Thursday, November 25, 2010

2011 Goals: Read 100 Books

This will be the third year that I challenge myself to read 100 Christian books. (Though sometimes "Christian" doesn't mean strictly Christian. This year I included a few classics that I thought had spiritual merit--at least for discussion purposes!) In 2009, I did NOT meet my goal. In 2010, I did! I'm super-excited that I was able to meet that goal this year! Because I feel it is VERY important for me to be as balanced as I can. Keeping three blogs is not easy. If I don't meet my goal in 2011, I am going to do my best not to feel guilty about it. But. I do want to try my best.

1. The Attributes of God. Arthur W. Pink. [Nonfiction]
2. Serendipity. Cathy Marie Hake. [Historical Fiction]
3. Courting Miss Amsel. Kim Vogel Sawyer. [Historical Fiction]
4. The Girl in the Gatehouse. Julie Klassen. [Historical Fiction]
5. Slave: The Hidden Truth About Your Identity in Christ. John MacArthur. [Nonfiction]
6. Jesus in the Present Tense: The I AM Statements of Christ. Warren W. Wiersbe.
7. Stars Collide. Janice Thompson. 2011. [January 2011] Revell. 324 pages.
8. A Million Ways To Die: The Only Way to Live. Rick James. 2010. October 2010. David C. Cook. 336 pages.
9. The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas. Introduction by Andrew M. Greeley. 1942/1999. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 528 pages.
10. Bible Stories for Girls. American Bible Society. Scholastic. 2011. January 2011. 18 pages.
11. Bible Stories for Boys. American Bible Society. Scholastic. 2011. January 2011. 18 pages.
12. Passport Through Darkness: A True Story of Danger and Second Chances. Kimberly L. Smith. 2011. David C. Cook. 256 pages.
13. When Calls the Heart. Janette Oke. 1983/2005. Bethany House. 224 pages.
14. Lady in the Mist. Laurie Alice Eakes. 2011. Revell. 402 pages.
15. The Legacy of the King James Bible: Celebrating 400 Years of the Most Influential English Translation. Leland Ryken. 2011. Crossway. 272 pages.
16. The Imagination Station: Voyage with the Vikings. Marianne Hering. Paul McCusker. Adventures in Odyssey. 2011. Tyndale. 128 pages.
17. The Imagination Station: Attack at the Arena. Marianne Hering. Paul McCusker. Adventures in Odyssey. 2011. Tyndale. 128 pages.
18. Operation Bonnet. Kimberly Stuart. 2011. David C. Cook. 272 pages.
19. Don't Call It A Comeback: the Old Faith For a New Day. Edited by Kevin DeYoung. Foreword by D.A. Carson. 2011. Crossway Books. 256 pages.
20. A Bond Never Broken. Judith Miller. 2011. Bethany House. 384 pages.
21. Hearts Aglow. (Striking a Match #2) Tracie Peterson. 2011. Bethany House. 368 pages.
22. A Heart Most Worthy. Siri Mitchell. 2011. Bethany House. 384 pages.
23. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go: Facing Death With Courageous Confidence in God. Edited by Nancy Guthrie. 2011. February 2011. Crossway Books. 160 pages.
24. Pinocchio. Carlo Collodi. Translated by Emma Rose. Illustrated by Sara Fanelli. Candlewick Press. 192 pages. (Collodi's Pinocchio was published in 1883.)
25. Bathsheba. (The Wives of King David #3) Jill Eileen Smith. 2011. Revell. 350 pages.
26. The Everlasting Tradition: Jewish Customs, Holidays, and Historical Events That Reveal Biblical Truth. Galen Peterson. 1995. Kregel Publications. 160 pages.
27. Knowing Scripture. R.C. Sproul. 1977/2009. IVP. 152 pages.
28. The World Jesus Knew. Anne Punton. 2003. Moody Publishers. 192 pages.
29. The Practice of the Presence of God. Brother Lawrence. Joseph de Beaufort. 1982. Whitaker House. 96 pages.
30. How To Get The Most From God's Word. John MacArthur. 1997. Thomas Nelson. 168 pages.
31. God is Great: A Toddlers Bible Storybook by Carolyn Larsen. Illustrated by Caron Turk. 2011. Crossway Publishers. 44 pages.
32. No Other Gospel: 31 Reasons From Galatians Why Justification by Faith Alone is the Only Gospel. Josh Moody. 2011. Crossway. 288 pages.
33. Discovering Jesus: Why Four Gospels to Portray One Person? T.D. Alexander. 2010. Crossway Publishers. 144 pages.
34. Through Gates of Splendor. Elisabeth Elliot. 1956/2005. Tyndale. 296 pages.
35. Cries From the Cross: A Journey Into the Heart of Jesus. Erwin Lutzer. 2002. Moody. 170 pages.
36. The Judgment. Beverly Lewis. 2011. Bethany House. 336 pages.
37. How To Study The Bible. R.A. Torrey. 1896. Hendrickson Publishers. 90 pages.
38. How to Pray. R.A. Torrey. 1900. Hendrickson Publishers. 82 pages.
39. The Holiness of God. R.C. Spoul. 1985. Tyndale. 280 pages.
40. Why One Way?: Defending an Exclusive Claim in an Inclusive World. John MacArthur. 2002. Thomas Nelson. 96 pages.
