Category Archives: Book List of My Reading

A List of Books I’ve Read (2006-2018)

Books Read since I retired in May 2006 [in order read]
*If you wish for me to give you a brief review of one of these books just let me know and I will do it ASAP
Dr Don

      • Conformed to His Image by Ken Boa, [Biblical and Practical Approaches to Spiritual Formation] Zondervan, 2001.
      • The Perfect Leader by Ken Boa, [Practicing the Leadership Traits of God], Victor, 2006.
      • Counseling [How to Counsel Biblically] by John MacArthur and Wayne Mack, Thomas Nelson, 2005.
      • Lay Counseling by Siang-Yang Tan [Equipping Christians for a Helping Ministry], Zondervan, 1991.
      • Food and Love [the Amazing Connection] by Gary Smalley, Tyndale House, 2001.
      • What the Bible Says About Healthy Living by Dr Rex Russell, Regal, 1996.
      • Food Smart [good book on healthy practice] by Cheryl Townsley, Pinon Press, 1994.
      • Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands [A CCEF book to help a churches’ people in need of change] by Paul David Tripp, P & R Publishing, 2002.
      • How People Change [An Excellent Biblical perspective] by Lane and Tripp, CCEF publication, 2000.
      • Completed teaching workbook, [I taught this at BBC 4/18/07.]
      • Growing True Disciples [Better Strategies for Discipleship with examples from churches actually doing it] by George Barna, Barna Research Group, 2000.
      • Mobilizing for Compassion [A Handbook on how to move a church toward helping the wounded within and without the church] by Robert Logan and Larry Short, Revell, 1994.
      • Addictions by Edward T. Welch, [CCEF: Resources for Changing Lives], P & R Publishing, 2001.
      • A.D.D., Ed Welsh, P & R. Publishing, [Resources Changing Lives], booklet.
      • False Intimacy, Understanding the struggle of sexual addiction, by Harry Schaumburg, Navpress, 1993.
      • Quick Scripture References for Counseling by John G. Kruis [80 topics in NIV version] He is a NANC certified counselor. Baker Books, 2000.
      • Quick Scripture References for Counseling Women by Patricia A. Miller [95 topics in NIV version]. She is an associate dean of students at Calvary Bible College, Kansas City, MO, Baker Books, 2002.
      • Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp, Shepherd Press, 2006 [a great Biblical parenting book that I taught at Bible Baptist Church, Shiremanstown, PA September to December 2006]
      • Shepherding a Child’s Heart [Parents Handbook] by Tedd Tripp, 2006.
      • The Richest Man Who Ever Lived, by Steven Scott. [Business principles from Proverbs] Random House, 2006.
      • Communication: Key to your Marriage, [Revised and expanded] by Norman Wright, Regal, 2000.
      • The New Testament Deacon, Alexander Strauch, Lewis Roth publishers, 1992. Also the study guide 2nd edition 1994.
      • Quick Scripture References for Counseling Youth, by Patricia Miller and Keith Miller from Calvary Bible College, Baker, Baker Books, 2006.
      • Relationships, Lane and Tripp, New Growth Press, 2006.
      • Search for Significance, Robert McGee, W. Publishing, 2000. [I did not finish the study guide in back]
      • Depression, A Stubborn Darkness, by Edward Welsh, Vantage Point, 2004.
      • Truth Matters [Landmark chapters from the teaching Ministry of John MacArthur 35th Anthology 1969-2004] Thomas Nelson, 2004.
      • The Heart of Anger, Practical Help in the prevention and cure of Anger in Children. by Lou Priolo, Calvary Press, NY, 1997.
      • Seven Pillars of Health [the Natural Way to Better Health for Life, by Dr. Don Colbert, Siloam, 2007. [A good reference partially read]
      • Age of Opportunity, [A Biblical Guide for Parenting Teens] by Paul David Tripp, 1997, P & R Publishers
      • Culture Shift [Communicating God’s Truth to Our Changing World, by David W. Henderson, Baker, 1998.
      • Church Next [Quantum Changes in How we do Ministry], Eddie Gibbs, IVP, 2000.
      • Simple Church [Returning to God’s Process for Making Disciples] by Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger, B & H Publishing Group, 2006.
      • New Generation Leader [Five Essentials for those who will shape the Future], Andy Stanley, Multnomah Publishers, 2003.
      • Can we Do That? [24 Innovative Practices That Will Change the Way you Do church] Andy Stanley and Ed Young, Howard Books, 2005.
      • Spiritual Leadership [Moving People on to God’s Agenda], Henry & Richard Blackaby, Broadman Holman Publishers, 2001.
      • The Blogging Church, [Sharing the story of your church through blogs]
