My ‘to read’ list…

I haven’t been blogging as regularly as I’d like to lately.  I took a break as I finished up my school studies and started getting used to ‘regular’ life.  I’m not sure what ‘regular’ life is though since I have four daughters!  However, it’s been nice to be out of the school mode I’ve been in and to be done all my writing.  I’m even starting to enjoy writing again now. So over the past few years as I’ve done my paper writing all my reading has been pretty much focussed on those papers but I never stopped finding books I’d like to read.   Hopefully I’ll be blogging a bit more over the next year.  However I also have some things that have piled up on me.  Over the last few years I’ve collected a list of books I’d like to read. I’ve tried different things to compile this list and it’s morphed over time, but the one thing is certain it keeps growing.  For those interested I have the system down that I now browse to Amazon and find the book, run a little program on my ipad and the book is automatically added to my reading list in my Evernote account including a web link to the book at amazon.  But that is getting sidetracked… this post is not about how I keep a reading list but what is on it.  I promised a friend I’d post my ‘to read’ list for everyone so that is what you’ll find below.  If you’re looking for a good read, perhaps one of these books is for you.  If you have read some of them leave a comment telling me which ones you’ve read and your thoughts on them.  If you’re interested in reading some of these books well leave a comment letting me know that as well!  Without further adieu here is my list of books to read over the next year or two…. if you want to learn more about the book please just click the book title and it should take you to the amazon page for that book.

here it is (and I apologize if a book is listed twice…):

The Church In Exile: Lee J Beach: 9780830840663: Books – .ca

Thrilled To Death: Thomas Nelson: 9780849918520: Books – .ca

The Search for Significance: Seeing Your True Worth Through God’s Eyes: Robert McGee: 0023755022004: Books – .ca

God in the Wasteland: The Reality of Truth in a World of Fading Dreams eBook: David F. Wells: .ca:

The Prodigal Prophet: Jonah and the Mystery of God’s Mercy eBook: Timothy Keller: .ca:

To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World: James Davison Hunter: 9780199730803: Books – .ca

The Beloved Community: How Faith Shapes Social Justice from the Civil Rights Movement to Today: Charles Marsh: 9780465044160: Books – .ca

Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition eBook: Chistine D. Pohl: .ca:

Christian Education Leadership eBook: Norma Hedin, Royce Rose, James Denison, Daryl Eldridge, Jeter Basden, Jim Lemons, Dwayne Ulmer, Thomas Sanders, Bob Garrett, Bernard M. Spooner: .ca:

Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses eBook: L. Dee Fink: .ca:

Five Perspectives on Teaching in Adult and Higher Education: Daniel D. Pratt: 8601400237267: Books – .ca

Ten Strategies for Building Community with Technology: A Handbook for Instructional Designers and Program Developers: Bernie Potvin PhD, Nicki Rehn MEd, David Peat PhD: 8601420424883: Books – .ca

How Do I Decide? Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing (A Field Guide for Authors) eBook: Rachelle Gardner: .ca:

“I Believe”: Exploring The Apostles’ Creed: Alister McGrath: 0884623106123: Books – .ca

Exclusion And Embrace: Miroslav Volf: 9780687002825: Books – .ca

Subversive Kingdom: Living as Agents of Gospel Transformation eBook: Ed Stetzer: .ca:

Non-Obvious: How to Think Different, Curate Ideas & Predict The Future eBook: Rohit Bhargava: .ca:

A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology eBook: J. Richard Middleton: .ca:

The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate eBook: John H. Walton: .ca:

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration eBook: Ed Catmull, Amy Wallace: .ca:

The Lost World of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate eBook: John H. Walton, N. T. Wright: .ca:

The Lost World of Scripture: Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority eBook: John H. Walton, Brent Sandy: .ca:

Lamentations and the Song of Songs: A Theological Commentary on the Bible (Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible) eBook: Harvey Cox, Stephanie Paulsell: .ca:

Romans: A Theological Commentary on the Bible (Belief: a Theological Commentary on the Bible) eBook: Sarah Heaner Lancaster: .ca:

