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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Books I Read this Year (2014)

Every year I set myself the goal of reading 100 books.  I didn't quite make it this year, but I like (most of ) the books I read this year. This is not the order in which I read them, nor are they ranked in order here.


Non Fiction
The St. Martin’s Guide to Writing – Rise B. Axelrod
A Coming Christ in Advent – Raymond E. Brown
A Risen Christ in Eastertime: Essays on the Gospel Narratives of the Resurrection -Raymond E. Brown
Muted Hosannas – Jeff Carter
Religious Rock ‘N Roll: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing – Jimmy Swaggart
You Shall Not Steal: Community and Property in the Biblical Tradition - Robert Gnuse 
God on the Streets of Gotham: What the Big Screen Batman Can Teach Us about God and Ourselves - Paul Asay
Folk Songs for Schools & Camps - Jerry Silverman
Let Those Who Have Ears to Hear: If They Took the Music Away...Would You Still Follow Jesus? - Kimberly Smith
Jokerman: Reading the Lyrics of Bob Dylan - Aidan Day
The Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan - Kevin J.H. Dettmar
Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades Revisited -Clinton Heylin
Gustavo Gutierrez: Essential Writings -Gustavo Gutiérrez
Stony the Road We Trod - Cain Hope Felder
Introducing Black Theology: 3 Crucial Questions for the Evangelical Church -Bruce L. Fields 
Lincoln and the Indians: Civil War Policy and Politics - David A. Nichols
One Summer: America, 1927 -Bill Bryson
How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee - Bart D. Ehrman
My Friend Dahmer - Derf Backderf
Standing Witness: Devils Tower National Monument: A History - Jeanne Rogers
The Broken God - Dean Merrill
Ancient Christian Martyrdom: Diverse Practices, Theologies, and Traditions - Candida R Moss
The Four Witnesses: The Rebel, the Rabbi, the Chronicler, and the Mystic –Why the Gospels Present Strikingly Different Visions of Jesus? -Robin Griffith-Jones
The Apocalyptic Jesus - Robert J. Miller 
 What I Wish My Christian Friends Knew about Judaism - Robert Schoen
The Gospel According to Jesus' Enemies: Services and Sermons for Lent - Dann J. Ettner
To Paint Is To Love Again - Henry Miller
Lay Flat 02: Meta -Shane Lavalette 
A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, Vol. 2 - Mentor, Message, and Miracles -John P. Meier
The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus: What's So Good about the Good News? - Peter J. Gomes
Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back -Todd Burpo (I put this one in the "non fiction" category only very reluctantly)
Nick Cave: A Study of Love, Death and Apocalypse - Roland Boer
Kosher Jesus -Shmuley Boteach 
From Time to Time - Hannah Tillich


Fiction
Doctor Sleep – Stephen King
The Journals of Eleanor Druse: My Investigation of the Kingdom Hospital Incident - Eleanor Druse
Otherland Vol. 2: River of Blue Fire – Tad Williams
Otherland Vol. 1: City of Golden Shadow – Tad Williams
The War of the Flowers – Tad Williams
Galapagos – Kurt Vonnegut
froomb! - John Lymington
The Walking Dead Compendium: Vol. 2 – Robert Kirkman
The Walking Dead Compendium: Vol. 1 – Robert Kirkman
Watchmen – Alan Moore
Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel
Enemy Mine - Barry B. Longyear
The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Vol. 1- Robert Silverberg                                                        
The Science Fiction Century -David G. Hartwell
The Tower Treasure (Hardy Boys Vol.1) - Franklin W. Dixon
The Skylark of Space - E.E. "Doc" Smith
The Star- H.G. Wells
With The Night Mail: A Story of 2000 AD -Rudyard Kipling
The Damned Thing -Ambrose Bierce
The Mysterious Island- Jules Verne
Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea - Jules Verne
How Few Remain - Harry Turtledove 
Prey- Michael Crichton
The Warlord of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Gods of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs
A Princess of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs
Destination: Void - Frank Herbert 
The Call of the Green Bird - Alberta Hawse 
Crispin: The Cross of Lead – Avi
The Templar Legacy -Steve Berry 
Cities of the Red Night - William S. Burroughs
Nova Express - William S. Burroughs
Rainbow Six - Tom Clancy
The Scarlet Letter -Nathaniel Hawthorne
Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare
Pathfinder - Orson Scott Card 
The Eye of Moloch - Glenn Beck
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez
Five Plays by Langston Hughes - Langston Hughes
Selected Stories - Philip K. Dick
Paycheck and Other Classic Stories -Philip K. Dick
Christ Stopped At Eboli - Carlo Levi 


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