      • Brian Bailey with Terry Storch, A leadership Network Publication [www.leadernet.org], 2007.
      • Visioneering [God’s Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Vision], Andy Stanley, Mulnomah, 1999.
      • The Leadership Challenge [Third Edition] James Kouzes and Barry Posner, Jossey-Bass, 2002.
      • What Jesus Demands from the World, John Piper, Crossway, 2006.
      • The Language of God, Francis Collins, [A scientist presents evidence for belief], Free Press, 2006.
      • The 8th Habit, Stephen Covey, Free Press, 2004.
      • Blame It on the Brain, [Distinguishing Chemical imbalances], Brain Disorders and Disobedience. Edward Welch, P & R Publishing, 1998.
      • Total Heart Health for Men, [A Life-Enriching plan for physical and spiritual well-being], Ed Young, Michael Duncan M.D and Richard Leachman M.D, W Publishing, 2005.
      • His Side versus Our Side, [Study in Galatians- God’s great Antithesis], Norman B. Harrison, Harrison Service Inc, 1940.
      • Friendship Counseling, [Jesus’ Model for Speaking Life-Words to Hurting People], Kevin D. Huggins, Navpress, 2003.
      • The Surrendered Life, [Thoughts on Christian Sanctity], Handley C. G. Moule, Christian Literature Crusade, 1884.
      • Helping Others Change [How God Can Use You to Help People Grow], Paul David Tripp and Timothy Lane CCEF Publication 3rd Ed, 2000. A course authorizing me to teach it.
      • A Quest for More, [Living for something bigger than you], Paul David Tripp, New Growth Press, 2007.
      • Running Scared, [Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest], Edward T. Welch, New Growth Press, 2007.
      • Wild at Heart [Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul], John Eldredge, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2001.
      • The Secrets Men Keep, Stephen Arterburn, Integrity Publishers, 2006.
      • Men and Women Equal Yet Different [A Brief Study on the Biblical Passages on Gender], Alexander Strauch, 1999.
      • Man of Steel & Velvet, Aubrey Andelin, Pacific Press, 1972.
      • Sacred Marriage [What if God designed Marriage to make us Holy more that to make us happy?], Gary Thomas, Zondervan, 2000.
      • Ten Great Dates [To energize your Marriage]. David & Claudia Arp, Zondervan, 1997.
      • Change Your Church for Good, [The art of sacred cow tipping], Brad Powell, Thomas Nelson, 2007.
      • The Power to Write [A writing workshop in a book including seven keys to discover your writer within], Caroline Joy Adams, Barnes and Noble, 2003.
      • Ten Great Dates before You Say “I do,” David & Claudia Arp and Curt and Natelle Brown, Zondervan, 2003.
      • Fit Bodies Fat Minds, Why Evangelicals Don’t Think and What to do about it, Os Guinness, Baker, 1994.
      • Preaching That Changes Lives, Michael Fabarez, Thomas Nelson, 2002.
      • The Dangerous Duty of Delight, [The Glorified God and the Satisfied soul], John Piper, Multnomah, 2001.
      • Pictures Your Heart Remembers, [Building Lasting Memories of Love & Acceptance in Your Family], John Trent, Waterbrook Press, 2000.
      • Living Together Myths, Risks & Answers, Mike & Harriet McManus, Howard Books, 2008.
      • High Definition Life [Trading Life’s Good of God’s Best], Luis Palau, Revell, 2005.
      • Leading with Love, [A Christians Leader’s Guide] Alexander Strauch, Lewis and Roth Publishers, 2006.
      • Biblical Eldership [An Urgent Call to Restore Biblical Church Leadership] Alexander Strauch, Lewis and Roth Publishers, 1995.
      • To Be Told [Know your story- shape your future], Dan Allender, Waterbrook Press, 2005.
      • God’s Passion for His Glory, [Living the Vision of Jonathan Edwards with the complete text of the ‘End for which God Created the World’] John Piper, Crossway Books, 1998.
      • The Valley of Vision [A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions] Arthur Bennett, Editor, Banner of Truth Trust, 1975.
      • The Thorn in the Flesh [Hope for all who struggle with impossible conditions], R. T. Kendall, Charisma House, 2004.
      • God Gives Second Chances, [How to Get up, Dust off and be used again by God when you fall] by R.T. Kendall, Charisma House, 2008.
      • The Jesus I Never Knew, Philip Yancey, Zondervan Publishing, 1995.
      • 11 Indispensable Relationships You Can’t Be Without, Leonard Sweet, 2008.
      • The Gospel According to Starbuck, [Living with a Grande Passion], Leonard Sweet, WaterBrook Press, 2007.
      • Agape Leadership [Lessons in spiritual leadership from the life of R C Chapman] Robert Peterson and Alexander Strauch, Lewis and Roth Publishers, 1991.
