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Andrews, Andy.  The Noticer Returns:  Sometimes you find perspective, and sometimes perspective finds you.  Nashville:  W Publishing Groups (Nelson), 2013.  227p.  Borrowed 26 March 2023.  Read 30 March - 5 April 2023.  Personal Development

Andrews, Andy.  The Travelerís Gift:  Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Succcess.  Nashville:  Thomas Nelson, 2002.  227p.  Borrowed 26 March 2023.  Read 26-29 March 2023.  Personal Development

Barna, George.  Revolution:  Finding Vibrant Faith Beyond the Walls of the Sanctuary.  Carol Stream, Illinois:  Tyndale House, 2012.  141p.  (Second edition of the volume first released in 2005.)  Bought 254 June 2023 on Christianbook.  Read 10-11 August 2023.  Church & Culture (Emerging Church, Trends)

Bell, Suzanne and John M Butler.  Forensic DNA.  Cambridge/NY:  Cambridge University Press, 2022.  179p.  Bought 20 January 2023 on Amazon.  Read 13-16 February 2023.  Science (DNA, Criminology, Forensics)

Block, David L and Kenneth C Freeman.  God and Galileo:  What a 400-Year-Old Letter Teaches Us about Faith and Science.  Wheaton:  Crossway, 2019.  224p.  Bought 3 January 2023 on Christianbook.  Read 6-9 January 2023.  Science (History, Church and Culture)

Bogel, Anne.  Iíd Rather Be Reading:  The Delights and Dilemmas of The Reading Life.  Grand Rapids:  Baker Books, 2018.  156p.  Bought 27 May from Christianbook.  Read 1-6 June 2023.  Personal Development

Brewin, Kester.  Signs of Emergence:  A Version for Church that is Organic, Networked, Decentralized, Bottom-Up, Communal, Flexible, Always Evolving.  Grand Rapids:  Baker, 2007.  221p.  (The book was first published in 2004 in the UK under the title The Complex Christ: Signs of Emergence in the Urban Church.  Published in the US in 2007 under the current title.)  Bought 24 May 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 24-25 May 2011.  Read again 29 February 2016.  Reread 19-24 July 2023.  Church and Culture (Emerging Church)

Buchanan, Patrick J.  Nixonís White House Wars:  The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.  NY:  Crown Forum, 2017.  436p.  Bought 11 June 2020.  Read 4-14 September 2023.  American Politics and Culture

Bunting, Eve.  Blackwater.  NY:  Recorded Books/HarperCollins, 2000.  Audiobook.  Bought 3 April 2022.  Heard 30 March 2023.  Fiction (Intrigue, Psychological Drama)

Catherman, Jonathan.  Becoming the Next Great Generation:  Taking Our Place as Confident and Capable Adults.  Grand Rapids:  Revell (Baker), 2020.  204p.  Bought 27 May 2023 from Christianbook.  Read 24-25 June 2023.  American Politics and Culture (Generational Culture, Leadership Skills, Personal Development)

Centineo, Joe.  Parenting for a Lifetime:  From a Fatherís Perspective.  Bedford, Texas:  Burkhart Books, 2022.  36p.  Received 1 May 2023 in Arlington, Texas, from the author.  Read 4 May 2023.  Personal/Health (Family)

Claiborne, Shane and Michael Martin.  Beating Guns:  Hope for People Who are Weary of Violence.  Grand Rapids:  Brazos press, 2019.  288p.  Bought 27 May 2023 on Christianbook.  Read 12-17 August 2023.  Church & Culture (Peace, Violence)

Clinton, Hillary.  Living History.  NY:  Scribner, 2003.  567p.  Bought 23 December 2004 in Potomac Mills, Virginia.  Read 18-29 August 2023.  Biography (American Politics and Culture)

Costa, Ken.  Joseph of Arimathea:  The Extraordinary Calling of Ordinary People.  Alpharetta, Georgia:  iDisciple, 2019.  142p.  Bought 27 May 2023 from Christianbook.  Read 19-20 August 2023.  Biblical Backgrounds

