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My goal for 2006 was 150 books.  I met that goal on 3 December.

Finished (167)

À Kempis, Thomas.  Of the Imitation of Christ.  New Kensington, Pennsylvania: Whitaker House, 1981.  256p.  (See my review on this site.  See this book and my review on Amazon.com.)  Bought 19 July 2006 in Irving, Texas.  Read 30 July 2006.  Faith and Life

Achtner, Wolfgang, Stephan Kunz and Thomas Walter.  Dimensions of Time:  The Structures of the Time of Humans, of the World and of God. Grand Rapids, Michigan and Cambridge, UK:  Eerdmans,1998.  196p.  (See my review of this book on this site.  See this book with my review on Amazon.com.)  Bought 8 July 2006 in Irving, Texas.  Read 21-22 July 2006.  Epistemology (Theology)

Allin, Thomas and Mark T. Chamberlain.  Every Knee Shall Bow:  The Case for Christian Universalism.  122p.  No place:  Xulon Press, 2005.  Bought 9 December 2006 in Martinsburg, West Virginia.  Read 13 December 2006.  Theology (Bible)

Arbinger Institute.  Leadership and Self-Deception.  San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2002.  180p.  Bought 30 September 2006 in Irving, Texas.  Read 1 October 2006.  Psychology (Business)

Aristotle, trans Malcolm Heath.  Poetics.  London/NY:  Heath, 1996.  62p, plus 69p Introduction by the translator.  Bought 7 August 2006 in Edenglen, South Africa.  Read 10 August 2006.  Philosophy (Aesthetics)

Avram, Wes.  Where the Light Shines:  Discerning God in Everyday Life.  Grand Rapids:  Brazos Press, 2005.  156p.  (See my review of this book on this site.  See this book with my review on Amazon.com.)  Bought 19 July 2006 in Irving, Texas.  Read 5-6 August 2006.  Faith and Life

Babcock, Michael A.  The Night Attila Died:  Solving the Murder of Attila the Hun.  NY:  Berkley Books, 2005.  324p.  Bought 31 May 2006 in Bedfordview, South Africa.  Read 24-27 June 2006.  History

Basinger, David.  The Case for Freewill Theism:  A Philosophical Assessment.  Downer's Grove, Illinois:  InterVarsity Press, 1996.  154p.  Bought 28 September 2006 in Irving, Texas.  Read 4 October 2006.  Philosophy

Basinger, David and Randall Basinger, Eds.  Predestination and Free Will:  Four Views of Divine Sovereignty and Human Freedom.  Downers Grove, Illinois:  InterVarsity Press, 1986.  180p.  (See my review on this website and on Amazon.com.)  Bought 9 December 2006 in Martinsburg, West Virginia.  Read 13-15 December 2006.  Philosophy (Theology)

Bauckham, Richard J.  Jude, 2 Peter.  Waco, Texas:  Word Publishers, 1983.  357p.  (Read my review of this book on this site.  See my review on Amazon.)  Borrowed 2 April 2006.  Begun 5 April 2006, finished 5 June 2006.  Bible

Bear, Greg.  Foundation and Chaos.  NY:  HarperPrism, 1999.  401p.  (Book two of The Second Foundation Trilogy.  This series provides background and fills in details about the Isaac Asimov original classic trilogy, The Foundation.  I accidentally started reading the second book first, so after read about 110 pages, I set this one aside to read book one,  Foundation's Fear, by Gregory Benford.)  Bought January 2000.  Begun 22-23 January 2006.  Resumed 3 February 2006, finished 12 February 2006.  Science Fiction

Bear, Greg.  Star Wars Rogue Planet.  NY:  Lucas Books/Del Rey, 2000.  341p.  Bought 2005 in Richmond, Virginia.  Read 08-12 June 2006.  Sci Fi

Benford, Gregory.  Foundation's Fear.  NY:  HarperPrism, 1998.  608p.  (Book one of The Second Foundation Trilogy.  This series was authorized by the estate of Isaac Asimov to provide background and fill in details about Asimov's original classic trilogy, The Foundation.  Three authors worked together to develop and coordinate the three stories, and each wrote one of the books.  Book Two is Foundation and Chaos, by Greg Bear.  Book Three is Foundation's Triumph, by David Brin.  This trio of writers is sometimes referred to as "The Killer Bs.")  Bought January 2000.  Begun 23 January 2006, finished 3 February 2006.  Science Fiction

Benford, Gregory and George Zebrowski, eds.  Skylife.  NY:  Harcourt, Inc, 2000.  355p.  (See my review of Skylife on this site and Amazon.com.)  Bought in 2002 in Richmond, Virginia.  Read 1-8 September 2006.  Science Fiction

Berg, Miguel.  El Placer de Estudiar la Biblia [The Pleasure of Bible Study].  Miami:  Editorial Caribe, 1991.  127p.  Received as a gift 11 December 2006.  Read 23-25 December 2006.  Bible

Boschke, F. L., trans. L. Parks.  Creation Still Goes On: A Scientist on the Track of Genesis.  London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1964.  256p.  (See my review of this book on this site and Amazon.com.)  Bought 1983 in Nairobi, Kenya.  Read 28-29 July 2006.  Science

Brin, David.  Foundation's Triumph.  NY:  HarperTorch, 1999.  392p.  (Book three of The Second Foundation Trilogy.  Brin provides a good timeline of Foundation and Empire Events clarifying events across the Asimov books in the Robots, Foundation and Empire series and related individual novels.)  Bought January 2000.  Begun 16 April 2006.  Finished 22 April 2006.  Science Fiction

Broodryk, Johann.  Ubuntu:  Life-Coping Skills from Africa.  Randburg, South Africa:  Knowres Publishing, 2006.  197p.  Bought 28 December 2006 in Bedfordview, South Africa.  Read 30-31 December 2006.  Peoples and Cultures (Philosophy, African Worldview)

Brueggemann, Walter.  Texts Under Negotiation:  The Bible and Postmodern Imagination.  Minneapolis:  Fortress Press, 1993.  117p.  Bought 19 July in Irving, Texas.  Read 12 September 2006.  Bible (Culture and Trends, Theology)

Bureau for Economic Research/Institute for Development Studies (Rand University).  The Independent Venda.  Johannesburg:  Benso, 1979.  197p.  (See my review of this book on this site.)  Bought and read 14 May 2006.  Peoples and Cultures

Calvert, Stuart.  God's Plan … My Part.  Birmingham, Alabama:  Woman's Missionary Union, 2002.  136p.  (Given to me by a friend.  This is pretty basic, and often simplistic.  But it has a couple of good insights in it.  Written by a leader of girls and female youth, who also works with "troubled" teens.)  Read 17 March 2006.  Theology and Religion (Devotion, Discipleship)

