Thursday, January 05, 2012

Books Read in 2011 (Gaines)

  • Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality -- (My review)
  • Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning
  • Keep Your Greek: Strategies for Busy People -- (My review)
  • The Acts of the Apostles (Sacra Pagina Commentary Series)
  • Reformed Dogmatics, Vol. 3: Sin and Salvation in Christ
  • Confessions and Catechisms of the Reformation
  • Introduction to the History of Christianity: First Century to the Present Day
  • Historical Theology: An Introduction to the History of Christian Thought [Selections]
  • Peter Martyr Vermigli 1499-1562: Renaissance Man, Reformation Master
  • Colonial Presbyterianism: Old Faith in a New Land
  • The Color of Magic
  • The Orthodox Church
  • The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression
  • The Monster in the Hollows (The Wingfeather Saga Book Three)
  • Let's Study Hebrews
  • Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets

  • I'm a bit behind in getting this post up - a fact which pretty much sums up my entire reading effort in 2011. Oh well.

    Looking over the list, most of my reading was school-related. I guess that counts, but it just doesn't feel the same. Not that there weren't some good selections in there. The L.T. Johnson commentary on Acts was simultaneously brilliant and infuriating. I've almost finished all 4 volumes of Bavinck's Reformed Dogmatics, and it has been worth the read. The collection of monographs on Colonial Presbyterianism provided some great insight on a period I am woefully ignorant of. And speaking of history, I especially enjoyed the Peter Martyr Vermigli biography - the book itself was okay, but the subject was very fascinating: Vermgli deserves much more attention than he gets!

    Of the non-fiction books that weren't for school, I especially enjoyed Amity Shlaes' The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression -- though it is easy to lament how quickly we forget the lessons of the past. Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets was often tough to read, but was an utterly captivating look inside the world of criminal investigation in a major U.S. city.

    My biggest regret: only two fiction books in 2011! Granted, one was Andy Peterson's thoroughly enjoyable third installment of his Wingfeather Saga. But I'll have to do better in 2012.

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