      • Love or Die [Christ’s wake-up call to the Church] Alexander Strauch, Lewis and Roth, 2008.
      • Robert Chapman Apostle of Love Robert L Peterson, Lewis and Roth Publishers, 1995.
      • The 23rd psalm for the 21st century, a Jewish shepherd’s story, Lon Solomon, purple pomegranate productions, 2008.
      • Such Precious Clay, God’s Handiwork with Fragile Vessels, Mark Grawehr, 2008.
      • The Spirit and Presence of Christ, Jerald R. White, Jr., Xulon Press, 2006.
      • Love and Respect [The Love she most Desires and the Respect he Desperately Needs by Dr Emerson Eggerichs, Thomas Nelson, 2004.
      • Energy Zappers [Dealing with People who Drain you Dry], Shaun Blakeney and Wallace Henley, Baker Books, 2007.
      • Seeking Solid Ground [Anchoring your life in Godly Character]. John Trent and Rick Hicks, Focus of the Family published, 1995.
      • The Christian in Complete Armour Vol. One [A modernized abridgement of the Puritan Classic by William Grunall-1665], World Challenge Inc, 1986.
      • The Christian in Complete Armour Vol. Two [A modernized abridgement of the Puritan Classic by William Grunall-1665, Banner of Truth Trust, 1988.
      • The Christian in Complete Armour Vol. Three [A modernized abridgement of the Puritan Classic by William Grunall-1665, Banner of Truth Trust, 1989.
      • The Best Question Ever [A Revolutionary Approach to Decision Making] by Andy Stanley, Multnomah Publishers, 2004.
      • The War Within [A Biblical Strategy for Spiritual Warfare] by Jay Adams, Harvest House, 1989.
      • The Way They Learn [How to discover and teach to your child’s strengths], Cynthia Ulrich Tobias, Focus on the Family, 1994
      • Giant Steps [Daily Devotions for Spiritual Giants of the Past] Warren Wiersbe, Editor, Baker Book House, 1981.
      • Counsel from the Cross [Connecting Broken People to the Love of Christ] Elyse Fitzpatrick and Dennis Johnson, Crossway Books, 2009.
      • A Work of Heart, [Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders] Reggie McNeal, Jossey-Bass, 2000.
      • Hurt, [Inside the world of today’s Teenagers], Chap Clark, Baker Academic, 2004.
      • Anger, Anxiety and Fear, [A Biblical Perspective], Focus Publishing, Stuart Scott, 2009.
      • The Christian Counselor’s Commentary: Proverbs, Jay Adams, Timeless texts, 1997.
      • The Language of Love & Respect [Cracking the Communication Code], Dr Emerson Eggerichs, Thomas Nelson, 2007.
      • The Life of David Brainerd, [chiefly extracted from his diary], Jonathan Edwards, Baker House, 1978.
      • Instructing a Child’s Heart, Tedd and Marcy Tripp, Shepherd Press, 2008.
      • Self-Esteem [Are we really better than we think we think? David M Tyler, Focus Publishing, 2009.
      • When People are Big and God is Small [overcoming peer pressure Codependency, and the fear of man], Edward T. Welch, Reformed Publishing Company, 1997.
      • War of Words [Getting to the heart of your communications struggles] Paul David Tripp, P R Publishing, 2000.
      • The Jesus You Can’t Ignore [What you must learn from the bold confrontations of Christ] John MacArthur, Thomas Nelson, 2008.
      • A Topical Treasury of Proverbs [NET Bible] by Thomas B Clarke, Biblical Studies Press, 2009
      • Parenting with Love and Logic [Teaching Children Responsibility] by Foster Cline & Jim Fay, Pinon Press, 1990.
      • Seeing with New Eyes [Counseling and Human Condition Through the Lens of Scripture] by David Powlison, P & R Publishing, 2003.
      • Character Counts [Leadership Qualities in Washington, Wilberforce, Lincoln and Solzhenitsyn] Os Guinness, Editor, Baker, 1999.
      • In the Arena of the Mind [Philippians 4:8] John Vandegriff, Ask, Seek and Knock publishing, 1992. Read twice just finished 7/9/10
      • The Gift of Forgiveness by Charles Stanley, Thomas Nelson, 1991.
      • A Tale of Two Sons, by John MacArthur, Thomas Nelson, 2008.
      • Crossroads [a step-by-step guide away from addiction] a facilitator’s guide, by Ed Welsh, New Growth Press, 2008.
      • The Invisible War by Donald Grey Barnhouse, Zondervan Publishing House, 1965.
      • Repentance [A Daring Call to Real Surrender], C. John Miller, CLC Publications, 2009 printing.
      • Broken-down House [Living Productively in a World Gone Bad] by Paul David Tripp, Shepherd Press, 2009.
      • Twelve Ordinary Men [How the Master Shaped His disciples for greatness and what He wants to do with you] by John MacArthur, W Publishing Group, 2002.