41. Joni. Joni Eareckson Tada. 1976. 224 pages.
42. Our Awesome God. John MacArthur. 1993/2001. Crossway Books. 176 pages.
43. Hope Rekindled. Tracie Peterson. 2011. Bethany House. 352 pages.
44. In Grandma's Attic. Arleta Richardson. 1974/2011. David C. Cook. 144 pages.
45. More Stories from Grandma's Attic. Arleta Richardson. 1979/2011. David C. Cook. 144 pages.
46. Note to Self: The Discipline of Preaching to Yourself. Joe Thorn. Foreword by Sam Storms. 2011. Crossway Books. 144 pages.
47. How Huge the Night. Lydia Munn and Heather Munn. 2011. Kregel. 304 pages.
48. China Cry. Nora Lam with Richard Schneider. 1991. Thomas Nelson. 260 pages.
49. Saint Training. Elizabeth Fixmer. 2010. Zonderkidz. 256 pages.
50. Pompeii: City On Fire. T.L. Higley. 2011. B&H Publishing Group. 368 pages.
51. Mirror Ball. Matt Redman. 2011. David C. Cook. 176 pages.
52. Troo Makes A Splash (Rainforest Friends). Cheryl Crouch. Illustrated by Kevin Zimmer. 2011. Zonderkidz. 32 pages.
53. Troo's Secret Clubhouse. Cheryl Crouch. Illustrated by Kevin Zimmer. 2011. Zonderkidz. 32 pages.
54. Troo's Big Climb. Cheryl Crouch. Illustrated by Kevin Zimmer. 2011. Zonderkidz. 32 pages.
55. Tombstones and Banana Trees: A True Story of Revolutionary Forgiveness. Medad Birungi with Craig Borlase. 2011. David C. Cook. 208 pages.
56. Am I Really A Christian? Mike McKinley. Foreword by Kirk Cameron. 2011. Crossway. 160 pages.
57. Martha. Diana Wallis Taylor. 2011. Revell. 256 pages.
58. My First Read and Learn: Book of Prayer. Dr. Mary Manz Simon. 2007. Scholastic. 40 pages.
59. Mine is the Night. Liz Curtis Higgs. 2011. Waterbrook. 464 pages
60. Read Your Bible One Book At A Time: A Refreshing Way To Read God's Word with New Insight and Meaning. Woodrow Kroll. 2002. Gospel Light Publications. 150 pages.
61. How to Find God in the Bible: A Personal Plan For the Encounter of Your Life. Woodrow Kroll. 2004. Multnomah. 204 pages.
62. City of Tranquil Light. Bo Caldwell. 2010. Henry Holt. 304 pages.
63. Embrace Grace: Welcome to the Forgiven Life. Liz Curtis Higgs. 2006. Waterbrook Press. 160 pages.
64. To The One Who Conquers: 50 Daily Meditations on the Seven Letters of Revelation 2-3. Sam Storms. 2008. Crossway Books. 240 pages.
65. Bookends. Liz Curtis Higgs. 2000. Multnomah. 340 pages.
66. Safely Home. Randy C. Alcorn. 2011. Tyndale. 434 pages.
67. Mixed Signals. Liz Curtis Higgs. 1999. Multnomah. 384 pages.
68. The Colonel's Lady. Laura Frantz. 2011. Revell. 412 pages.
69. Let God Change Your Life: How To Know and Follow Jesus. Greg Laurie. 2011. David C. Cook. 288 pages.
70. A Most Unsuitable Match. Stephanie Grace Whitson. 2011. Bethany House. 336 pages.
71. Wings of a Dream. Anne Mateer. 2011. Bethany House. 319 pages.
72. The Doctor's Lady. Jody Hedlund. 2011. Bethany House. 384 pages.
73. A Heart Revealed (Winds of Change Series #2) Julie Lessman. 2011. Revell. 500 pages.
74. Deeply Devoted. Maggie Brendan. 2011. Revell. 335 pages.
75. Beneath the Night Tree by Nicole Baart. 2011. Tyndale. 400 pages.
76. Still More Stories from Grandma's Attic. Arleta Richardson. 1980/2011. David C. Cook. 160 pages.
77. Treasures from Grandma's Attic. Arleta Richardson. 1984/2011. David C. Cook. 160 pages.
78. Lit: A Christian Guide to Reading Books. Tony Reinke. 2011. Crossway Books. 208 pages.
79.  Ten Lies About God And How You Might Already Be Deceived. Erwin Lutzer. 2000. Thomas Nelson. 238 pages. (Newly reprinted as paperback by Kregel publications in January 2009).
80. Hope Underground. Carolos Parra Diaz. As told to Mario Veloso & Jeanette Windle. 2011. Imago Dei Books. 191 pages.
81. Love on the Line. Deeanne Gist. 2011. Bethany House. 365 pages.
82. Wonderland Creek. Lynn Austin. 2011. Bethany House. 400 pages.
83. Who Stole My Church? Gordon MacDonald. 2007. Thomas Nelson. 250 pages.
84. Do I Know God? Finding Certainty in Life's Most Important Relationship. Tullian Tchividjian. 2007. 215 pages.
85. A Necessary Deception. Laurie Alice Eakes. 2011. Revell. 346 pages.
86. Going Deep. Gordon MacDonald. 2011. Thomas Nelson. 383 pages.
87. Jesus + Nothing = Everything. Tullian Tchividjian. 2011. Crossway Books. 220 pages.

88. My First Read and Learn Countdown to Christmas. Dr. Mary Manz Simon. Illustrated by Siobhan Harrison. 2009. Scholastic.
89. The Mercy. Beverly Lewis. 2011. Bethany House. 310 pages.
90. God With Us: Divine Condescension And the Attributes of God. K. Scott Oliphint. 2011. Crossway. 303 pages.
91. The Merchant's Daughter. Melanie Dickerson. 2011. Zondervan. 285 pages.

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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