2009 Reading List


Unpacking Boxes, by Donald Hall

 Final Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflection on Mortality, by Pauline W. Chen

 The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality, by Tenzin Gyatso

 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert Pirsig

 The Book of Dead Philosophers, by Simon Critchley

 Brother to a Dragonfly, by Will Campbell

 Walden, Henry David Thoreau

 The Wilderness World of John Muir, by John Muir and Edwin Way Teale

 1776, David McCullough


Eagle Pond, by Donald Hall


Leavings, Wendell Berry


The Asian Journals of Thomas Merton, by Thomas Merton

 Thoughts in Solitude, by Thomas Merton


Questions to all Your Answers: The Journey from Folk Religion to Examined Faith, by Roger E. Olson

 Biblical Studies

Excavating Jesus: Beneath the Stones, Behind the Texts, by John Dominic Crossan and Jonathan L. Reed


Siddhartha, by Herman Hesse

 Ahab’s Wife: Or the Stargazer, by Sena Jeter Naslund

 Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpi Lahiri

 Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger

 Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe   

 Housekeeping, by Marilynne Robinson

 Everything that Rises Must Converge, by Flannery O’Connor

 South of Broad, by Pat Conroy

 Pastoral Care

The Couple Checkup, by David H. Olson. I actually read this book in 2008 but forgot to put it on the list.