If you've been around this blog at all, you may remember that I enjoy reading. Inspired by a friend, I thought it might be interesting to create a list of some of my favorite books that I read in 2012. My listing them here is not a blanket recommendation of them (except the Bible). If you'd like more information about any of them, let me know. Here they are in no particular order. The links take you to the Amazon page for each one.
The Presidents Club - A fascinating look at the most exclusive fraternity in the world - former presidents of the United States of America. Learned lots about the interactions between former presidents and what they did after they left office.
The Trellis and the Vine - A book that helped me see the significance of the church as a body of disciple-making disciples. Are we, together, about the work of seeing people transferred out of the kingdom of darkness and into his marvelous light; and are we helping one another transform more and more into the likeness of Christ? We should be!
The Art of Neighboring - Applying the 2nd greatest commandment to our literal neighbors - the ones who live next door to us. Useful, challenging stuff. (Picked this one up for free on my Kindle.)
The Bible - In 2012, I read all the way through the Bible. Chronologically. I didn't do the chronology myself, but found a plan that laid it out and found it a helpful way to read through the story of redemption.
Love Does - Pretty far outside my usual orbit, but I quite enjoyed it. Bob Goff tells stories from his life that demonstrate love in action. Didn't agree with everything I read, but was challenged to show love in the way I live.
Front Burner - The story of al-Qaeda's attack on the USS Cole as told by the ship's captain. All the more interesting to me because my brother-in-law was there.
The Holiness of God - R.C. Sproul's classic work on this important doctrine. (May have read part of this one in 2011...don't quite remember.)
I'd love to hear some of your favorite reads from 2012. Leave a comment here or on the facebook post and let us know!
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