Reading List 2009

Books Here is the list of books I read in 2009.  It is disappointingly short compared to last year.  But I mixed in some fiction.  This list also includes audiobooks I listened to.

  1. reThink – Steve Wright (Reviewed here)
  2. ApParent Privilege – Steve Wright & Chris Graves (Reviewed here)
  3. Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decision – Dan Ariely. This book is not pictured because I checked it out from the library.  It is completely fascinating and highly recommended.
  4. The Reason for God – Timothy Keller (Reviewed here)
  5. The God Question: An Invitation to a Life of Meaning – J.P. Moreland (Reviewed here)
  6. Your Jesus Is Too Safe: Outgrowing a Drive-Thru, Feel-Good Savior – Jared Wilson (Reviewed here)
  7. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy. This was the best fiction book I read this year
  8. The Everlasting Man – G.K. Chesterton. It took me forever to read this.  Chesterton may be the most clever person ever to write a word.  but for some reason this was a bit overwhelming for me
  9. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy (Sort of reviewed here)
  10. The Last Christian Generation – Josh McDowell.  My official review... meh
  11. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
  12. Uprising: A Revolution of the Soul – Erwin McManus
  13. Searching for God Knows What - Donald Miller.  Better than I expected since I hated Blue Like Jazz, but nothing to recommend.
  14. Letters to Lovers: Wisdom for Every Season of Your Marriage – Tom Elliff
  15. The Hidden History of the Human Race – Michael Cremo & Richard Thompson.  Convincing but not in the way the authors hoped.
  16. Growing an Engaged Church – Albert Winseman.  Don't waste your time (Reviewed here) From here down this list is all audiobooks
  17. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man – John Perkins (Reviewed Here)
  18. Crazy Love – Francis Chan. This audiobook was almost excruciating.  It is like Chan was trying to read the book as slowly as possible.  If i had an iPod so I could have listened at 1.75 speed I would have enjoyed it much more.  Or if I had read a physical book I would have liked it more.  In the end it is a challenging and convicting book, I just advise avoiding the audio version
  19. Speaker for the Dead - Orson Scott Card
  20. Xenocide – Orson Scott Card.  These Ender books are thoroughly engrossing and don't get boring after listening for hours.  They are perfectly read, interesting stories.  if you like sci-fi at all, these are excellent books.