2017 Book List

It is a little later than normal but the yearly tradition continues.  For now the 13th year (starting in 2005), I have kept track of every book that I’ve read.  So far this year at this point I’ve finished 3 books and just starting my 4th book.  Here is the list so far:

Star Wars: Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel by James Luceno

College Ministry 101: A Guide to Working with 18-25 Year Olds by Chuck Bomar

Community: Taking Your Small Group Off Life Support by Brad House

Thursday Quote Day: Joshua Harris

For this week’s “Thursday Quote Day” here is a quote from author and pastor Joshua Harris:

“The purpose of Christian community in the church is not only our joy and spiritual growth. The purpose is also mission–displaying and advancing God’s reign and rule in the world.” (Joshua Harris Dug Down Deep)

Updated 2016 Book List

Here is the updated book list for the books I’ve read in 2016 with little over a month to go in the year:

Film, Faith and Philosophy:  Big Ideas on the Big Screen edited by R. Douglas Geivett and James S. Spiegel

Star Wars:  The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster

Reel Spirituality: Theology and Film in Dialogue by Robert K. Johnston

It:  How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It by Craig Groeschel

Called to Coach:  Reflections on Life, Faith and Football by Bobby Bowden with Mark Schlabach

Boring:  Finding an Extraordinary God in an Ordinary Life by Michael Kelley

Arise by Clayton and Ellen Kershaw

Soul Revolution by John Burke

Auschwitz:  A New History by Laurence Rees

Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris

Updated 2016 Book List

Here is the updated book list for the books I’ve read in 2016.  I’m a little behind the pace I had last year but better than I had done in ’13 & ’14:

Film, Faith and Philosophy:  Big Ideas on the Big Screen edited by R. Douglas Geivett and James S. Spiegel

Star Wars:  The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster

Reel Spirituality: Theology and Film in Dialogue by Robert K. Johnston

It:  How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It by Craig Groeschel

Called to Coach:  Reflections on Life, Faith and Football by Bobby Bowden with Mark Schlabach

Boring:  Finding an Extraordinary God in an Ordinary Life by Michael Kelley

Arise by Clayton and Ellen Kershaw

Soul Revolution by John Burke

Auschwitz:  A New History by Laurence Rees

Thursday Quote Day: J.R.R. Tolkien

For this week’s “Thursday Quote Day” here is another quote from author J.R.R. Tolkien:

“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”  (J.R.R. Tolkien The Fellowship of the Ring)

Updated 2016 Book List

Here is another update on the books I’ve read in 2016:

Film, Faith and Philosophy:  Big Ideas on the Big Screen edited by R. Douglas Geivett and James S. Spiegel

Star Wars:  The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster

Reel Spirituality: Theology and Film in Dialogue by Robert K. Johnston

It:  How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It by Craig Groeschel

Called to Coach:  Reflections on Life, Faith and Football by Bobby Bowden with Mark Schlabach

Boring:  Finding an Extraordinary God in an Ordinary Life by Michael Kelley

Arise by Clayton and Ellen Kershaw

Soul Revolution by John Burke