Crane, Daniel A.  7 Books That Rocked the Church.  Peabody, Massachusetts:  Hendrickson Publishers Marketing, 2018.  184p.  Bought 3 January 2023 on Christianbook.  Read 24-28 January 2022.  History (Church History, Theology, Patristics)

Dew, James K, Jr, and Mark W Foreman.  How Do We Know:  An Introduction to Epistemology.  Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic, 2014.  174p.  Bought 3 January 2023 on Christianbook.  Read 13-16 March 2023.  Philosophy (Epistemology)

DeYoung, Kevin.  Grace Defined and Defended:  What a 400-Year-Old Confession Teaches Us about Sin, Salvation, and the Sovereignty of God.  Wheaton:  Crossway, 2019.  141p.  Bought 3 January 2023 from Christianbook.  Read 19-23 February 2023.  Theology (History)

Dickerson, Debbie, managing editor.  Mature Living:  Living a Christian Legacy.  Nashville:  Lifeway, Vol 47, No 4, Jan 2023.  58p.  Read 20-21 June 2023.  Faith and Life

Dugard, Martin.  Into Africa:  The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone.  NY:  Broadway Books, 2003.  340p.  Received as a gift 24 December 2022.  Read 29 December 2022 - January 2023.  History (Africa)

Dyrness, William A.  Insider Jesus:  Theological Reflections on New Christian Movements.  Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic, 2016.  164p.  Bought 3 January 2023 from Christianbook.  Read 11-13 February 2023.Theology (Theology of Religion, Missions, Emerging Church)

Franklin, Ariana.  Grave Goods.  NY:  Penguin Audio, 2009.  Audiobook.  Bought 3 April 2022.  Heard 8-23 June 2023.  Fiction (Henry II, King Arthur)

Gilbert, Christopher.  Genesis 1-11 (The Bible and Your Work).  Peabody, Massachusetts:  Hendrickson Publishers Marketing, 2014.  85p.  (A volume in the series by the Theology of Work Project, Will Messenger, Executive Editor)  Bought 3 January 2023 on Amazon.  Read 25 January 2023.  Bible (Theology of Work)

Grisham, John.  The Innocent Man.  Westminster, Maryland:  Books on Tape/Random House, 2006.  Audiobook.  (A true story of incompetence and prejudice in a corrupt state police department and collusion to pervert the justice system.  Set in Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, environs I know well.  Two young men were railroaded into a conviction for first-degree murder of someone they did not even know.  One had a history of mental problems and periodic hospitalization, which was ignored in his trial, which resulted in a death sentence.  Conviction was made on the basis of totally fabricated testimonies, some extorted by the corrupt and incompetent investigative officers of the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation.  Grishamís attention to detail and background is in excellent form here and this depressing story of unbelievable venality and gullibility is impressively compelling.)  Bought 3 April 2022.  Heard 13, 20-25 July 2023.  American Politics and Culture (Corrupt Police and Justice System in Ada, Oklahoma)

Haddon, Mark.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. NY:  Recorded Books, 2003.  Audiobook.  Bought 3 April 2022.  Heard 27 May - 1 June 2023.  Fiction (Autism)

Higham, Tom.  The World Before Us.  New Haven & London:  Yale University Press, 2021.  296p.  Bought 27 November 2022 on Amazon.  Read 9-13 January 2023.  Science (Ancient DNA, Paleoanthropology, Human Lineages)

Hill, Matthew Nelson.  Evolution and Holiness:  Sociobiology, Altruism and the Quest for Perfection.  Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic, 2016.  247p.  Bought 3 January 2023 from Christianbook.  Read 2-13 April 2021.  Philosophy (Evolution, Morality, Logical Fallacies, Philosphy of Science)

