2009 Book Log

One of my new years resolutions was to read a book each week throughout the year. I love to read, but this was a big hairy audacious goal for me. It turned out to be the perfect goal - one that was achievable, but that forced me to push myself. Here are the books I read this year in the order I read them. It's tough to rank books of different genres, so to the side I've put my rating of each book within its own genre, from 1-5 stars (*). I usually only review books I've got strong feelings about one way or the other, so the stars give you some impression as to what I thought (if you care). I'll give you my top 5 tomorrow.

According to Plan - Graeme Goldsworthy *
Church Unique - Will Mancini ****
Not the Way It's Supposed to Be - Cornelius Plantinga *****
Culture Making - Andy Crouch ***
Evolution of a Creationist - Jobe Martin ***
Mad Church Disease - Anne Jackson **
Grace Based Parenting - Tim Kimmel *****
I Ain't Coming Back - Dolphus Weary ***
Sheet Music - Kevin Leman ****
Dinner with a Perfect Stranger - David Gregory ****
Day with a Perfect Stranger - David Gregory ****
Clutter Free Christianity - Robert Jeffress *
Vintage Church - Mark Driscoll ****
While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks - Timothy Laniak *****
A Sense of Urgency - John Kotter ***
Culture Shift - Robert Lewis and Wayne Cordiero **
Managing Transitions - William Bridges *****
In the Name of Jesus - Henri Nouwen ***
Leadership and Self Deception - the Arbinger Institute *****
The Prodigal God - Timothy Keller *****
The Leadership Challenge - Kouzes and Posner ****
Change is Like a Slinky - Hans Finzel *
Hole in Our Gospel - Richard Stearns *
Freedom and Boundaries - Kevin DeYoung *****
Just Do Something - Kevin DeYoung *****
You were Born for This - Bruce Wilkinson *
Boards that Make a Difference - John Carver *****
The Crucifixion of Ministry - Andrew Purves ****
Crucial Conversations - Patterson, Grenny, McMillen, Switzler ***
Divine Justice - David Baldacci ****
The Sigma Protocol - Robert Ludlum *
Inside the Revolution - Joel Rosenberg ****
The Runaway Jury - John Grisham ****
Unforgiving Minute - Craig Mullaney *****
Hooked - McIlhaney and Bush ***
The Inner Voice of Love - Henri Nouwen *
Counterfeit Gods - Tim Keller ***
An Uncommon Union - Hannah **
The Reason for God - Tim Keller *****
A Praying Life - Paul Miller ***
Primal - Mark Batterson *
Transforming Discipleship - Greg Ogden *****
A Tale of Three Kings - Gene Edwards ****
Simple Life - Thom and Art Ranier **
The Trellis and the Vine - Colin Marshall and Tony Payne *****
The Three Success Secrets of Shamgar - Pat Williams and Jay Strack ***


Anne Jackson said...

Thanks for reading Mad Church. Two stars is better than no stars :)

Will Mancini said...

Great list. Thanks for including Church Unique!