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Friday, October 22, 2010

Books I've Read

The reason I read is simply explained by looking down the banquet table to Tolstoy's German tutor who sat, "trying to remember all the dishes, wines, and kinds of dessert, in order to send a full description of the dinner to his people in Germany; and he felt greatly offended when the butler with a bottle wrapped in a napkin passed him by.  He frowned, trying to appear as if he did not want any of that wine, but was mortified because no one would understand that it was not to quench his thirst or from greediness that he wanted it, but simply from a conscientious desire for knowledge."  (War and Peace, Book 1, Chapter 18)

Here is an ever-increasing list of books I've read (non-exhaustive):

"9 Marks of a Healthy Church," by Mark Dever
10 Books that Screwed Up The World And Five Others That Didn’t Help,” by Benjamin Wiker
"The 99 Beautiful Names of God For All the People of The Book," by David Bentley
"2001: A Space Odyssey," by Arthur C. Clarke
"2010: Odyssey Two," by Arthur C. Clarke
"2061: Odyssey Three," by Arthur C. Clarke

"A Boy's War," by David Mitchell
"A Brief History of Time," by Stephen Hawking
"A Harmony of the Gospels," by Robert Thomas and Stanley Gundry
"A Journey to the Center of the Earth," by Jules Verne
"A Modest Proposal," by Jonathan Swift
"A Promise Kept," by Robertson McQuilkin
"A Sacrifice of Praise," by James Trott
"A Separate Peace," by John Knowles
"A Short Life of Christ," by R.K. Harrison
"A Tale of Two Sons," by John MacArthur
"A Theology of the New Testament," by George Eldon Ladd
"ABC's of Prophetic Scripture," by Clement
"Absalom, Absalom," by William Faulkner
"The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes," by Arthur Conan Doyle
"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," by Mark Twain
"Against 'Biblical Counseling:' For the Bible," by Martin and Deidre Bobgan
"The Age of Fable; or, The Beauties of Mythology," by Thomas Bulfinch
"All Quiet On The Western Front," by Erich Remarque
"An Introduction to Biblical Ethics," by Robertson McQuilkin
"The Ancient Greeks," by M.I. Finley
"The Ancient Near East: texts and pictures relating to the Old Testament," by James B. Prichard
"The Ancient Near East, Vol. II.  A New Anthology of Texts and Pictures," by James B. Prichard
"Angels," by Billy Graham
"Animal Farm," by George Orwell
"Anne of Green Gables," by Lucy Maude Montgomery
"Another Gospel," by Ruth Tucker
"Around the World in 80 Days," by Jules Verne
"Ashamed of the Gospel," by John MacArthur
"Art of War," by Sun Tzu
"As I Lay Dying," by William Faulkner

"The Baptist Heritage: Four Centuries of Baptist Witness," by Leon McBeth
"Bearing an Hourglass," by Piers Anthony
"The Beauty of Holiness," by J. Baines Atkinson
"Beyond Seduction: A Return to Biblical Christianity," by Dave Hunt
The Bible (English, Hebrew, Greek)
"Biblical Archaeology in Focus," by Keith Schoville
"The Bible as History," by Werner Keller
"The Bible as History in Pictures," by Werner Keller
"Biblical Preaching," by Haddon W. Robinson
"Biblical Psychology: Christ-centered Solutions for Daily Problems," by Oswald Chambers
"Blood Meridian, or The Evening Redness in the West," by Cormac McCarthy
"Blue Adept," by Piers Anthony
"The Book of Acts," by F.F. Bruce
"The Book on Leadership," by John MacArthur
"The Book that Changed My Life: 71 Writers Celebrate The Books That Matter Most to Them," by Roxanne J. Coady and Joy Johannessen
"The Boy Who Invented the Bubble Gun: An Odyssey of Innocence," by Paul Gallico
"Broken Down House," by Paul David Tripp
"Building Leaders for Church Education," by Ken Gangel