Hill, Tim, Allison Gauntlett, Gareth Thomas, Jane Benn.  The Beatles:  The Illustrated Biography.  Croxley Green, Herfordshire, UK:  TransAtlantic Press, 2009.  224p.  Received 25 December 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 27-28 April 2023.  Biography (Music, Business)

Holland, Tom.  Rubicon:  The Last Years of the Roman Republic.  NY:  Anchor Books (Random House), 2003.  408p.  Bought 7 February 2023.  Read 9-17 April 2023.  History (Roman Republic)

Horn, David and Gordon L Isaac, eds.  Great Awakenings:  Historical  Perspectives for Today.  Peabody, Massachusetts:  Hendrickson Publishers Marketing, 2016.  189p.  Bought 3 January 2023 on Christianbook.  Read 18-20 May 2023.  History (Church History, Theology)

Husnain, Ali with J Chester.  The Cost:  My Life on a Terrorist List.  Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 2016.  228p.  Bought 21 December 2019 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 16-20 March 2023.  Biography (Religions: Islam and Christianity; Wahhabi and Shia)

Jacques, Brian.  Loamhedge.  NY/Frederick, Maryland:  Recorded Books, 2003.  Audiobook.

Bought 3 April 2022.  Heard 6 July 2023.  Fiction (Fantasy, Animal Fables, Medieval)

Kenrick, Douglas T and David E Lundberg-Kenrick.  Solving Modern Problems with a Stone-Age Brain:  Human Evolution and the Seven Fundamental Motives.  Washington, DC:  American Psychological Association, 2022.  342p.  Bought 17 February 2023 on Amazon.  Read 23 February - 1 March 2023.  Science (Evolutionary Psychology, Sociology)

King, Karen L.  The Gospel of Mary of Magdala:  Jesus and the First Woman Apostle.  Santa Rosa, California:  Polebridge Press, 2003.  230p.  Borrowed 12 July 2023 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 24 July - 6 August 2023.  Bible Backgrounds (History)

King, Nathan and Richard Rogers.  Generational Generosity.  No location:  NK Solutions LLC, 2022.  Received 15 January 2023.  Read 16 January 2023.  Faith and Life (Stewardship, Generosity)

Knoll, Andrew H.  A Brief History of the Earth:  Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters.  NY:  Custom House (HarperCollins), 2021.   260p.  (An excellent history of all that is known at this point about the earth and life on it since the formation of this planet in the cosmos.  Knoll surveys in good, readable detail the accumulated knowledge and accounts from geology, cosmology, biology, archeology, paleoanthropology, history, animal husbandry, agriculture and comparative genetics.  Richly illustrated with photos, drawings and charts.  Gives historical perspectives on each topic from each discipline and competing theories attempting to account for findings.  He presents the discussion in a historical sequence that illustrates how our awareness has grown and explanations developed to account for newly found evidence at various stages of human knowledge.  Includes an understandable summary of the observable changes in environmental and climatic conditions since the beginning of the industrial revolution.  We learn here how the various disciplines of study and experimentation cooperate together to provide a comprehensive and very refined detail of the state of life in our world and a realistic prognosis.  The author is the Fisher Professor of Natural History at Harvard University.)  Bought 6 March 2023 on Amazon.  Read 20-23 March 2023.  History (Science: Prehistory, Archaeology)

Litfin, Bryan M.  Wisdom from the Ancients:  30 Forgotten Lessons from the Early Church.  Eugene, Oregon:  Harvest House Publishers, 2022.   249p.  (An excellent, coherent history of the many revival, reform and restoration movements within the Christian stream of religion and culture.)  Bought 6 March 2023 on Amazon.  Read 16-20 September 2023.  History (Christian History; Ancient Practices)

Lomax, Dean R.  Locked in Time:  Animal Behavior Unearthed in 50 Extraordinary Fossils.  NY:  Columbia University Press, 2021.  286p.  Bought from Amazon 21 January 2023.  Read 3-7 March 2023.  Science (Archaeology, Archaeobiology, Animal Behavior, Evolution)

