What Dan’s Been Reading

DISCLAIMER: As you review my reading list, you’ll find a fairly broad range of topics. Don’t make the mistake of concluding that the books I read describe my theology or political point of view. I often read things with which I don’t agree.  In the future, I may read Mein Kampf, but I can assure you, when it appears on this list, it won’t reflect my political leanings.

Moreover, I usually find useful thoughts and ideas in all the books I read, but I rarely wholeheartedly agree with any author. If you want to know what I really think you should probably email me or try to figure it out from my blog posts. No, just email me.

Below, you’ll find about 100 books in alphabetical order by title. If you want to see more you can visit my GoodReads page. I have commented on some of the books I’ve read. I’ll try to add more remarks as I have time.

Dan’s bookshelf: read

An Army of Ordinary People
it was amazing
Felicity has done an inspiring job of describing how simple churches form and grow. I bought several copies and distributed them among the house churches that make up The Summit Fellowships network.
The Façade
liked it
Generally, I liked this book. This sci-fi thriller is designed to place Heiser’s work from his research in The Unseen Realm into a narrative form. He does a good job, but some of the material gets kind of “talky” as he goes from scene to…
From Tablet to Table: Where Community Is Found and Identity Is Formed
really liked it
Classic Leonard Sweet, complete with clever alliterations and winsome personal experience. As a practitioner of organic church (house church), I heartily endorse his argument for relationship around the table. I will probably recommend t…
God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It
really liked it
I particularly liked Wallis’ story about “who is responsible?” not “who is at fault.” I know there are folks that take issue with the author’s politics. I get it. I would find myself at odds with some of his positions on social issues, I…
Learn Amazon Ads: Use AMS to Find More Readers and Sell More Books
liked it
One of Dawson’s brand promotional books. It’s a helpful “how-to” that I intend to use when I get around to being more aggressive in marketing books. It does what it’s supposed to.
Morning and Evening
liked it
This is a classic devotional read. I have used it off and on for years. The challenge is to actually remember the evening devotional. I tend to be able to do the morning entries but forget the evening.
A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey
OK, I gotta be honest here. I don’t remember reading this book. That should probably tell you something about it. Either I never got around to reading it (it is in my library) or I started it and never finished, or I read it, liked some …
stopped-reading and maybe-later
One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are
it was amazing
Lovely reading. Voskamp is what I call a “lyrical” writer. There is a poetic feel to her prose. That, of course, will drive some readers loon-bats, but I find it pleasant. This isn’t a work of scholarship is a labor of the heart. It insp…
The Ransom of Red Chief
it was amazing
What can I say? Just good fun and a great read around the campfire with the grandkids.
The Stressed-Out Writer's Guide to Recording Your Own Audiobook
really liked it
A great, step by step book for those using Audacity and for those who are just getting started. I especially found his instructions on the correct settings for recording and saving audio book files.
Unchurching: Christianity Without Churchianity
really liked it
Jacobson does a great job of making a case for simple church. Full disclosure: he’s preaching to the choir with me. I was convinced before I read it. My reason for reading it was to determine if it would be a good resource for people who…
The Unseen Realm
it was amazing
This is a fascinating exploration of the supernatural context of the scriptures. Beginning with Psalm 82, Heiser traces the notion of a “divine council” that, in part, has been disinherited by God, the Creator. The book makes the case th…



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