"The Call of the Wild," by Jack London
"Candide," by Voltaire
"Castle Roogna," by Piers Anthony
"Catch-22," by Joseph Heller
"The Catcher in the Rye," by J.D. Salinger
"Christ Among Other Gods," by Erwin Lutzer
"Christ and the Modern Mind," by Robert Wayne Smith
"Christ's Coming and His Kingdom," by Keith M. Bailey
"The Christian Counselor's Manual," by Jay E. Adams
"Christian Theology: An Introduction," by Alister McGrath
"Christmas Stories," by Charles Dickens
"The Chronicles of Narnia," by C.S. Lewis
"The Church on Purpose," by Joe Ellis
"The Civilization of Rome," by Donald Dudley
"The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe," by Edgar Allan Poe
"The Complete Works of Francis Schaeffer," by Francis Schaeffer
"The Complete Works of Jonathan Edwards," by Jonathan Edwards
"Concepts of God in Africa," by John Mbiti
"Contemporary Options in Eschatology," by Millard Erickson
"The Cost of Discipleship," by Deitrich Bonhoeffer
"The Counselor: Straight Talk About the Holy Spirit From a 20th Century Prophet," by A.W.Tozer
"Counseling and Demonization," by Grayson Ensign
"Creative Brooding," by Robert Raines
"Crime and its Victims," by Eric Van Ness
"Culture and Biblical Hermeneutics," by William Larkin

"David Copperfield," by Charles Dickens
"Dead End Gene Pool," by Wendy Burden
"The Death of Christ," by James Denney
"The Disciplines of the Christian Life," by Eric Liddell
"Documents from Old Testament Times," by D. Winton Thomas
"Dracula," by Bram Stoker
"Dragon on a Pedestal," by Piers Anthony

"The Early Church," by Henry Chadwick
"The Effective Pastor: A Practical Guide to Ministry," by Robert C. Anderson
"The End of Christian Psychology," by Martin and Deidre Bobgan
"The End Times," by Herman Hoyt
"The English Bible: From KJV to NIV: A History and Evaluation," by Jack Pearl Lewis
"The Epistle to the Romans," by Leon Morris
"Essentials of New Testament Greek," by Ray Summers
"Eternity In Their Hearts," by Don Richardson
"The Everlasting Hatred: The Roots of Jihad," by Hal Lindsay
"Evidence that Demands a Verdict," by Josh McDowell

"Feeding and Leading," by Ken Gangel
"The Final Days," by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward
"The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food", by Jennifer 8. Lee
"Forward the Foundation," by Isaac Asimov
"Foundation," by Isaac Asimov
"Foundation and Earth," Isaac Asimov
"Foundation's Edge," by Isaac Asimov
"Foundation and Empire," Isaac Asimov
"Foxe's Book of Martyrs"
"Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus" by Mary Shelley
"The Future Life," by Rene Pache

"The Glory of the Cross," by Samuel Zwemer
"God: What Is He Like?"  by William F. Kerr
"God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics," by C.S. Lewis
"God’s Forgetful Pilgrims," by Michael C. Griffiths
"God's Psychiatry: The Twenty-third Psalm, The Ten Commandments, The Lord's Prayer, The Beatitudes," by Charles L. Allen.
"Gods of Power," by Philip Steyne
"Golem in the Gears," by Piers Anthony
"The Gospel According to Jesus," by John MacArthur
"The Gospel of John," by F.F. Bruce
"The Grapes of Wrath," by John Steinbeck
"The Great Divorce," by C.S. Lewis
"The Great Omission," by Robertson McQuilkin
"Gulliver's Travels," by Jonathan Swift

"The Hallelujah Factor," by Jack Taylor
"Hamlet," by William Shakespeare
"Handy-dandy Evolution Refuter," by Robert Kofahl
"Have Spacesuit Will Travel," by Robert A. Heinlein
"Heart of Darkness," by Joseph Conrad
"Heretics," by G.K. Chesterton
"The History and Culture of Western Asia and Egypt," by Bernard Knapp
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," by Douglas Adams
"The Hobbit; or, There and Back Again," by J.R.R. Tolkien
"Holiness as understood by the writers of the Bible," by Joseph Agar Beet
"The Holiness of God," by R.C. Sproul
"Holiness Voices," ed. by Robert Cowells
"The Holy Spirit in the Latter Days," by Harold Lindsell
"The House of the Seven Gables," by Nathanial Hawthorne
"How Can I Change?  Victory in the Struggle Against Sin," by Robin Boisvert & C.J. Mahaney
"How to Counsel from Scripture," by Martin and Deidre Bobgan
"How to Read the Psalms," by Tremper Longman III
"Huckleberry Finn," by Mark Twain