Marshall, Perry.  Evolution 2.0:  Breaking the Deadlock Between Darwin and Design.  Dallas:  Benbella Books, 2015.  374p.  Bought 6 December 2022 from Amazon.  Read 16-21 January 2023.  Science (Biology, Problems with Neo-Darwinism, Information Theory)

Marty, Peter, ed.  The Christian Century:  Tarotís Draw.  Chicago:  The Christian Century, Vol 140, No 5, May 2023.  104p.  Read 21-23 June 2023.  Church and Culture

Mastro, M L del.  All the Women of the Bible.  Edison, New Jersey:  Castle Books, 2004.  425p.  Read 6-17ay 2023.  Bible

McIntosh, Gary.  Donald A McGavran:  A Biography of the Twentieth Centuryís Premier Missiologist.  (No location):  Church Leader Insights, 2015.  373p.  Borrowed 6 June in Arlington, Texas.  Read 8-17 June 2023.  Biography (Missions)

Morris, J N.  Renewed By the Word:  The Bible and Christian Revival Since the Reformation.  Peabody Massachusetts:  Hendrickson Publishers, 2005.   160p.  (An excellent, coherent history of the many revival, reform and restoration movements within the Christian stream of religion and culture.) Bought 6 March 2023 on Amazon.  Read 14-16 September 2023.  History (Science: Prehistory, Archaeology)

Motyer, Alec.  6 Ways the Old Testament Speaks Today:  An Interactive Guide.  Wheaton:  Crossway, 2018.  240p.  Bought 3 January 2023 from Christianbook.  Read 10-13 March 2023.  Bible

Nettleton, Todd.  When Faith is Forbidden:  40 Days on the Frontlines with Persecuted Christians.  Chicago:  Moody Publishers, 2021.  271p.  Read 30-31 August 2023.  Faith and Life (Pesecution of Christians, Vignettes on a 40-day schedule)

Obama, Barak, guest ed.  Frontiers:  A Special Issue Guest-Edited by President Barack Obama.  San Francisco:  Conde Nast, Wired Journal, 24:11, November 2016.  142p.  Read 29 April - 9 May 2023.  Science (Technology, AI, Space, Digital Security)

Oklahoma Indian Country Guide:  One State, Many Nations.  Oklahoma City:  Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, no date.  69p.  Read 13-20 June 2023.  Peoples and Cultures

O'Reilley, Bill.  Killing Jesus:  A History.  NY:  Henry Holt and Co, 2013.  293p.  Received for Christmas December 2023.  Read 7-9 March 2023.  History

Page, Jake.  In the Hands of the Great Spirit:  The 20,000-Year History of American Indians.  NY/London:  Free Press, 2003.  464p.  Bought 9 August 2022.  Read 29 January - 11 February 2023.  History (Peoples and Cultures)

Page, Susan.  Madam Speaker:  Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power.  NY:  Twelve (Hachette), 2021.  438p.   (This biography was extensive and very detailed, starting with Pelosi's father as a child. age provides the most extensive family and personal background of any political biography I have ever read, covering several generations of her father's and mother's family. She fills out Nancy D'Alesandro's whole history of education and influences, her family and public life and her political career. Pelosi was raised in a politically active family , with her father as a Mayor, state representative, then US representative from Baltimore. She worked as an organizer and campaigner for her father in Baltimore from her childhood, became active in the California Democratic party in California after moving there with her husband, Paul Pelosi, and continued campaigning, organizing and fund raising even as she raised her children. After her children were grown, she fulfilled her longtime desire of gong to law school and entered into the political field herself. Page interviews everyone that ever knew Pelosi , in the USA or Italy, from her childhood on, in her schools, community, churches, and political contexts. She follows the details of interaction and cites personal interviews she had with hundreds of people who knew, taught, worked with or under Pelosi or opposed her for various political positions, right through 2021 with the Trump Presidency and the COVID pandemic.)  Bought 2 May 2022 on Amazon.  Read 21-27 May 2023.  Biography (American Politics and Culture)

