Monday, January 02, 2006

Recommended Books

BIBLES

Revised Standard Version (RSV)

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

English Standard Version (ESV)

New King James Version (NKJV)

New International Version (NIV)

Today's New International Version (TNIV)

Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Reflecting God Study Bible (NIV)

Wesley Bible (NKJV)

New Oxford Annotated Bible (RSV)

New Oxford Annotated Bible (NRSV)

New Interpreter's Study Bible (NRSV)



FICTION

Gods & Kings (Chronicles of the Kings, Book 1) by Lynn Austin

Song of Redemption (Chronicles of the Kings, Book 2) by Lynn Austin

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

The October Country by Ray Bradbury

Holy Terror by Alan Brennert

Astro City: Confession by Kurt Busiek

The Pendragon by Catherine Christian

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Ingri & Edgar Parin D'Aulaire

D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths by Ingri & Edgar Parin D'Aulaire

The Science of Superheroes by Lois Gresh & Robert Weinberg

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

The Ring of the Nibelung by Gil Kane & Roy Thomas

Taliesin by Stephen Lawhead

Merlin by Stephen Lawhead

Arthur by Stephen Lawhead

In His Own Write & A Spaniard in the Works by John Lennon

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale

The Kalevala by Elias Lonnrot

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

The Singer, The Song & the Finale by Calvin Miller

Batman: Year One by Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli

The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller

The Killing Joke by Alan Moore & Brian Bolland

Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

This Present Darkness & Piercing the Darkness by Frank E. Peretti

The Complete Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe

Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships by Eric Shanower

Age Of Bronze: Sacrifice by Eric Shanower

The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien



HISTORY

The Love There That's Sleeping: The Art And Spirituality of George Harrison by Dale Allison

The History of the Evangelical United Brethren Church by J.B. Behney & P.H. Eller

Lennon by Ray Coleman

Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader by Dinesh D'Souza

Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men by Eric Foner

The Cold War: A New History by John Lewis Gaddis

The Story of Christianity, Volume 1: The Early Church to the Reformation by Justo L. Gonzalez

The Story of Christianity: Volume 2: The Reformation to the Present Day by Justo L. Gonzalez

The Life of John Wesley: A Brand from the Burning by Roy Hattersley

The Poor and the People Called Methodists: 1729-1999 by Richard P. Heitzenrater

Wesley and the People Called Methodists by Richard P. Heitzenrater

Good News to the Poor: John Wesley's Evangelical Economics by Theodore W. Jennings , Jr.

The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot by Russell Kirk

Practical Divinity: Theology in the Wesleyan Tradition by Thomas A. Langford

John Adams by David McCullough

The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough

Because He Could by Dick Morris

Rewriting History by Dick Morris

When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan by Peggy Noonan

The Story of American Methodism by Frederick Norwood

The American Leadership Tradition: Moral Vision from Washington to Clinton by Marvin Olasky

The Mosaic of Christian Beliefs: Twenty Centuries of Unity & Diversity by Roger E. Olson

The Story of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Tradition & Reform by Roger Olson

America's Bishop: The Life of Francis Asbury by Darius L. Salter

The Beatles Forever by Nicholas Schaffner

The Crisis of the Old Order, 1919-1933: The Age of Roosevelt, Volume One by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Reagan's War by Peter Schweizer

The History of United Methodism in Western Pennsylvania by Wallace Guy Smeltzer

The Price of Patriotism: Indiana County, Pennsylvania and the Civil War by W. Wayne Smith

Thomas Coke: Apostle of Methodism by John Vickers

Johnstown, Pennsylvania: A History, Part One: 1890-1936 by Randy Whittle

Comic Book Nation: The Transformation of Youth Culture in America by Bradford Wright



LEADERSHIP

The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power is Destroying the Church by Gregory Boyd

The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical by Shane Claiborne

Dinosaur Heart Transplants: Renewing Mainline Congregations by R. Robert Cueni

Reaching Out Without Dumbing Down by Marva Dawn

A Royal "Waste" of Time: The Splendor of Worshiping God & Being Church for the World by Marva Dawn

The Sense of the Call: A Sabbath Way of Life for Those Who Serve God, the Church, & the World by Marva Dawn

Truly the Community: Romans 12 and How to Be the Church by Marva Dawn

The Unnecessary Pastor: Rediscovering the Call by Marva Dawn & Eugene Peterson

Leadership by Rudolph W. Giuliani

The Lord Be With You: A Visual Handbook for Presiding in Christian Worship by Charles Hackett & Don Saliers

Leading Beyond the Walls: Developing Congregations With a Heart for the Unchurched by Adam Hamilton

The Art of Pastoring: Ministry Without All the Answers by David Hansen

After Christendom: How the Church Is to Behave If Freedom, Justice, and a Christian Nation Are Bad Ideas by Stanley Hauerwas

Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony by Stanley Hauerwas & William Willimon

Unleashing the Scripture: Freeing the Bible from Captivity to America by Stanley Hauerwas

The Emerging Church: Vintage Christianity for New Generations by Dan Kimball

The Heart of a Great Pastor: How to Grow Stronger And Thrive Wherever God Has Planted You by H. B. London & Neil Wiseman

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader by John C. Maxwell

The Once and Future Church: Reinventing the Congregation for a New Mission Frontier by Loren Mead

Walking With the Poor: Principles and Practices of Transformational Development by Bryant Myers

Classical Pastoral Care, Vol. 1: Becoming a Minister by Thomas C. Oden

Classical Pastoral Care, Vol. 2: Ministry Through Word and Sacrament by Thomas C. Oden

Classical Pastoral Care, Vol. 3: Pastoral Counsel by Thomas C. Oden

Classical Pastoral Care, Vol. 4: Crisis Ministries by Thomas C. Oden

Pastoral Theology: Essentials of Ministry by Thomas C. Oden

The American Leadership Tradition: Moral Vision from Washington to Clinton by Marvin Olasky

Twelve Dynamic Shifts for Transforming Your Church by E. Stanley Ott

Under the Unpredictable Plant: An Exploration in Vocational Holiness by Eugene Peterson

America's Bishop: The Life of Francis Asbury by Darius L. Salter

Natural Church Development: A Guide to Eight Essential Qualities of Healthy Churches by Christian A. Schwarz

Churches That Make a Difference: Reaching Your Community with Good News and Good Works by Ronald J. Sider

God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It by Jim Wallis

Leadership in the Wesleyan Spirit by Lovett H. Weems

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



THEOLOGY

Understanding the Old Testament by Bernhard Anderson

On the Incarnation by Saint Athanasius

The Book of Common Prayer

In Darkest England and the Way Out by William Booth

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials by Ted A. Campbell

Powers, Weakness, & the Tabernacling of God by Marva Dawn

By Water and the Spirit: A United Methodist Understanding of Holy Baptism by Gayle Felton

This Holy Mystery: A United Methodist Understanding of Holy Communion by Gayle Felton

Polity, Practice, And the Mission of The United Methodist Church by T.E. Frank

Beyond Smells & Bells: The Wonder and Power of Christian Liturgy by Mark Galli

A Wesleyan-Holiness Theology by J. Kenneth Grider

Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony by Stanley Hauerwas & William Willimon

There Shall Be No Poor Among You by Leslie J. Hoppe

United Methodist Doctrine: The Extreme Center by Scott J. Jones

The Story of God: Wesleyan Theology and Biblical Narrative by Michael Lodahl

Responsible Grace: John Wesley's Practical Theology by Randy L. Maddox

Carmen Christi by R.P. Martin

The Portion of the Poor: Good News to the Poor in the Wesleyan Tradition by M. Douglas Meeks

The Atonement in Christ by John Miley

Systematic Theology by John Miley

Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (series) edited by Thomas C. Oden

John Wesley's Scriptural Christianity by Thomas C. Oden

Systematic Theology, Vol. 1: The Living God by Thomas C. Oden

Systematic Theology, Vol. 2: The Word of Life by Thomas C. Oden

Systematic Theology, Vol. 3: Life in the Spirit by Thomas C. Oden

One Faith: The Evangelical Consensus by Thomas C. Oden & J.I. Packer

Arminian Theology: Myths And Realities by Roger E. Olson

The Story of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Tradition & Reform by Roger Olson

The Mosaic of Christian Beliefs: Twenty Centuries of Unity & Diversity by Roger E. Olson

Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit by Albert C. Outler

John Wesley (Library of Protestant Thought) edited by Albert C. Outler

Exploring Our Christian Faith by W. T. Purkiser

Completely Pro-Life: Building a Consistent Stance by Ronald Sider

Let Every Soul Be Jesus' Guest: A Theology of the Open Table by Mark W. Stamm

Baptism: Christ's Act in the Church by Laurence Hull Stookey

Eucharist: Christ's Feast With the Church by Laurence Hull Stookey

Calendar: Christ's Time for the Church by Laurence Hull Stookey

The United Methodist Hymnal

Theological Institutes by Richard Watson

Ancient-Future Worship: Proclaiming and Enacting God's Narrative by Robert E. Webber

John Wesley's Sermons by John Wesley (Outler/Heitzenrater, eds.)

A Plain Account of Christian Perfection by John Wesley

The Politics of Jesus by John Howard Yoder

Belief Matters: United Methodism's Doctrinal Standards by Charles Yrigoyen

John Wesley: Holiness of Heart & Life by Charles Yrigoyen

1 comment:

Kevin said...

You may want to list the Reagan book by D'Souza as fiction as opposed to history...