Saturday, December 31, 2011

Books John read in 2011, Part 5

After parts one, two, three and four, this completes the list of books I read in 2011. It comes to 104 books, which is exactly two per week, an average I have kept up for the last several years. However, I only read twelve of the 20 books I planned to read this year.
  1. The Forgotten Heavens: Six Essays on Cosmology
  2. An Excellent Mystery by Ellis Peters
  3. In Search of Hobart by Peter Timms
  4. The Men Behind the King James Version by Gustavus S. Paine
  5. The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
  6. The Next 100 Years by George Friedman
  7. Giotto's Hand by Iain Pears
  8. A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Great Writers on Why We Read Jane Austen
  9. Canon and Biblical Interpretation
  10. Rich Gleanings from Rabbi Duncan
  11. A Read-Aloud Family Christmas: A Collection Of Classic Christmas Stories
  12. Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
  13. Exploring Worship: A Practical Guide to Praise & Worship by Bob Sorge
  14. The Great Tribulation: Past or Future? by Thomas Ice and Kenneth Gentry


Mark Nenadov said...


Congrats.. 104 is excellent.

You're beating me... (I'm at 102)...How dare you?

Radagast said...

That's an impressive total. I didn't manage nearly that many.

Suzannah said...

104 books? And I thought I was doing well with 75!

The Forgotten Heavens is a book I have been hankering after for ages, ever since I read "Planet Narnia" and began to see what a highly-developed cosmology the medievals had--all lost, of course, in the Enlightenment. Any plans on a review thereof?

John Dekker said...

No, but it was disappointing and I wouldn't recommend it.

Seeing that you've already read Angels in the Architecture, I'd recommend Through New Eyes as an introduction to biblical cosmology.

Suzannah said...

Oh, I'm disappointed to hear that about The Forgotten Heavens. But what is this? Not a book by James Jordan? Not a huge book all about this topic? OH MY! Thank you, thank you!!! I can hardly wait to read it!