Saturday, January 02, 2010

Books read in '09

George Mueller of Bristol by Pierson
Strengthening the Soul of your Leadership by Barton
Soul Feast by Thompson
Crazy Love by Chan
Talking with My Father by Stedman
The North Face of God by Gire
Christian Meditation by Finley
Creating a Life with God by Wolpert
Seeking God Together by Fryling
The Great Emergence by Tickle
A Tale of Three Kings by Edwards
The Echo Within by Benson
A Grace Disguised by Sittser
Sacred Companion by Benner
Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care - Talbot School of Theology
The Furious Longing of God by Manning
The Cure for the Common Life by Lucado
Hinds Feet on High Place by Hurnard
Fanny J. Crosby by Crosby
The Best Question Ever by Stanley
Choosing Gratitude by DeMoss
Life Together by Bonhoffer
The Book of Acts

Great way to remember a year!

Some of these books came my way because I needed help understanding something.
Some came to inspire me to walk by faith in the Lord.
Some came because I need to understand the questions of other people better.
Some came because they are a part of a larger conversation that God wants me involved in for reasons that are more clear to God than me.
Some came to help me introduce ways of seeing that I care about to people I care about.
Some came because I'm immature and blind and their written by people steps ahead of me that aren't so immature and blind.

I totally understand that reading this much isn't for everybody. But I'm extremely grateful that I know it is good for me. And I'm thankful I have the education and resources to do so. It kinda cracked me up to look at this list. Prior to typing it I was kinda feeling like I hadn't read much this year.


Kelsey McKinney said...

I'm reading a book called Cold Tangerines right now that I think you would really like :)

Cheri said...

Hey Kels,

Can I borrow your copy when your done?


Robyn Rochelle E. said...

I'm so sad... I have read one book this year. It is one of those sacrifices I am making and it sometimes hurts my heart more than I ever imagined it would. I read all day long - but I read and work and read and work on understanding a language, in a language that I don't understand completely yet. Oh for the day of books to be returned to me. Missing you and looking forward to a coffee soon.

robert benson and ben stroup said...


Thank you much for reading THE ECHO WITHIN in the first place, and then for sharing it with your friends. I am grateful for both.

Be in touch.

Namaste —

R. Benson