2013 books

It’s been a lean start to the reading cycle!
Here’s what I’ve enjoyed from the 1st quarter……

1. Loving Mercy, Simon Ponsonby 182 pages
2. Curates Egg, John Martin 143 pages
3. The God of the Mundane, Matthew Redmond 78 pages
4. The Authenticity of Faith, Richard Beck 240 pages
5. The Greatness Principle, Matthew Searcy 104 pages
6. Mondays with my old Pastor, Serja Neavajo 204 pages
7. Scouting the Diving, Margaret Feinberg 204 pages
8. The Jesus Way, Eugene Peterson, 275 pages
9. The strategy that changes the denomination, John P Richardson 99 pages
10. Platform, Michael Hyatt 276 pages
11. Consumer Detox, Mark Powley, 265 pages
12. Dangerous Calling, Paul Tripp 224 pages
13. The best of AW Tozer, Warren Weirsbe 214 pages
14. Divine Nobodies, Jim Palmer 190 pages
15. The Amazing Cross, Jeremy & Elizabeth McQuoid 192 pages
16. Desperate for Hope, Bruce W Martin 208 pages
17. I declare, Joel Osteen 192 pages
18. The Scent of Lemons, Jonah Lynch 144 pages
19. Prototype, Jonathan Martin 233 pages
20. God is near us, Joseph Ratzinger 160 pages
21. The Compassionate Quest, Trystan Owain Hughes 124 pages
22. The story we find ourselves in, Brian McLaren 336 pages
23. Mindfulness, Mark Williams & Danny Penman 276 pages
24. No matter what the cost, Vance Brown 134 pages
25. Dem Bones: preaching, death & hope, Luke Powery 144 pages
26. Finding Hope and Meaning in Suffering, Trystan Owain Hughes 133 pages
27. The Church in an Age of Crisis, James Emery White 208 pages
28. V is for Vulnerable, Seth Godin 48 pages
29. Every good endeavour, Timothy Keller 286 pages
30. Less is more, Cecile Andrews & Wanda Urbanska 264 pages
31. One Big Thing, Phil Cooke 176 pages
32. Seven sins for a life worth living, Roger Housden 196 pages
33. Approaching God, Lisa Repko Borden 156 pages
34. Embracing obscurity, anonymous 174 pages.

Of the 34 books, and the 6,782 pages – my favourites are bolded, the best reads were Jonathan Martin or Paul Tripp’s writing, and the worst was easily the review copy of the 1-star Joel Osteen’s ‘I declare!’