"I, Robot," by Isaac Asimon
"The Iliad," by Homer
"The Importance of Being Earnest," by Oscar Wilde
"In Step With The God of the Nations," by Phil Steyne
"The Incredible Cover-up," by Dave McPherson
"Intelligent Design vs. Evolution: Letters to an Atheist," by Ray Comfort
"Invitation to Philosophy," by Stanley Honer, Thomas Hunt
"The Island of Dr. Moreau," by H.G. Wells
"Israel from Conquest to Exile: A Commentary on Joshua to 2 Kings," by John Davis and John Whitecomb

"Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message," by Ravi Zacharias
"Jesus Christ Our Lord," by John Wolvoord
"The Jesus I Never Knew," by Philip Yancey
"Job: A Comedy of Justice," by Robert A. Heinlein
"Jonathan Edwards: A New Biography," by Ian Murray
"Journey to the Centre of the Earth," by Jules Verne
"Julius Ceasar," by William Shakespeare
"The Jungle Books," by Rudyard Kipling
"The Justification of Knowlege," by Robert Redmond
"Juxtaposition," by Piers Anthony

"Klondike Tales," by Jack London
"The Knowledge of the Holy," by A.W. Tozer

"Lectures in Systematic Theology," by Henry Thiessen
"Let the Nations Be Glad: The Supremecy of God in Missions," by John Piper
"Leviticus," by
"Life on the Mississippi," by Mark Twain
"London: A History," by A.N. Wilson
"Lord of the Flies," by William Golding
"Lord of the Rings" books by J.R.R. Tolkien
"The Love Dare," by Stephen Kendrick

"Mere Christianity," by C.S. Lewis
"Metaphysics," by Aristotle
"The Mind of Jesus," by William Barclay
"The Mind of St. Paul," by William Barclay
"Miracles," by C.S. Lewis
"Missionary Voices," ed. by Robert Cowells
"Mody Dick," by Herman Melville

"New Life in the Old Prayer Meeting," by John Franklin Cowan
"Night Mare," by Piers Anthony
"Nineteen Eighty Four," by George Orwell

"The Odyssey," by Homer
"Of Mice and Men," by John Steinbeck
"Ogre, Ogre," by Piers Anthony
"The Old Man and the Sea," by Ernest Hemingway
"The Old Testament Speaks," by Samuel Schultz
"Old Testament Theology: Basic Issues in the Current Debate," by Gerhard Hasel
"On A Pale Horse," by Piers Anthony
"On The Crest Of The Wave," C. Peter Wagner
"One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich," by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
"Orthdoxy," by G.K. Chesterton
"The Other Side of the Good News," by Larry Dixon
"The Oxford Book of Royal Anecdotes," by Elizabeth Longford, ed.

"The Passion of Jesus Christ," by John Piper
"The Perfect Storm," by Sebastian Junger
"People Raising," William Dillon
"The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit," by Donald Williams
"The Picture of Dorian Gray," by Oscar Wilde
"Pilgrim's Progress," by John Bunyan
"Portraits of Perseverance," by Henry Gariepy
"The Possibilities of Prayer," by E.M. Bounds
"The Power of Integrity," by John MacArthur
"The Practice of Godliness," by Jerry Bridges
"Prayer Voices," ed. by Robert Cowells
"Prelude to Foundation," by Isaac Asimov
"The Problem of Pain," by C.S. Lewis
"Property and Riches in the Early Church," by Martin Hengel
"The Prophets as Preachers," by Gary Smith
"Protestant Biblical Interpretation: A Textbook of Hermeneutics," by Bernard Ramm
"Psalms: 1-72; 73-150" by Derek Kidner
"Psychoheresy: The Psychological Seduction of Christianity," by Martin and Deidre Bobgan
"The Pursuit of God," by A.W. Tozer
"The Pursuit of Holiness," by Jerry Bridges
"Putting Amazing Back Into Grace," by Michael Horton

