Wednesday, December 27, 2017

2017 Reading List

Christ for Us, by Preus -- fifth re-read in April 2017 (following book layout)
Pioneer Girl: The Annotatated Autobiography -- May 3.
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler, by Pedersen -- July 4.
The Pastor's Wife, by Wurmbrand -- August.
The Fire and the Staff, by Preus -- October.

Dust in the Glass, by Gehlbach-Stemm -- May 16.
House of Living Stones, by Schuermann -- May 27.
The Choir Immortal, by Schuermann -- May 30.
The Harvest Raise, by Schuermann -- December 19.
The Kingdom of the Birds, by Demuth-Lutze -- June 17.
32 Going on Spinster, by Monson -- August 15.

Pioneer Girl was hard.  It took me two years to read, what with all those footnotes.

There was a lot more fiction and fun escapist reading this year.

2016 Reading Lists

Ivan Denisovich, by Solzhenitsyn -- July 29.
Mothering Many, by MacPherson -- August 13.
Every Woman's Guide to Foot Pain Relief, by Bowman -- August 19.
Christ for Us, by Preus -- three more re-reads 

Audio book:
Around the World in 80 Days, by Verne [Jim Dale] -- August 24.   

My 2015 reading list was affected by Mom's hospitalization and death.  The 2016 reading list was on "pause" for the same reason.  In late spring I started reading again, but when I resumed Pioneer Girl, it was long and difficult and wasn't finished in 2016.  Then in fall, my reading again disappeared because of putting in long hours in the church office.  

Other people's reading lists demonstrate what kind of interesting ideas they're putting into their minds.  My reading list demonstrates when I'm distracted by non-reading tasks.

2015 Reading List

How to Respond to Eastern Religions -- finished Jan 7
Crunchy Cons, by Dreher -- finished Jan 13

Holy Housewifery -- finished Jan 17
Wild Swans, by Chang  -- finished Feb 25
Light in the Dark Belt: Story of Rosa Young -- March 7
Heidelberg Disputation -- finished April 2  
On Being a Theologian of the Cross, by Forde -- April 13
Broken: 7 "Christian" Rules ... to Break-- May 1
Let's Roll, by Beamer-- finished May 4
Christ for Us, by Preus -- finished Sept 25
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, by Karon -- March 30

~ The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe -- May 17
~ Prince Caspian -- June 23
~ Horse and His Boy -- finished April 16 [audio]
~ Magician's Nephew -- finished May 12 [audio] 

With Maggie:
Anne of Ingleside -- finished Jan 16
Penderwicks -- finished Feb 24

Looking at this list, it's very apparent to me when Mom fell and died.

Monday, December 25, 2017

God's Liturgy

When you're tempted to think that the liturgy isn't important, remember that contemporary worship was why Judah and Israel were destroyed.
Quote from Bible class on Hebrews