books read in 2021

  1. Dostoevsky, Fyodor. The Idiot. Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. (New York: Vintage Classics (Random House), 2002), 634 pages. (December 12, 2020)
  2. DeVries, Mark. Sustainable Youth Ministry: Why Most Youth Ministry Doesn’t Last and What Your Church Can Do About It. (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books (InterVarsity Press), 2008), 224 pages. (December 15, 2020)
  3. DeVries, Mark and Annettee Safstrom. Sustainable Children’s Ministry: From Last-Minute Scrambling to Long-Term Solutions. (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books (InterVarsity Press), 2018), 234 pages. (December 17, 2020)
  4. Chopin, Kate. The Awakening and Other Stories. (New York: Bantam Books, 2003), 135 pages. (December 21, 2020)
  5. Graves-Fitzsimmons, Guthrie. Just Faith: Reclaiming Progressive Christianity. (Minneapolis, MN: Broadleaf Books, 2020), 197 pages. (December 28, 2020)
  6. Dickens, Charles. Great Expectations. (New York: Penguin Classics, 1996), 514 pages. (December 28, 2020)
  7. Breuggemann, Walter. Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks. (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdman’s, 2014), 165 pages. (January 2, 2021)
  8. Rosenberg, Marshall B. Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. (Encinitas, CA: PuddleDancer Press, 2015), 219 pages. (January 4, 2021)
  9. Stulman, Louis and Hyun Chul Paul Kim. You Are My People: An Introduction to Prophetic Literature. (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2010), 323 pages. (January 5, 2021)
  10. Diaz, Junot. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. (New York: Riverhead Books, 2007), 339 pages. (January 6, 2021)
  11. O’Brien, Julia M. Challenging Prophetic Metaphor: Theology and Ideology in the Prophets. (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008), 203 pages. (January 7, 2021)
  12. Heschel, Abraham Joshua. The Prophets. (New York: Harper Perennial, 2001), 672 pages. (January 7, 2021)

Dear Arthur at the beginning of 2021,

It’s super cute that you wanted to include all of the bibliographical information in your bragging list. I’m not continuing this practice.

Sincerely,

Arthur in April of 2021 who is not going to track down information on all these books.

13. Gosai, Hemchand. The Hebrew Prophets After the Shoah. (January 9, 2021)
14. Franzen, Jonathan. The Corrections. (January 17, 2021)
15. Teegarden, Kenneth. We Call Ourselves Disciples. (January 18, 2021)
16. Krehbiel, Randy. Tulsa 1921: Reporting a Massacre. (February 14, 2021)
17. Beaumont, Susan. How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going. (February 16, 2021)
18. Shapiro, James. Shakespeare in a Divided Country: What His Plays Tell Us About Our Past and Future. (February 19, 2021)
19. Du Mez, Kristin Kobes. Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation. (March 2, 2021)
20. Wodehouse, P.G. The Code of the Woosters. (March 8, 2021)
21. de la Torre, Miguel. Reading the Bible from the Margins. (March 15, 2021)
22. Daré, Abi. The Girl with the Louding Voice. (March 16, 2021)
23. Boyatzis, Richard and Annie McKee. Resonant Leadership. (March 22, 2021)
24. Kuhl, Carl. The Contrarian Guide’s to Church Planting. (March 29, 2021)
25. Stoker, Bram. Dracula. (April 5, 2021)
26. Roy, Arundhati. The God of Small Things. (April 11, 2021)
27. Roth, Philip. The Plot Against America. (April 15, 2021)

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