Cannon, Dolores.  Jesus and the Essenes.  Huntsville, Arkansas:  Wellow, Bath, UK:  Gateway Books, 1992 and Ozark Mountain Publishing, 2000, 2006.  293p.  (See my review of Jesus and the Essenes on this site and Amazon.com.)  Bought 1 October in Irving, Texas.  Read 23-30 November 2006.  General Literature (Psychology)

Carroll, John T. and Joel B. Green.  The Death of Jesus in Early Christianity.  Peabody, Massachusetts:  Hendrickson Publishers, 1995.  318p.  Bought 8 July 2006 in Euless, Texas.  Read 8-11 July 2006.  Bible (History, Peoples and Cultures)

Carson, D. A.  Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church:  Understanding a Movement and Its Implications.  Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 2005.  Bought 29 September 2006, Irving, Texas.  Read 4-8 December 2006.  Culture and Trends (Theology)

Carter, Jimmy.  Keeping Faith.  NY:  Bantam Books, 1982.  622p.  (Read my review of this book, called Too Honest for the White House.  See this book, with my more extensive review, on Amazon.com.)  Bought 1983, portions read before.  Begun 9 November 2006, finished 22 November 2006.  Biography (Culture and Trends)

Chisholm, Roderick M.  Perceiving:  A Philosophical Study.  Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press, 1982.  203p.  Bought 1985.  Read 18 February 2006.  Philosophy (Epistemology)

Chown, Marcus.  The Universe Next Door:  The Making of Tomorrow's Science.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2002.  191p.  (Read my review of Chown's book on this site.  See this book, with my more extensive review, on Amazon.com.)  Bought June 2002.  Read 12-13 February 2006.  Science

Christie, Agatha.  Sleeping Murder.  NY:  Dodd, Mead and Co., 1976.  242p.  (This is the last Miss Marple murder mystery.)  Read 6-7 March 2006.  Literature

Clarke, Arthur C.  2061:  Odyssey three.  NY:  Del Rey (Ballantine), 1987.  279p.  Read 12-15 September 2006.  Sci Fi

Clinton, Hilary Rodham.  Living History.  NY:  Scribner, 2003.  570p.  Bought December 2004.  Begun 24 April 2006, finished 12 May 2006.  Biography (Culture and Trends)

Cohen, Shaye, J.D.  From the Maccabees to the Mishnah.  Philadelphia:  Westminster Press, 1987.  251p.  (A volume in the Library of Early Christianity, Wayne A. Meeks, ed.)  Received June 2005.  Read 3-5 March 2006.  History (Religion, Judaism)

Collins, Andrew.  Gateway to Atlantis.  London:  Headline Books, 2000.  436p.  Bought 18 June 2006 at Rosebank Market, Rosebank, South Africa.   Read 18-24 June 2006.  History

Cloud, Preston.  Cosmos, Earth and Man:  A Short History of the Universe.  New Haven and London:  Yale University Press, 1978.  372p.  Bought November 1984.  Portions read previously.  Read 3-5 April 2006.  Science

Cornwell, Patricia.  From Potter's Field.  NY:  Scribner, 1995.  261p.  Bought 2005.  20-24 May 2006.  Literature

Cosby, Bill.  Time Flies.  NY:  Dolphin (Doubleday), 1987.  179p.  Read 17 December 2006.  Literature (Humour)

Craigie, Peter C.  Ezekiel.  Philadelphia:  Westminster Press, 1983.  321p.  Borrowed 25 December 2005.  Begun 4 January 2006, finished 28 January 2006.  Bible

Crystal, Billy.  700 Sundays.  NY: Warner Books, 2005.  182p.  Bought in Irving, Texas, and read 30 September 2006.  Autobiography

Cunningham, J.  Towards Quantum Mechanics.  London:  Transworld Publishers, 1972.  92p.  Bought 1982 in Nairobi, Kenya.  Read 14 January 2006.  Science

Daraul, Arkon.  Secret Societies.  NY:  Barnes and Noble, 1989.  256p.  Bought July 2004 in Grapevine, Texas.  Read 23-25 February 2006.  Religions (History)

Davies, Douglas.  Anthropology and Theology.  Oxford, NY:  Berg, 2002.  236p.  Bought 8 July 2006 in Irving, Texas.  Read 3-4 August 2006.  Philosophy (Theology)

Davies, Paul.  How to Build a Time Machine.  NY:  Penguin Putnam, 2002.  132p.  (See my review of this book on this site and Amazon.com.)  Bought 8 July 2006 in Euless, Texas.  Read 11-12 July 2006.  Science

Davies, Paul.  Other Worlds.  NY:  Simon and Schuster, 1980.  132p.  Bought in Nairobi, Kenya, and first read 1982.  Read 14 July 2006.  Science

Davis, John T.  Austin City Limits:  25 years of American Music.  192p.  NY:  Billboard Books(Watson-Guptill Publications), 2000.  (See my review of Donfried's book on this site and Amazon.com.)  Bought 4 September 2006 in Edenglen, South Africa.  Read 8-10 September 2006.  Music

Deanesly, Margaret.  A History of the Medieval Church, 590-1500.  London:  Methuen and Co., 1959.  284p.  Bought 1989 in Nairobi, Kenya.  Read 22-28 March 2006.  History (Culture and Trends)

Donfried, Karl Paul.  Paul, Thessalonica and Early Christianity.  Grand Rapids and Cambridge, UK:  Eerdmans, 2002.  386p.  (See my review of Donfried's book on this site and Amazon.com.)  Bought 31 May 2006.  Read 3-8 June 2006.  History (Peoples and Cultures, Bible)

Dusilek, Darci.  A Nova Vida En Cristo.  Rio de Janeiro:  Junta de Educaçâo Religiosa e Publicaçôes da Convençáo Batista Brasileira, 1979.  55p.  (English title:  The New Life in Christ.  A volume in a series of basic studies for New Christians.  Primarily to refresh my Portuguese.  I read it in small sections, for morning devotionals or other short reading times.)  Received December 2005.  Begun 17 February 2006, finished 06 March 2006.  Theology and Religion (Languages)

Eisenmann R. and M. Wise.  The Dead Sea Scrolls Uncovered.  NY:  Barnes and Noble, 1994.  286p.  (See my review of this book on this site.  See my more extensive review on Amazon.)  Bought 2003 in Elmira, New York.  Read 10-12 February 2006.  History (Theology and Religion, Language)

Elion, Barbara with Mercia Strieman.  Clues to Culture.  Camps Bay, South Africa:  One Life Media, 2006.  160p.  Bought 28 December 2006.  Read 30 December 2006.  Peoples and Cultures

Farah, Caesar E.  Islam.  Hauppage, NY:  Barron's, 1994.  434p.  Bought July 2005.  Read 4-11 May 2006.  Religions:  Islam (Culture and Trends)

Feldman, Ron H.  Fundamentals of Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah.  Freedom, California:  The Crossing Press, 1999.  142p.  Bought 10 June 2006 at Irene, South Africa.  Read 15 June 2006.  Religion

