Books read in 2008 by Orville Boyd Jenkins
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Orville Boyd Jenkins
As of 31 December 2008
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My goal for 2008 was 125 books.  I reached this goal on 23 October 2008.

Finished (166)

Adams, Jay E.  A Thirst for Wholeness:  How to Gain Wisdom from the Book of James.  Woodruff, SC:  Timeless Texts, 1998.  142p.  Received 26 March 2008.  Read 26 March 2008.  Bible

Andrews, Ted.  How to Meet and Work with Spirit Guides.  St Paul:  Llewellyn Publications, 1998.  217p.  Bought 14 May 2008 in Edenvale, South Africa.  6-7 June 2008.  Religions (Spiritism)

Arnold, Duane W H and C George Fry.  Francis:  A Call to Conversion.  Grand Rapids:  Cantilever Books/Zondervan, 1988.  143p.  (This is a life of Francis of Assisi, originally named Giovanni (John) de Pietro de Bernardone.  See my review of this book on this website.  See this book with my review at Amazon.)  Bought 26 May 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 4 June 2008.  Biography (History)

Arthur, Sarah.  Walking with Bilbo:  A Devotional Adventure through The Hobbit.  Wheaton:  Tyndale House, 2005.  194p.  Bought 24 April 2008 in Boxburg, South Africa.  Read 5-6 June 2008.  Faith and Life

Baker, David W, Ed.  Biblical Faith and Other Religions:  An Evangelical Assessment.  Grand Rapids:  Kregel Publications, 2004.  176p.  Bought 14 March 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 11-15 April 2008.  Theology (Theology of Religions)

Bauval, Robert and Graham Hancock.  Keeper of Genesis:  A Quest for the Hidden Legacy of Mankind.  London:  Heinemann, 1996.  362p.  Bought 4 May 2008 in Rosebank, South Africa.  Read 30 September - 4 October 2008.  Science (History)

Bell, Rob.  Velvet Elvis:  Repainting the Christian Faith.  Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 2005.  194p.  Borrowed 16 August 2008.  Read 31 August - 1 September 2008.  Culture and Trends (Communication, Theology)

Bossidy, Larry and Ram Charan.  Confronting Reality:  Master the New Model for Success.  London:  Business Books (Random House), 2004.  264p.  Bought 19 August 2008 in Harrismith, South Africa.  Read 4-6 September 2008.  Business

Boyd, Gregory A.  The Myth of a Christian Nation:  How the Quest for Political Power is Destroying the Church.  Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 2005.  207p.  Bought 29 May 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 4 June 2008.  Biography (History)

Bradford, Barbara Taylor.  Act of Will.  NY:  Bantam, 1987.  406p.  Read 4-12 December 2008.  Fiction

Bridges, Jerry.  The Pursuit of Holiness.  Colorado Springs:  NavPress, 1989.  158p.  Received 21 January 2008.  Studied with a weekly study group.  Begun 22 January 2008.  Finished 20 April 2008.  Faith and Life

Brister, C W.  Change Happens.  Macon, Georgia:  Peake Road, 1997.  132p.  Read 24 December 2008.  Psychology

Brooks, Thomas.  Touchstone of Sincerity:  A Modern Commentary on the Conflict Between Sanctity and Hypocrisy.  Sonland Park, South Africa:  Woordsvorspreiding, 2007.  108p.  Received 25 March 2008.  Read 26 March 2008.  Bible

Brueggemann, Walter.  Ichabod Toward Home:  The Journey of God's Glory.  Grand Rapids:  William B Eerdmans, 2002.  150p.  (Brueggemann reviews the story of the wars with the Philistines, when the Philistines stole the Ark of the Covenant and took it to the temple of their god Dagon.  Brueggemann analyzes and probes the historical and cultural aspects of this event.  See my review of this book on this website.  See this book with my review at Amazon.)  Bought 26 May 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 3 June 2008.  Bible (Theology)

Brunning, Bob.  Blues.  London:  Heinemann, 2002.  32p.  Bought 26 August 2008.  Read 27 August 2008.  Music

Buckle, Catherine.  African Tears:  The Zimbabwe Land Invasions.  Johannesburg and Cape Town:  Jonathan Ball Publishers, 2001.  243p.  (This is the personal account by a white Zimbabwean farmer of the oppression and violence they suffered under the Mugabe regime in Zimbabwe.)  Bought 31 December 2007.  Read 20-22 January 2008.  Culture and Trends

Burchfield, Faye Bentley.  Taking Back the Dream.  Morristown, Tennessee:  Parnassus Booksellers, 1997.  135p.  (This is the story of how the Tennessee town of Morristown cleaned itself up and got rid of the drug blight.  The author tells the personal stories of many individuals involved in this impressive movement of the people to fight a modern social and economic scourge.  She details step by step how the community got mobilized and worked with authorities to eliminate the drug business in Morristown.)  Received 12 January 2008, read 14 January 2008.  Culture and Trends

Byham, William C with Jeff Cox.  Zapp! The Lightning of Empowerment.  NY:  Fawcett Columbine, 1998.  212p.  Bought 19 August 2008 in Harrismith, South Africa.  Read 21-22 August 2008.  Business

Caner, Ergun Mehmet and Emir Fethi Caner.  Unveiling Islam:  An Insider's Look at Muslim Life and Beliefs.  256p.  Grand Rapids:  Kregel Publications, 2002.  Bought in Kempton Park, South Africa, 18 October 2008.  Read 6-8 November 2008.  Religions

Cassidy, Michael. Getting to the Heart of Things.  Vereeniging, South Africa:  Christian Art Publishers.  182p.  Bought 24 April 2008 in Boxburg, South Africa.  Read 24 May 2008.  Theology