Romans: A Theological Commentary on the Bible (Belief: a Theological Commentary on the Bible) eBook: Sarah Heaner Lancaster: .ca:

1 & 2 Samuel: A Theological Commentary on the Bible eBook: David H. Jensen: .ca:

Genesis: Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible eBook: Miguel A. De La Torre: .ca:

Deuteronomy : A Theological Commentary on the Bible (Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible) eBook: Deanna A. Thompson: .ca:

Proverbs and Ecclesiastes: A Theological Commentary on the Bible (Belief: a Theological Commentary on the Bible) eBook: Amy Plantinga-Pauw: .ca:

Lasting Impressions: From Visiting to Belonging eBook: Mark Waltz: .ca:

First Impressions: Creating Wow Experiences in Your Church eBook: Mark Waltz: .ca:

Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon eBook: Bryan Chapell: .ca:

The Church In Exile: Lee J Beach: 9780830840663: Books – .ca

Thrilled To Death: Thomas Nelson: 9780849918520: Books – .ca

The Search for Significance: Seeing Your True Worth Through God’s Eyes: Robert McGee: 0023755022004: Books – .ca

God in the Wasteland: The Reality of Truth in a World of Fading Dreams eBook: David F. Wells: .ca:

The Prodigal Prophet: Jonah and the Mystery of God’s Mercy eBook: Timothy Keller: .ca:

To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World: James Davison Hunter: 9780199730803: Books – .ca

The Beloved Community: How Faith Shapes Social Justice from the Civil Rights Movement to Today: Charles Marsh: 9780465044160: Books – .ca

Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition eBook: Chistine D. Pohl: .ca:

Christian Education Leadership eBook: Norma Hedin, Royce Rose, James Denison, Daryl Eldridge, Jeter Basden, Jim Lemons, Dwayne Ulmer, Thomas Sanders, Bob Garrett, Bernard M. Spooner: .ca:

Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses eBook: L. Dee Fink: .ca:

Five Perspectives on Teaching in Adult and Higher Education: Daniel D. Pratt: 8601400237267: Books – .ca

Ten Strategies for Building Community with Technology: A Handbook for Instructional Designers and Program Developers: Bernie Potvin PhD, Nicki Rehn MEd, David Peat PhD: 8601420424883: Books – .ca

How Do I Decide? Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing (A Field Guide for Authors) eBook: Rachelle Gardner: .ca:

“I Believe”: Exploring The Apostles’ Creed: Alister McGrath: 0884623106123: Books – .ca

Exclusion And Embrace: Miroslav Volf: 9780687002825: Books – .ca

Subversive Kingdom: Living as Agents of Gospel Transformation eBook: Ed Stetzer: .ca:

Non-Obvious: How to Think Different, Curate Ideas & Predict The Future eBook: Rohit Bhargava: .ca:

A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology eBook: J. Richard Middleton: .ca:

The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate eBook: John H. Walton: .ca:

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration eBook: Ed Catmull, Amy Wallace: .ca:

The Lost World of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate eBook: John H. Walton, N. T. Wright: .ca:

The Lost World of Scripture: Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority eBook: John H. Walton, Brent Sandy: .ca:

Lamentations and the Song of Songs: A Theological Commentary on the Bible (Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible) eBook: Harvey Cox, Stephanie Paulsell: .ca:

Romans: A Theological Commentary on the Bible (Belief: a Theological Commentary on the Bible) eBook: Sarah Heaner Lancaster: .ca:

Romans: A Theological Commentary on the Bible (Belief: a Theological Commentary on the Bible) eBook: Sarah Heaner Lancaster: .ca:

1 & 2 Samuel: A Theological Commentary on the Bible eBook: David H. Jensen: .ca:

Genesis: Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible eBook: Miguel A. De La Torre: .ca:

Deuteronomy : A Theological Commentary on the Bible (Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible) eBook: Deanna A. Thompson: .ca:

Proverbs and Ecclesiastes: A Theological Commentary on the Bible (Belief: a Theological Commentary on the Bible) eBook: Amy Plantinga-Pauw: .ca:

