like an Economist: Get to grips with money and markets. London: Arcturus Publishing Ltd., 2019. [added 02.06.2020 – when we took books to Half Price Books.]
Rothstein, Dan and Santana, Luz. Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions. Harvard Education Press. 2011. [added 03.23.2019]
Song, Aengus. Flowers from the Garden of Evil: Everyone’s Guide to the Elements of Authoritarian Dogma. White Rose Publishers, 2014. (Kindle ed.) [added 11.09.2019 “Curiosity killed the cat.”]
Tracy, Brian. Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time. YellowKite Books (Hachette UK), 2004.
Wilhelm, Anthony. Christ Among Us: A Modern Presentation of the Catholic Faith For Adults. 6th edition. HarperSanFrancisco, 1996. [added 07.02.2019. Working on the fall book order, borrowing from someone else’s syllabus …]
williams, Rev. angel Kyodo; Owens, Lama Rod; Syedullah, Jasmine. Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation. North Atlantic Books, 2016. [added 09.21.2020]
Read and Removed 2019
Bruyneel, Sally and Padgett, Alan G. Introducing Christianity. Orbis Books, 2003. [added 06.14.2019. I am fed up with “Western Religions” textbooks, and I have got to get the fall book order in …]
Frankiel, Sandra Sizer. Christianity: A Way to Salvation. (Religious Traditions of the World.) Waveland Press, 2011. [added 07.02.2019. I am fed up with “Western Religions” textbooks, and I have got to get the fall book order in …]
Kristian, Bonnie. A Flexible Faith: Rethinking What It Means to Follow Jesus Today. FaithWords, 2018. [added 07.02.2019. Still looking for something for the fall book order …]
Stone, Douglas, Patton, Bruce, and Heen, Sheila. Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most. 10th Anniversary Edition. Penguin, 1999. [added 11.10.2019 – we’re looking into it at church in relation to the Golden Rule 2020 initiative.]
Turton, Stuart. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. Sourcebooks Landmark, 2018. [added 09.02.19; because my spouse finished reading it and said “this is such a good book!!” and I said “well, I’d like to read it …”]