Fergusson, James.  Kandahar Cockney.  A Tale of Two Worlds.  London:  Harper Perennial, 2005.  390p.  (This is a true story written by a journalist about his Afghani contact who served as his interpreter in rebel-controlled Afghanistan, in the late 1990s.  Read my review of this book on this site.  Read my review on Amazon.com.)  Bought 4 September 2006 in Edenglen, South Africa.  Read 30 October-1 November 2006.  Literature (Peoples and Cultures)

Fields, James.  Profiting from the Path of Most Resistance.  Friendswood, Texas:  Wisdom House Publishers,2005.  125p.  (I met the author in Cyprus when we lived there a few years ago, and have been in email contact with him since then.  Read my review of this book on this site.  Read my review on Amazon.com.)  Received as a gift from the author and read 13 January 2006.  Faith and Life

Flagg, Fannie.  Standing in the Rainbow.  London:  Vintage, 2003.  493p.  (An engaging portrait of a Missouri town, with it local and visiting characters.  The story portrays life in the Midwest, and the changes life has undergone in the period of the 1940s to 2000.  A rich characterization of culture and characters and political, as well as economic life in the US.)  Borrowed 23 December 2005.  Begun 20 March 2006.  Finished 2 April 2006.  Literature (Culture and Trends)

Fluehr-Lobban, Carolyn.  Islamic Society in Practice.  Gainesville, Florida:  University of Florida Press, 1994.  191p.  (This is a discussion of Islam in Northern Africa, by an anthropologist who is a specialist on Northern Africa.  Read my review of this book on this site.  Read my review on Amazon.com.)  Bought 27 July 2005.  Read 28 February - 2 March 2006.  Theology and Religion (Islam)

Frank, Suzanne.  Shadows on the Aegean.  NY:  Warner Books, 1998.  482p.  (Read my review of this book on this site.  See my more extensive review on Amazon.com.)  Bought 1 June 2006 in Bedfordview, South Africa.  Read 16-18 June 2006.  Peoples and Cultures (History)

Franken, Al.  The Truth with Jokes.  London:  Allen Lane (Penguin), 2005.  336p.  (Franken is a well-known political journalist in America who uses humour to make his points in analyzing and criticizing the American political scene's event and people.  See my review of the book on this website and on Amazon.com.)  Bought 7 September 2006 in Edenglen, South Africa.  Read 8-11 September 2006.  Cultures and Trends

Freeman, Joel A. and Don B. Griffin.  Return to Glory:  the Powerful Stirring of the Black Race.  Shippensburg, Pennsylvania:  Treasure House, 2003.  184p.  Bought 19 July 2006 in Irving, Texas.  Read 2-3 August 2006.  Peoples and Cultures (History)

Galloway, Bryan K.  Traveling Down Their Road:  A Workbook for Discovering a People's Worldview.  Singapore:  Bryan K Galloway, 2006.  212p.  Received as a gift from the author 5 December 2006.  Read 18-25 December 2006.  Anthropology (Culture and Worldview)

Galloway, Bryan K.  The World As They See It:  A Workbook on "Writing Ethnographic Records." Singapore:  Bryan K Galloway, 2006.  52p.  (This is a workshop format guide, for in the field investigation and production of an ethnographic summary of an ethnic group.  Written for practical training of missionaries, who are commonly required to perform a worldview discovery investigation and learn the language as the first stage of their living with a people.)  Received as a gift from the author 5 December 2006.  Read 25 December 2006.  Anthropology.  (Culture and Worldview)

Gamon, David and Allen D. Bragdon.  Learn Faster and Remember More:  Tap the Full Powers of the Most Sophisticated Learning Machine in the World!  NY:  Barnes and Noble, 2002.  320p.  (The authors provide excellent summaries of the current concepts of learning and remembering, from various disciplines.  Read my review of this book on this site.  See the book with my review on Amazon.com.)  Read 18-19 March 2006.  Science (Education, Health)

Gardner, Laurence.  The Magdalene Legacy:  The Jesus and Mary Bloodline Conspiracy.  London:  Element (HarperCollins), 2005.  395p.  (See my review of this book on this site.  See the book with my review on Amazon.)  Bought 30 August 2006 in Edenglen, South Africa.  Read 8-23 October 2006.  History (Literature)

Gill, Jerry H.  Metaphilosophy:  An Introduction.  Washington, DC:  University Press of America, 1982.  89p.  Received November 2005.  Read 29 March - 1 April 2006.  Philosophy

Godsey, R. Kirby.  When We Talk About God … Let's Be Honest.  Macon, Georgia:  Mercer University Press, 2006.  214p.  Bought 28 September 2006.  Read 4-5 October 2006.  Faith and Life

Goldsmith, Joel S.  Practice the Presence.  San Francisco:  HarperSanFrancisco, 1991.  140p.  (An very long sub-title describes the book:  The Inspirational Guide to Regaining Meaning and a Sense of Purpose in Your Life.  This is a reprint of a 1958 book, apparently without revision.)  Bought October 2005 in Irving, Texas.  Read 2 April 2006.  Faith and Life

Gott, J. Richard.  Time Travel in Einstein's Universe:  Physical Possibilities of Travel Through Time.  Boston:  Houghton Mifflin, 2001.  291p.  (Gott explores the current possibilities for actual time travel in light of current physics and quantum mechanics.  He summarizes the history of quantum physics, as providing insights into the concepts of time, and possibility of wormholes and other perturbations of Spacetime that might allow time travel.  He reports on various experiments and lines of enquiry by various physicists, like Kip Thorne, who have investigated time, practical factors in time relationships and travel into the future or past.  The concepts of relativity and warp speed (speed of light) come into view here.  Gott correlates various areas of current enquiry, including a rich survey of contributions science fiction has made to actually enquiry in quantum physics.  See my review of this book on this site.  Read my review of this book on Amazon.)  Bought April 2002.  Read 7-9 February 2006.  Science

Grant, Michael.  The Rise of the Greeks.  NY:  Barnes and Noble, 2005.  391p.  (See my basic review on Amazon.com and my more extensive review on this site.)  Bought 23 July 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Read 24-26 July 2006.  History (Peoples and Cultures)

Grant, Robert M.  Gods and the One God.  Philadelphia:  Westminster Press, 1986.  211p.  (A volume in the Library of Early Christianity, Wayne A. Meeks, ed.  See my review on this site and on Amazon.com.)  Received June 2005.  Read 14-17 February 2006.  Religions (History, Culture and Trends)

Guelich, Robert A, ed.  Unity and Diversity in New Testament Theology.  Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 1978.  219p.  (This is a series of excellent essays by various scholars.)  Bought 1985.  Read 19-22 September 2006.  Theology (Bible)

Haape, Johannes, ed.  Namibia (Insight Guides).  London:  Langenscheidt (Apa Publications), 1996.  329p.  Bought 2003. Bought 2003.  Begun 4 April 2006.  Finished 10 April 2006.  Peoples and Cultures