Cheadle, Don and John Prendergast.  Not on Our Watch:   The Mission to end Genocide in Darfur and Beyond.  Dunshaughlin, Meath, Ireland:  Maverick House, 2007.  351p.  Bought 20 December 2007 in Bedfordview, South Africa.  Read 26-30 March 2008.  Culture and Trends

Chesterton, G K.  Orthodoxy.  NY:  Image Books, 2001 (Original Dodd, Mead and Co 1908).  170p.  Bought 24 April 2008 in Boxburg, South Africa.  Read 23 May 2008.  Philosophy (Culture and Trends)

Cho, David Yonggi.  The Fourth Dimension (Vol 2):  More Secrets for a Successful Faith Life.  Alachua, Florida:  Bridge-Logos, 1983.  183p.  Bought in Kempton Park, South Africa 18 October 2008.  Read 18-19 October 2008  Faith and Life

Christie, Agatha.  The Moving Finger.  NY:  Dell, 1964.  189p.  Read 24-25 December 2008.  Fiction (Murder Mystery)

Cole, Stephen.  The Wereling Prey.  London:  Bloomsbury Publishing, 2004.  250p.  (See my review of this modern werewolf story on this website.  See the book and my review at Amazon.)  Bought 21 August 2008 in Ramsgate, South Africa.  Read 22-23 September 2008.  Literature

Collins, Francis S.  The Language of God:  A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief.  NY:  Free Press, 2006.  305p.  Bought 14 March 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 20-21 August 2008.  Philosophy (Science)

Corbett, Jim.  Man-Eaters of Kumaon.  Delhi:  Oxford University Press, 1944.  234p.  (Corbett tells of his personal experiences with the man-eating tigers in Kumaon Division of the Indian state Uttar Pradesh.  See my review of this book on this website.  See the book and my review at Amazon.)  Bought somewhere long ago, I think in Cyprus, in a used book store.  Read 18-20 September 2008.  General

Cornwell, Bernard.  The Lords of the North.  London:  HarperCollins, 2006.  317p.  (This is a historical fiction set in the times when the Danes were settling in the British territories of the Anglo-Saxons.  See my review of this book on this website.  See the book and my review at Amazon.)  Read 6-8 October 2008.  Literature (Historical Fiction)

Cornwell, Patricia.  Point of Origin.  London:  Warner (Little, Brown), 1999.  440p.  Read 24-29 October 2008.  Fiction (Murder Mystery)

Cotterill, H B.  Ancient Greece:  Myth and History.  New Lanark, Scotland:  Geddes & Grossett, 2004 (New edition of publication by George Harrap and Company, 1913).  541p.  Bought 31 December 2007 in Edenvale, South Africa.  Read 1-6 January 2008.  History

Davidson, Basil.  Africa in History.  London:  Phoenix (Orion), 1991.  425p.  Bought 28 December 2007 in Edenvale, South Africa.  Read 29 April - 10 May 2008.  History (Africa)

Davies, Paul.  The 5th Miracle:  The Search for the Origin and Meaning of Life.  NY:  Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, 1999.  304p.  Bought 27 May 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 28-30 May 2008.  Science

Davies, Paul and John Gribbin.  The Matter Myth:  Dramatic Discoveries that Challenge our Understanding of Physical Reality.  NY:  Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, 1992.  320p.  Bought 14 March 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 17-20 May 2008.  Science

Davis, Kim, ed.  Voices of the Faithful.  Brentwood, Tennessee:  Integrity Publishers, 2005.  452p.  Bought December 2006 in Boxburg, South Afica.  Read 16-23 March 2008.  Faith and Life

Davis, Leo Donald.  The First Seven Ecumenical Councils (325-787):  Their History and Theology.  Collegeville, Minnesota:  The Liturgical Press, 1990.  342p.  Bought 24 May 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 7-15 July 2008.  Theology (History)

De Bono, Edward.  New Thinking for the New Millennium.  London:  Penguin, 2000.  289p.  Bought 12 May 2008 in Rosebank, South Africa.  Read 25-27 August 2008.  Science (Education)

DeMoss, Nancy Leigh.  Choosing Forgiveness:  Your Journey to Freedom.  Vereeniging, South Africa:  Christian Art Publishers, 2007 (originally Chicago:  Moody Press, 2006).  220p.  Bought 18 January 2008 in Boksburg, South Africa.  Read 25-26 January 2008.  Faith and Life

Decker, Kevin S and Jason T Eberl.  Star Wars and Philosophy:  More Powerful that You Can Possibly Imagine.  Chicago and LaSalle, Illinois:  Open Court, 2005.  227p.  (This is a thoughtful and insightful series of essays by several philosophers reflecting on the themes and implications of the Star Wars series of movies and stories.)  Bought 14 March 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 15-22 April 2008.  Philosophy (Culture and Trends)

DeMoss, Nancy Leigh.  Holiness:  The Heart God Purifies.  Chicago:  Moody Press, 2005.  216p.  Bought 18 January 2008 in Boksburg, South Africa.  Read 23-24 January 2008.  Faith and Life

Dickson, Gordon R.  Forever Man.  NY:  Ace, 1988.  344p.  Received as s gift October 2008.  Read 12-15 December 2008.  Science Fiction

Dugard, Martin.  Into Africa:  The Dramatic Retelling of the Stanley-Livingstone Story.  London:  Bantam Press/Transworld, 2003.  339p.  Bought 31 December 2007 in Edenvale, South Africa.  Read 8-10 June 2008.  History

