Here is a list of books that I have read in 2009. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get the order correct. There’s also the chance that I’ve missed something, because I didn’t keep a running list during the year.
- The Lord’s Prayer (Martin Chemnitz)
- On Being A Theologian of the Cross (Gerhard Forde)
- Family Life Series from NPH
- Why I Am A Lutheran (Daniel Preus)
- “Out of the Depths” Devotion Series (Richard Lauersdorf)
- The Theology of the Cross (Daniel Deutschlander)
- Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions
- Prepared to Answer: Telling the Greatest Story Ever Told (Mark Paustian)
- More Prepared to Answer: Telling the Greatest Story Ever Told (Mark Paustian)
- The Shepherd’s Assistants: A Handbook for Church Elders or Deacons (Arthur Clement)
- The Seven Laws of Teaching (John Milton Gregory)
- God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life (Gene Edward Vieth)
- Luther on Vocation (Gustav Wingren)
- Getting Things Done (David Allen)
I would have to say that the best book I read this year (besides, the Bible and the Lutheran Confessions), was Deutschlander’s book on the Theology of the Cross. The runner-up would have to be Vieth’s book on Vocation. If anyone is interested in what I thought about any of the above books, leave a comment or send me an email.
I still have a tall stack of books I am planning to read. Hopefully I’ll chip away at that pile during 2010. Right now I’m working on finishing up the first volume of Martin Chemnitz’ Examination of the Council of Trent. I know that somewhere in the stack is actually a couple of fiction books. It’s been a while. If anyone wants to follow what I’m reading, I’ve started keeping track on a web site called Goodreads. Or share what you’ve been reading by leaving a comment or signing up for Goodreads yourself.