2013 Reading List

As with all of my reading lists, this is not necessarily a “recommended reading.” Rather, I have chose to include all or at least most of the books I have read for 2013. Some are good, some are not so good, and some I will not visit again!



The Pastor as Minor Poet: Texts and Subtexts in the Ministerial Life, by M. Craig Barnes


The Practicing Congregation: Imagining a New Old Church, by Diana Butler Bass


Pastor: The Theology and Practice of Ordained Ministry, by William H. Willimon


Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church, by Kenda Creasy Dean


I Am a Church Member, by Thom Rainer


The Measure of Our Days: A Spiritual Exploration of Illness, by Jerome Groopman



Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis, by Timothy Egan


The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy, by David Nasaw


Melissa: A Father’s Lessons from a Daughter’s Suicide, by Frank Page



The Orphan Master’s Son, by Adam Johnson


World War Z, by Max Brooks


The Children of Men, by P. D. James



My First Summer in the Sierra, by John Muir



The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World’s Greatest Piece of Cheese, by Michael Paterniti



Collected Poems, by Wendell Berry



Chaos: Making a New Science, by James Gleick


The Universe in a Nutshell, by Stephen Hawking


Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, by Mary Roach


The Brain that Changes Itself, by Norman Doidge