The Qur'an

"Reason Within the Bounds of Religion," by Nicolas Wolterstorff
"The Religious History of America: The Heart of the American Story from Colonial Times to Today," by Edwin Scott Gaustad, Leigh Eric Schmidt
"Red Planet," by Robert A. Heinlein
"The Reformation," by Owen Chadwick
"The Republic," by Plato
"Resolute: The Epic Search for the Northwest Passage and John Franklin and the Discovery of the Queen's Ghost Ship," by Martin Sandler
"Right Thinking," by Bill Hull
"The Road," by Jack London
"The Road," by Cormac McCarthy
"Romeo and Juliet," by William Shakespeare
"Romans: A Shorter Commentary," by C.E.B. Cranfield

"The Sea Wolf," by Jack London
"The Seduction of Christianity: Spiritual Discernment in the Last Days," by Dave Hunt, Thomas McMahon
"The Screwtape Letters," by C.S. Lewis
"Second Foundation," by Isaac Asimov
"Shadow Divers," by Robert Kurson
"The Shining," by Steven King
"Sing with Understanding," by Harry Eskew
"The Six Miracles of Calvary," by William R. Nicolson
"Socrates Meets Jesus: History's Greatest Questioner Confronts the Claims of Christ," by Peter Kreeft
"The Source of Magic," by Piers Anthony
"Space Cadet," by Robert A. Heinlein
"Split Infinity," by Piers Anthony
"Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence for Every Believer," by J. Oswald Sanders
"Stranger In A Strange Land," by Robert A. Heinlein

"Teaching Truth, Training Hearts: The Study of Catechisms in Baptist Life," by Tom Nettles
"Ten Philosophical Mistakes," by Mortimer Adler
"The Time Machine," by H.G. Wells
"Theology in the Context of World Christianity:How the Global Church Is Influencing the Way We Think About and Discuss Theology," by Timothy Tenant 
"This Side of Heaven,: Race, Ethnicity and the Christian Faith," by Robert Priest
"'Tis: A Memoir," by Frank McCourt
"Titanic's Last Secrets: The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler," by Brad Matsen
"Treasure Island," by Robert Lewis Stevenson
"Tried and Transfigured," by Leonard Ravenhill
"The Triunity of God is Jewish," by John B. Metzger
"Truth Endures," by John MacArthur
"Toward an Old Testament Theology," by Walkter Kaiser
"Toward Old Testament Ethics," by Walter Kaiser

"Uncle Tom's Cabin," Harriet Beecher Stowe
"Understanding and Applying the Bible," by Robertson McQuilkin
"The Universe Next Door," James Sire
"Up with Worship," by Ann Ortlund

"War," by Sebastian Junger
"War And Peace," by Leo Tolstoy
"The War of the Worlds," by H.G. Wells
"The Way of Holiness," by Kenneth Prior
"The Way of the Master," by Ray Comfort
"Western Society and Church in the Middle Ages," by R.W. Southern
"What in the World is God Doing?"  by G. Gordon Olson
"What's Gone Wrong with the Harvest," by James Engel & Wilbert Norton
"What the Bible Says to the Minister," Leadership Ministries Worldwide
"When Skeptics Ask," by Norman Geisler
"White Fang," by Jack London
"Wild at Heart," by John Eldridge
"With a Tangled Skein," by Piers Anthony
"Workhouse," by Simon Fowler
"The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century," by Thomas L. Friedman
"Worship: Rediscovering the Missing Jewel," by Ronald Barclay Allen
"Worship: The Missing Jewel of the Evangelical Church," by A.W. Tozer
"Wrestling with Dark Angels," by C. Peter Wagner and F. Douglas Pennoyer
"The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in Regency and Victorian England, from 1811-1901," by Kristine Hughes.

"Xanth: A Quest for Magic," by Piers Anthony

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