Lasting Impressions: From Visiting to Belonging eBook: Mark Waltz: .ca:

First Impressions: Creating Wow Experiences in Your Church eBook: Mark Waltz: .ca:

Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon eBook: Bryan Chapell: .ca:

Leadership as an Identity: The Four Traits of Those Who Wield Lasting Influence eBook: Crawford Loritts: .ca:

Matthew: A Theological Commentary on the Bible (Belief: a Theological Commentary on the Bible) eBook: Anna Case-Winters: .ca:

Preaching Sticky Sermons: A Practical Guide to Preparing, Writing, and Delivering Memorable Sermons eBook: Joe Hoagland, Brandon Kelley, Tim Harlow: .ca:

The Celtic Way of Evangelism, Tenth Anniversary Edition: How Christianity Can Reach the West . . .Again eBook: George G. Hunter III: .ca:

Creating Community: Ancient ways for modern churches eBook: Simon Reed, Ray Simpson: .ca:

Becoming Whole and Holy: An Integrative Conversation about Christian Formation: Jeannine K. Brown, Carla M. Dahl, Wyndy Corbin Reuschling: 9780801039256: Books – .ca

Leading in DisOrienting Times:Navigating Church and Organizational Change: Gary V. Rev. Dr. Nelson, Peter M. Dickens: 9780827221765: Books – .ca

The Space Between (Cultural Exegesis): A Christian Engagement with the Built Environment eBook: Eric O. Jacobsen: .ca:

Living into Community: Cultivating Practices That Sustain Us eBook: Christine D. Pohl: .ca:

You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit eBook: James K. A. Smith: .ca:

Evangelism in the Inventive Age eBook: Doug Pagitt: .ca:

The Change of Conversion and the Origin of Christendom: Alan Kreider: 9781556353932: Books – .ca

I Once Was Lost: Doug Schaupp: 9780830836086: Books – .ca

Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism: Timothy Keller;, Timothy Keller: 9780525953036: Books – .ca

The Valley of Vision: Arthur Bennett: 9780851512280: Books – .ca

The House Where God Lives: Gary D. Badcock: 9780802845825: Books – .ca

Knowing Creation: Perspectives from Theology, Philosophy, and Science: Andrew B. Torrance, Thomas H. McCall: 0025986536138: Books – .ca

Christian Theology eBook: Millard J. Erickson: .ca:

Sources of the Christian Self: James M. Houston, Jens Zimmermann: 9780802876270: Books – .ca

The Landscape of Faith: An Explorer’s Guide To The Christian Creeds eBook: Alister McGrath: .ca:

Open to the Spirit: God in Us, God with Us, God Transforming Us eBook: Scot McKnight, Dave Ferguson: .ca:

The Character of Virtue: Letters to a Godson eBook: Stanley Hauerwas, Samuel Wells: .ca:

A Gospel of Hope eBook: Walter Brueggemann: .ca:

We Were Wrong eBook: Keith Stewart: .ca:

Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) eBook: Katherine Blundell: .ca:

Gospel Virtues: Practicing Faith, Hope, and Love in Uncertain Times: Jonathan R. Wilson: 9781592447947: Books – .ca

WHY CHURCH MATTERS: Jonathan R. Wilson: 9781587430374: Books – .ca

God So Loved the World: A Christology for Disciples eBook: Jonathan R. Wilson: .ca:

Teach Us to Pray eBook: Gordon T. Smith: .ca:

Spiritual Direction eBook: Henri J. M. Nouwen: .ca:

The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others – 10th Anniversary Edition eBook: Scot McKnight: .ca:

The Pastor: A Memoir eBook: Eugene H. Peterson: .ca:

Tell It Slant: Eugene H Peterson: 9780802868862: Books – .ca

Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction eBook: Susan S. Phillips: .ca:

Transforming Conversion: Rethinking the Language and Contours of Christian Initiation: Gordon T. Smith: 9780801032479: Books – .ca

The Magnificent Story: Uncovering a Gospel of Beauty, Goodness, and Truth (Apprentice Resources) eBook: James Bryan Smith: .ca:

The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows (The Apprentice Series) eBook: James Bryan Smith: .ca:

The Good and Beautiful Life: Putting on the Character of Christ (The Apprentice Series) eBook: James Bryan Smith: .ca:

The Good and Beautiful Community: Following the Spirit, Extending Grace, Demonstrating Love (The Apprentice Series) eBook: James Bryan Smith: .ca:

Sleeping Through the Night, Revised Edition: How Infants, Toddlers, and Their Parents Can Get a Good Night’s Sleep: Jodi A. Mindell: 9780060742560: Books – .ca

The Divine Conspiracy Continued: Fulfilling God’s Kingdom on Earth eBook: Dallas Willard, Gary Black: .ca:

Knowing Christ Today: Why We Can Trust Spiritual Knowledge eBook: Dallas Willard: .ca:

God in My Everything: How an Ancient Rhythm Helps Busy People Enjoy God: Ken Shigematsu: 8601421746922: Books – .ca

Divine Sex: A Compelling Vision for Christian Relationships in a Hypersexualized Age eBook: Jonathan Grant, James Smith: .ca:

Against Depression eBook: Peter D. Kramer: .ca:

Fierce Conversations (Revised and Updated): Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time: Susan Scott: 8601400277058: Books – .ca

When Life Goes Dark: Richard Winter: 9780830834686: Books – .ca

Walking with God through Pain and Suffering: Timothy Keller: 9780525952459: Books – .ca

Pure Eyes (XXXChurch.com Resource): A Man’s Guide to Sexual Integrity eBook: Craig Gross, Steven Luff, Stephen Arterburn: .ca:

Counseling And Community: Using Church Relationships To Rein: Wilson: 9781573832502: Books – .ca

Helping Angry People: A Short-term Structured Model For Past: Taylor: 9781573832533: Books – .ca

Exploring Ecclesiology: An Evangelical and Ecumenical Introduction eBook: Brad Harper, Paul Louis Metzger: .ca:

Paradoxology: Why Christianity Was Never Meant to Be Simple eBook: Krish Kandiah: .ca:

Jesus the King: Understanding the Life and Death of the Son of God eBook: Timothy Keller: .ca:

Faith and Other Flat Tires: Searching for God on the Rough Road of Doubt eBook: Andrea Palpant Dilley, author of the bestselling A Grace Disguised Jerry Sittser: .ca:

Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale: Frederick Buechner: 9780060611569: Books – .ca

Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God eBook: Timothy Keller: .ca:

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead eBook: Brené Brown: .ca:

The Hole in Our Holiness: Filling the Gap between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness eBook: Kevin DeYoung: .ca:

Engaging God’s World: A Christian Vision of Faith, Learning, and Living eBook: Cornelius Plantinga: .ca:

God, Freedom and Human Dignity: Embracing a God-Centered Identity in a Me-Centered Culture eBook: Ron Highfield: .ca:

Healing Spiritual Wounds: Reconnecting with a Loving God After Experiencing a Hurtful Church eBook: Carol Howard Merritt: .ca:

Sticky Church (Leadership Network Innovation Series) eBook: Larry Osborne: .ca:

Personality Type and Religious Leadership eBook: Roy M. Oswald, Otto Kroeger: .ca:

Honoring the Son: Jesus in Earliest Christian Devotional Practice: L W Hurtado, Michael F Bird: 9781683590965: Books – .ca

Cotton Patch Gospel: Matthew and John (Clarence Jordan’s Cotton Patch Gospel Book 1) eBook: Clarence Jordan: .ca:

Cotton Patch Gospel: Luke and Acts: Clarence Jordan: 9781573126748: Books – .ca

Cotton Patch Gospel: Hebrews and the General Epistles: Clarence Jordan: 9781573126755: Books – .ca

Cotton Patch Gospel: Paul’s Epistles: Clarence Jordan: 9781573124249: Books – .ca

The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb: Searching for Jesus’ Path of Power in a Church that Has Abandoned It: Jamin Goggin, Kyle Strobel: 9780718022358: Books – .ca