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Orville Boyd Jenkins
As of 17 April 2017

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My reading goal for 2017 is 80 books.  Much of my time is spent in genealogy research.  When I post a review on Amazon or GoodReads, or on this site, I will link to it in this list.

Finished (28)

Bennett, William J and Seth Leibsohn.  The Fight of Our Lives:  Knowing the Enemy, Speaking the Truth & Choosing to Win the War Against Radical Islam.  Nashville:  Thomas Nelson, 2011.  186p.  Bought 4 January 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 3-8 March 2017.  American Politics & Culture

Borg, Marcus.  The Heart of Christianity:  Rediscovering a Life of Faith.  San Francisco:  HarperSanFrancisco, 1989.  234p.  Bought 17 December 2016 from Amazon.  Read 8-12 January 2017.  Theology (Bible)

Borg, Marcus J and John Dominic Crossan.  The First Paul:  Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church's Conservative Icon.  Garden City, NY:  Doubleday & Co, 1976.  720p.  (One book in a series of three by these authors about the Apostle Paul and the events around the writing of the New Testament documents.)  Bought 20 January 2017 from Amazon.  Read 23-27 March 2017.  Bible Backgrounds (Theology)

Budde, Michael and Robert W Brimlow.  Christianity Incorporated.  Grad Rapids:  Brazos Press (Baker), 2002.  191p.  Bought 28 October 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 26-31 January 2017.  Church & Culture

Centineo, Joe.  The Heart of Crossroads.  Bedford, Texas:  BurkhartBooks/Crossroads of Arlington Church, 2015.  Gift from the author September 2016. (I was the editor of this edition.)  Read 21-25 January 2015.  Church & Culture

Cosper, Mike.  Rhythms of Grace:  How the Church's Worship Tells the Story of the Gospel.  Wheaton:  Crossway, 2013.  223p.  Bought 31 August 2016 in Cedar Hill, Texas.  Read 29 December 2016 - 3 January 2017.  Faith and Life

Crossan, John Dominic.  God & Empire:  Jesus Against Rome, Then and Now.  NY:  HarperOne, 2007.  Autographed by the author.  257p.  Bought 19 December 2016 from Amazon.  Read 12-20 February 2017.  Theology

Duncan, Dee and Todd. Building High Ratings and High Trust in the Digital Age. Naperville, Illinois: Simple Truths, 2016. 157p. Read 1-2 February 2017.  Business

Fisher, Suzanne Woods.  The Heart of the Amish:  Life Lessons on Peacemaking and the Power of Forgiveness.  Grand Rapids:  Revell (Baker Books), 2015.  178p.  Bought 31 December 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 21-22 February 2017.  Faith & Life

Ford, Lance.  Revangelical:  Becoming the good News People We're Meant to Be.  Carol Stream, Illinois:  Tyndale Momentum, 2014.  239p.  Bought 28 October 2016.  Read 8-12 April 2017.  Church & Culture

Habib, Samaa.  Face to Face with Jesus:  A Former Muslim's Extraordinary Journey to Heaven and Encounter with the God of Love.  Minneapolis:  Chosen (Baker Books), 2014.  268p.  Bought 2 February 2012 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 9-15 March 2017.  Faith & Life

Higgins, Jack.  Rough Justice.  Grand Haven, Michigan:  Brilliance Audio, 2009.  Audiobook.  (The book was originally published in 2008.)  Bought 9 April 2017.  Heard 10-12 April 2017.  Fiction (International Intrigue)

Johnson, Mat.  The Great Negro Plot:  A Tale of Conspiracy and Murder in Eighteenth-Century New York.  NY:  Bloomsbury, 2007. 213p.  Bought 25 September 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 4-7 January 2017.   History

Kallenberg, Brad J.  Live to Tell:  Evangelism for a Postmodern Age.  Grand Rapids:  Baker Books, 2002.  138p.  Bought 1 January 2017 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 23 February 2017.  Church & Culture

Küng, Hans.  Does God Exist?:  an Answer for Today.  Garden City, NY:  Doubleday & Co, 1980.  839p.  Bought March 1981 in Dallas, Texas.  Portions read previously and used for reference.  Read 6-21 February 2017.  Theology

