One of my New Year’s resolutions was to read two books a week, or 104 books in 2009. I’m a bit behind, but I thought I’d post what I read this month:
- Mark DeVries, Sustainable Youth Ministry: Why Most Youth Ministry Doesn’t Last and What Your Church Can Do About It (Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2008). A very practical book for pastors, church leaders, and youth pastors.
- Gene Healy, The Cult of the Presidency: America’s Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power (Washington, DC: Cato, 2008). This was the first complete book I read on my Amazon Kindle 2. I loved the book and the Kindle reading experience.
- Allen C. Guelzo, Abraham Lincoln as a Man of Ideas (Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2009). This was a fantastic book by the two-time Lincoln Prize winning historian.
- Richard John Neuhaus, American Babylon: Notes of a Christian Exile (New York: Basic Books, 2009). I read this posthumously published book on my Kindle. Fantastic reading!
- Lee Childs, Persuader (New York: Bantam Dell, 2003). This was offered as a free download for Amazon Kindle owners. My wife had read several in the series, so I downloaded it. Could. Not. Put. It. Down. So I ordered another one…
- Lee Childs, Killing Floor (New York: Putnam, 1997).
- Lee Childs, Without Fail (New York: Putname, 2002). Obviously, I’m on something of a Lee Childs kick right now.
I should point out that I also dip into commentaries on a regular basis as part of my pastoral work, just in case anyone thinks I don’t read enough theology.
And I should probably read more theology. I downloaded Jurgen Moltmann’s Theology of Hope on my Kindle. I’ll let you know what I think of it when I’m finished reading it.