2013 Reading

This is an incomplete list of books I read in 2013.

  1. Embracing Obscurity: Becoming Nothing in Light of God’s Everything by Anonymous January 2013
  2. Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don’t, and How to Make Any Change Stick by Jeremy Dean January 2013
  3. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan March 2013
  4. Unfriend Yourself: Three Days to Detox, Discern, and Decide About Social Media by Kyle Tennant May 2013
  5. Circle Maker by Mark Batterson May 2013
  6. Bit Literacy: Productivity in the Age of Information and E-mail Overload by Mark Hurst July 2013
  7. Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto by Hugh McGuire and Brian O’Leary September 2013
  8. Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into Your Comfortable Life by Jeff Goins
  9. The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
  10. Can You Drink the Cup? by Henri Nouwen

2015 Reading

Some of the books I read in 2015, in alphabetical order by title.

  1. Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas
  2. Enjoy Your Prayer Life by Michael Reeves (Kindle version)
  3. Found: A Story of Questions, Grace & Everyday Prayer by Micha Boyett (Kindle version)
  4. Innocence Revisited: A Tale in Parts by Cathy Kezelman A bizarre book which may not be true as it claims to be (I haven’t researched this)
  5. Let Go by Pat Flynn (Kindle version)
  6. Louder Than Words by Todd Henry (Kindle version)
  7. Maximize Your Potential by Jocelyn K. Glei and 99U (Kindle version)
  8. Meaningful by Bernadette Jiwa (Kindle version)
  9. Melissa: A Father’s Lessons from a Daughter’s Suicide by Frank Page (Kindle version)
  10. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki (Kindle version) Reading this felt like a scam, I later discovered that it has been shown to be a scam.
  11. Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed by Francesca Gino (Kindle version)
  12. The 15 Success Traits of Pro Bloggers by Jonathan Milligan (Kindle version)
  13. The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman (Audible version)
  14. Uncertainty by Jonathan Fields (Audible version)

2014 Reading

This is an incomplete list as it only includes Kindle books that I highlighted text in during 2014.

  1. Get It Done When You’re Depressed by John Preston and Julie Fast February 2014
  2. A River Runs Through It and Other Stories by Norman Maclean
  3. Don’t Go Back to School: A Handbook for Learning Anything by Kio Stark
  4. Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem by Kevin DeYoung May 2014
  5. Undoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn’t Teach You and Medication Can’t Give You Richard O’Connor May 2014
  6. A Natural Approach to Mental Wellness by Gregg Krech May 2014
  7. Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns M.D. May 2014
  8. Good Mood, Bad Mood: Help and Hope for Depression and Bipolar Disorder by Charles D. Hodges, M.D. May 2014 (This book is clearly written by someone who has little insight into what depression is really like).
  9. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin June 2014
  10. How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me by Susan Rose Blauner July 2014
  11. Easy Bible Marking Guide by Randy A Brown August 2014
  12. Live Your Calling: A Practical Guide to Finding and Fulfilling Your Mission in Life by Kevin Brennfleck and Kay Marie Brennfleck December 2014

2009 Reading

The books I read in 2009.

  1. Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan. Finished January 2009. ISBN-13: 978-1-59856-142-5
  2. Manhood by Steve Biddulph. Finished January 2009. ISBN 0-646-26144-4
  3. Beginning Fatherhood by Warwick Pudney and Judy Cottrell. Finished February 2009. ISBN 1-877178-00-4
  4. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. Finished March 2009.
  5. Before your kids drive you crazy, read this! by Nigel Latta. Finished March 2009. ISBN 1-86950-558-1
  6. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Finished April 2009. A very good book, easy to read and thought provoking. ISBN 978009944270
  7. Desert Dawn by Waris Dirie. Finished May 2009. I was very inspired by this book, it has caused me to think differently about what is really necessary to live a worthwhile life. ISBN 1-86049-853-1
  8. The Effective Father by Gordan MacDonald. Finished May 2009. Although written by a Christian author of reasonable reputation, this would be one of the more irritating books I have recently read. It consistently implies that unless you are doing as the author recommends, then you are failing as a father, yet the assumptions made in this book are very middle-class American and this is even more obvious 30 years after the date it was published. ISBN 0-8423-0680-3
  9. The Message of Prayer by Tim Chester. Finished June 2009. I took over a year to finally finish reading this book! It is good and worthy of more application than I have given it. I should read it again. ISBN 0-85111-406-7
  10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling. Finished June 2009. ISBN 0-7475-5099-9
  11. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling. Finished July 2009. ISBN 0-7475-8108-8
  12. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling. Finished August 2009. ISBN 978-0-7475-9105-4
  13. Guard Us, Guide Us by JI Packer & Carolyn Nystrom. Finished October 2009. ISBN 978-0-8010-1303-4
  14. Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper. Finished November 2009. ISBN 1-58134-610-7
  15. Night by Elie Wiesel. Finished December 2009. ISBN 13-978-0-374-50001-6
  16. Crazy Love by Francis Chan. Finished December 2009. ISBN 978-1-4347-6851-3

