Mansfield Park by Jane Austen 22nd January - 4th December
Bachelors Anonymous by P. G. Wodehouse 7th - 8th January
This is one of ten Wodehouse books that Kara brought into our marriage. :)
Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle 7th - 11th January
I've been getting back into Sherlock Holmes lately - maybe as a result of the recently released film. I read all the short stories when I was a kid, but I hadn't read this novel.
Four books of theology or Biblical studies:
Four Gospels, One Jesus: A Symbolic Reading by Richard Burridge 3rd January - 11th February
Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament 14th February - 16th May
This will be the third book I've read in Zondervan's Counterpoints series - and this is an important subject.
The Drama Of Doctrine: A Canonical-Linguistic Approach To Christian Theology by Kevin Vanhoozer Commenced 5th September
Deep Exegesis by Peter Leithart 27th May - 2nd July
I've read half a dozen books by Leithart now, and enjoyed every one.
Four books to help me in my work as a pastor:
Quitting Church: Why the Faithful Are Fleeing and What to Do about It by Julia Duin 1st - 10th May
This looks like a book that's worth reading, but I really don't know if I will agree with it at all. After all, Steve Schlissel says, "Preaching should be self-consciously directed to the men of the covenant... Preach to women, have women; preach to men, have men, women and children."
Church and the Older Person by Robert Gray and David Moberg 7th November - 15th December
Questioning Evangelism by Randy Newman 13th November - 9th December
No, this isn't a book that discusses the need for evangelism - rather, it examines how we can evangelize by asking questions. "It worked for Jesus; it will work for you," proclaims the back cover.
Four more Christian books:
Wages of Spin by Carl Trueman 11th June - 18th July
I really liked Trueman's Minority Report, which I read a few months ago. I also heard Trueman speak in Melbourne last winter, and he was excellent.
Through Painted Deserts by Donald Miller 7th - 30th January
This is by the author of Blue Like Jazz, which was great, and Searching for God Knows What, which was pretty good. I also read Miller's blog.
The Liturgical Year: The Spiraling Adventure of the Spiritual Life by Joan Chittister 24th January - 20th March
This is a review copy from Thomas Nelson's Book Review Blogger scheme.
Brave New Family: G. K. Chesterton on Men and Women, Children, Sex, Divorce, Marriage and the Family 9th April - 19th June
This will be, I believe, the 18th book I've read by GKC. It's a fairly recent compilation of essays.
Four other books:
The Diary of Anne Frank Commenced 20th December
The two cultures Snow refers to are the humanities and the sciences. He argues that our society's intellectual life is characterized by a division between the two.
Poincaré's Prize: The Hundred-Year Quest to Solve One of Math's Greatest Puzzles by George Szpiro Commenced 12th November
The Unprejudiced Palate: Classic Thoughts on Food and the Good Life by Angelo Pellegrini 1st February - 30th April
Now that I live on gourmet food, I thought I might as well read about it. According to the back cover, this book "inspired a seismic culinary shift in how America eats."