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2015 Reading List

2015 One-Word Reviews:

1. Sticky Church / Larry Osborne / Useful & Encouraging
2. Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Circumstances / John Kotter & Holger Rathgeber / Thought-Provoking
3. Leaving Behind Left Behind / Omar Rikabi / Great
4. The Mystery of the Shemitah / Jonathan Cahn / A Novelty
5. T. S. Eliot / Joachim Seyppel / Scattershot
6. The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor / Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansinga / Like-the-show
7. Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior is Changing Everything / Robert R. Reilly / Excellent & Needed
8. Star Wars: Tarkin / James Luceno / Good
9. Come to the Table: Revisioning the Lord’s Supper / John Mark Hicks / Excellent
10. What Have They Done With Jesus? / Ben Witherington III / Fantastic!
11. Selected Speeches and Writings of Theodore Roosevelt / Edited by Gordon Hutner / Interesting
12. The Celtic Way of Evangelism / George G. Hunter III / Practical
13. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable / Patrick Lencioni / Practical
14. The Silent Transformation / Julie Belding, Christoph Schalk and Daniel Catalano / Inspiring
15. The Top Ten Leadership Commandments / Hans Finzel / Good
16. A Little Exercise for Young Theologians / Helmut Thielicke / So-So
17. The Missional Leader:Equipping Your Church to Reach a Changing World / Alan Roxburgh & Fred Romanuk / Thought-Provoking
18. Migrations of the Holy: God, State, and the Political Meaning of the Church / William T. Cavanaugh / Thought-Provoking
19. The Worship Architect / Constance Cherry / Phenomenal
20. The Worship Plot / Dan Boone / Interesting
21. Emerging Worship / Dan Kimball / Thought-Provoking
22. What Saint Paul Really Said / N. T. Wright / Thought-Provoking
23. The Dangerous Act of Worship / Mark Labberton / Excellent
24. Worship on Earth as it is in Heaven / Rory Noland / Practical & Needed
25. Calendar: Christ’s Time for the Church / Laurence Hull Stookey / Fantastic!
26. Ancient-Future Time: Forming Spirituality through the Christian Year / Robert Webber / Doubly-Fantastic!
27. To Share in the Body: A Theology of Martyrdom for Today’s Church / Craig Hovey & Samuel Wells / Average
28. Unfinished Business: Returning the Ministry to the People of God / Greg Ogden / Good
29. The Economy of Desire: Christianity and Capitalism in a Postmodern World / Daniel M. Bell Jr. / Challenging
30. Church is a Team Sport / Jim Putman / Superficial But Good
31. Theology and Sexuality / Susannah Cornwall / Obnoxious
32. Simple Church / Thom Rainer & Eric Geiger / Practical & Thought-Provoking
33. Making Vision Stick / Andy Stanley / Good & Concise
34. Love Wins / Rob Bell / Weakly-Argued
35. The Power of Team Leadership / George Barna / So-So
36. Christians at the Border / M. Daniel Carroll R. / Thought-Provoking
37. Kinship Across Borders: A Christian Ethic of Immigration / Kristin E. Heyer / Thought-Provoking
38. Welcoming the Stranger / Matthew Soerens & Jenny Hwang / Well Researched & Argued
39. Becoming a Healthy Team / Stephen A. Macchia / Valuable
40. The Prodigal God / Timothy Keller / Interesting Insights
41. To Sell is Human / Daniel H. Pink / Very Interesting
42. Our Triune God / Philip Ryken & Michael LeFebvre / Good
43. Made to Stick / Chip & Dan Heath / Highly Practical
44. Communicating for a Change / Andy Stanley & Lane Jones / Good
45. Preaching as Art / Darius Salter / Challenging
46. Simply Good News / N.T. Wright / Average
47. Vampire Hunter D / Hideyuki Kikuchi / Okay
48. History of the Bible in English / F.F. Bruce / Great Introduction
49. The Sacred Meal / Nora Gallagher / Eh…
50. A Visual History of the English Bible / Donald L. Brake / Enjoyable
51. Many Mighty Miracles Through Minnie / Adriel Alexander / Encouraging
52. Wide as the Waters / Benson Bobrick / Educational
53. Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism / Kevin Bauder, Albert Mohler Jr., John Stackhouse Jr., & Roger Olson / Interesting
54. God’s Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible / Adam Nicolson / Very Good
55. Star Wars: Dark Disciple / Christie Golden / Exciting
56. The Conservatarian Manifesto / Charles C. W. Cooke / Intriguing
57. A Farewell to Mars / Brian Zahnd / Prophetic
58. Short Stories By Jesus / Amy-Jill Levine / So-So
59. Wind/Pinball / Haruki Murakami / Disappointing
60. The Great Emergence / Phyllis Tickle / So-So
61. The Work of Theology / Stanley Hauerwas / Mind-Stretching
62. War and the American Difference / Stanley Hauerwas / Thought-Provoking
63. Intuitive Leadership / Tim Keel / So-So
64. Paul: In Fresh Perspective / N.T. Wright / Phenomenal
65. Justification / N.T. Wright / Phenomenal
66. The Servant Leader / Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges / Good
67. Best Practices for Effective Boards / Lebron Fairbanks, Dwight Gunter, James Couchenour / …Meh…
68. The Holy Bible: ESV / Excellent
69. Streams of Living Water / Richard Foster / Good-but-I-was-expecting-more
70. The Myth of a Christian Nation / Gregory A. Boyd / Good-But-Not-Perfect
71. Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi / Kevin Hearne / Fun
72. American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America / Chris Hedges / Hit-And-Miss
73. Reagan: The Life / H. W. Brands / Excellent
74. Pen of Iron: American Prose and the King James Bible / Robert Alter / Niche
75. In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love / Joseph Luzzi / Touching
76. Star Wars: Lords of the Sith / Paul S. Kemp / Fair-to-Middlin’

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