      • Inside the Revolution [How the followers of Jihad Jefferson & Jesus are battling to dominate the middle east and transform the world], Joel C Rosenberg, Tyndale House Publishers, 2009.
      • Crossroads, [a step by step guide away from addiction] Study Guide, Ed Welsh, New Growth Press, 2008.
      • Lord, Change my Attitude [before it’ too late] by James MacDonald, Moody Publishers, 2001.
      • Can Christianity Cure Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? by Ian Osborn, MD, Brazos Press [A division of Baker Publishing,] 2008.
      • When Life is Hard, by James MacDonald, Moody Press, 2010.
      • Tormenting Thoughts and Secret Rituals, by Ian Osborn, Bell Trade Paperback, 1998.
      • The Beauty of God for a Broken World, [Reflections of the Goodness of the God of the Bible] by Dr John LaShell, CLC Publications, 2010.
      • Biblical Manhood [Masculinity, Leadership and Decision Making] by Stuart Scott, Focus Publishing, 2009.
      • Connecting [The Mentoring Relationship you need to succeed in life], by Paul D Stanley and J Robert Clinton, Navpress, 1992.
      • The Dangerous Duty of Delight [The Glorified God and the Satisfied Soul] by John Piper, Life change Books, 2001.
      • The Gift of the Blessing, Gary Smalley & John Trent, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1993.
      • The Peacemaker [A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict], Ken Sande, Baker Books, 1999.
      • The Weight of Your Words [Measuring the impact of what you say] Joseph Stowell, Moody Press, 1998.
      • Alone with God [The Power and Passion of Prayer], John MacArthur, Jr., Victor books, 1995.
      • Soul Cravings [An Exploration of the Human Spirit], Erwin R McManus, Thomas Nelson, 2006.
      • When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough, [Strategies for coping with perfectionism] Martin Antony and Richard Swinson, Barnes and Noble, 2007.
      • Lies Young Women Believe [and the truth that sets them free] Nancy DeMoss and Dannah Cresh, Moody Publications, 2008.
      • Lies Women Believe [and the truth that sets them free] Nancy DeMoss, Moody Publishers, 2001.
      • The School of Obedience by Andrew Murray, n date, Moody Press.
      • Slave, [The Hidden Truth About Your Identity in Christ], John MacArthur, Thomas Nelson, 2010.
      • How to Listen to God by Charles Stanley, Thomas Nelson, 1985.
      • Landmines in the Path of the Believer or [Avoiding the Hidden Dangers] by Charles Stanley, Thomas Nelson, 2007.
      • Radical [Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream] by David Platt, Multnomah, 2011.
      • The Power of a Whisper [Hearing God, Having the Guts to Respond] by Bill Hybels, Zondervan, 2011.
      • Always True [God’s 5 promises when life is hard] by James MacDonald, Moody, 2011.
      • Pure Pleasure [Why do Christians Feel so Bad about Feeling so Good] by Gary Thomas, Zondervan, 2009.
      • Hearing God, [Developing a Conversational Relationship with God], by Dallas Willard, IVP Books, 1999.
      • The Grace of God by Andy Stanley, Thomas Nelson, 2010.
      • Jesus in the Present Tense [The I Am Statements of Christ] by Warren Wiersbe, David C Cook, 2011.
      • Give Them Grace [Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus] by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson, Crossway, 2011.
      • The Principle of the Path [How to get from where you are to where you want to be] by Andy Stanley, Thomas Nelson, 2008.
      • What Did You Expect? [Redeeming the Realities of Marriage], by Paul David Tripp, Crossway, 2010.
      • Jealously [The Sin no one talks about, How to overcome Envy& Live a Life of Freedom], R. T. Kendall], Charisma House, 2010.
      • Life Wide Open [Unleashing the Power of a Passionate Life] by David Jeremiah, Integrity Publishers, 2003.
      • Thinking [The Life of the Mind and the Love of God] by John Piper Crossway, 2010.
      • The Biblical Counseling Movement [History and Context] by David Powlison, New Growth Press, 2010.
      • The Reason for God, [Belief in an Age of Skepticism] by Timothy Keller Riverhead, Books, 2008.
      • Just Do Something [A Liberating Approach to finding God’s Will] by Kevin DeYoung, Moody Publishers, 2009.
      • The Prodigal God {Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith, by Timothy Keller, Riverhead Books, 2008.
      • Helper by Design [God’s Perfect Plan for Women in Marriage] by Elyse Fitzpatrick, Moody, 2003.
      • Forever, Why You Can’t Live Without It, by Paul David Tripp, Zondervan, 2011.
      • Counterfeit Gods, by Timothy Keller, Riverhead Books, 2009.
      • The Biblical Counseling Movement after Adams, by Heath Lambert, 2011.
