Measurement keeps things real.
Read and Removed 2019
Baggini, Julian and Fosl, Peter S. The Philosopher’s Toolkit: A Compendium of Philosophical Concepts and Methods. 2nd Edition. UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
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 …]
Chapman, Gary. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts. Chicago: Northfield Publishing, 2015 (1992).
Claiborne, Shane and Martin, Michael. Beating Guns: Hope for People Who are Weary of Violence. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Brazos Press, 2019. [added 08.10.2019]
DeLisle, Guy. Burma Chronicles. New York: Drawn and Quarterly, 2014. [added 04.27.2019; Barnes & Noble’s Mother’s Day coupons work.]
Dreyer, Benjamin. Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style. Random House, 2019. [added 08.09.2019]
Forni, P.M. Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2002.
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 …]
Godin, Seth. This is Marketing. New York: Portfolio/Penguin, 2018. [added 11.20.2018]
Hughes, Aaron W. Abrahamic Religions: On the Uses and Abuses of History. Oxford University Press, 2012. [added 06.14.2019]
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 …]
Kul-Want, Christopher and Piero. Introducing Aesthetics. Icon Books, 2012. [added 06.20.2019]
Levine, Amy-Jill. The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus. HarperOne, 2006. [added 03.19.2019]
McKelway, Alexander J. The Freedom of God and Human Liberation. Philadelphia: Trinity Press International, 1990.
Pachuau, Lalsangkima. World Christianity: A Historical and Theological Introduction. Nashville: Abingdon, 2018. [added 10.2018]
Richter, Kent. Religion: A Study in Beauty, Truth, and Goodness. Oxford University Press, 2017. [added 12.25.2018]
Smith, Sean K. How to Hug a Porcupine: Easy Ways to Love the Difficult People in Your Life. New York: MJF Books, 2009. [added 08.31.2019]
Stanley, Andy. Irresistible: Reclaiming the New that Jesus Unleashed for the World. ePub Edition. Zondervan, 2018. [added 02.10.2019]
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.]
Taylor, Barbara Brown. Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others. HarperOne, 2019. [added 08.04.2019 as a loaner, so high priority]
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 …”]
Westphal, Merold. Whose Community? Which Interpretation? Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2009. [added 12.25.2018]
Williams, Rowan. Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2014. [added 01.17.2019]
Zimmerman, Jens. Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2015. [added 06.20.2019]
Read and Removed 2018
Brett, Regina. Be The Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible. New York: MJF Books, 2012.
Gould, Stephen Jay. The Mismeasure of Man. Revised edition. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996.
Lavine, T.Z. From Socrates to Sartre: The Philosophic Quest. New York: Bantam Books, 1984.
Lupton, Robert D. Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It). New York: HarperCollins, 2011.
McAmis, Robert Day. Malay Muslims: The History and Challenge of Resurgent Islam in Malay Southeast Asia. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2002.
Eric Metaxas. Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World. (New York: Viking, 2017).
Pagels, Elaine. Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation. New York: Penguin, 2012.
Power, Carla. If the Oceans Were Ink. New York: Holt, 2015.
Said, Edward W. Orientalism. 25th Anniversary Edition with a New Preface by the Author. New York: Vintage, 1994 (originally 1974).
Wylen, Stephen M. The Jews in the Time of Jesus: An Introduction. New York: Paulist Press, 1996.