Dunn-Wilson, David.  A Mirror for the Church:  Preachingin the First Five Centuries.  Grand Rapids/Cambridge:  Eerdmans, 2005.  224p.  Bought 25 October 2008 in Boxburg, South Africa.  Read 27 November 2008.  Theology (History)

Dwane, Bishop Sigqibo.  Issues in the South African Theological Debate:  Essays and Addresses in Honour of the Late James Matta Dwane.  Braamfontein, South Africa:  Skotaville Publishers, 1889.  168p.  (Author's name is pronounced Dwah-neh.)  Bought 31 December 2007 in Edenvale, South Africa.  Read 16-17 January 2008.  Theology (Culture and Trends)

Eisenmann R. and M. Wise.  The Dead Sea Scrolls and the First Christians:  Essays and Translations.  Edison, NJ:  Castle Books, 1996.  449p, plus 25pp introduction.  Bought July 2006 in Irving, Texas.  Portions read before.  Begun 26 January 2008, finished 10 March 2008.  History (Bible, Theology and Religion)

Fallon, Steve.  Hungary.  Hawthorn, Australia/Oakland, California:  Lonely Planet, 1997.  417p.  Bought July 2005 in Richmond, Virginia.  14-15 November 2008.  Peoples and Cultures

Fisher, Ryland.  Race.  Auckland Park, South Africa:  Jacana Media, 2007.  250p.  (Fisher, former editor of the Cape Times, in Cape Town, South Africa, Ryland looks at the concepts of race in the New South Africa in a society under Transformation.  See my review of this book on this website.  See the book and my review at Amazon.)  Bought 20 December 2007 in Bedfordview, South Africa.  Read 12-14 June 2008.  History (Peoples and Cultures)

Fristad, Kalen.  Destined for Salvation:  God's Promise to Save Everyone.  Kearney, Nebraska:  Morris Publishing, 2003.  157p.  Bought 14 March 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 7-8 April 2008. Theology

Galloway, Bryan et al.  The Peoples of Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore.  [no place:]  Southeast Asia Research Network/SEALINK, 2004.  123p.  Received as a gift from Dr Galloway 6 December 2006 in Richmond, Virginia.  Read 20 September 2008.  Peoples and Cultures (Ethnography)

Garrison, David.  Church Planting Movements:  How God is Redeeming a Lost World.  Arkadelphia, Arkansas:  WIGTake Resources, 2004.  360p.  Received as a gift June 2008.  Begun 27-29 July 2008.  Faith and Life (Christian Mission Concepts)

Gaynor, Gloria.  I Will Survive.  NY:  St Martin's Press, 1997.  276p.  Received 29 March 2008.  Read 4-7 April 2008.  Autobiography

Getty-Sullivan, Mary Ann.  Women in the New Testament.  Collegeville, Minnesota:  The Liturgical Press, 2001.  269p.  Bought 26 May 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 22-23 June 2008.  Bible (Bible Backgrounds)

Gladwell, Malcolm.  The Tipping Point:  How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference.  NY:  Back Bay/Little, Brown and Company, 2002.  321p.  Received as a gift June 2008.  Read 29-30 September 2008.  Sociology (Psychology, Culture)

Gleeson, Janet.  The Moneymaker.  London:  Bantam Books,1999.  272p.  (The story of John Law, the father of modern finance.)  Bought 17 April 2008 in Edenvale, South Africa.  Read 24-28 June 2008.  History (Business)

Gordon, Arthur.  A Touch of Wonder.  Old Tappan, New Jersey:  Spire/Fleming H Revell, 1974.  224p.  Read 23-24 December 2008.  Literature (Life Wisdom)

Grant, Callie Smith.  Free Indeed:  African-American Christians and the Struggle for Equality.  Uhrichsville, Ohio:  Barbour, 2003.  207p.  Bought in Kempton Park, South Africa, 18 October 2008.  Read 1-2 November 2008.  History (Culture and Trends)

Greenlee, David H, ed.  From the Straight Path to the Narrow Way.  Waynesboro, Georgia, USA and Milton Keynes, Bucks, UK:  Anchor, 2001.  333p.  (I met David Greenlee when we were both living in Cyprus working as ethnic researchers for different international organizations.  David edits this collection of astute essays from experienced cross-cultural researchers and analysts, comparing Christianity and Islam.  See my review of this book on this website.  See the book and my review at Amazon.)  Bought 19 February 2008 in Honeydew, South Africa.  Read 10-11 March 2008.  Religions (Christianity and Islam)

Gulley, Greg and Kim Parker.  Christ Returns to the Soviets.  Lafayette, Louisiana:  Huntington House, 1993.  195p.  Read 25-26 December 2008.  Culture and Trends

Hadland, Adrian and Jovial Rantao.  Thabo Mbeki.  Pinelands, Capetown:  Maskew Miller/Longman, 2000.  60p.  (A sketch of the life and career of Thabo Mbeki, in the series for young readers, They Fought for Freedom.)  Bought 12 April 2008 in Irene Market, South Africa; read same day.  History (Culture and Trends, Biography)

Hancock, Graham.  Fingerprints of the Gods.  London:  Arrow, 1998.  607p.  Bought in Rosebank, South Africa, 4 May 2008.  First edition read 1997.  Read 19-26 November 2008.  Science (History)

Hayden, Dan.  Did God Write the Bible?  Wheaton, Illinois:  Crossway Books, 2007.  187p.  Bought 22 August 2008 in Shelley Beach, South Africa.  Read 3 September 2008.  Bible Backgrounds

Hayford, Jack.  The Divine Visitor.  Nashville:  Integrity, 2005.  191p.  Bought 24 April 2008 in Boxburg, South Africa.  Read 15-16 June 2008.  Theology