      • Anger, Anxiety and Fear [A Biblical Perspective] by Stuart Scott, Focus Publishing, 2009.
      • Hope & Help for Self-Injurers and Cutters by Mark Shaw, Focus Publishing, 2007.
      • Life in the Spirit by J. C. Macaulay, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1955
      • Speaking Truth in Love [Counsel in Community] by David Powlison, New Growth Press, 2005.
      • The Power of Uniqueness [Why you can’t be anything you want to be] by Arthur F Miller with William Hendricks, Sima Books, 2009.
      • Shame Interrupted [How God Lifts the Pain of Worthlessness & Rejection] by Edward T. Welch, New Growth Press, 2012.
      • Sex is Not the Problem [Lust is] (Sexual Purity in a Lust -Saturated World) by Joshua Harris, Multnomah, 2003.
      • Nearing Home, [Life, Faith and Finishing Well] by Billy Graham, Thomas Nelson, 2011.
      • The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness [The Path to True Christian Joy] by Timothy Keller, 10 Publishing, 2012.
      • The Meaning of Marriage [Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God] by Timothy Keller, Dutton Publishing, 2011.
      • Jesus + Nothing + Everything by Tullian Tchividjian, Crossway, 2011.
      • Vertical Church [What every heart longs for and every church needs]James MacDonald, David Cook, 2012.
      • Enemies of the Heart, [Breaking Free for Four Emotions that Control You], by Andy Stanley, Multnomah, 2011.
      • Unfashionable, [Making a Difference in the World by Being Different], Tullian Tchividjian Mulinomah, 2009-2012.
      • Glorious Ruin, [how suffering set you free] Tullian Tchividjian, David C Cook, 2012.
      • Generous Justice,  [How God’s Grace Makes Us Just], Timothy Keller, Riverhead Books, 2010.
      • Dangerous Calling, [Confronting the Unique Challengers of Pastoral Ministry], Paul David Tripp. Crossway, 2012.
      • The Hole in Our Holiness [Filling the Gap between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness] by Kevin DeYoung, Crossways, 2012.
      • Bonhoeffer [Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy] by Eric Metaxas, Thomas Nelson, 2010. 578 pages finished 4/19/14
      • Teach Them Diligently [How to use the Scriptures in Child Training]; by Lou Priolo, Timeless Texts, 2000.
      • What of Earth Am I Here For? [The Purpose Driven life expanded edition] Rick Warren, Zondervan, 2012
      • The Measure of a Man, [20 Attributes of a Godly Man, Gene A. Getz, Regal, 2004 Edition,
      • Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling [Changing Lives with God’s Changeless Truth]
        James MacDonald General Editor; Bob Kellemen & Steve Viars Managing Editors, Harvest House, 2013.
      • The Cross Centered Life,[Keeping the Gospel the Main thing] C. J. Mahaney, Multnomah, 2002
      • Living the Cross Centered Life [Keeping the Gospel the Main thing] C. J. Mahaney.
        Multnomah,2006
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      • MacArthur New Testament Commentary John 1-11 Moody Press, 2006. [I have chosen to read the two commentaries on the Gospel of John as my bible reading for the year. Vol 1 {Begun 5/1/201; finished 6/18/2013] vol 2 [began 6/19/2013-finished 7/30/2013]I
      • the Gospel of John by James Montgomery Boice,
        Volume 1 The Coming of the Light Chapters 1-4 on 7/31/2013 Completed on 9/24/2013
        Volume 2 Christ and Judaism chapters 5-8 started on 9/25/2013 Completed on 11/18/2013
        Volume 3 Those Who Received Him chapters 9-12 started on 11/19/3013 Completed 1/9/2014
        Volume 4 Peace in the Strom Chapters 13-17 started on 1/10/2014 Completed 3/7/14
        Volume 5 Triumph Through Tragedy Chapters 18-21 Started on 3/8/14 Completed 4/25/14
        This completes my Devotional reading/study that has taken a year.New reading for the rest of 2014
        The book of Romans [An Expositional Commentary] by James Montgomery Boice, Baker Book House, 1991
        Volume 1 Justification by Faith, Romans 1-4, begun on March 30, 2014 completed 6/27/14
        Volume 2 The Reign of Grace, Romans 5-8, begun on June 28, 2014 completed 8/29/14
      • Volume 3 God and History Romans 9-11 begun on August 30.2014 completed 10/27/14
      • Volume 4 The New Humanity Romans 12-16 begun on October 28 2014 completed December 28, 2014
      • Volumes 1-10 Spurgeon’s Sermons, Hendrickson Publishers, 4h printing 2014.
      • Volume 1-2  Began January 5, 2015 finished volumes 4/2/15
      • Volume 3-4 began 4/3/15 finished volumes 7/4/15
      • Volume 5 -began 7/6/15 finished volume 5 8/22/15