Panciroli, Elsa.  Beasts Before Us:  The Untold Story of Mammal Origins and Evolution.  London/NY:  Bloosbury Sigma, 2021.  320p.  Bought 24 January 2023 on Amazon.  Read 1-9 July 2023.  Science (Mammalia, Geology and Biology)

Poinsett, Brenda.  He Did That? (Jesusí Amazing Acts for Women).  Birmingham, Alabama:  New Hope Publishers, 2017.  191p.  (A study of the actions of Jesus in the Book of Mark, with reference to the other Gospels.)  Bought 24 June 2023 from Christianbook.  Read 27-29 June 2023.  Bible (Faith and Life, Practical Theology, Social Justice)

Rainer, Thom S.  Who Moved My Pulpit:  Leading Change in the Church.  Nashville:  B&H Publishing Group, 2016.  143p.  Bought 24 June 2023 from Christianbook.  Read 26-27 June 2023.  Church & Culture

Ramsey, Dave.  Finacial Peace:  Restoring Financial Hopeto You and Your Family.  NY:  Viking (Penguin), 1997.  276p.  Read 18-20 April 2023.  Personal Development (Financial Planning)

Richard, Mac.  The Trust Protocol:  The Key to Building Stronger Families, Teams, and Businesses.  Grand Rapids:  Baker Books, 2017.  172p.  Read 29-30 June - 2023.  Faith and Life (Church and Culture, Leadership, Personal Development)

Robb, J D.  Vendetta in Death.  NY:  Macmillan Audiobook, 2019.  Audiobook.  Christmas Gift.  Heard 21-27 February 2023.  Fiction (Murder Mystery)

Salinas, J Daniel, ed (X 2).  Prosperity Theology and the Gospel.  Peabody, Massachusetts:  Hendrickson Publishers Marketing, 2017.  155p.  (A volume in the Lausanne Library series.)  Bought 3 January 2023 on Amazon.  Read 22-24 January 2023.  Accidentally bought again in February 2023; read again as a totally new read in the new copy 29 April - 4 May 2023, with all new markups and notes.  Theology (Finances, Theodicy)

Schanks, Terry and Rebecca Wallace.  The Nature of Grief:  Healing and Honoring the Seasons of Loss.  Lincoln, Nebraska:  Wings of Change Publications, 2019.  36p.  Received 19 January 2023 in Arlington, Texas, from Community Healthcare.  Read 22 March 2022.  Personal/Health (Grief)

Schonfield, Hugh J.  The Passover Plot:  A New Interpretation of the life and Death of Jesus.  NY:  The Disinformation Co, 2005.  287p.  (40th Anniversary Edition of the book originally published in 1965 (UK) and 1966 (USA). Expanded with more historical background.)  Borrowed 2 July 2023 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 10-19 July 2023.  Biblical Backgrounds (Life of Jesus, Resurrection)

Shanks, Hershel.  Scholars on the Record:  Insightful Interviews on Bible and Archaeology.  Washington, DC:  Biblical Archaeology Society, 2009.  254p.  Read 4-6 June 2023.  Bible Backgrounds (Archaeology, Textual Criticism, History)

Sickler, Bradley L.  God on the Brain:  What Cognitive Science Does (and Does Not) Tell Us about Faith, Human Nature, and the Divine.  Wheaton:  Crossway, 2020.  208p.  Bought 13 February 2023 from Christianbook.  Read 23-26 March 2023.  Philosophy (Philosphy of Science; Epistemology; Science and Religion)

Snell, Lisa, publisher.  Oklahoma Native Times:  Indian Country Performers.  Tahlequah, Oklahoma:  Native American Times, Vol 1, No 2, December 2010.  29p.  Read 26 June 2023.  Peoples & Cultures (Cherokee, Performing Arts)

