read so far

~ 2020 ~

forthcoming

~ October 24, 2017 – December 31, 2019 ~

Sterling, Simon Andrew. Who Killed William Shakespeare? The Murder, The Motive, The Means.
Heller, Jason. Taft 2012.
*Eco, Umberto. Name of the Rose.
*Winterson, Jeanette. Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit.
*Garcia Marquez, Gabriel. One Hundred Years of Solitude.
*Zambreno, Kate. O Fallen Angel.
*Kesey, Ken. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
*Hemingway, Ernest. The Old Man and the Sea.
*Balzac, Honore de. Old Goriot.
*Kerouac, Jack. On the Road.
*Moore, Lorrie. Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?
Enns, Peter. The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It.
Warren, Tish Harriosn. Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life.
Corey, Benjamin L. Undiluted: Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus.
Reed, Ben. Starting Small: The Ultimate Small Group Blueprint.
Searcy, Nelson. Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests into Fully Engaged Members of Your Church.
*Golding, William. Lord of the Flies.
*Adiga, Aravind. The White Tiger.
*Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
*Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird.
Surratt, Chris. Small Groups for the Rest of Us: How to Design Your Small Groups System to Reach the Fringes.
*Lampuseda, Giuseppe di. The Leopard.
Howerton, Rick. A Different Kind of Tribe: Embracing the New Small-Group Dynamic.
*West, Nathaniel. Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locust.
*Orwell, George. Animal Farm.
Graves, Mike. Table Talk: Rethinking Communion and Community.
Yoder, John Howard. The Politics of Jesus.
*Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre.
Searcy, Nelson. Ignite: How to Spark Immediate Growth in Your Church.
Searcy, Nelson. Engage: A Guide to Creating Life-Transforming Worship Services.
Vallance, Edward. The Glorious Revolution: 1688: Britain’s Fight for Liberty.
*Highsmith, Patricia. The Talented Mr. Ripley
Asquith, Claire. Shadowplay: The Hidden Belief and Coded Politics of William Shakespeare.
Fields, Bertram. Players: The Mysterious Identity of William Shakespeare.
*Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid’s Tale.
*Salinger, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye.
*Toole, John Kennedy. A Confederacy of Dunces.
Nelson, Tom. The Economics of Neighborly Love: Investing in Your Community’s Compassion and Capacity.
McKnight, Scot. Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church.
Goff, Bob. Everybody Always.
Riddell, Rebecca. 1666: Plague, War and Hellfire.
Bourdain, Anthony. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.
Kamp, David. The United States of Arugula: The Sun Dried, Cold Pressed, Dark Roasted, Extra Virgin Story of the American Food Revolution.
*Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart.
*Adichie, Chimamanda. Americanah.
*Allison, Dorothy. Bastard Out of Carolina.
*Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice.
*Flagg, Fannie. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.
*Dick, Philip K. The Man in the High Castle.
Karris, Robert J. Eating Your Way Through Luke’s Gospel.
*Baldwin, James. Go, Tell It On the Mountain.
Capon, Robert J. Kingdom, Grace, Judgment: Paradox, Outrage and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus.
*Bulgakov, Mikhail. The Master and Margarita.
Lewis, C.S. The Great Divorce.
*Moore, Christopher. Fool.
*Moore, Christopher. The Serpent of Venice.
*Li, Lillian. Number One Chinese Restaurant.
*Tyler, Anne. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant.
*Cline, Emma. The Girls.
Cobb Jr., John B., editor. Resistance: The New Role of Progressive Churches.
Hatmaker, Jen. 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess.
Capon, Robert Farrar. The Foolishness of Preaching: Proclaiming the Gospel Against the Wisdom of the World.
Thomas, Frank A. How to Preach a Dangerous Sermon
Pollan, Michael. In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto.
Flood, Derek. Disarming Scripture: Cherry-Picking Liberals, Violence-Loving Conservatives, and Why We All Need to Read the Bible Like Jesus Did.
*Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Rohr, Richard. Simplicity: The Freedom of Letting Go.
*Twain Mark. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Wiederkehr, Macrina. Seven Sacred Pauses: Living Mindfully Through the Hours of the Day.
*Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four.
DiAngelo, Robin. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism.
*Adams, Douglas. The (Ultimate) Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
