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Orville Boyd Jenkins
As of 29 June 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 (47)

Anderson, Peggy.  Great Quotes from Great Leaders:  Words from the Leaders Who Shaped the World.  Naperville, Illinois:  Simple Truths, 2017.  351p.  Bought by mail 1 June 2017.  Read 15-18 June 2017.  Business

Anderson, Peggy.  Great Quotes from Great Women:  From Marie Curie to Michelle Obama - inspiring words from women who have shaped out world.  Naperville, Illinois:  Simple Truths, 2017.  255p.  Bought by mail 1 May 2017.  Read 5-6 June 2017.  Business

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.  Grand Rapids:  Brazos Press (Baker), 2002.  191p.  Bought 28 October 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 26-31 January 2017.  Church & Culture

Carter, Jimmy.  Christmas in Plains.  NY:  Simon & Schuster & Recorded Books, 2001. Audiobook. Bought 9 April 2017 in Arlington, Texas.  Heard 27-28 April 2017.  Memoir (American Politics & 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

Chinchen, Palmer.  Barefoot Tribe:  Take Off You Shoes and Dare to Live the Extraordinary Life.  NY:  Howard Books/Simon & Schuster, 2014.  236p.  Bought 9 May 2017 in Cedar Hill, Texas.  Read 26 May - 5 June 2017.  Faith & Life

Coben, Harlan.  Stay Close.  Grand Haven, Michigan:  Brilliance Audio, 2012.  Audiobook.   Bought 9 April 2017 in Arlington, Texas.  Heard 24-26 April 2017.  Fiction (Murder Mystery)

Connell, Evan S.  The White Lantern.  NY:  Herder & Herder, 1963.  254p.  Bought 22 September 1984 in North Little Rock, Arkansas.  Read in previous years.  Reread 18-27 June 2017.  History (Anthropology)

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

Gallagher, B J, Foreword by Ken Blanchard.  The Leadership Secrets of OZ: Strategies from great and powerful to flying monkeys - unleash some magic in your management! Naperville, Illinois:  Simple Truths, 2017. 125p.  Bought by mail 1 June 2017.  Read 22-24 June 2017.  Business

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 in Arlington, Texas.  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

Johnston, Mark G.  Our Creed:  For Every Culture and For Every Generation.  Phillipsburg, New Jersey:  P & R Publishing, 2012.  124p.  Bought 9 May 2017 in Cedar Hill, Texas.  Read 17 June 2017.  Theology

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 Folk Islam.  Atlanta:  Authentic, 2007.  159p.  Bought 12 August 2017 on Amazon.  Read 13-16 April 2017.  Religions

Petersen, Randy.  The Printer and the Preacher:  Ben Franklin, George Whitfield, and the Surprising Friendship that Invented America.  Colorado Springs:  Nelson Books, 2015.  281p.  Bought 34 April 2017 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 11-15 May 2017.  American Politics and Culture (History)

Rector, John.  Lost Things.  Grand Haven, Michigan:  Brilliance Audio, 2012.  Audiobook.   Bought 9 April 2017 in Arlington, Texas.  Heard 15, 24 April 2017.  Fiction (Psychological Murder Mystery)

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)

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 16-21 April 2017.  Church & Culture

Theodoret of Cyrus (critical Greek text revised by John F Petruccione, trans Robert C Hill).  The Questions on the Octateuch:  Vol 1 On Genesis and Exodus.  Washington DC:  Catholic Univ of America Press, 2007.  345p.  (Written by Theodoret, Bishop of Cyrus, about 100 miles north of Antioch, Syria, around 450 CE; first volume in his commentary series on the first 8 books of the Old Testament.  Theodoret is associated with the Antiochene school of church leaders and theologians.  The work is more valuable for the insight it provides into the worldview and theology of the era and region than for its views on the books.)  Bought 22 July 2016 in Cedar Hill, Texas.  Read 23 April - 4 May 2017.  Bible (Genesis-Exodus, Theology)

Tattersall, Ian.  Masters of the Planet:  The Search for Our Human Origins.  NY:  Palgrave/Macmillan, 2012.  373p.  Bought 17 December 2016 from Amazon.  Read 7-15 June 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)

Warren, Kay.  The Mother & Child Project:  Raising Our Voices for Health and Hope.  Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 2015.  234p.   Bought 9 August 2016 in Arlington, Texas.   Read 14-15 May 2017.  Inspiration

Wilke, Steve and Rebecca.  Answers to Anxiety:  A Prescription for Peace.  San Diego:  LEADOn Publishing, 2010.  64p.   Bought January 2017 in Plano, Texas.   Read 18 June 2017, while going through 2 courses with LEADon University.  Psychology

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.  Dealing With Depression:  Hope & Healing For a Brighter Future.  San Diego:  LEADOn Publishing, 2010.  54p.   Bought January 2017 in Plano, Texas.   Read 18 June 2017, while going through 2 courses with LEADon University.  Psychology

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

Winkelhofer, Alois.  The Coming of the Kingdom:  A Theology of Last Things.  NY:  Herder & Herder, 1963.  254p.  Bought 25 September 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 4-10 May 2017.  Theology

Woods, Stuart.  Worst Fears Realized.  NY:  HarperCollins & Recorded Books, 1999.  Audiobook.  Bought 9 April 2017 in Arlington, Texas.  Heard 30 April - 4 May 2017.  Fiction (Murder Mystery)

Wright, N T.  What Saint Paul Really Said:  Was Paul of Tarsus the Real Founder of Christianity?.  Grand Rapids:  William B Eerdmans, 1997.  233p.  Bought 31 December 2016 in Cedar Hill, Texas.  Read 16-25 May 2017.  Bible (Theology)

Now Reading (1)

Albert, Eduardo.  Edwin:  High King of Britain.  London:  Lion Fiction, 2014.  351p.  Bought 4 May 2017 in Cedar Hill, Texas.  Read 28 June - 2017.  Historical Fiction

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

Calloway, Joe.  Keep It Simple:  Unclutter Your Mind to Uncomplicate Your Life.  Naperville, Illinois: Simple Truths, 2016. 87p.  Bought by mail 1 October 2016.  Read June 2017.  Business

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