2005 Reading List


  • “Hannah Coulter,” by Wendell Berry
  • “The Valley of Light,” by Terry Kay
  • “No Great Mischief,” by Alistair MacLeod
  • “Gilead,” by Marilynne Robinson
  • “Angle of Repose” by Wallace Stegner
  • “The Big Rock Candy Mountain,” by Wallace Stegner
  • “Morgan’s Passing,” by Anne Tyler
  • “Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant,” by Anne Tyler


“The Life You Save May be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage,” by Paul Elie”His Excellency: George Washington,” Joseph J. Ellis”Father Joe” by Tony Hendra”The Undertaking,” by Thomas Lynch”Stiff,” by Mary Roach


“Given,” by Wendell Berry”Selected Poems,” by James Wright


“The Problem of Pain,” by C. S. Lewis


“In the End … The Beginning: The Life of Hope,” by Jurgen Moltmann


“Incandescence: 365 Readings With Women Mystics,” edited by Carmen A. Butcher”The Great Divorce,” by C. S. Lewis”The Contemplative Pastor,” by Eugene Peterson

Church Leadership

“The Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church,” by Reggie McNeal”A Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders,” by Reggie McNeal”The Unnecessary Pastor,” by Eugene Peterson and Marva Dawn”A Long Obedience,” by Eugene Peterson”Five Smooth Stones,” by Eugene Peterson”The Unnecessary Pastor,” by Eugene Peterson”Missional Church”, edited by Darrell L. Guder


“Beyond the Broken Lights: Simple Words at Sacred Edges,” by Charles Poole


“Lincoln on Leadership,” by Donald T. Phillips”Running on Empty,” by Fil Anderson