Inactive Reader – An Update

I’ve gone through a period where I’ve been lazy and not feeling well, and just haven’t been feeling like doing much of anything, including reading. By association, this blog has been virtually inactive. I’m making plans to change that, and am currently reading a book for review. I will do my best to finish it this coming week. My 5-year Fill in the Gaps challenge has gone unstarted up to now (I was supposed to start it in 2012). Since I never started it, I’ve changed the dates to 2014-2018. Until that time, I will be working on reading the unread books on my shelf, of which there are many. Some of those books are actually on my “Gaps” challenge list, so that’s good for me once we enter 2014. 🙂  I’m putting my Reading Goals on hold. While I love these books, and can’t wait to read them again through the eyes of what I explained on the “Goals” page, I want to read the books I haven’t read.

As a helpful list for me (and for anyone who may be interested) the following list is my shelf of unread books. If there is an * next to it, then it is also on my “Gaps” list. I hope to be posting more regularly very soon.

The Bone House by Stephen Lawhead
Lucifer’s Flood by Linda Rios Brook
The Last Christian by David Gregory
The Space Trilogy: Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis*
The Space Trilogy: Perelandra by C.S. Lewis*
The Space Trilogy: That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis*
The Church Invisible by Nick Page
Eyes Wide Open series: Identity by Ted Dekker
Eyes Wide Open series: Mirror by Ted Dekker
Eyes Wide Open series: Unseen by Ted Dekker
Eyes Wide Open series: Seer by Ted Dekker
The Reason by Williams Sirls
The Betrayal by Jerry B. Jenkins
Danger in the Shadows by Dee Henderson
The Search Committee by Tim Owens
The Book of the King by Chris Fabry & Jerry B. Jenkins
The 13th Tribe by Robert Liparulo
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Ben Hur by Lew Wallace*
The Keeper by Ted Dekker & Tosca Lee
The Faith of Ashish by Kay Marshall Strom
The Pilgrim’s Regress by C.S. Lewis*

Christian Reflections by C.S. Lewis*
God in the Dock by C.S. Lewis*
Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis*
Reflections on the Psalms by C.S. Lewis*
The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis*
The Business of Heaven by C.S. Lewis
Tozer Speaks (A Collection) by A.W. Tozer
A Passion for God: The Spiritual Journey of A.W. Tozer by Lyle Dorsett
Christology and the New Testament: Jesus and His Earliest Followers by Christopher Tuckett
Ancient Israel’s Faith and History: An Introduction to the Bible in Context by George E. Mendenhall
The Unfinished Battle: Islam and the Jews by Mark A. Gabriel
Islam and Terrorism by Mark A. Gabriel
Practicing Exile: The Religious Odyssey of an American Jew by Marc H. Ellis
When God Prayed by Don Wilton
Serious Times: Making Your Life Matter in an Urgent Day by James Emery White
Touching Godliness Through Submission by K.P. Yohannan
How to Read the Bible Through the Jesus Lens: Michael Williams
Majestie: The King Behind The King James Bible by David Teems
Is Your Lord Large Enough: How C.S. Lewis Expands Our View of God by Peter J. Schakel
Common Sense, Rights of Man, and Other Essential Writings (a collection) by Thomas Paine*
Restricted Nations: North Korea by The Voice of the Martyrs, with P. Todd Nettleton
The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid by Patrick Garrett
Everything the Bible Says About Angels and Demons by Bob Newman
Mere Humanity: G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien on the Human Condition by Donald T. Williams
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas
Out of My Later Years by Albert Einstein
Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account by Dr. Miklos Nyiszli
The Secret Holocaust Diaries by Nonna Bannister
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

So, as you can see, it’s a large list. These were books that I purchased/downloaded separate from my “Gaps” list, but some of them ended up on the list because I never got to read them and have wanted to for a long time. Since compiling the “Gaps” list, I have downloaded many, many books and collections onto my Nook. So, I have them, but they are not listed here. They are on my “Gaps” list, patiently waiting. Through the end of this year, I will focus strictly on the books that are NOT on my “Gaps” list. It is more than enough to keep me busy.

One thought on “Inactive Reader – An Update

  1. Good afternoon! I came across your blog while doing some research for some clients I’m working with, and saw that you’ve previously reviewed Christian books. Beth Moore and Priscilla Shirer both have new books coming out in October called Whispers of Hope and God is able (respectively), and I wanted to see if you might be interested in reviewing one or both. In case you’d like to consider reviewing these I have included additional information about them below.

    Please let me know if you’re interested in reviewing one or both of the books on your blog and I’ll be happy to mail you a copy. We also have copies available for giveaways if you’re interested in hosting one. We’re aiming for reviews to post in November.

    I look forward to hearing from you!
    Caylen Kyle
    Icon Media Group

    God Is Able, Priscilla Shirer
    Got an IMPOSSIBLE situation? IMPOSSIBLE. IMPENETRABLE. UNCHANGEABLE. Maybe so . . . until God gets involved. No matter the details of your circumstance, His raw power potential and immeasurable ability refuse to cower in the face of any challenge. Nothing is impossible with God. Nothing. Not even that thing. This is the uplifting, well-reasoned answer from New York Times best-selling author Priscilla Shirer—not a denial of life’s adversities and troubles, but a biblical reminder that God is always up to great things, even when His great things are greater then instant remedies and visible change. He is a God who cares . . . and a God who CAN. Believe it. Experience it. God Is Able.

    Whispers of Hope, Beth Moore
    Scripture tells us to pray without ceasing, but how in the world do we do that? In fact, how should we effectively pray to begin with?
    Best-selling author Beth Moore addresses these practical and pervasive matters in Whispers of Hope by walking readers through an easy to remember and apply method of prayer, coupled with seventy daily devotionals and followed by prompts to put this prayer method into practice.
    Indeed, Whispers of Hope teaches the manifestation process of powerful Word-saturated prayer in response to a daily Bible reading. In turn, you will better understand how devotional reading and prayer are central to a stronger relationship with God.


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