Volume 6 – began 8/23/15 finished volume 6 10/1/15
Volume 7 – began 10/2/15 finished volume 7 10/27/15;

vol. 8 11/27/15
Volume 9 – began 11/28/15 finished 1/6/16
Volume 10 began 1/7/16 finished 2/5/16

Spurgeon Reading Statistics: Time to read 14 Months; Sermons 246; Pages 4279

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Psalms Volume 1 1-41 James Montgomery Boice begun 2/12/2016 finished 3/16/16
Psalms Volume 2 42-106 James Montgomery Boice begun 3/17/16

Psalms Volume 3 107=150 finished 8/7/16 total of all three of 1292 pages
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The Epistles on John by James Montgomery Boice begun 8/8/16

    • Disconnected Kids [Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program] by Dr Robert Melillo [Creator and Cofounder of Grain Balance Centers] Penguin Group, 2009.
    • When a Nation Forgets God [7 Lessons we must learn from Nazi Germany] Erwin W Lutzer,
      Moody Publishers,2010.
    • One Minute After You Die, Erwin W. Lutzer, Moody Publishers, 1997.
    • 7 Men [and the Secret of their Greatness] Eric Metaxas, Thomas Nelson, 2013.
    • Biblical Soul Care in the Local Church, 12 Stones Ministry and Harvest Bible
      Chapel, 2009, DVD. An 18 part series, a Pedigree Book, 2009.
      /li>Can Man Live Without God? Ravi Zacharias, Thomas Nelson, 1994.
      Name above all Names, Alistair Begg and Sinclair B Ferguson, Crossway, 2013.
      One Way Love, [Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted world, Tullian Tchividjian, David C Cook, 2013,
      Grounded in the Gospel [Building Believers the Old-Fashioned Way] J.I. Packer and Gary A Parrett, Baker Books, 2010.
      Dirty God.(Jesus in the Trenches], Johnnie Moore, Thomas Nelson, 2013.
      Living by the BooK [based on Psalm 119- the Joy of Loving and Trusting God’s Word] by James Montgomery Boice, Baker Books, 1997.
      Choose Joy. [Because Happiness Isn’t Enough] Kay Warren, Revel, 2012.
      My Reason For Hope, Billy Graham, W Publishing Group, 2013.
      A Celebration of Sex [A guide to enjoying God’s Gift of Sexual Intimacy] by Dr Douglas E. Rosenau, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2002.
    • Captured by Grace by Dr David Jeremiah, Thomas Nelson, 2006
    • The Joyful Christian by C. S. Lewis, [127 readings] Collier Books,1977. .
    • James Montogomery Boice. The Sermon on the Mount, [in process]
    • Scripture and Counseling [God’s Word for a Broken World] Bob Kellemen, Gen Ed and Jeff Forrey, Zondervan, 2014.{begun 10/28/14-finished 3/15/15/
    • If I’m a Christian Why am I Depressed> [Finding Meaning and Hope in the Dark Valley- One Man’s Journey].Robert B Somerville, Xulon Press, 2014.
      The Essential C. S. Lewis, Edited by Lyle W. Dorsett, Simon and Schuster, 2014, 536 pages Begun 3/26/15\

