Measurement keeps things real.
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, Brené. Braving the Wilderness. London: Vermilion (Penguin Random House), 2017. [added 02.03.2020 for Golden Rule 2020 congregational book study]
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 ??]
Cotterill, Colin. The Delightful Life of a Suicide Pilot. Soho Press, Inc., 2020. [added 06.19.2020 – “Here, I’m done with this …”]
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]
Diangelo, Robin. White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism. Boston: Beacon Press, 2018. [added 02.08.2020]
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.]
Grimes, Martha. The Knowledge. Grove Press, 2018. [added 11.15.19. “Here, try this one.”]
Johnson, Bryant. The RBG Workout. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. [added 11.29.19. Black Friday at the bookstore.]
Kendi, Ibram X. Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. Bold Type Books (Hachette), 2016. [Added 06.24.2020 – book study]
Lepore, Jill. This America: The Case for the Nation. New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation (W.W. Norton & Co.), 2019. [added 01.04.2020]
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]
Patten, Bernard M. Truth, Knowledge, or Just Plain Bull: How to Tell the Difference. Prometheus Books, 2004. [added 11.29.19. Black Friday at the bookstore.]
Pausch, Randy. The Last Lecture. New York: Hyperion, 2008. [added 02.06.2020 – when we took books to Half Price Books.]
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.]
Reynolds, Jason and Kendi, Ibram X. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You. Adapted from Kendi, Ibram X., Stamped from the Beginning. Little, Brown, and Company, 2020. [Added 06.19.2020 – book study]
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.”]
Steele, Claude M. Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do. W.W. Norton and Company, 2010. [added 12.26.19]
Stevenson, Leslie. Eighteen Takes On God: A Short Guide for Those Who Are Still Perplexed. Oxford University Press, 2020. [added 07.20.20]
Thomas, Angie. The Hate U Give. Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins), 2017. [added 08.05.20 – book study]
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 …]
Wilkerson, Isabel. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent. New York: Random House, 2020. [added 08.14.2020]
williams, Rev. angel Kyodo; Owens, Lama Rod; Syedullah, Jasmine. Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation. North Atlantic Books, 2016. [added 09.21.2020]
Williams, Will. Geography in Bite-Sized Chunks. Metro Books, 2017. [added 11.16.19. Birthday at the bookstore.]
Wilson-Hartgrove, Jonathan. Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion. IVP Books, 2018. (ebook) [Added 06.29.2020]
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.