Monday, January 05, 2009

2008 Book List

I tried to keep track of the books I was reading through 2008 but I know I missed some and sort of stopped keeping track around April on accident. I didn't read so many that I can't keep track though. Here's the list:

Sex and the Supremacy of Christ
by John Piper, et al is a collection of essays related to the title. I especially enjoyed the chapter for husbands but found the one meant for wives dry, boring, and typical. I also enjoyed the chapters on Luther's reform of marriage and the Puritan view of sex and marriage.

I also read the Otherland series by Tad Williams (a set of four very long sci-fi/fantasy books) which I enjoyed overall but were reeeallly long considering the amount of time I (don't) have to read. They were enjoyable though.
The $64 Tomato by William Alexander was a book that Jesse and I read aloud together in the car and there were points that I thought he might need to pull over because we were laughing so hard. A great memoir of a gardener and all of the problems he faces. I loved it!

I read L'Abri by Edith Schaeffer in April 2008 and I just don't have a way to describe the depth with which it struck me. It's the story of the Schaeffers (Francis and Edith) and the ministry God used them to start in Switzerland. The way they viewed life, money, time, and relationships was completely revolutionary to me and very Biblical. If I had to recommend one book for someone to read in the next year, I would choose this one.

I also read The Memory-Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards which was enjoyable and an interesting look at older views of children with special needs. Other books I read include:
  • Flight and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie,
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini,
  • Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella,
  • The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbitt,
  • The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne
  • Fidelity by Wendell Berry
  • Serving as Senders by Neal Pirolo
  • Prepare for Battle by Neal Pirolo
I am currently reading Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry, The Summer of the Great-Grandmother by Madeleine L'Engle, and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis

I read way fewer than I did last year, I think because the Tad Williams series took so long...Hopefully this year is better!

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  1. Hi Sarah,
    I have read L Abrie several times and found it awesome. I read, wishing I could visit there.
    Also a good read is "The Unhurried Chase". I can't remember the author, but she met Christ at L'Abrie and it tells of her expierience with the Schaffers.
    Grandma H

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