2008 Books

In my 2008 Year-end Book Awards, I mentioned that I wouldn’t post a list of books I read in 2008, and posted a link to my “Visual Bookshelf,” where all my 2008 books were filed in the “Already Read” section. Well, in order to keep track of my 2009 books, I removed all the “Already Read” books, and wanted to keep a record of 2008 for posterity’s sake. So here’s the list. It’s really primarily for my record-keeping purposes. In case you’re wondering why I don’t just save it on my hard drive, I already did, but I also wanted a record of it in case my computer(s) crashes. In alphabetical order:

  1. Abolition of Man – C.S. Lewis (1943)
  2. Against Christianity – Peter Liethart (2003)
  3. American Jesus – Stephen Prothero (2004)
  4. A Call to Spiritual Reformation – D.A. Carson (1992)
  5. Christianity & Liberalism – J. Gresham Machen (1923)
  6. Christless Christianity – Michael Horton (2008)
  7. Communion with the Triune God – John Owen (1657)
  8. The Courage to be Protestant – David F. Wells (2008)
  9. Discipline of Spiritual Discernment – Tim Challies (2007)
  10. Each for the Other – Bryan Chapell (2006)
  11. The Epistle to the Hebrews – F.F. Bruce (revised 2000)
  12. The Fair Tax Book – Neil Boortz (2006)
  13. The Fellowship of the Ring – J.R.R. Tolkien (1937-1949)
  14. The Two Towers
  15. The Return of the King
  16. Frankenstein – Mary Shelley (1818)
  17. How I Play Golf – Tiger Woods (2001)
  18. I Dream in Blue – Roger Director (2007)
  19. Kingdom Triangle – J.P. Moreland (2007)
  20. Knowing God – J.I. Packer (1973)
  21. Legacy of Sovereign Joy – John Piper (2000)
  22. Love Walked Among Us – Paul Miller (2001)
  23. The Magician’s Nephew – C.S. Lewis (1955)
  24. Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor – D.A. Carson (2008)
  25. Mystery of Providence – John Flavel (1678)
  26. Out of the Silent Planet – C.S. Lewis (1938-1945)
  27. Perelandra
  28. That Hideous Strength
  29. The Reason for God – Tim Keller (2008)
  30. Respectable Sins – Jerry Bridges (2007)
  31. Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe (1719)
  32. The Sovereignty of God – A.W. Pink (1918)
  33. A Taste of Heaven – R.C. Sproul (2006)
  34. The Theban Plays [Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone] – Sophocles (~440 BC)
  35. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee (1960)
  36. Why We’re Not Emergent – Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck (2008)
  37. Worship in Spirit and Truth – John Frame (1996)

3 thoughts on “2008 Books

  1. How many extra hours are there a typical Joel Pearce day? I only have 24 total hours in each of my days.You work full time, are taking masters courses, and you blog full time. Oh, and you’re married.Do you read every page of a book, or just some?

  2. It helps to not have cable or a Netflix subscription. I try to “redeem the time” as best I can – I try to always read during my lunch hour, and reading in bed before we go to sleep is a favourite time for us. Sunday afternoons are great times, too. If we get a Wii, that will hurt our reading time for sure.And yes, I try to read every page, mostly. I wonder how my comprehension is, though.


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