Gosh, I love books... I read constantly. I'm currently in the middle of several.
What were the best books you read in 2009? What are the books you're looking forward to in 2010?
For some reason, this was the year of the memoir for me. I love reading first-person accounts of life, especially ones in which people change and grow… in one direction or another. It’s the process that fascinates me.
- CRAZY FOR GOD – Frank Schaeffer (Francis’s son’s journey away from Evangelicalism.)
- A MILLION MILES IN A THOUSAND YEARS - Donald Miller (A great memoir about "editing" his life - turning his book "Blue Like Jazz" into a screenplay - and what it taught him about living the best story.)
- SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME – Ron Hall (Homeless man and art dealer become friends, lives changed.)
- SON OF A PREACHER MAN – Jay Bakker (Jim & Tammy’s boy tells all.)
- THE UNLIKELY DISCIPLE – Kevin Roose (Agnostic undercover at Liberty U.)
- BEAUTIFUL BOY – David Scheff (Meth addiction from a dad’s perspective.)
- TWEAK – Nic Scheff (David’s son’s perspective. Read this one second.)
- THE YEAR OF LIVING BIBLICALLY – A.J. Jacobs (Esquire writer attempts to live by every command in the Bible for a year.)
I really appreciated these books as well:
- LOVE IS AN ORIENTATION – Andrew Marin (Elevating the Conversation between the Church and the LGBT community. I wrote about it here.)
- DEEP CHURCH – Jim Belcher (Finding a “Third Way” between Evangelicals and Emergent.)
- THE BLUE PARAKEET – Scot McKnight (How do we read the Bible. And how does that apply to women in ministry?)
- THE NEW CHRISTIANS – Tony Jones (Kind of a memoir. This is Tony’s history of Emergent.)
- THE NEXT EVANGELICALISM - Soong-Chan Rah. (Really helpful and eye-opening book on how the Church in America is enslaved by white, Western culture. I wrote about it here.)
In fiction, I really loved
Tell me about the books YOU loved... What should I read next?