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Friday, January 2, 2009

Books I Read in 2008

I checked just this morning. List started in January 1999. This means for ten years now I have kept a list of books I finished throughout the year! Most years I read 99.9% fiction -- usually of the historical, Christian or mystery varieties. But this year I only read 2 fiction books and 35 non-fiction ones! Quite the change! I wrote reviews for each book throughout the year. Some are just short things, others more extensive. Click on the titles below if you are interested. Hopefully I did the links correctly. :-)

List of Books Read in 2008

The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel

23 Minutes in Hell by Bill Wiese

The Destiny of Muslims in the End Times by Faisal Malick

To My Muslim Friends
by Anise Behnam

The Crescent Through the Eyes of the Cross by Nabeel Jabbour

The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel

Does My Head Look Too Big in This by Randa Abdel Fattah

Meeting Islam: A Guide for Christians by George Dardess

The Heavenly Man by Brother Yun & Paul Hattaway

The New Answers Book by Ken Ham, general editor

The Shack by William P. Young

Being Arab by Samir Kassir

The Bible Exposition Commentary Vol. I
by Warren Weirsbe

Scratch Beginnings: Search for the American Dream by Adam Shepherd

Victory for Us Is to See You Suffer by Philip Winslow

Too Christian Too Pagan
by Dick Staub

The Faith by Charles Colson

The Attentive Life by Leighton Ford

Called to Die by Steve Estes

Mary Louise's Opus by Mary Louise Mason

Unshackled & Growing by Nabeel Jabbour

Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby

The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan

Daring Chloe by Laura Jensen Walker

Muslims, Christians, Jesus by Carl Medearis

Standing with Israel by David Brog

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson

Once an Arafat Man by Taysir Saada
& Dean Merrill

Epicenter by Joel Rosenberg

The Complete Guide to the Bible by Stephen Miller

Christianity Today study series on Islam

Children of Hope by Vernon Brewer & Noel Brewer Yeatts

Mission Al Jazeera by Josh Rushing

Rethinking Holy Land by Marlin Jeschke

Defining Moments by Vernon Brewer


Angela said...

I read the Shack this summer. The author was on 100 Huntley Street (Christian program here in Canada) on Dec. 16th!! What an amazing interview it was. Do you know that when he looked for a publisher, every Christian publisher he went to denied him, said it was too secular. Every secular publisher said it was 'too Jesus'. I have heard that some Christians were discouraging others from reading this book, that it was too 'new age'. SIGH....How much they have missed out from reading this book.
isn't it awesome,,'He is especially fond of us?'..I loved that part..

SuzyQ said...

Wow this is an amazing list!
I've been wanting to read "The Shack" after hearing lots of good things about it. Hopefully it will be on my list this year :0)

His Living Sacrifice said...

Wow! Great list! I need to read more, specifically His word.

Angela said...

Wanted to let you know I left a comment on the comment you left on Fearless Friday. I have added you to my Prayer Journal that I have specifically bought just for Fearless Fridays. ((hugs)) And thanks for praying and standing in the gap!!

Holly said...

Wow, Susanne, this is an impressive list! You have read many that I am wanting to read!

Susanne said...

Holly, I know you have Muslim friends. Nabeel Jabbour's book "The Crescent Through the Eyes of the Cross" is EXCELLENT as is Carl Meaderis' book "Muslims, Christians, Jesus." I think you should read those to further understand your Muslim friends. :-)

Susanne said...

Angela, I loved that part, too. It was so touching. :-)

Holly said...

Thanks, Susanne.

What did you think of the book Once An Arafat Man? I have heard that recommended.

Also - what about Epicenter and Standing with Israel? I'd love your sincere thoughts.