Monday, December 30, 2013

2013: A Year in Books

Thanks to Goodreads, it's easier than ever for me to track all the books I read, so this year's Book Post goes like this:
  1.  Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategy of Influence to a Theology of Incarnation by Andrew Root (Theology, Youth Ministry)
  2.  Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein (Children's Lit)
  3. Chaos, Wonder, and the Spiritual Adventure of Parenting: An Anthology, Conover and Springberry, editors (Essays, Parenting)
  4. The Gift of Faith: Tending the Spiritual Lives of Children by Jeanne Harrison Nieuwejaar (Parenting, Religion)
  5. Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time by Marcus Borg (Religion)
  6. The Dance: Moving to the Rhythms of Your True Self by Oriah (Spirituality, Self-Management/Improvement, Memoir)
  7. Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan (Religion, History)
  8. Introduction to World Religions by Christopher Partridge (Religion)
  9. Sticky Faith: Youth Worker Edition by Kara Powell, Brad M. Griffin, Cheryl Crawford (Youth Ministry)
  10. The Time of Your Life: Self/Time Management for Pastors by Robert Randall (Self-Management/Improvement)
  11. Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth Cline (Journalistic, Non-Consumerism, Social Commentary)
  12. Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott (Essays, Memoir, Spirituality)
  13. A Hidden Wholeness by Parker Palmer (Spirituality, Self-Management/Improvement)
  14. Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris (Mystery)
  15. The Odyssey adapted by Gillian Cross (Children's Lit)
  16. The City of Ember, The People of Sparks, and The Diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne DuPrau (Children's Lit)
  17. Cooked by Michael Pollan (Journalistic, Non-Consumerism, Social Commentary)
  18. Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver (literature)
  19. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (Children's Lit)
  20. Workshops: Designing and Facilitating Experiential Learning by Jeff E. Brooks-Harris (Teaching, Pedagogy)
  21. Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon (Journalistic, Parenting)
  22. The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley (mystery)
  23. Behind the Kitchen Door by Sarumathi Jayaramen (Journalistic, Social Commentary)
  24. Reading the Bible Again for the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously but not Literally by Marcus Borg (Religion)
  25. The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs (Book Length Essay)
  26. Justin Morgan Had a Horse by Marguerite Henry (Children's Lit)
  27. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Literature)
  28. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Children's Lit)
  29. Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad by Rosemary Sutcliff (Children's Lit)
  30. The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children by Wendy Mogel (Religion, Parenting)
  31. Scat by Carl Hiaasen (Children's Lit)
  32. The Sacred Art of Listening by Kay Lindahl (Spirituality)
  33. How Children Succeed by Paul Tough (Journalistic, Pedagogy)
  34. Pastoral Care: An Essential Guide by John Patton (ministry)
  35. The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr (Journalistic, Social Commentary)
  36. The Borrowers by Mary Norton (Children's Lit)
  37. Talking Back to Facebook: The Common Sense Guide to Raising Kids in a Digital Age by James P. Steyer (Parenting)
  38. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling (literature)
  39. Alanna, In the Hand of the Goddess, Woman Who Rides Like a Man, and Lioness Rampant by Tamora Pierce (YA Lit)
  40. Peter Pan in Scarlet by Geraldine McCaughrean (Children's Lit)
  41. A Simpler Way by Margaret J. Wheatley (Self-Management/Improvement, Spirituality)
  42. When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams (memoir)
  43. Mind in the Making: Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs by Ellen Galinsky (Journalistic, Pedagogy)
  44. Theories of Development by William Crain (Pedagogy)
  45. Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now by Douglas Rushkoff (Journalistic, Book-Length Essay, Social Commentary)
  46. Matilda by Roald Dahl (Children's Lit)
  47. Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying by Emily Bazelon (Journalistic, Social Commentary)
  48. Chomp by Carl Hiaasen (Children's Lit)
  49. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg (Journalistic, Science)
  50. Dating Jesus: A Story of Fundamentalism, Feminism, and the American Girl by Susan Campbell (Religion, memoir)
  51. The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love by Kristin Kimball (memoir)
  52. Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by Sherry Turkle (Journalistic, Social Commentary)
  53. God Believes in Love by Gene Robinson (Religion)
  54. We Have Been Believers by James H. Evans, Jr. (theology)
  55. Process Relational Philosophy: An Introduction to Alfred North Whitehead by C. Robert Mesle (theology)
  56. What Americans Really Believe by Rodney Stark (religion)
  57. Varieties of African American Religious Experience by Anthony Pinn (Religion, Theology)
  58. The Minimalist Vision of Transcendence by Jerome Stone (theology)
  59. Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl (Children's Lit)
  60. A Feminist Ethic of Risk by Sharon Welch (theology)
  61. Proverbs of Ashes by Rita Nakashima Brock and Rebecca Ann Parker (theology)
  62. Religious Naturalism Today by Jerome Stone (theology)
  63. Making a Way Out of No Way: A Womanist Theology by Monica Coleman (theology)
  64. Reason and Reverence by William R. Murry (Theology)
  65. Making the Manifesto by William Schulz (history, theology)
  66. Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season by Gary D. Schmidt (editor) (spirituality, essays)
  67. On Religion by Schleiermacher (Religion, theology)
  68. D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths (Children's Lit)
  69. Everyday Spiritual Practice by Scott Alexander (editor) (spirituality, essays)
  70. Faithiest by Chris Stedman (religion, memoir)
  71. Faith Without Certainty by Paul Rasor (theology)
  72. The Eyre Affair by Jaspar Fforde (mystery)
  73. The Essex Conversations (pedagogy, religion)
  74. The World's Religions by Huston Smith (religion)
  75. Youth Ministry 3.0 by Mark Oestreicher (youth ministry)
  76. Getting to Calm by Laura Kastner (parenting)
  77. Letting Go by Roy D. Phillips (Ministry)
  78. Replenish by Lisa Grace Byrne

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