Reflections on 75 Recently Published Books

Over the last year and a half (roughly 75 weeks), I have posted my reflections on 75 recently published books.  I encourage you to browse the list as you think of your reading list for 2011.  Each title is linked to my review.

Author Title Year
Allison, Jay and Gediman, Dan, eds. This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable American Men and Women 2006
Allison, Jay and Gediman, Dan, eds. This I Believe II: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable American Men and Women 2008
Barrs, Jerram The Heart of Prayer: What Jesus Teaches Us 2008
Belcher, Jim Deep Church: A Third Way Beyond Emerging and Traditional 2009
Borg, Marcus Putting Away Childish Things: A Tale of Modern Faith 2010
Braun, Kay Bender On Earth as in Heaven: Praying at the Crossroads 2008
Breazeale, Kathlyn A. Mutual Empowerment: A Theology of Marriage, Intimacy, and Redemption 2008
Browning, Dave Deliberate Simplicity: How the Church Does More by Doing Less 2009
Brubaker, David Promise and Peril: Understanding and Managing Change and Conflict in Congregations 2009
Campbell, Cynthia M. A Multitude of Blessings: A Christian Approach to Religious Diversity 2007
Campolo, Tony Partly Right: Learning from the Critics of Christianity Rev. 2008
Chand, Samuel R. Cracking Your Church’s Culture Code: Seven Keys to Unleashing Vision and Inspiration 2011
Claiborne, Shane; Hartgrove, Jonathan Wilson; & Okora, Enuma Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals 2010
Crossan, John Dominic The Greatest Prayer Ever: Rediscovering the Revolutionary Message of the Lord’s Prayer 2010
Duin, Julia Quitting Church: Why the Faithful Are Fleeing and What to Do about it 2008
Ehrenreich, Barbara Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking has Undermined America 2009
Estes, Douglas SimChurch: Being the Church in the Virtual World 2009
Evans, Dave Social Media Marketing: An Hour a Day 2008
Everts, Don and Schaupp, Doug I Once Was Lost: What Postmodern Skeptics Taught Us About Their Path to Jesus 2008
Forbes, Jr., James A. Whose Gospel? A Concise Guide to Progressive Protestantism 2010
Foster, Richard J. and Beebe, Gayle D. Longing for God: Seven Paths of Christian Devotion 2009
Frost, Michael and Hirsch, Alan ReJesus: A  Wild Messiah for a Missional Church 2009
Garrison, Becky Jesus Died for This: A Satirist’s Search for the Risen Christ 2010
Gibbs, Eddie ChurchMorph: How Megatrends are Reshaping Christian Communities 2009
Gillin, Paul The New Influencers: A Marketer’s Guide to the New Social Media 2009
Groeschel, Craig The Christian Atheist: Believing in God but Living as if He Doesn’t Exist 2010
Guthrie, Stand All That Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us 2010
Hamilton, Adam Christianity’s Family Tree: What Other Christians Believe and Why 2007
Hipps, Shane Flickering Pixels: How Technology Shapes Your Faith 2009
Hunter, James Davison To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, & Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World 2010
Koenig, John Rediscovering New Testament Prayer: Boldness and Blessing in the Name of Jesus 1992
Lyons, Gabe The Next Christians: How a New Generation is Restoring the Faith 2010
MacDonald, Gordon Who Stole my Church? What to do When the Church You Love Tries to Enter the 21st Century 2007
Mancini, Will Church Unique: How Missional Leaders Cast Vision, Capture Culture, and Create Movement 2008
Merritt, Carol Howard Reframing Hope: Vital Ministry in a New Generation 2010
Merritt, Carol Howard Tribal Church: Ministering to the Missing Generation 2007
McKnight, Scot Fasting 2009
McKnight, Scot One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow 2010
McKnight, Scot The Real Mary: Why Evangelicals Can Embrace the Mother of Jesus 2007
Metaxas, Eric Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Prophet, Spy – A Righteous Gentile Vs. The Third Reich 2010
Meyers, Robin R. Saving Jesus from the Church: How to Stop Worshiping Christ and Start Following Jesus 2009
Moore, Mary Elizabeth Mullino and Wright, Almeda M., eds. Children, Youth, and Spirituality in a Troubling World 2008
Oden, Amy G. God’s Welcome: Hospitality for a Gospel-Hungry World 2008
Parrett, Gary A. and Kang, S. Steve Teaching the Faith, Forming the Faithful: A Biblical Vision for Education in the Church 2009
Penner, Myron B. Christianity and the Postmodern Turn 2005
Platt, David Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream 2010
Prothero, Stephen God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World – and Why Their Differences Matter 2010
Raschke, Carl GloboChrist: The Great Commission Takes a Postmodern Turn 2008
Ratzinger, Joseph (Pope Benedict XVI) Joseph Ratzinger in Communio, Volume 1: The Unity of the Church 2010
Robinson, Anthony B Changing the Conversation: A Third Way for Congregation 2008
Russell, Letty M. Just Hospitality: God’s Welcome in a World of Difference 2009
Safko, Lon and Brake, David K. The Social Media Bible 2009
Schlabach, Gerald W. Unlearning Protestantism: Sustaining Christian Community in an Unstable Age 2010
Shoemaker, H. Stephen Finding Jesus in His Prayers 2004
Scott, David Meerman The New Rules of Marketing & PR: How to Use News Releases, Blogs, Podcasting, Viral Marketing & Online Media to Reach Buyers 2009
Shortt, Rupert Rowan’s Rule: The Biography of the Archbishop of Canterbury 2009
Smith, James K. A. The Devil Reads Derrida and Other Essays on the University, the Church, and the Arts 2009
Spencer, Michael Mere Churchianity: Finding Your Way Back to Jesus-Shaped Spirituality 2010
Spencer, William and Aida and Tracy, Steve and Celestia Marriage at the Crossroads: Couples in Conversation About Discipleship, Gender Roles, Decision Making, and Intimacy 2009
Sproul, R.C. The Prayer of the Lord 2009
Stark, Rodney What Americans Really Believe 2008
Steckel, Clyde J. New Ecclesiology & Polity 2009
Stetzer, Ed and Rainer, Thom  S. Transformational Church: Creating a New Scorecard for Congregations 2010
Stiver, Dan R. Life Together in the Way of Jesus Christ: An Introduction to Christian Theology 2009
Sweet, Leonard Nudge: Awakening Each Other to the God Who’s Already There 2010
Sweet, Leonard So Beautiful: Divine Design for Life and the Church 2009
Sweet, Leonard and Viola, Frank Jesus Manifesto: Restoring the Supremacy and Sovereignty of Jesus Christ 2010
Tanner, Kathryn Christ the Key 2009
Ten Elshof, Gregg A. I Told Me So: Self-Deception and the Christian Life 2009
Westphal, Merold Whose Community? Which Interpretation? Philosophical Hermeneutics for the Church 2009
Willimon, William H. Why Jesus? 2010
Winner, Lauren F. Mudhouse Sabbath: An Invitation to a Life of Spiritual Discipline 2003
Wright, Bradley R. E. Christians are Hate-Filled Hypocrites . . . and Other Lies You’ve Been Told: A Sociologist Shatters Myths From the Secular and Christian Media 2010
Wright, N. T. Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church 2008
Wuthnow, Robert After the Baby Boomers: How Twenty- and Thirty-Somethings are Shaping the Future of American Religion 2007
Wuthnow, Robert Boundless Faith: The Global Outreach of American Churches 2009


So What?

What books have you read recently? How have they informed and/or transformed your faith? Do you have a reading list for 2011? If so, what books are already on it?

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