Stafford, Tim.  The Adam Quest:  Eleven Scientists Who Held On to a Strong Faith While Wrestling with the Mystery of Human Origins.  Nashville:  Thomas Nelson, 2013.  232p.  Bought 3 January 2023 on Christianbook.  Read 4-6 January 2023.  Science (Faith and Life, Evolution and Creationism)

Stetzer, Ed.  Comeback Churches:  How 300 Churches Turned Around and Yours Can Too.  Nashville:  B&H Publishing Group, 2007.  226p.  Borrowed 6 June 2023 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 7 June 2023.  Church & Culture

Tattersall, Ian.  Understanding Human Evolution.  Cambridge/NY:  cambridge Univeersity Press, 2022.  183p.  Bought 20 January 2023 on Amazon.  Read 20-26 April 2023.  Science (Paleoanthropology, Archaeology)

Tickle, Phyllis.  Emergence Christianity:  What it Is, Where it is Going, and Why It Matters.  Grand Rapids:  Baker, 2012.  237p.  Bought 17 April 2019 on Christianbook.  Read 4-8 November 2019.  Reread 7-9 August 2023.  Church & Culture (Theology, Emerging Church)

Toler, Stan and Keith Hawk.  Terrific Five-Star Customer Service:  Learning About Excellent Service from Special People.  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma:  Dust Jacket Press, 2013.  129p.  Bought 27 May from Christianbook.  Read 29-31 May 2023.  Business

Whorton, Mark and Hill Roberts.  Holman QuickSource Guide to Understanding Creation.  Nashville:  Holman Reference, 2008.  375p.  Bought 13 February 2023 from Christianbook.  Read 29 March - 8 April 2023.  Science (Science and Faith, Creation)

Wyatt, Adam.  Biblical Patriotism:  An Evangelical Alternative to Nationalism.  Denver:  GCRR Press, 2021.  239p.  Bought 3 August 2023.  Read 31 August - 4 September 2023.  Church and Culture (Separation of Church and State, The Biblical Basis of Constitutional Integrity)

Yancey, George.  Hostile Environment:  Understanding and Responding to Anti-Christian Bias.  Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Books, 2015.  182p.  Bought 3 January 2023 from Christianbook.  Read 13-16 January 2023.  Church & Culture (Philosophy)

Yong, Amos.  The Future of Evangelical Theology:  Soundings from the Asian American Diaspora.  Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic, 2014.  254p.  Bought 3 January 2023 from Christianbook.  Read 27-31 May 2023.  Theology (Peoples and Cultures, Cross-Cultural Theology)

Now Reading (3)

Arp, Tyler.  Strategy for Replanting Declining Churches (working title).  La Mirada, California:  Talbot School of Theology, 2023 (under development).  (A doctoral dissertation for which I am serving as a reader.  Being read chapter by chapter as it is produced, from July 2023.)  Read July - 2023.  Church & Culture (Philosophy, Communication)

Ehrman, Bart D.  Misquoting Jesus:  The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why.  NY:  HarperOne, 2005.  266p.  Bought 19 September 2023 on Amazon.  Read 20- September 2023.  Bible (Theology of Work)

Patterson, James.  Honeymoon.  NY:  Blackstone/Hachette, 2005.  Audiobook.  Bought 3 April 2022.  Heard 13, September, 2023.  Fiction (Thriller, International Crime)

To Read (1)

Moynagh, Michael.  emergingchurch.intro.  Oxford/Grand Rapids:  Monarch Books, 2004.  253p.  (Good, lively, practical, informative and motivating discussion of trends and personalities in what has come to be called The Emerging Church in contemporary America.  The Emerging Church focuses on communication in real-life ordinary language and building relationships.  The Good News is a life-integrated power and possibility, not just abstract information to learn, know and repeat in prescribed form.)  Bought in Arlington, Texas.  Read 27-30 March 2010.  Reread 2023.  Culture and Trends

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