Hammett, Edward H.  The Gathered and Scattered Church:  Equipping Believers for the 21st Century.  Macon, Georgia:  Smyth and Helwys, 1999.  104p.  (This book addresses the changing culture and needs of the church and its members to understand their faith in the new context and be able to adequately evaluate and interpret it to their culture.)  Borrowed 18 August 2006.  Read 20 August 2006.  Faith and Life (Theology and Religion)

Harenberg, Werner.  Der Spiegel On the New Testament:  A Guide to the Struggle between Radical and Conservative in European University and Parish.  London:  Macmillan, 1970.  246p.  (Bought in 1975, and referenced on occasion since.  I want to read this straight through now.  It should be a good retrospective insight into the question of challenges facing the established Christian church in the new European culture.  The prestigious German newspaper and book publisher Der Spiegel provides an analysis of the varying viewpoints related to the rapid social changes in modern society from the perspective of 35+ years ago.  The book is based on various news articles, interviews and reports of consultations, published in Der Spiegel in the 1960s.  This will provide insights in how the controversy appeared to the Europeans, who went through this before the Americans did, but who experienced less reactionary opposition to attempts to come to grips with a rapidly secularizing society for whom the traditional forms, words and propositions of traditional Christianity had lost credibility.  A major reaction to attempts of the church to cope in America has been further retrenchment and resentment on the part of a fair proportion of the American church culture who trust the form and vocabulary, even to the extent of losing communication contact with their society, and lapsing on their evangelical mission to the world.)  Read 25-26 September 2006.  Bible (Theology)

Harvey, John D.  Listening to the Text.  Oral Patterning in Paul's Letters.  Grand Rapids:  Baker Books and London:  Apollos, 1998.  357p.  (See my review of this book on this site.  Read my review of this book on Amazon and on GoodReads.)  Bought 2005.  Read 21-29 January 2006.  Culture and Trends (History, Literature)

Hawking, Stephen W. and Kip S. Thorne, et al.  The Future of Spacetime.  NY:  W W Norton, 2002.  220p.  (A series of essays on the concept of Time in current Theoretical Physics, presented in 2000.  Read my review of this book on this site.  Read my review of this book on Amazon.)  Bought July 2002.  Read 7 February 2006.  Science

Hawkins, O. S.  The Art of Connecting:  Advice from Philemon in the Power of Productive Relationships.  Dallas:  Guidestone Financial Resources, 2004.  187p.  Received 18 December 2006.  Read 26 December 2006 Bible (Faith and Life)

Helmreich, William B.  Wake Up, Wake Up, To Do The Work of the Creator.  NY:  Harper and Row, 1976.  210p.  (Reflections of experiences of Jews in the modern world and their daily cultural and religious experiences.)  Bought 1982 in Nairobi, Kenya.  Read 21-22 July 2006.  Religion:  Judaism (Peoples and Cultures)

Henderson, Meg.  The Holy City.  London:  Flamingo (HarperCollins), 1998.  310p.  (See my review of this book on this site.  See this book with my review on Amazon.com.)  Bought 4 September 2006 in Edenglen, South Africa.  Read 1-3 December.  Literature (Peoples and Cultures)

Hoffmeister, Desmond and Brian J. Gurney, eds.  The Barkly West National Awareness Workshop.  Johannesburg:  The Awareness Campaign Committee of the Baptist Convention of South Africa, 1995.  84p.  (Documents from the 1990 workshop which laid the groundwork for the approach of the newly independent (1987) Baptist Convention in its new directions in the changing political situation in a South Africa in the first stages of abolishing Apartheid.  Good information on the history of Baptists in the Southern Africa, with discussion of biblical and constructive approaches that blacks could take to build unity with the white Baptist Union which had dominated the Baptist churches of other races in a denomination structured along the lines of the racist political society of South Africa.  Some shocking personal stories.  The workshop developed a guiding documents stating principles and directions of action for the Convention.)  Borrowed 2 January 2005.  Read 8-9 January 2005.  Theology and Religion (Culture and Trends)

Hoffmeister, Desmond and Louise Kretzschmar, eds.  Towards a Holistic, Afro-centric and Participatory Understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  (Journal of the Winter School of Theology 1995.)  Johannesburg:  Baptist Convention of South Africa, 1995.  115p.  (Journal of the first Winter Studies Workshop held by the newly independent (1987) Baptist Convention of South Africa.  Reflects on the relation of biblical revelation and historical Christian tradition to African cultural contexts in the current era.  International participants as well as South Africans of various races.)  Borrowed 2 January 2006.  Read 3-6 January 2006.  Theology and Religion (Culture and Trends)

Horgan, John.  The Undiscovered Mind:  How the Human Brain Defies Replication, Medication and Explanation.  NY:  The Free Press, 1999.  326p.  Bought August 2002.  Some portions read previously.  Resumed and finished 15-16 March 2006.  Science

Jacobsen, Douglas and William Vance Trollinger Jr, eds.  Reforming the Center:  American Protestantism, 1900 to the Present.  Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Cambridge, UK:  Eerdmans, 1998.  492p.  (See my review of this book on this site.  See this book with my review on Amazon.com.)  Bought 8 July 2006 in Euless, Texas.  Read 1-4 November 2006.  Theology and Religions (Culture and Trends)

Janes, Dominic.  Romans and Christians.  Stroud, Gloustershire, UKJ:  Tempus, 2002.  159p.  Bought 1 June 2006.  Read 2 June 2006.  Peoples and Cultures (History)

Johanson, Donald C. and Maitland A. Edey.  Lucy:  The Beginnings of Mankind.  NY:  Simon and Schuster, 1981.  409p.  Bought 1983 in Nairobi, Kenya.  Read 27-28 July 2006.  Science

Joyce, Peter.  South Africa.  Lincolnwood, Illinois:  Passport Books, 1995.  368p.  Bought July 2005.  Read 11-14 April 2006.  Peoples and Cultures

Judge, Michael.  The Dance of Time: The Origins of the Calendar.  NY: Arcade Publishing, 2004.  256p.  Bought 29 September 2006 in Irving, Texas.  Read 2-4 October 2006.  History (Science)

Julian of Norwich, trans. Elizabeth Spearing.  Revelations of Divine Love.  London:  Penguin Books, 1998.  193p, plus 42p of front matter.  (This volume includes 2 versions of this medieval author's work, a long text and short text from the period; Front matter includes a substantial introduction by A. C. Shearing, and a translator's preface, as well as a reading list of related materials.  Three appendices provide additional material on Julian.  Julian is thought to be the first writer in the English language known to be a woman, a mystic writing in the late 1300s or early 1400s.  Read my review of this book on this site.  See this book and my review on Amazon.com.)  Bought 19 July 2006.  Read 28 September 2006.  Faith and Life (Literature)

