Thoughts from Canaan…

"The whole land of Canaan, where you now reside as a foreigner, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God." – Genesis 17:8

2013 Reading List

2013 One-Word Reviews:
1. The Great Evangelical Recession / John Dickerson / Insightful
2. Fasting for a Miracle: How God’s Presence Can Overcome the Impossible / Elmer Towns / Encouraging
3. The Hidden Power of Prayer and Fasting / Mahesh Chavda / Charismatic
4. Sabbath: The Ancient Practices / Dan Allender / Meandering
5. Alone with God: Rediscovering the Power and Passion of Prayer / John MacArthur / Informative
6. Crazy Love / Francis Chan / Encouraging
7. Whatever Happened to Worship? / A.W. Tozer / Probing
8. The Global Warming Deception / Grant R. Jeffrey / Pre-millenial
9. Benjamin Franklin / Walter Isaacson / Epic
10. The Power of the Spirit / William Law / Probing
11. The Radical Cross: Living the Passion of Christ / A. W. Tozer / Encouraging
12. Ascent from Darkness / Michael Leehan / Fascinating
13. Mere Apologetics / Alister McGrath / Insightful
14. The Simarillion / J.R.R. Tolkien / For-LOTR-Lovers’-Eyes-Only
15. On Writing / Stephen King / Fascinating
16. The Three Musketeers / Alexander Dumas / Exciting
17. Black / Ted Dekker / Fun
18. From a Buick 8 / Stephen King / Odd
19. Double Star / Robert Heinlein / Good
20. Back to the Blackboard / Jay E. Adams / Thought-Provoking
21. The Cost of Discipleship / Dietrich Bonhoeffer / Interesting
22. Humble Apologetics / John Stackhouse Jr. / Needed
23. Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality / Philip Newell / Fantastic
24. Armchair Mystic: Easing into Contemplative Prayer / Mark E. Thibodeaux / Interesting
25. Tradition, Scripture, and Interpretation: A Sourcebook of the Ancient Church / D.H. Williams / Insightful
26. The High Cost of Holiness / W. Phillip Keller / Good
27. The Way to Freedom / Dietrich Bonhoeffer / An-Eye-Into-Bonhoeffer’s-Mind
28. The Lord’s Prayer in its Biblical Setting / Charles Laymon / Good
29. Jesus Manifesto / Leonard Sweet & Frank Viola / Thought-Provoking
30. Mysteries of Faith / Mark McIntosh / Boring
31. Adam and Eve After the Pill / Mary Eberstadt / Fantastic
32. Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident / Bill Ayers / Pitiful
33. The Book of Matt / Stephen Jiminez / Insightful
34. The Spirit of Early Christian Thought / Robert Louis Wilken / Fantastic
35. The Circle Maker / Mark Batterson / Encouraging
36. Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting our Children / Joe McIlhaney & Freda Bush / Fantastic
37. The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger / Stephen King / Bizarre
38. Disability and the Gospel: How God Uses Our Brokenness to Display His Grace / Michael S. Beates / Enlightening
39. Christian Mystics: Their Lives and Legacies Throughout the Ages / Ursula King / Informative
40. The Imitation of Christ / Thomas a Kempis / Essential
41. Who Do You Think You Are? / Mark Driscoll / Encouraging
42. The Practice of the Presence of God / Brother Lawrence / Essential
43. Ben-Hur / Lew Wallace / Epic
44. Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Biography / Eberhard Bethge / Comprehensive-Tragic
45. Revival Praying / Leonard Ravenhill / Incredible-Convicting
46. Philosophy and Philosophers: An Introduction to Western Philosophy / John Shand / Average
47. The Drawing of the Three / Stephen King / Average
48. Home-Alone America: The Hidden Toll of Day Care, Behavioral Drugs, and Other Parent Substitutes / Mary Eberstadt / Thought-Provoking
49. Hudson Taylor: Founder, China Inland Mission / Vance Christie / Inspiring
50. The Holy Bible / NASB & KJV / Ultimate

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