2011 Reading List


Jonathan P. Berkey, The Formation of Islam:  Religion and Society in the Near East, 600-1800 (NY: Cambridge University Press, 2003), pp. 269.

Margaret Regan, The Death of Josseline (Boston: Beacon Press, 2010), pp. 224.

Stieg Larsson, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (NY: Vintage Books, 2008), pp. 644.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Toward a True Kinship of Faiths (NY:  Doubleday Religion, 2010), pp. 183.



Adam Hochschild, King Leopold’s Ghost (NY: Houghton Mifflin, 1998), pp. 306.

Cynthia Grant Tucker, Prophetic Sisterhood:  Liberal Women Ministers of the Frontier 1880-1930 (Boston: Beacon Press, 1990), pp. 240.

Dale Galloway, On-Purpose Leadership:  Multiplying Your Ministry by Becoming a Leader of Leaders (Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 2001), pp. 115.

Simon Baron-Cohen, The Science of Evil:  On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty (NY:  Basic Books, 2011), pp. 186.

Emily White, Fast Girls:  Teenage Tribes and the Myth of the Slut (NY:  Scribner, 2002), pp. 213.

Richard P. Feynman, The Meaning of It All:  Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist (Reading, MA:  Perseus Books, 1998), pp. 122.

John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra (Boston:  Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911), pp. 264.



Carmine Sarracino and Kevin Scott, The Porning of America (Boston:  Beacon Press, 2008), pp. 221.

Jonathan Frazen, The Corrections (New York:  Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2001), pp. 568.

Peter Berresford Ellis, The Druids (Grand Rapids:  William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1994), pp. 281.

Patty Dann, The Goldfish Went on Vacation (Boston:  Trumpeter Books, 2007), pp. 159.

Mike Bonem and Roger Patterson, Leading From the Second Chair:  Serving Your Church, Fulfilling Your Role, and Realizing Your Dreams (San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass, 2005), pp. 170.



Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind:  A Memoir of Moods and Madness (New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 1995), pp. 219.

R.K. Narayan, The Ramayana (NY:  Penguin Books, 1977), pp. 171.

George MacDonald Fraser, Flashman (London:  Herbert Jenkins, Ltd., 1969), pp. 257.

Phillip Yancey, What’s So Amazing About Grace?  (Grand Rapids, MI:  Zondervan, 1997.), pp. 282.

Patrick Macrory, Retreat From Kabul:  The Catastrophic British Defeat in Afghanistan, 1842 (Guilford, CT:  The Lions Press, 2002), pp. 280.

George MacDonald Fraser, Flash For Freedom! (London:  Barrie and Jenkins, Ltd., 1971), pp. 287.

Everett L. Worthington Jr., Humility: The Quiet Virtue (Philadelphia: Templeton Foundation Press, 2007), pp. 105

Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol (NY: Barnes & Noble Classics, 2004), pp. 88