Kane, Gordon.  The Particle Garden:  Our Universe as Understood by Particle Physics.  Reading, Massachusetts:  Helix Books (Addison-Wesley Publishing), 1995.  224p.  (See my review on this site.  See this book and my review on Amazon.com.)  Bought December 2001.  Read 12-13 March 2006.  Science (Epistemology)

Kane, Gordon.  Supersymmetry.  Cambridge, Mass:  Helix/Perseus, 2000.  199p.  (See my review of this book on this site.  See this book and my review on Amazon.com.)  Bought 2002.  Read 13-14 June 2006.  Science

Kang, C. H. and Ethel R. Nelson.  The Discovery of Genesis:  How the Truths of Genesis Were Found Hidden in the Chinese Language.  St. Louis:  Concordia House Publishers, 1979.  139p.  (See my review on this site.  See this book and my review on Amazon.com.)  Borrowed 19 February 2006.  Read 25-26 February 2006.  Science (Linguistics, Philosophy)

Kasser, Rodolphe and Marvin Meyer and Gregor Wurst. The Gospel of Judas.  Washington, DC:  National Geographic, 2006.  185p.  (See my review of The Gospel of Judas on this site and on Amzaon.com.)  Bought 9 December 2006 in Martinsburg, West Virginia.  Read 9-11 December 2006.  History (Religions)

Khuri, Fuad I.  Imams and Emirs:  State, Religion and Sects in Islam.  London:  Saqi Books and Beirut:  University Publishing House, 1990.  270p. (A competent, detailed but readable, comparative analysis of the form of state government and type of sect or orders of Islam in virtually every country of the world, in every historical period, where Muslims live.  See my review of this book on this site.  See this book and my review on Amazon.com.)  Bought December 2000 in Nicosia, Cyprus.  Portions read previously.  Begun 29 April, finished 2 May 2006.  Peoples and Cultures (Religion:  Islam, History)

Klassen, Randy.  What Does the Bible Really about Hell: Wrestling with the Traditional View.  Telford, Pennsylvania: Pandora Press and Scottdale, Pennsylvania: Herald Press, 2001.  144p.  Bought 29 September 2006 in Irving, Texas.  Read 1 October 2006.  Theology and Religions (Bible)

Kopp, Joseph V.  Teilhard de Chardin:  A New Synthesis of Evolution.  NY:  Paulist Press/Deus Books,1967.  72p.  Bought 1982 in Nairobi, Kenya.  Read 14 January 2006.  Science (Philosophy)

Kretzschmar, Louise and Paul Msiza and John Nthane.  Awakening the Sleeping Giant:  The Role of Baptists in Contemporary Africa.  (Journal of the Winter School of Theology 1998.)  Johannesburg.  Baptist Convention College, 1998. 124p.  Borrowed 2 January 2006.  Read 11 January 2006.  Theology and Religion (Culture and Trends)

Kretzschmar, Louise and Paul Msiza and John Nthane.  Being a Baptist Today.  (Journal of the Winter School of Theology 1997.)  Johannesburg:  Baptist Convention College, 1997.  277p.  Borrowed 2 January 2006.  Read 13-15 February 2006.  Theology and Religion

Kretzschmar, Louise and Ruben Richards, eds.  Reading the Bible in Context:  Reconstructing South Africa.  (Journal of the Winter School of Theology 1996.)  Johannesburg:  Baptist Convention of South Africa, 1996.  212p.  (Papers and discussion responses on this theme from the workshop.  The workshop addresses the role of the Bible in relation to cultural contexts, with specific application to the situation in post-Apartheid South Africa.  Very thoughtful discussions on the cultural nature of theological reflection.  Includes insights and warnings against reading into the Bible texts the current social or political context, while attempting to probe the original context, and ascertain applicable principles for the immediate current context.)  Borrowed 2 January 2006.  Read 9-11 January 2006.  Theology and Religion (Culture and Trends)

Larson, Knute.  Sunday Morning:   Nurturing Community through Adult Bible Fellowships.  Wheaton, Illinois:  Victor Books, 1991.  119p.  Received 13 January 2006.  Read 27-28 February 2006.  Faith and Life

Laurence, Richard, trans.  The Book of Enoch the Prophet.  Kempton, Illinois: Adventures Press, 2000 (reprint of original 1883 edition by William Clowes and Sons, London).  188p.  (This is an old translation of the same document published recently under the title 1 Enoch: A New Translation.  This translation was originally produced in the 1880s, and was billed as "one of the 'lost books' of the Bible.  This book has a helpful introduction by the editors of the 1883 edition of Bishop Laurence's original version in 1821.  In their introduction they provide a parallel listing of the verses in New Testament writings that are the same or very similar, and some close matches that represent the same sentiment or perspectives.  Many passages in various New Testament writers are identical to passages in the Book of Enoch.

The document is also also known as First Enoch.  Reviewed on GoodReads 23 June 2015.)  Bought 9 December, Martinsburg, West Virginia.  Read 18-20 December 2006.  Biblical Backgrounds (Religions:  Jewish Apocalyptic)

Law, Terry.  The Truth About Angels.  Milton Keynes, UK:  Nelson Word Publishing, 1996.  247p.  (Published as a biblical study, but this is far from it!  See my review on this site and on my review of this book on Amazon.com.)  Bought 10 June 2006 at Irene Market, Tshwane, South Africa.  Read 16 June 2006.  Theology and Christian Faith (Bible, Metaphysics)

Lessin, Roy.  From God's Heart to Yours.  Siloam Springs, Arkansas:  River Oaks/Hallmark, 2001.  95p.  Received as a gift 5 August 2006.  Read 7 August 2006.  Faith and Life

Llywelyn, Morgan and Michael Scott.  Etruscans.  NY:  Tom Doherty Associates, 2000.  335p.  (These authors draw upon the wisps of historical knowledge and mystic myth of the Etruscans.  Read my review of this book on this site.  See this book and my review on Amazon.com.)  Bought 30 September 2006 in Irving Texas.  Read 5-7 November 2006.  Literature (Historical Fiction)

Lovett, C. S.  Lovett's Lights on Acts.  Baldwin Park, California:  Personal Christianity, 1982.  445p.  Bought October 2005.  Begun 23 May 2006, finished 2 June 2006.  Bible

Mackenzie, Adrian.  Transductions:  Bodies and Machines at Speed.  London:  Continuum, 2002.  231p.  Bought 4 January 2006 in Bedfordview, South Africa.  Begun 18 April 2006.  Finished 23 April 2006.  Science (Interdisciplinary.  Culture, Media, Sociology, Philosophy, Epistemology)

Manchester, William.  A World Lit Only By Fire:  The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance.  Boston:  Little, Brown and Company, 1992.  318p.  (This is an excellent cultural summary of the long period called "The Dark Ages" in Europe, 400-1600 CE.  Manchester provides many fascinating details as he spins the tale of events, people, nations, religious movements and cultural challenges.  Read my review of this book on this site.  See this book and my review on Amazon.com.)  Bought October 2001.  Read 19-22 February 2006.  History (Culture and Trends, Philosophy)