Did God Really Say, Affirming the Truthfulness and Trustworthiness of Scripture ,edited by David Garner, P & R Publishing, 2012. [Finished 7/15/15] li>
Stealing from God [Why atheists need God to make their case] by Frank Turek, Navpress, 2014. Finished 5/2/15
Resolved, [13 Resolutions for Life] Orrin Woodward, Life Publishers. 2011 [finished 7/4/15]
Act Like a Man [40 Days to Biblical Manhood] James MacDonald, Moody Publisher, 2014 Finished 7/4/15
Side by Side [Walking with others in Wisdom and Love] Edward T Welsh, Crossway, 2015. finished 7/23/15
Simplify, [ten practices to unclutter your soul], by Bill Hybles, Tyndale, Momentum, 2014 finished 11/4/15

Walking with God through Pain and suffering, by Timothy Keller, Riverhead Books, 2013. Finished 322 pages

If You Can Keep It [the forgotten promise of American liberty] by Eric Metaxas, Viking, 2016. finished 254 pages 6/3/16

Counseling from the Cross [connecting broken people to the love of Christ] by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Dennis Johnson ,Crossway,finished, 2009. 230 pages finished on 8/16/16

The Power of Humility [Living Like Jesus] by R.T.Kendall,Charisma House. 2011, finished 216 pages 9/01/16.

Making Sense of God [An Invitation to the Skeptical],Timothy Keller, Viking, 2016.

Finished 10/17/16

Prayer, [Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God], Timothy Keller, Penguin, 2014.finished 10/30/16.

What to do When you don’t know what to do, David Jeremiah, David C .Cook, 2015. Finished [all but the study notes] 292 pages.

The Lord is my Shepherd, Robert J Morgan Howard Books, 2013.

Soul Physicians, [A Theology of Soul Care and Spiritual Direction] Robert W. Kellemen, BMH Books, 2007 [573 pages] Started 12/22/ 2016 finished 6/22/17

Larger Reading Projects

    • The Christian’s Guide to Psychological Terms by Marshall and Mary Asher, Focus Publishing, , Revised and Updates 227 pages with Appendix of Key Biblical Topics of 33 pages. [Useful as a Reference].
    • The Christian Counselor’s Medical Desk Reference by Robert D. Smith M.D., Timeless Texts, 2000. 481 pages.
    • Prayer, Praise, and Promises, [A daily walk through the Psalms] by Warren Wiersbe, Back to the Bible Publishing, 1992 reprint version 2000. Husband and wife yearly devotions by Carol and me begun 5/20/10 finished 6/20/11.
    • The Maxwell Leadership Bible [Lessons in Leadership from the Word of God] NKJV, Thomas Nelson, 2002. [Started in May 21, 2010  finished in April 19, 2012.]
    • The Christian Counselor’s Commentary, Proverbs, by Jay Adams, Timeless Books, 1997. My wife Carol and I finished it for our devotions on 6/12/12.
    • The Psalms I-CL by W. Graham Scroggie, Revised Edition 1948, Fleming H. Revell Company, my wife Carol and I started going through extensive work of  over a 1000 pages on June 6/13/12. W Graham Scroggie, Philemon begun reading for devotions with Carol 7/8/2013 [finished fall of 2013]
      One Perfect Life [the complete story of the Lord Jesus] John MacArthur,Thomas Nelson, 2012. Carol and I have begun to read this 516 Harmony of the Gospel for devotions March 24, 2014.
    • Life Principles Daily Bible [NKJV] by Charles F. Stanley, Thomas Nelson, 2007.  [Began to read on April 28, 2012 finished April 29, 2013.]
    • George Washington’s Sacred Fire, Peter L. Lillback with Jerry Newcombe, Providence Forum Press, 2006. [The main text is 725 pages. I finally finished on 12/24/11] I believe it is nessaary reading for every senator, congressmen and justice of the supreme court, as well as the general public as whole. There are additional 10 Appendices [pp 729-957]. Then there are Endnotes from page 959 to 1157.