Hosseini, Khaled.  A Thousand Splendid Suns.  NY:  Riverhead (Penguin), 2007.  372p.  (This is a novel about life and culture in Afghanistan at the time of the Communist revolution and since.)  Received as a gift and begun 29 February - 1 March 2008.  Cultures and Trends

Hulley, Leonard and Louise Kretschmar and Luke Lungile Pato, eds.  Archbishop Tutu:  Prophetic Witness in South Africa.  Cape Town:  Human and Rousseau, 1996.  264p.  Bought 21 December 2007.  Read 24-25 March 2008.  Faith and Life (Theology)

Husain, Ed.  The Islamist.  London:  Penguin, 2007.  288p.  Bought 31 December 2007 in Edenvale, South Africa.  Begun 5-7 March 2008.  Religion (Radical Islam)

Jacq, Christian.  The Stone of Light:  Paneb the Ardent.  London:  Pocket Books, 2001.  441p.  Bought 21 August 2008 in Ramsgate, South Africa.  Read 3-7 December 2008.  Historical Fiction

Jenkins, Jerry B.  Lyssa.  Chicago:  Moody Press, 1984.  144p.  (A murder mystery.  The central characters are private detectives, who are Christians.  Their stories are intertwined with those of Lyssa, a 26-year-old woman whose boy friend has gone missing and is feared murdered.)  Read 28-29 December 2008.  Literature (Mystery)

Jenkins, Phillip.  The Next Christendom:  The Coming of Global Christianity.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2002.  316p.  Bought 14 March 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 6-8 September 2008.  History (Culture and Trends/Religions)

Johnson, David and Jeff van Vonderen.  The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse:  Recognizing and Escaping Spiritual Manipulation and False Spiritual Authority Within the Church.  Minneapolis:  Bethany House, 1991.  234p.  Bought 25 October 2008 in Boxburg, South Africa.  Read 11-12 November 2008.  Psychology (Culture and Trends)

Jones, Charlie and Daniel R Ledwith.  Finding Freedom in Forgiveness.  Eugene, Oregon:  Harvest House Publishers, 2005.  175p.  Bought 18 January 2008 in Boksburg, South Africa.  Read 25 January 2008.  Faith and Life

Kandel, Stephen and J A Lawrence, adapted from TV script.  Star Trek:  Mudd's Enterprise.  NY:  Bantam Books, 1994 (reissue of 19774 under title Mudd's Angels).  212p.  Received as a gift September 2008.  Read 4-5 October 2008.  Science Fiction

Kato, Byang H.  Biblical Christianity in Africa.  Roodepoort, South Africa:  ACLA, 1985.  54p.  Received 25 March 2008.  Read 26 March 2008.  Theology and Christian Life (Culture and Trends)

Kraft, Charles H.  Confronting Powerless Christianity.  Grand Rapids:  Chosen (Baker), 2002.  256p.  Bought 27 May 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 17-20 August 2008.  Philosophy (Theology)

Lamb, David.  The Africans:  Encounters from the Sudan to the Cape.  London:  Bodley Head, 1982.  363p. (See my review of this book on this website.  See the book and my review at Amazon.)  12 April 2008 in Irene Market, South Africa.  Read 27-29 September 2008.  History

MacArthur, John.  The Truth War:  Fighting for Certainty in the Age of Deception.  Nashville, Tennessee:  Thomas Nelson, 2007.  224p. (See my review on Amazon.)  Borrowed 16 August 2008.  Read 24-25 August 2008.  Culture and Trends (Theology)

Mach, Ernst (trans Thomas J McCormack).  Space and Geometry:  In the Light of Physiological, Psychological and Physical Inquiry.  Mineola, New York:  Dover Publications (originally Chicago:  Open Court, 1906).  148p.  Bought 14 March 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 9 April 2008. Philosophy (Mathematics)

Mack, Wayne A with Joshua Mack. Humility, the Forgotten Virtue.  Phillipsburg, New Jersey:  2005.  180p.  Bought 24 April 2008 in Boxburg, South Africa.  Read 24 May 2008.  Faith and Life

MacNutt, Francis.  The Healing Reawakening:  Reclaiming our Lost Inheritance.  Jacksonville, Florida:  Christian Healing Ministries, no date.  248p.  Bought 18 February 2008 in Honeydew, South Africa.  Read 22-25 February 2008.  Theology and Christian Faith

Mayhar, Ardath.  People of the Mesa.  NY:  Diamond Books, 1992.  297p.  (This is the author's reconstruction of the life of the Anasazi cliff dwellers of the Southwestern United States.  (See my review of this book on this website.  See the book and my review at Amazon.)  Read 17 December 2008.  Historical Fiction (Peoples and Cultures)

Maier, Karl.  Angola:  Promises and Lies.  London:  Serif, 2007.  224p.  Bought 28 December 2007 in Edenvale, South Africa.  Read 14-16 March 2008.  Culture and Trends (History)

Mair, George.  A Life With Purpose:  Reverend Rick Warren.  NY:  Berkley Books, 2005.  211p.  Bought 29 May 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 2 June 2008.  Biography

Malony, H Newton.  Win-Win Relationships.  Nashville:  Broadman & Holman, 1995.  179p.  Read 26-27 December 2008.  Psychology (Faith and Life)

Maré, Gerhard.  Brothers Born of Warrior Blood:  Politics and Ethnicity in South Africa.  Johannesburg:  Ravan Press, 1992.  121p.  Read 14-15 February 2008.  Culture and Trends (History)