Mansfield, Peter.  The Arabs.  London:  Penguin, 1992.  557p.  (Country-by-country survey.  Very helpful on how various Islamic movements have dealt with the challenges relating to modernization, technology and the modern world political system.  Includes a perspective on the relationship of the Arab countries and Islamic movements to non-Arab Islamic peoples and sects.  Read my review of this book on this site.  Find the book with my review on Amazon.)  Bought December 2000 in Nicosia, Cyprus.  Portions read previously.  Read 25-29 April 2006.  Peoples and Cultures (History, Religions:  Islam)

Marcus, Greil.  Like a Rolling Stone.  London:  Faber and Faber, 2005.  283p.  (This is somehow about Bob Dylan, based on the title of his most famous song, but is very impressionistic, a rambling memorial of sorts. Read my review of this book on this site.  See my review of this book on Amazon.)  Bought 7 March 2006 in Edenglen, South Africa.  Read 6-8 March 2006.  Music (Culture and Trends)

Marks, Graham.  Skitzo.  London:  Scholastic, 1997.  204p.  Bought 1 June 2006 in Edenglen, South Africa.  Read 1-2 June 2006.  Sci Fi

Marshall, F.  The Gospel According to St. Matthew.  London:  George Gill and Sons, no date.  166p.  Bought long ago in Nairobi, Kenya.  Referenced over the years.  Read 24-25 October 2006.  Bible

Martin, Sean.  The Knights Templar.  NY: Thunder's Mouth Press, 2004.  160p.  Bought 29 September 2006 in Irving, Texas.  Read 1-2 October 2006.  History

McConnell, Cecilio.  ¿A Qué Dedicaré Mi Vida? [To What Shall I Dedicate My Life?].  Miami:  Editorial Caribe, 1992.  125p.  Received as a gift 11 December 2006.  Read 27-29 December 2006.  Faith and Life

Meeks, Wayne A.  The Moral World of the First Christians.  Philadelphia:  Westminster Press, 1986.  182p.  (Another excellent volume in the superb series, Library of Early Christianity.  The author of this volume, Wayne A Meeks, is also the editor of the whole series.)  Received June 2005.  Read 29-31 August 2006.  History (Culture and Trends)

Milavec, Aaron.  The Didache:  Text, Translation, Analysis, and Commentary.  Collegeville, Minnesota:  Liturgical Press, 2003.  114p.  Bought 8 July 2006 in Irving, Texas.  Read 27 September 2006.  Literature (History)

Miller, Donald.  Blue Like Jazz:  Nonreligious Thoughts in Christian Spirituality.  Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2003.  243p.  Bought 29 September 2006 in Irving, Texas.  Read 1-2 October 2006.  Culture and Trends

Morton, Fred, Andrew Murray and Jeff Ramsay.  Historical Dictionary of Botswana.  London and Metuchen, New Jersey:  The Scarecrow Press, 1989.  216p.  Bought June 2003.  Read 11-14 April 2006.  Peoples and Cultures

Musk, Bill A.  Touching the Soul of Islam.  Crowborough, East Sussex, UK:  MARC, 1995.  256p.  (Musk, as a Christian, attempts to portray a sympathetic and realistic portrait of Islamic cultures for non-Muslims, as a basis of understanding and accurate communication.  He presents insights into the Arab and Muslim worldview, exploring primary values and moral commitments.  See my review of this book on this site.  Find the book with my review on Amazon.)  Borrowed 25 December 2005.  Read 1-3 January 2006.  Religions (Islam)

Nicklesburg, George W. E. and James C. VanderKam.  1 Enoch:  A New Translation.  Minneapolis:  Fortress Press, 2004.  170p.  (See my review on this website and on Amazon.com.)  Bought 9 December 2006 in Martinsburg, West Virginia.  Read 12 December 2006.  Religions:  Jewish Apocalyptic

Niven, Larry and Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes.  Beowulf's Children.  NY:  Tom Doherty Associates, 1995.  493p.  Bought in 2001.  Begun 6 July 2006, finished 24 July 2006.  Sci Fi

Ogden, Schubert M.  The Point of Christology.  Cambridge:  Harper and Row, 1982.  191p.  (See my review on this site and on Amazon.com.)  Bought 1985 in Dallas, Texas.  Read 28-29 January 2006.  Theology and Religion (Christology)

Owens, Carlos and Myrtice.  Hands Reaching Out of Darkness.  West Conshoshocken, Pennsylvania:  Infinity Publishing, 2006.  341p.  (I knew the authors in Africa, meeting them for the first time in 1971.  My wife and I received an autographed copy brought to Africa by a mutual acquaintance who was in a meeting in South Africa.  They tell the story here of many of their adventures in Africa, in a biographical format, which gives insights into the people they lived with and the places they lived.  Over their life of service as missionaries, they lived in several locations in Kenya, Tanzania and Namibia.)  Received as a gift October 2006.  Read 26-27 December 2006.  Biography

Palmer, Alan.  The Decline of the Ottoman Empire.  NY:  Barnes and Noble, 1994.  306p.  Bought December 2003 in Elmira, New York.  Read 8-13 August 2006.  History

Palmer, Katherine.  Fatal Harvest.  Wheaton, Illinois:  Tyndale House, 2003.  338p.  Borrowed 23 December 2005.  Read 14-16 January 2006.  Literature

Penner, Myron B.  Christianity and the Postmodern Turn.  Grand Rapids:  Brazos Press, 2005.  240p.  (A collection of essays presenting different analyses and views of what is called "Postmodernism," and various Christian responses to it.  See my review on this website.  Find the book with my review on Amazon.)  Bought 19 July in Irving, Texas.  Read 26-29 October 2006.  Philosophy (Culture and Trends)

Pinnock, Clark; Richard Rice; John Sanders; William Hasker; David Basinger.  The Openness of God:  A Biblical Challenge to the Traditional Understanding of God.  Downer's Grove, Illinois:  InterVarsity Press and Carlisle, UK:  Paternoster Press, 1994.  202p.  Bought 29 September 2006 in Irving, Texas.  Read 9-11 October 2006.  Theology

Piper, Don, with Cecil Murphey.  90 Minutes in Heaven:  A True Story of Death and Life.  Grand Rapids:  Revell, 2004.  205p.  (Read My Review on this Website.  Find the book with my review on Amazon.)  Bought 29 September 2006 in Irving, Texas.  Read 7-8 October 2006.  Faith and Life

Piper, John.  Let the Nations Be Glad:  The Supremacy of God in Missions.  Grand Rapids:  Baker Books, 1993.  240p.  Received as a gift 2005.  Read 11-13 May 2006.  Faith and Life