The MacArthur Study Bible [EVS], Crossway, 2010. I started to read for devotions on 9/9/16 finished on 1/15/18. 1974 pages [1 year 3 months 15 days] PRAISE THE LORD!
as my major reading project for 2016-2017 Note; I finished the first 5 books on 12/6/16

Note: [This project will take some time since I have decided to read not only the text but the footnotes of this Bibles’s 1974 pages.

Making your Mind Magnificent [Flourishing at any age] Steven Campbell, Aviva Publishing, 2010.
Confessions Saint Augustine, Translated by Albert Outler, Barnes and Noble, 2007 300 pages begun 7/24/17.
Parenting, Paul David Tripp, [14 Gospel Principles that can Radically Change your family], Crossways, 2016. 216 pages, begun 8/12/17 finished 8/24/17.

Martin Luther [the Man who rediscovered God and Changed the world] by Eric Metaxas, Viking, 2017. 451 pages  [ I began reading  10/10/17 completed 11/14/17.

Helpful Truth in Past Places [The Puritan Practice of Biblical Counseling] by Mark Deckard,   A Mentor reprint 2016. 208 pages. begun 1/3/18 finished 2/2/18

A Sherlock Holmes Devotional [uncovering the mysteries of God], published by Barbour Publishing Inc, 2015.  301 pages. Begun 1/3/18.

A Exposition of Proverbs by Charles Bridges, published by N.F.C.E., 1846, 632 pages. Started reading as part of devotions for 2018 on 1/18 along with

The Christians Counselor’s Commentary of Proverbs by Jay Adams, published by Timeless Texts, 1997, 231 pages. Started reading together with Bridges above on 1/18.

Counseling under the Cross [How Martin Luther applied the Gospel to daily life] by Bob Kellemen,  New Growth Press, 2017.  221 pages  begun 2/15/18 finished 3/16/18

Descriptions and Prescriptions [A Biblical Perspective on Psychiatric Diagnosis & Medications] Michael R. Emlet,. New Growth Press, 2017. 100 pages

Shepherding, Counseling, and the early Church, Jeff Reed, 2010,. Published by BILD  Leadership Series I  [A model for developing wisdom in church leadership through the writings of the church community worldwide].  Begun 1/27/18

Shepherding [Counseling, and  the Early Church, [The Leadership Series of BILD];
Complied by Jeff Reed,  2010 Edition 100;s of pages begun 1/27/18.

The Trellis and the Vine [The ministry mind-shift that changes everything], Colin Marshall and Tony Payne,Matthias Medias , 2009, 198 pages, completed 5/9/18,

Descriptions and Prescriptions [A Biblical Perspective of Psychiatric Diagnoses & Medications] by Michael R. Emlet, MD a CCEF counselor, published by New Growth Press in 2017, 102 pages. I have read as of 4/6/18.

The Christian Counselor’s Commentary. [Galatians Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon] by Jay Adams, Timeless Texts, 1994, 186 pages

A Place of Healing, [Wrestling with Mysteries of Suffering, Pain and God’s Sovereignty] Joni Eareckson Tada, David C. Cook,2010, 254 pages.

The God Shaped Brain, [How Changing your View of God Transforms Your Life] by Timothy R Jennings, M.D., IVPclk Books, Expanded Edition 296 pages. finished 5/5/18

The Heart of Addiction , a Biblical Perspective by Mark E. Shaw, Focus Publishing;  2008,. 255 pages  begun 5/5/18 finished 5/24/18

A Place of Healing [Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering,  Pain and God’s Sovereignty], Joni Eareckson Tada, David C Cook, 2010, 255 pages, begun 5/1/18 finished 6/12/18.

If God is Good [Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil  by Randy Alcorn, Multnomah, 2009; 494 pages [a gift from Paul; Barnes and Noble card, Fathers Day Gift  6/17 2018. finished July 3, 2018

New Testament Commentary by William Hendriksen [Galatians and Ephesians], Baker Books House, 1979.  Galatians has 260 pages;Ephesians has 290 pages]

New Testament Commentary by William Hendriksen [ Philippians Colossians and {Philemon].Baker Book House, 1962.  Philippians has 218 pages

When People are Big and God is Small [Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency  and the fear of Man], By Ed Welsh, Resources for Changing Lives,  1997, 239 pages. begun 7/3/18 finished 7/26/18.

The Christians Counselor’s Commentary [Romans, Phillipians,  and 1 & 11 Thessalonians, by Jay Adams, Timeless Texts, 1995.

Cherish, [The One Word That Changes Everything for your Marriage ,Zondervan, 2017.