Thursday, January 10, 2008

My Insane Book List of 2006 and 2007

Here is my list of books from the two previous years. Way back at another church I had a Senior Pastor who sent out the list of books that he read over the past year. I learned a lot about him just in what he was reading and I found myself asking him questions about some of the books he had read and looking for them in his library. If I had to list my Top 3 Must Read Books it would probably would go like this:

2006: Letters to a Young Evangelical, Blue Like Jazz, and An Irresistible Revolution
2007: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Year of Living Biblically and Blood and Thunder.

Color Code

  • United Methodist Books
  • Christian Literature
  • Children's Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Emergent / Post-Evangelical / Post-Modern Christianity
  • Historical
  • Humor

Book List of 2006
1. Major United Methodist Beliefs Mack B. Stokes 150
2. Leadership in the Wesleyan Spirit Lovett H. Weems, Jr. 147
3. Holman NTC: Revelation Kendell H. Easley 430
4. Remember Who You Are William Willimon 114
5. State of Fear Michael Crichton 638
6. Farmer Boy Laura Ingalls
Wilder 384

7. Sunday Dinner William Willimon 110
8. The Broker John Grisham 419
9. The Christian Culture Matthew Paul Turner 151
10. Dinner with a Perfect Stranger David Gregory 100
11. Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt Anne Rice 336
12. The Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum 213
13. What God Has Joined Together? Myers & Scanzoni 149
14. House Peretti & Dekker 380
15. Born Again Kelly Kerney 320
16. Season of Life Jeffrey Marx 177
17. Letters to a Young Evangelical Tony Campolo 224
18. Blue Like Jazz Donald Miller 256
19. The Irresistible Revolution Shane Claibourne 192

Book List of 2007
1. Emerging Worship Dan Kimball 231
2. The Emerging Church Dan Kimball 246
3. Making Sense of the Church Spencer Burke 167
4. The Church In Transition Tim Conder 222
5. Blood and Thunder Hampton Sides 402
6. Church Re-Imagined Doug Pagitt 219
7. Adventures in Missing The Point Campolo/McLaren 272
8. The Bible (The Message) Eugene Peterson 1720
9. Soul Searching Christian Smith 271
10. When God Stood Up James Cantelon 190
11. The Innocent Man John Grisham 360
12. Walking Away from Faith Ruth A. Tucker 224
13. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows J. K. Rowling 759
14. Velvet Elvis Rob Bell 172
15. What I Wish I Knew When
I Started Youth Ministry Mike Yaconelli 85
16. A Generous Orthodoxy Brian McLaren 297
17. Church History in Plain Language Bruce L. Shelley 544
18. The Year of Living Biblically A. J. Jacobs 400
19. Be The Change Zach Hunter 160
20. A New Kind of Christian Brian D. McLaren 192
21. The Story We Find Ourselves In Brian D. McLaren 192
22. The Message of the Sermon
on the Mount John R. W. Stott 222
23. Confessions of a Youth Pastor “Doc” Hillard 110
24. Venti Jesus Please Greg Stier 106
25. Surviving Middle School Rick Bundschuh 120

1 comment:

Meredith said...

Hi Scott,
I was doing a search on Church in Transition. I attend Emmaus Way, Tim Conder's church, and found your book list. We seem to have similar interests! Having volunteered in youth ministry for 10 years before having children, my youth ministry resources are dated. I'll have to review "Surviving Middle School" as I now have a middle schooler. I'm also a big fan of Brian McLaren. I also have a sister who is a Methodist Minister in the West Ohio Conference. Anyway, keep reading! Oh, and Harry Potter rocks!