*Burgess, Anthony. A Clockwork Orange.
Hearlson, Adam. The Holy No: Worship as a Subversive Act.
Evans, Rachel Held. Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible
Weis, Rene. Shakespeare Unbound: Decoding a Hidden Life.
Pathak, Jay and Dave Runyon. The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door.
Schael, Anne and Diane Fassel. The Addictive Organization: Why We Overwork, Cover Up, Pick Up the Pieces, Please the Boss and Perpetuate Sick Organizations.
*Bronte, Emily. Wuthering Heights.
*Bolano, Roberto. The Savage Detectives.
Davis, James C. Forbearance: A Theological Ethic for a Disagreeable Church.
Towles, Amor. A Gentleman in Moscow.
*Ellison, Ralph. Invisible Man.
*Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451.
*Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World.
*Ruskovich, Emily. Idaho.
*Satrapi, Marjane. Persepolis.
*Silver, Marisa. Little Nothing.
*O’Brien, Tim. Going After Cacciato.
*Smith, Zadie. Swing Time.
*Le Carre, John. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
*Kingsolver, Barbara. The Poisonwood Bible.
*Ward, Jesmyn. Sing, Unburied, Sing.
*Roth, Philip. American Pastoral.
Merritt, Jonathan. Learning to Speak God From Scratch: Why Sacred Words are Vanishing–And How We Can Revive Them.
Frost, Michael. Surprise the World: The Five Habits of Highly Missional People.
*Heller, Joseph. God Knows.
McLaren, Brian. The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World’s Largest Religion is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian.
*Dermansky, Marcy. The Red Car.
Weber, Adam. Talking with God: What To Say When You Don’t Know How to Pray.
Enns, Peter. How the Bible Actually Works: In Which I Explain How an Ancient, Ambiguous and Diverse Book Leads Us To Wisdom Rather Than Answers, and Why That’s Great News.
Bowler, Kate. Everything Happens For a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved.
Trimble, Cameron. Piloting Church: Helping Your Congregation Take Flight.
Turshen, Julia. Feed the Resistance: Recipes + Ideas For Getting Involved.
Dueholm, Benjamin. Sacred Signposts: Words, Water and Other Acts of Resistance.
Rohr, Richard. Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps.
Wright, Jamie. The Very Worst Missionary: A Memoir or Whatever.
Orange, Tommy. There, There.
DeWitt, Patrick. French Exit.
*Tan, Amy. The Joy Luck Club.
Worden, Blair. The English Civil Wars: 1640-1660.
Satyal, Rakesh. No One Can Pronounce My Name.
Khong, Rachel. Goodbye, Vitamin.
Dalton, Trent. Boy Swallows Universe.
Pohl, Christine. Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition.
Leonard, Kelly and Tom Yorton. Yes, And: How Improvisation Reverses ‘No, But’ Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration–Lessons from the Second City.
*Garcia Marquez, Gabriel. Love in the Time of Cholera.
*Kang, Han. Human Acts.
Fitch, David. Faithful Presence: Seven Disciplines That Shape the Church for Mission.
*McCullers, Carson. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.
Enns, Peter. The Sin of Certainty: Why God Desires Our Trust More Than Our “Correct” Beliefs.
Borg, Marcus and John Dominic Crossan. The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church’s Conservative Icon.
*Calvino, Italo. if on a winter’s night a traveler
Nikondeha, Kelley. Adopted: The Sacrament of Belonging in a Fractured World.
*Gibbons, Stella. Cold Comfort Farm.
Fey, Tina. Bossypants
Nieuwohf, Carey. Lasting Impact: 7 Powerful Conversations That Will Help Your Church Grow.
Clarke, Brock. An Arsonists’ Guide to Burning Writers’ Homes in New England.
Lencioni, Patrick. The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business.
*Wodehouse, P.G. The Butler Did It.
Easum, Bill. A Second Resurrection: Leading Your Congregation to New Life.
*Waugh, Evelyn. Scoop.
Bruno, Chris. Paul Vs. James: What We’ve Been Missing in the Faith and Works Debate.
Malphurs, Audrey. Advanced Strategic Planning: A 21st-Century Model for Church and Ministry Leaders.
Schaller, Lyle. 44 Steps Up Off the Plateau.
*Xuequin, Cao. Dream of the Red Chamber.
*Woolf, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway.
*Stevenson, Robert Louis. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
*Kundera, Milan. The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
*Naipaul, V.S. A Bend in the River.
Kendi, Ibram X. How to Be An Anti-Racist
*Rushdie, Salman. Midnight’s Children.
Rohr, Richard and Mike Morrell. The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation.
Immerwahr, Daniel. How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States.