Küng, Hans, trans Edwin Quinn.  On Being Christian.  Garden City, NY:  Doubleday & Co, 1976.  720p.  Bought March 1981 in Dallas, Texas.  Portions read previously and used for reference.  Read 16-23 March 2017.  Theology

Leidner, Gordon. The Leadership Secrets of Hamiliton:  7 Steps to Revolutionary Leadership from Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers.  Naperville, Illinois:  Simple Truths, 2017.  157p.  Bought by mail 1 March 2017.  Read 4-5 March 2017.  Business

Lockwood, Charles.  The Human Story:  Where We Came From and How We Evolved.  London:  Natural History Museum, 2007.  112p.  Bought 17 December 2016 from Amazon.  Read 1-3 January 2017.  Science (Paleoanthropology)

McLaren, Brian D.  A Search for What Makes Sense:  Finding Faith.  Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 2006.  157p.  Bought 2 February 2017 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 4-6 February 2017.  Faith & Life

Moore, Johnnie.  Defying ISIS:  Preserving Christianity in the Place of its Birth.  Nashville:  W Publishing (Thomas Nelson), 2015.  169p.  Bought 31 December 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 3 January 2017.   Church and Culture

Parshall, Phil.  Bridges to Islam:  A Christian Perspective on Fok Islam.  Atlanta:  Authentic, 2007.  159p.  Bought 12 August 2017 on Amazon.  Read 13-16 April 2017.  Religions

Sheldon, Sidney.  Windmills of the Gods.  NY:  William Morrow & Co, 1987; Reader's Digest Select Editions, 1987.  145p.  Borrowed and read 19 January 2017 in Lindsay, Oklahoma.  Fiction (International Intrigue)

Suddendorf, Thomas.  The Gap:  The Science of What Separates Us From the Other Animals.  NY:  Basic Books, 2013.  358p.  Bought 5 January 2017 on Amazon.  Read 12-18 January 2017.  Science (Paleoanthropology)

Tracy, Brian.  Your Most Valuable Asset: 7 Steps to Growing Rich.  Naperville, Illinois:  Simple Truths, 2016.  93p.  Bought by mail 1 March 2017.  Read 8 March 2017.  Business

Varki, Ajit and Danny Brower.  Denial:  Self-Deception, False Beliefs, and the Origins of the Human Mind.  NY:  Twelve (Hachette Book Co), 2013.  373p.  Bought 26 August 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 24 February - 2 March 2017.  Science (Neurology/Paleoanthropology)

Wilke, Steve and Rebecca.  Corporate Family Matters:  Creating and Developing Organizational Dynasties.  San Diego:  LEADon Publishing, 2010.  120p.   Received from Steve Wilke 24 August 2016 in Allen, Texas.  First read in October 2016.  Reread 20-23 February 2017, while going through 2 courses with LEADon University.  Business

Wilke, Steve and Rebecca.  The Leading Edge:  9 Strategies for Improving Internal and Intentional Leadership.  San Diego:  LEADon Publishing, 2010.  229p.  Received from Steve Wilke 24 August 2016 in Allen, Texas.  Previously read in October 2016. Read again 17-18 February 2017, while going through 2 courses with LEADon University.  Business

Wilcock, David.  The Synchronicity Key:  The Hidden Intelligence Guiding the Universe and You.  NY:  Dutton, 2013.  511p.  Received as a gift Christmas 2016.  Read 27 March - 8 April 2017.  Science (Religion & Mysticism

Now Reading (1)

Sweet, Leonard and Brian D McLaren and Jerry Haselmayer.  A is for Abductive:  The Language of the Emerging Church.  Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 2003.  338p.  Read 16- April 2017.  Church & Culture

Planned (1)

Akpabot, Samuel Ekpe.  Foundation of Nigerian Traditional Music.  Ibadan:  Spectrum Books Ltd, 1986.  113p.  Bought 29 January 1991 at Ile-Ife University, Ife, Oyo, Nigeria. Music

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