Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Reading Lists

Ben and I have made our 2011 reading lists.

Inspired by our friend, Luke, Ben has decided to read a book a week in 2011.  Here's 10 random ones from Ben's 2011 list:

- Freakonomics, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
- The Doctrines that Divide, Erwin Lutzer
- Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, J. I Packer
- Les Miserables, Victor Hugo
- The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis
- The Chronicles of Narnia Series, C.S. Lewis
- The Lord of the Rings Series, J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Purpose of Man, A.W. Tozer
- When Work Disappears, William Julius Wilson
- Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk

I don't think I have a number goal... Well, I started with the goal of 2 per month.  Then, I got to more than 24.  So, we'll see.  That's the minimum. :)  Here's a few off my list, in no particular order:

- Forgotten God, Francis Chan
- Choosing to See, Mary Beth Chapman
- The Fruitful Life: the Overflow of God's Love Through You, Jerry Bridge
- Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman who Bound Them Together, Ron Hall
- Teaching to Change Lives, Dr. Howard Hendricks (an annual re-read) 

- So Much Reform, So Little Change: The Persistence of Failing in Urban Schools, Charles M. Payne
- Teen 2.0, Robert Epstein
- Fires in the Bathroom: Advice for Teachers from High School Students, Kathleen Cushman
- Motivating Students Who Don't Care, Allen Mendler

What are you reading?  Any suggestions for us?

Cozy with my husband on the couch... about to pick up a book,


  1. Same Kind of Different as Me and Choosing to See are both great reads! Highly recommend! I'm currently read Radical by David Platt, and so far would recommend that one too! :)

  2. mmm "Myth of a Christian Nation" (bc I lent it to you:)
    "Manana: Theology from a Hispanic Perspective" -Justo Gonzalez..great book even if you're not as obsessed with anything Latino as I am haha (actually lending it to your mom!)
    mm that book about race/segregation in the U.S. education system. I always bring it up but can never remember the name so I'll work on that...