Marks, Graham.  Haden's Quest.  Toronto:  Bantam, 1996.  189p.  Read 30 December 2008.  Literature

Marshall, David.  The Truth Behind the New Atheism.  Eugene, Oregon:  Harvest House Publishers, 2007.  236p.  Bought 3 May 2008 in Kempton Park, South Africa.  Read 3-6 May 2008.  Religions (Culture and Trends, Science and Faith)

Martin, Steve.  Shopgirl.  NY:  Hyperion, 2000.  144p. Bought 29 May 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 30 May - 2 June 2008.  Fiction

McDowell, Josh.  More than a Carpenter.  Wheaton, Illinois:  Living Books (Tyndale House), 1973.  128p.  Read 18 December 2008.  Theology and Christian Faith

McDowell, John C.  The Gospel According to Star Wars:  Faith, Hope and the Force.  Louisville/London:  Westminster John Knox Press, 2007.  204p plus 23 pp introduction.  Bought 14 March 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 22-27 April 2008.  Culture and Trends (Theology)

McKenzie, J Alexander.  The Omega Document.  Minneapolis:  Bethany Fellowship, 1979.  191p.  Read 31 December 2008.  Literature (Political Intrigue)

Meredith, Martin.  Robert Mugabe:  Power, Plunder and Tyranny in Zimbabwe.  Johannesburg/Cape Town:  Jonathan Ball Publishers, 2002.  243p.  Bought 6 November 2007 in Edenvale, South Africa.  Read 6-9 December 2008.  Culture and Trends (Political Science)

Mersey, Daniel.  Arthur, King of the Britons:  From Celtic Hero to Cinema Icon.  Chichester, West Sussex:  Summersdale Publishers, 2004.  255p.  Bought 2 June 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 16-19 June 2008.  History (Literature)

Mills, Greg and David Williams.  7 Battles that Shaped South Africa.  Cape Town, South Africa:  Tafelberg, 2006.  196p.  Bought 28 December 2007 in Edenvale, South Africa.  Read 25-27 September 2008.  History

Moeller, Robert.  The Stirring.  Nashville:  Thomas Nelson, 1964.  327p.  Read 16 December 2008.  Fiction

Morell, Virginia.  Ancestral Passions:  The Leakey Family and the Quest for Humankind's Beginnings.  NY:  Touchstone (Simon and Schuster), 1995.  639p.  Bought 9 January 2006 in Bedfordview, South Africa.  Read 28 November - 3 December 2008.  Science

Morely, Patrick, David Delk and Brett Clemmer.  No Man Left Behind.  Chicago:  Moody Publishers, 2006.  215p.  Borrowed April 2008.  Read 14-16 May 2008.  Faith and Life

Morris, Gilbert.  The Captive Bride.  Minneapolis, Minnesota:  Bethany House, 1987.  238p.  (The story takes place in a colonial Portsmouth, Massachusetts.  The characters are also tied to the home country and the story of John Bunyan, Separatist preacher and later writer of Pilgrim's Progress.  The story portrays the strained relationships with the host Indians due to greed and prejudice on the part of some of the colonists and the belligerence of Wampanoag chief Philip.  The book also covers the Salem witch trials.)  Read 29-30 December 2008.  Historical Fiction

Morris, Gilbert.  The Homeplace.  Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 2005.  335p.  Bought December 2007 in Boxburg, South Africa.  Read 8-11 October 2008.  Literature (Historical Fiction)

Morris, Roger.  Partners in Power:  The Clintons and Their America.  NY:  John McCrae (Henry Holt and Co), 1996.  526p.  Bought about 2004 in Richmond, Virginia.  Read 31 January - 9 February 2008.  Biography (Culture and Trends)

Muendane, Ngila Michael.  I Am an African:  Embrace Your Identity, Escape Victimisation.  Buccleuch, South Africa:  Soul Talk, 2996.  199p.  Bought 28 December 2007 in Edenvale, South Africa.  Read 14-16 January 2008.  Peoples and Cultures

Munroe, Myles.  Rediscovering the Kingdom:  Ancient Hope for our 21st Century World.  Shippensburg, Pennsylvania:  Destiny Image Publisheres, 2004.  227p.  Bought 24 April 2008 in Boxburg, South Africa.  Read 21-22 May 2008.  Theology

Neillands, Robin.  Grant:  The Man Who Won the Civil War.  London:  Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2004.  221p.  Bought 21 December 2007 in Bedfordview, South Africa.  Read 30 January - 1 February 2008.  History

Newbigin, Lesslie.  The Open Secret:  An Introduction to the Theology of Mission.  Grand Rapids, Michigan:  William B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1995.  192p.  Bought 27 May 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 24-27 July 2008.  Theology

Nickelsburg, George W E.  Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins:  Diversity, Continuity and Transformation.  Minneapolis:  Fortress Press, 2003.  244p.  Bought 14 March 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 26-29 April 2008.  Biblical Backgrounds (Culture and Trends)

Noble, John et al.  Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.  Hawthorn, Australia/Oakland, California:  Lonely Planet, 1997.  456p.  Bought July 2005 in Richmond, Virginia.  Read 16-18 November 2008.  Peoples and Cultures

Obregón, Mauricio.  Beyond the Edge of the Sea.  NY:  The Modern Library, 2002.  132p.  Bought 21 August 2008 in Ramsgate, South Africa.  Read 30-31 August 2008.  History

Oke, Janette.  The Matchmakers.  Minneapolis:  Bethany House, 1997.  137p.  Bought 29 May 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 31 May 2008.  Fiction