Pippert, Rebecca Manley.  Out of the Saltshaker and Into the World:  Evangelism as a Way of Life.  Downers Grove, Illinois:  Inter-Varsity Press, 1979.  188p.  (Pippert explores the life of Jesus and his concepts of holiness and life, compared to the stock concepts of program evangelism.  Practical suggestions for real-life evangelism centered in love for people, not programs.)  Received 16 January 2006.  Read 17-19 January 2006.  Faith and Life

Prior, Natalie Jane.  Bog Bodies:  Mummies and Curious Corpses.  St. Leonards, New South Wales, Australia:  Allen and Unwin, 1994.  95p.  Bought 1 June 2006.  Read 2 June 2006.  Science

Raschke, Carl.  The Next Reformation:  Why Evangelicals Must Embrace Postmodernity.  Grand Rapids:  Baker Academic, 2004.  235p.  Bought 19 July in Irving, Texas.  Begun 13 October 2006.  Theology (Culture and Trends)

Ray, Benjamin C.  African Religions:  Symbol, Ritual, and Community.  Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey:  Prentice-Hall, 1976.  239p.  Bought April 2002.  Read 4-6 February 2006.  Religions (African Traditional)

Ritchie, George G. and Elizabeth Sherrill.  Return from Tomorrow.  Grand Rapids:  Fleming H. Revell, 1978 (Reprint 2006).  124p.  (This is another of the many stories we are now seeing that relate near-death experiences. Read My Review on this Website.  Find the book with my review on Amazon.)  Bought 9 December 2006 in Martinsburg, West Virginia.  Read 11 December 2006.  General Literature

Rivers, Francine.  The Last Sin Eater.  Vereeniging, South Africa:  Christian Art Publishers, 1998.  324p.  (A story based on the customs of an immigrant community begun in the Appalachian Mountains of America, in the early 1800s.  Read my full review of this book on this website and on Amazon.)  Read 20-21 March 2006.  Literature (Culture and Trends)

Rivers, Francine.  Unveiled.  Wheaton, Illinois:  Tyndale House, 2000.  173p.  (This is a fictionalized story of Tamar, a daughter-in-law of Judah, and their sordid situation.  Read my full review of this book on this website and on Amazon.)  Borrowed 18 August 2006.  Read 18-19 August 2006.  Bible (Old Testament)

Robinson, James M. and Paul Hoffman and John S. Kloppenborg, eds.  The Sayings Gospel Q in Greek and English.  Minneapolis:  Fortress Press, 2002.  176p.  Bought 8 July 2006 in Euless, Texas.  Read 5-7 August 2006.  Bible

Rucker, Rudy.  Infinity and the Mind:  The Science and Philosophy of the Infinite.  Boston:  Birkhaeuser, 1982.  342p.  (Read My Review on this Website.  Read my review on Amazon.)  Bought 1985.  Read 27-30 June 2006.  Epistemology (Philosophy, Science)

Ruedy, John.  Modern Algeria:  The Origins and Development of a Nation.  Bloomington, Illinois:  Indiana University Press, 1992.  290p.  Bought in 200 in Nicosia, Cyprus.  Read 27-29 August 2006.  Peoples and Cultures

Rushkoff, Douglas.  Nothing Sacred:  The Truth About Judaism.  NY:  Crown Publishers, 2003.  265p.  Bought 12 July 2006 in Gainesville, Texas.  Read 12-13 July 2006.  Peoples and Cultures  (Religion:  Judaism)

Sabatier, Paul; trans. Louis Seymour Houghton, edited with notes by Jon M. Sweeney.  The Road to Assisi:  The Essential Biography of St. Francis.  Brewster, Mass:  Paraclete Press, 2003.  187p.  (See my review on this site.  See this book and my review on Amazon.com.)  Bought 8 July 2006 in Irving, Texas.  Read 15-18 August 2006.  Faith and Life

Sandmel, Samuel.  The Genius of Paul:  A Study in History.  Philadelphia:  Fortress Press, 1979.  236p.  (See my review on this site.  See this book and my review on Amazon.com.)  Bought in 1984 in North Little Rock, Arkansas.  Read 17-19 September 2006.  Bible (History)

Scott, J. M.  Boadicea.  Geneva:  Editio-Service, no date.  244p.  (A volume in the collector's series Women Who Made History.)  Bought December 2005 in Edenglen, South Africa.  Read 13-14 March 2006.  History (Peoples and Cultures)

Shatner, William, with Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens.  Star Trek:  Ashes of Eden.  NY:  Pocket Books, 1995.  309p.  (This is the first Star Trek novel that William Shatner collaborated on.  Read My Review on this Website.  See paperback edition of this book on Amazon.com.)  Bought 28 September 2006 in Irving, Texas.  Read 5-7 October 2006.  Sci Fi

Shatner, William, with Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens.  Star Trek:  Captain's Blood.  NY:  Pocket Books, 2003.  335p.  (This story is set in the period following the movie Nemesis, about 6 years after his marriage to Teilani, narrated in the story Star Trek:  Ashes of Eden.  See my review on this site.  See this book with my review on Amazon.)  Bought 28 September 2006 in Irving, Texas.  Begun 12 October 2006.  Sci Fi

Shatner, William.  Star Trek:  Preserver.  NY:  Pocket Books, 2000.  374p.  (This is the third book in the Shatner Star Trek series The Mirror Universe Saga.  This series follows the Odyssey series by Shatner, which follows the Movie, Generations.  I have read only some of the previous volumes, but wanted to read this one, which I picked up somewhere.)  Bought 2005.  Read 1-6 July 2006.  Sci Fi

Shatner, William.  Tek Secret.  NY:  Ace Books, 1994.  292p.  (This is one of the books in the Tek War series developed by Shatner, and made into a movie and TV series.  I was aware of only three books in this series, but this book is the 6th Tek book.  See my review on this site.)  Bought in Edenglen, South Africa, and read 8-11 November 2006.  Sci Fi

Sinnot, Edmund W.  The Biology of the Spirit.  NY:  Viking Press, 1955.  180p.  (Sinnot investigates possibilities of accounting for our experience of Mind [self-consciousness and self-awareness] by only empirical means from a biological perspective.  See my review on this site.)  Bought in the 1960s or 70s.  Read 15 July 2006.  Science

Sobel, Dava.  The Planets.  London:  Fourth Estate, 2005.  271p.  Bought 30 August 2006 in Edenglen, South Africa.  Read 16 September 2006.  Science (Astronomy)

Spong, John Shelby.  Why Christianity Must Change or Die:  a Bishop Speaks to Believers in Exile.  San Francisco:  HarperSanFrancisco, 1998.  257p, plus 23p front matter.  (The Bishop addresses the problem of loss of credibility of the Christian faith, especially the established denominations, in this age of rational scientific materialism.  The subtitle states the purpose and constructive thesis of the book:  A New Reformation of the Church's Faith and Practice.  See my full review on this site.  See this book with my review on Amazon.) Bought 12 July 2006 in Gainesville, Texas.  Read 17 July 2006.  Theology and Religion

