A few days ago I listed my fiction reading from last year (2010) and wrote a short intro that relates to some of this as well.
I’m determined to read a bit more widely this year in non-fiction, but I don’t really have much of a plan. As a reader, I’m kind of like the kid just getting used to playing the sport, learning to love it. (FYI: The sport is reading.) I will need more and more coaching as I go along. I will say that, of all these books, I think Greg’s was the closest to home. But these were all good.
Wrestling With An Angel (Greg Lucas)
Saint Patrick (Jonathan Rogers)
How the Irish Saved Civilization (Thomas Cahill)
Cinderella Man (Jeremy Schaap)
The Lives of The Kings and Queens of England (Antonia Fraser)
Walt Disney: The Triumph Of The American Imagination (Neal Gabler)
A Sweet and Bitter Providence (John Piper)
What is the Gospel? (Greg Gilbert)
The Four: Survey of the Gospels (Peter Leithart)
Ancient Near Eastern Texts Related to the Old Testament (James Pritchard, editor. I did not read the entire thing, but selections)
The Literary Structure Of The Old Testament (David Dorsey)
Bible Reading was mostly in: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Ruth, Judges, Luke, John, Ephesians.
I read a lot of poetry (for me) last year. John Milton, Billy Collins, Wendell Berry, my daughter (the best!) and some others.
I read a lot of e-mails.