Oppenheimer, Stephen.  Out of Africa's Eden:  The Peopling of the World.  (US Title: The Real Eve: Modern Man's Journey Out of Africa).  Johannesburg and Cape Town:  Jonathan Ball Publishers, 2006.  440p.  Bought 28 December 2007 in Edenvale, South Africa.  Read 31 March - 4 April 2008.  Science

Ottati, Douglas F.  Theology for Liberal Presbyterians and other Enangered Species.  Louisville:  Geneva Press, 2006.  116p.  Bought 27 May 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 3 June 2008.  Theology (Culture and Trends)

Otter, Steven.  Khayelitsha:  uMlungu in a Township.  Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa:  Penguin, 2007.  294p.  (Otter tells of his experiences as a white man living in Khayalitsha while he was a journalism student and working as an intern for a Cape Town newspaper.  He provides vivid insights into the lifestyle, problems, sense of community and camaraderie he found in the primarily Xhosa environment of Khayalitsha [New House]).  See my review of this book on this website.  See the book and my review at Amazon.)  Bought 28 December 2007 in Edenvale, South Africa.  Read 15-18 September 2008.  Culture and Trends

Page, Carole Gift and Doris Elaine Fell.  Mist Over Moro Bay.  Eugene, Oregon:  Harvest House, 1985.  173p.  Read 31 December 2008.  Literature (Mystery Romance)

Paine, Charles.  Jimmy Ferguson, Servant and Soldier Extraordinary.  Highlands North, South Africa:  Southern Africa Youth for Christ, no date.  221p.  Read 11-13 May 2008.  Faith and Life

Palmer, Catherine.  A Touch of Betrayal.  Carol Stream, Illinois:  Tyndale House, 2000.  303p.  Bought in Shelley Beach, South Africa, 22 August 2008.  Read 23-25 September 2008.  Literature (Cultures, Maasai)

Palmer, Catherine.  Wild Heather.  Wheaton:  Tyndale House, 2003.  366p.  Bought in Irving, Texas, June 2007.  Read 18-32 January 2008.  Literature

Palmer, Eve.  The Plains of Camdeboo.  Johannesburg:  Jonathan Ball Publishers, 1993 (revision of a 1966 classic).  319p.  Bought 21 December 2007 in Bedfordview, South Africa.  Read 7-10 August 2008.  History (Geography, Archaeology)

Parshall, Phil and Julie.  Lifting the Veil:  The World of Muslim Women.  283p.  Bought 18 February 2008 in Honeydew, South Africa.  Read 27-29 February 2008.  Religions (Islam)

Patty, Sandi.  Falling Forward.  Nashville:  Thomas Nelson, 2007.  174p.  Bought in Kempton Park, South Africa, 18 October 2008.  Read 3-4 November 2008.  Faith and Life

Peterson, Eugene H. Run with the Horses:  The Wuest for Life at its Best.  Phillipsburg, New Jersey:  2005.  218p.  Vereeniging, South Africa:  Christian Art Publishers.  Read 24 May 2008.  Faith and Life

Phillips, Jean.  Rescue.  Garland, Texas:  Hannibal Books, 2001.  181p.  (This story opens with the suspenseful account of the Phillips' abduction by a crime gang in Lesotho, a small mountain kingdom encircled by South Africa.  This occurred after 40 years of missionary service in Zimbabwe, where they lived through the terrors of the guerrilla war in Rhodesia [now Zimbabwe].  See my review of this book on this website.  See the book and my review at Amazon.)  Read 27 December 2008.  History/Adventure (Faith and Life)

Pinnock, Clark H.  Most Moved Mover:  A Theology of God's Openness.  Grand Rapids:  Baker Academic, 2001.  202p.  Bought 27 May 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 27-30 August 2008.  Theology

Piper, John.  Desiring God (2nd Edition).  Sisters, Oregon:  Multnomah Publishers, 2003.  391p.  Bought 19 November 2003 in Richmond, Virginia.  Read 11-14 March 2008.  Faith and Life

Piper, John.  Don't Waste Your Life.  Wheaton:  Crossway Books, 2007.  191p.  Bought 18 January 2007 in Boksburg, South Africa.  Read 27-29 January 2008.  Faith and Life

Pointer, Fritz.  A Passion to Liberate:  La Guma's South Africa - "Images of District Six."  Trenton, New Jersey:  Africa World Press, 2001.  292p.  Bought 12 December 2007 in Edenvale, South Africa.  Read 15-19 November 2008.  History (Culture and Trends/Art)

Pritchard, Ray.  The Healing Power of Forgiveness.  Vereeinging, South Africa:  Christian Art Publishers, 2006 and Eugene, Oregon:  Harvest House Publishers, 2005.  190p.  Bought 24 April 2008 in Boxburg, South Africa.  Read 2-3 May 2008.  

Reddman, Matt.  Face Down.  Ventura, California:  Regal Books, 2004.  108p.  Bought in Kempton Park, South Africa, and read 18 October 2008.  Music/Faith and Life (Worship)

Ridley, Jasper.  The Freemasons.  London:  Constable and Robinson, 2005.  340p.  Bought 12 April 2008 at Irene Market, South Africa.  Begun 11-17 August 2008.  History/Religions (Secret Societies)

Rittenhouse, Flora.  Reaching Beyond Barriers:  A Legacy of Hope.  Prepublication ms 94p.  Prepublication copy of draft from author.  Read 31 December 2008.  Peoples and Cultures (Benin/Voodoo/History)

Roberts, Frances J.  Come Away My Beloved.  Uhrichsville, Ohio:  Barbour, 1973 (Original edition).  252p.  Received as a gift; read 19-20 December 2008.  Faith and Life