Sprott, Duncan.  The Ptolemies (Book One:  The House of the Eagle).  London:  Faber and Faber, 2004.  445p.  (Sprott presents here the first of a trilogy on the history of the Ptolemy Greek dynasty of Egypt.  See my review on this site.  See this book with my review on Amazon.)  Bought 7 March 2006.  Read 7-12 March 2006.  History (Literature, Historical Fiction)

Stambaugh, John E. and David L. Balch.  The New Testament in Its Social Environment.  Philadelphia:  The Westminster Press, 1986.  204p. (An excellent volume in the superb series, Library of Early Christianity, Wayne A Meeks, editor.  These two authors provide detailed insight into the daily life in all spheres of society in the Roman Empire, drawing examples from the New Testament after laying the foundational picture gained from extensive archaeological documentation.  See my review on this site.  See this book with my review on Amazon.)  Received June 2005.  Read 8-13 August 2006.  Bible (Peoples and Cultures)

Starbird, Margaret.  The Goddess in the Gospels:  Reclaiming the Sacred Feminine.  Rochester, Vermont:  Bear and Company, 1998.  181p, plus 16p front matter.  (Read my review on this site.  See this book with my review on Amazon.)  Bought 29 September 2006 in Irving, Texas.  Read 21 October 2006.  Theology (Culture and Trends)

Start, Daniel.  Open Cage:  Murder and Survival in the Jungles of Irian Jaya.  London:  HarperCollinsPublishers, 1998.  338p.  (True story of the kidnap and survival of scientists by freedom fighters opposed to the Indonesian government.  Read my full review of this book on this website and on Amazon.)  Bought 1 June 2006 in Eden Glen, South Africa.  Read 21-26 August 2006.  Biography

Storm, Howard.  My Descent into Death.  NY:  Doubleday, 2005.  148p.  (Another near-death experience. this writer details an encounter with demonic spirits who try to capture his spirit, but he is saved from them by memories of his previous faith background and prayer insights.  See my full review on this website.  See this book with my review on Amazon.)  Bought 9 December 2006 in Martinsburg, West Virginia.  Read 11-12 December 2006.  General Literature

Taylor, John.  Science and the Supernatural.  NY:  E P Dutton, 1980.  180p.  (Taylor reviews various areas of parapsychology, urging an open-minded approach towards these paranormal or non-material phenomena.  See my full review on this website.)  Bought 1983.  Read 19-20 January 2006.  Science

Taylor, Rattray.  The Great Evolution Mystery.  NY:  Harper and Row, 1983.  277p.  (A very good critical review of neo-Darwinian Natural Selection, outlining the failure of this theory to account for changes and variations.  There is a serious philosophical discussion of all the ideas on how evolution could have occurred, and extensive examples of how inadequate Natural Selection is in explaining the facts of our growing catalogue of information about adaptations within and between species.  The author points out in clear detail how Natural Selection explanations for particular cases are ad hoc, illogical and often ludicrous, often contradicting explanations of other cases.)  Bought 2002.  Read 31 July - 2 August 2006.  Science

Thiede, Carsten Peter.  The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Jewish Origins of Christianity.  NY:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.  256p.  (See my review on this site and on Amazon.com.)  Bought 1 June 2006 in Bedfordview, South Africa.  Read 3-4 June 2006.  Religions (Peoples and Cultures)

Thiede, Carsten Peter and Matthew D'Ancoma.  The Quest for the True Cross.  London:  Phoenix (Orion), 2000.  205p.  Bought 19 August 2006 in Edenvale, South Africa.  Read 21-25 September 2006.  History (Religion:  Superstition)

Tiessen, Terrance L.  Who Can Be Saved?:  Reassessing Salvation in Christ and World Religions.  Downers Grove, Illinois:  InterVarsity Press, 2004.  511p.  (See my review on this site and on Amazon.com.)  Bought January 2005.  Read 14-20 May 2006.  Religions (Theology of Religions)

Thomas, Lee E.  Praying Effectively for the Lost.  Westlake, LA:  JB Ministry, 2003.  42p.  Received as a gift 16 October 2006, read 18 October 2006.  Faith and Life

Thornton, Russell.  The Cherokees:  A Population History.  Lincoln and London:  University of Nebraska Press, 1990.  237p.  Bought 17 October 2006.  Read 18-20 October 2006.  Peoples and Cultures

Vaughan, Curtis and Thomas D. Lea.  1, 2 Peter, Jude:  Bible Study Commentary.  Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 1988.  240p.  (I knew one of the authors, Tommy Lea, before he passed away a few years ago.)  Borrowed 3 April 2006.  Begun 4 April 2006.  Finished 11 April 2006.  Bible

Verhoef, Pieter A.  The Books of Haggai and Malachi.  Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 1987.  364p.  (See my review on this site and on Amazon.com.)  Borrowed and begun 27 March 2006.  Finished 1 April 2006.  Bible

Watson R. L.  South Africa in Pictures.  Minneapolis:  Lerner Publications Company, 1989.  64p.  (This book was published before the end of the apartheid era in South Africa.  It was helpful to read this short summary for historical perspective before reading more recent histories or social analyses of South Africa during my three years there.)  Bought September 2005.  Read 30 January 2006.  Peoples and Cultures

West, Martin and Jean Morris.  Abantu:  An Introduction to the Black Peoples of South Africa.  Cape Town:  C. Struik Publishers, 1982.  184p.  Bought in Edenvale, South Africa, 6 November 2006.  Begun 14 November 2006, finished 26 November 2006.  Peoples and Cultures

White, K. Owen.  Studies in Hosea.  Nashville:  Convention Press, 1957.  142p.  Obtained 1983.  Read 16 July 2006.  Bible

Williams, Rowan.  Resurrection.  London:  Darton, Longman and Todd, 2004 (Second Edition).  125p, plus 15p front matter.  Bought 29 September 2006 in Irving, Texas.  Read 7-10 November 2006.  Theology

Wolf, Fred Alan.  Taking the Quantum Leap.  Cambridge, UK and NY: Harper and Row, 1981.  262p.  Bought 1983.  Read 28-30 September 2006.  Science

Wright, N. T.  Who was Jesus? Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 1993 (first published by SPCK, London, 1992).  107p.  Bought 1 October 2006.  Read 20-21 October 2006.  Theology (Bible:  New Testament)

Yates, Kyle M.  Studies in Amos.  Nashville:  Convention Press, 1966.  136p.  Obtained 1983.  Read 12 July 2006.  Bible

Zaretsky, Tuvya, Ed.  Jewish Evangelism (Lausanne Occasional Paper No. 60.)  Lystrup, Denmark:  Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, 2004.  Received 22 December 2005.  Read 03 February 2006.  Theology and Religion

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