Wednesday, January 09, 2008

2007 Reading

Well it seems that my last post about reading struck a chord with some people. Primarily as regards posting book reviews, with comments received both on and off the blog. It also prompted Bryan to post a list of his reading from last year. It struck me as an eminently good idea, seeing as I have a poorly-updated list of my recently read books on the side-bar.

So here, for no one's interest but my own, is the list of 2007 reading:

When The Time Was Right - Stephen Rand

Angela’s Ashes - Frank McCourt

Tithing - R. T Kendall

Robert Murray M’Cheyne - JC Smith

Heal Not Lightly - Harry Smith

Great is Your Faithfulness - Richard Brooks

If Tomorrow Never Comes - Audrey Dunlop

A Closer Look at His Dark Materials - John Houghton

The Jesus Gospel - Liam Goligher

Round Ireland With a Fridge - Tony Hawks

Elijah - Lance Pierson

Facing Your Giants - Max Lucado

Jesus Driven Ministry - Ajith Fernando

The Case for Faith - Lee Strobel

The Message of 2 Timothy - John Stott

Starter For Ten - David Nicholls

Spiritual Fitness - Graham Tomlin

The Hand of God - Fred Leahy

Prodigal World - Phillip Jensen

The World According To - Jeremy Clarkson

God is Closer Than You Think - John Ortberg

Sorry to Bother You Doctor - Andrew Hamilton

Mary - Wendy Virgo

The Other Side of the Good News - Larry Dixon

Practising the Presence of God - Brother Lawrence

Five Leading Reformers - Christopher Catherwood

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - JK Rowling

The Heart of the Cross – James Montgomery Boice + Philip Ryken

Battles Christians Face - Vaughan Roberts

Jesus and Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ – Author unknown

How Green was my Curate - Fred Secombe

Join Me - Danny Wallace

The Message of Nehemiah - Raymond Brown

Charles Simeon - Handley Moule

Motorworld - Jeremy Clarkson

Grace Choices - Jeff Lucas

The Lost message of Jesus - Steve Chalke

Eats, Shoots and Leaves - Lynne Truss

Brothers, We Are Not Professionals - John Piper

The Power of a Praying Husband - Stormie Omartian

Body Beautiful - Melvin Tinker

The Remnant: Left Behind 10 - Tim LaHaye

The Height of Nonsense - Paul Clements

The 'I AM' Sayings of Jesus - Frank Lyall

Church next - Eddie Gibbs and Ian Coffey

I Am Jeremiah - Alan Pain

The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins

The Dawkins Letters - David Robertson

On the Anvil - Max Lucado

Henry Cooke - Finlay Holmes

Communicating for a Change - Andy Stanley

The Seven Churches of Asia - Robert Murray M'Cheyne

I Know You Got Soul - Jeremy Clarkson

The Marian Conspiracy - Graham Phillips

The Truth About Jesus - Paul Barnett

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J K Rowling

The Radical Reformission - Mark Driscoll

I Am Moses - Alan Pain

The Last Testament - Sam Bourne

A Price for a People - Tom Wells

Satan Cast Out - Fred Leahy

Robert Murray M'Cheyne - Andrew Bonar

The Romance of Redemption - Edward Boone

Red Moon Rising - Pete Greig

The Blind Watchmaker - Richard Dawkins

Worship By the Book - Don Carson

Grace Abounding - John Bunyan

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling

Standing for God: Elijah - Roger Ellsworth

The Testament of Gideon Mack - James Robertson

Hurt - Chap Clark

Nothing in My hand I Bring - Ray Galea

All Things for Good - Thomas Watson

Confessions of a Reformission Rev - Mark Driscoll

Married for God - Christopher Ash

And Another Thing - Jeremy Clarkson

After Death - Alec Motyer

Total Church - Tim Chester and Steve Timmis


Of the 78, I think the best ones were, in no particular order, The Jesus Gospel (Liam Goligher), Jesus Driven Ministry (Ajith Fernando), The Hand of God (Fred Leahy), The Radical Reformission (Mark Driscoll), Worship by the Book (Don Carson) and Total Church (Tim Chester and Steve Timmis).

I've provided links to those books, to Christian online stores where possible, or to Amazon for the others, but remember, the best place to get reduced price books is still ICM at Bleary! And you can order online!


  1. i feel inferior! 78 books??? you must do no work at that college!

  2. Ah Bryan, an awful lot of those books were read in airport waiting lounges or on planes!