Rogers, Dale Evans.  The Woman at the Well.  Old Tappan, New Jersey:  Spire/Fleming H Revell, 1972.  240p.  Read 18-19 December 2008.  Autobiography

Romanowski, William D.  Eyes Wide Open:  Looking for God in Popular Culture.  Grand Rapids:  BrazosPress, 2007.  269p.  Bought 22 August 2008 in Shelley Beach, South Africa.  Read 8-11 September 2008.  Culture (Philosophy)

Russell, Stephanie J T.  One Flash of Lightning:  A Samurai Path for Living the Moment.  NY:  MJF, 2005.  102p.  Bought 29 May 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 31 May 2008.  Philosophy/Religions

Ryan, Colleen.  Beyers Naudé:  Pilgrimage of Faith.  Claremont, South Africa:  New Africa Books (davidphilip), 1990.  234p.  Bought 28 December 2007 in Edenvale, South Africa.  Read 12-15 September 2008.  Biography (Culture and Trends)

Sandras, Eric.  Buck Naked Faith:  A Brutally Honest Look at Stunted Christianity.  Colorado Springs, Colorado:  navPress, 2004.  156p.  (This is an insightful and informative testimonial by a bi-vocational "post-modern" pastor, who explains how he engages the world and how he has witnessed the work of God in various people's lives.  Sandras is a PhD university professor who works with youth, and is senior pastor of a church in Washington State.  He analyzes the problems in American culture and provides a case-study approach to his engagement of these problems on a person-to-person basis in the terms of their worldview.)  Bought 22 August 2008 in Shelley Beach, South Africa.  Read 2 September 2008.  Faith and Life

Sangho, Abdoulaye.  Abdoulaye El Hadj, Un Fils de Tombouctou en Christ (Abdoulaye El Hadj, A Son of Timbuktu in Christ).  Abidjan:  Editions Gamaliel, 2007.  72p.  Received as a gift from the author 10 February 2008.  Read 10-11 February 2008.  Biography (Faith and Life)

Shain, Milton, ed.  Opposing Voices:  Liberalism and Oppostiion in South Africa Today.  Johannesburg and Cape Town:  Jonathan Ball Publishers, 2006.  173p.  Bought 28 December 2007 in Edenvale, South Africa.  Read 25-26 February 2008.  Culture and Trends

Sheers, Owen.  The Dust Diaries.  310p.  (Sheers writes the biography of his uncle Arthur Cripps, who was an early renegade missionary to the Shona people of Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe.  Cripps opposed the colonial authorities as they stole land and abused the local people.  His diary-format account of his reseach rovides insightsinto the current Zimbabwe situation.  See my review of this book on this website.  See the book and my review at Amazon.)  Bought 2007 in Bedfordview, South Africa.  Read 9-13 January 2007.  History (Peoples and Cultures)

Sheets, Dutch and William Ford III.  History Makers.  Ventura, California:  Regal Books, 2004.  195p.  (This is the story of a modern campaign of practical reconciliation in the United States, conducted by three Christians of different races that decided to build a prayer-based covenant between themselves and present the challenge to America.  They include a lot of cultural and historical information on African-Americans and on Hebrew History, as well as some mentions of Native American events and persons.)  Bought in Kempton Park, South Africa 18 October 2008.  Read 19-21 October 2008.  History (Faith and Life)

Simonis, Peet.  Africa's Hunger for Jesus.  Kibler Park, South Africa:  GLIFA, 2004.  136p.  Received as a gift from the author 20 February 2008.  Read 21 February 2008.  Missions

Simpson, A B.  The Fourfold Gospel.  Orlando, Florida:  Bridge-Logos, 2007.  339p.  See my review of this book on this website.  See the book and my review at Amazon.)  Bought in Kempton Park, South Africa, 18 October 2008.   Begun 13-14 November 2008.  Theology (History)

Sinclair, Daniel.  A Vision of the Possible:  Pioneer Church Planting in Teams.  Waynesboro, Georgia:  Authentic, 2005.  294p.  Received at a conference 19 June 2008.  Read 20-21 June 2008.  Cross-Cultural Communication

Smolin, Lee.  Three Roads to Quantum Gravity.  NY:  Basic (Perseus), 2001.  231p.  Bought in 2002 in Richmond, Virginia.  Read 17-21 February 2008.  Science (Physics)

Sparks, Nicholas.  A Bend in the Road.  NY:  Warner Books, 2001.  368p.  Read 21-23 December 2008.  Fiction (Crime Mystery)

Sparks, Nicholas.  The Notebook.  NY:  Warner, 1996.  213p.  Read 23-24 December 2008.  Fiction

Spina, Frank Anthony.  The Faith of the Outsider:  Exclusion and Inclusion in the Biblical Story.  Grand Rapids/Cambridge:  Eerdmans, 2005.  206p.  Bought 25 October 2008 in Boxburg, South Africa.  Read 12-13 November 2008.  Bible (Old Testament, Theology, History)

Sproul, R C.  The Invisible Hand:  Do All Things Really Work for Good?  Phillipsburg, New Jersey:  P & R Publishing, 1996.  221p.  Bought 22 August 2008 in Shelley Beach, South Africa.  Read 11-12 September 2008.  Theology (Philosophy)

Sproul, R C.  The Soul's Quest for God.  Phillipsburg, New Jersey:  P & R Publishing, 1992, 2003.  258p.  Bought 18 January 2008 in Boksburg, South Africa.  Read 25 January 2008.  Faith and Life

Sullivan, Brenda.  Spirit of the Rocks.  Cape Town:  Human and Rouseau, 1995.  112p.  Bought 4 May 2008 in Rosebank, South Africa.  Read September 2008.  Religion (African Traditional)