2012 Reading

Books that I read in 2012

  1. All Blacks Don’t Cry by John Kirwin
  2. edwin + matilda by Laurence Fearnley
  3. I’m Not Crazy Just Bipolar by Wendy K. Williamson
  4. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  5. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
  6. $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
  7. Christians Get Depressed Too by David P. Murray
  8. The Shack by William Paul Young
  9. God in a Brothel by Daniel Walker
  10. The Shan: Refugees Without a Camp by Bernice Koehler Johnson
  11. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  12. Life, In Spite of Me by Kristen Jane Anderson and Tricia Goyer
  13. Broken Minds: Hope for Healing When You Feel Like You’re “Losing It” by Steve Bloem and Robyn Bloem May 2012
  14. I Still Believe: Mental Illness and Suicide in the Light of the Christian Faith by Desiree Woodland June 2012
  15. For the Life of the World by Alexander Schmemann July 2012
  16. When Darkness Comes: Saying “No” to Suicide by Angerona S. Love July 2012
  17. When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor… and Yourself by Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett September 2012
  18. The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing by Mayra Calvani and Anne K. Edwards August 2012
  19. Twitter for Good: Change the World One Tweet at a Time by Claire Diaz-Ortiz August 2012
  20. Devotional Catalyst, Inspiration For Busy Christians Gary Martin September 2012
  21. How Sermons Work by David Murray September 2012
  22. The Death Of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy October 2012
  23. The Furious Longing of God by Brennan Manning November 2012
  24. Why We Suffer: A Western Way to Understand and Let Go of Unhappiness by Peter Michaelson November 2012

2010 Reading

Some of the books I read in 2010, I’m sure there must have been more than this but I can’t find the rest of the list!

  1. Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton. January 2010. ISBN 0-09-976681-7. This would have to be one of the most beautiful novels I have ever read. It is not only beautifully written, but it is also beautiful in its depth and empathy and kindness to the old parson Kumalo who is the key character. I would read it again tomorrow but do not have the emotional strength to do it justice – this is a novel that should affect you emotionally.
  2. In Christ Alone by Sinclair Ferguson. April 2010. ISBN 1-56769-089-0

2011 Reading

Some of the books I read in 2011, in roughly the order I read them.

  1. Even Silence Has an End by Ingrid Betancourt. January 2011. ISBN 978-1-84408-612-2
  2. One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. February 2011. ISBN 978-0-310-32191-0
  3. Telling Secrets by Frederick Buechner. March 2011. ISBN 978-0-06-060936
  4. Somewhere More Holy by Tony Woodlief. April 2011. ISBN 978-0-310-31993-1
  5. Darkness Visible, A Memoir of Madness by William Styron. May 2011. ISBN 978-0-679-64352-4
  6. How To Read The Psalms by Tremper Longman. June 2011. ISBN 0-87784-941-2
  7. Fathers Raising Daughters by Nigel Latta. June 2011. ISBN 978-1-86950-787-9
  8. Depression, A Stubborn Darkness by Edward T. Welch. July 2011. ISBN 978-0-9762308-0-9
  9. Wrestling with an Angel: A Story of Love, Disablity and the Lessons of Grace by Greg Lucas. August 2011. ISBN 978-1-45381-770