Taylor, Stephen.  The Caliban Shore:  The Fate of the Grosvenor Castaways.  London:  Faber and Faber, 2004.  297p.  Bought 22 December 2007 in Boxburg, South Africa.  Read 12-17 October 2008.  History

Thoene, Brock and Bodie.  Cannons of the Comstock.  Minneapolis, Minnesota:  Bethany House, 1992.  203p.  (The story takes place in the Civil War, and lays out a plot of the Confederacy to draw California in to the war, gathering support to have California seceded as an independent Republic that would support of the South with its gold riches.  The protagonist is a man who works to thwart the plot.  The hero is a man who works to thwart the plot.  One of the characters is Samuel Clemens [Mark Twain].)  Read 27-28 December 2008.  Historical Fiction

Thomas, Clarence.  My Grandfather's Son.  NY:  Harper, 2007.  289p.   Borrowed July 2008.  Read 29 July - 5 August 2008.  Autobiography (Culture and Trends)

Tipler, Frank J.  The Physics of Immortality:  Modern Cosmology, God and the Resurrection of the Dead.  NY:  Anchor (Random House), 1995.  528p.  Bought 9 December 2006 in Martinsburg, West Virginia.  Portions read at times.  Read 2-5 March 2008.  Science

Tobin, Greg.  The Wisdom of St Patrick.  NY:  Fall River Press, 2004.  246p.  Bought 29 May 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 29 June - 1 July 2008.  Biography (History)

Traviss, Karen.  Legacy of the Force.  NY:  Ballentine Books (Del Rey/Lucas Books), 2007.  498p.  Bought 24 May 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 2-24 July 2008.  Sci Fi

Trow, M J.  Boudicca:  The Warrior Queen.  Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire:  J H Haynes & Co, 2003.  250p.  Bought 21 December 2007 in Edenvale, South Africa.  Read 9-15 February 2008.  History

Turok, Ben.  Nothing But the Truth:  Behind the ANC's Struggle Politics.  Johannesburg/Cape Town:  Jonathan Ball Publishers, 2003.  320p.  Bought 18 December 2007 in Edenvale, South Africa.  Read 11-12 June 2008.  History (Political Science)

Vanderkam, James and Peter Flint.  The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls.  San Francisco:  HarperSanFrancisco, 2002.  Bought 27 May 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 8-11 November 2008.  History (Paleography, Culture)

Verbin, John S Kloppenborg.  Excavating Q:  The History and Setting of the Sayings Gospel.  Minneapolis:  Fortress Press, 2000.  546p.  Bought July 2006 in Euless, Texas.  Read 26 September - 5 November 2008.  Bible (Gospels)

Waterstone, Richard.  India:  The Cultural Companion.  NY:  Barnes and Noble, 2005.  184p.  Bought 29 May 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 21-22 September 2008.  Cultures (World Religions)

Webber, Robert, gen ed.  Listening to the Beliefs of the Emerging Churches:  Five Perspectives.  Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 2007.  240p.  (See my review of this book on this website.  See the book and my review at Amazon.)  Bought 25 October 2008 in Boxburg, South Africa.  Read 26-27 November 2008.  Culture and Trends (Theology)

White, Thomas, Executive Editor.  Celebrating 100 Years:  Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (a special edition of Southwestern News, Vol 66, No 2).  Ft Worth, Texas:  SWBTS, 2008.  143p.  Read 19-20 June 2008.  History

Wilkinson, Bruce.  Secrets of the Vine.  Vereeniging, South Africa:  Christian Art Publishers, 2001.  144p.  Read 24 December 2008.  Faith and Life

Williams, Rowan.  Why Study the Past:  The Quest for the Historical Church.  Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 2005.  129p.  Bought 27 May 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 28 May 2008.  History

Wills, Garry.  What Paul Meant.  NY:  Penguin, 2007.  193p.  Bought 25-26 May 2008 in Irving, Texas.  Read 25-26 May 2008.  Biblical Backgrounds

Worsnip, Michael.  Michael Lapsley, Priest and Partisan:  A South African Journey.  Melbourne, Australia:  Ocean Press, 1996.  167p.  Bought 21 December 2007 in Bedfordview, South Africa.  Read 5-7 August 2008.  Cultural History (Biography)

Yankoski, Mike.  Under the Overpass:  A Journey of Faith on the Streets of America.  Sisters, Oregon:  Multnomah Publishers, 2005.  224p.  (This was a fascinating personal testimonial of two twenty-something guys who hit the streets to experience the life of the homeless.  See my review of this book on this website.  See the book and my review at Amazon.)  Bought 25 October 2008 in Boxburg, South Africa.  Read 25-28 October 2008.  Culture and Trends

Young, William P.  The Shack.  Newbury Park, California:  Windblown Media, 2007.  254p.  (A creative modern allegory on the meaning of God and life in the perspective of the biblical revelation, both radical and ruthless, yet very humourous.  See my review of this book on this website.  See the book and my review at Amazon.)  Bought 22 August 2008 in Shelley Beach, South Africa.  Read 22-23 August 2008.  Faith and Life (Theology)

Zschech, Darlene.  Extravagant Worship.  Minneapolis, Minnesota:  Bethany House, 2002.  222p.  Bought in Kempton Park, South Africa, 18 October 2008.  Read 21-22 October 2008.  Faith and Life (Worship)

Zschech, Darlene.  The Kiss of Heaven:  God's Favor to Empower Your LIfe Dream.  Minneapolis, Minnesota:  Bethany House, 2003.  220p.  Bought in Kempton Park, South Africa, 18 October 2008.  Read 22-23 October 2008.  Faith and Life

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