January 1st, 2015

books read during the Year 2014

January 2014
"Max Perkins Editor of Genius" biography by A. Scott Berg
"Paul And The Faithfulness Of God" two volumes by N. T. Wright
"Paul and the Early Jewish Encounter with Deuteronomy" by David Licicum
"Critiques and Essays On Modern Fiction 190-1951" Selected By John W. Aldridge
"Kate Remembered" biography by A. Scott Berg
"The Trip To Echo Spring: On Writers And Drinking" by Olivia Laing
"The Holy Spirit in Puritan Faith and Experience" by Geoffrey F. Nutall
"Baxter's Practical Works" Volume 3 by Richard Baxter "The Saint's Everlasting Rest" & "The Divine Life"
"The Long Voyage: Selected Letters of Malcolm Cowley, 1915-1987" by Malcolm Cowley
"The Lost Scrapbook" a novel by Evan Dara
"U and I: A True Story" by Nicholson Baker
"A Fanatic Heart: Selected Stories of Eda O'Brien" by Eda O'Brien

February 2014
"The Trip To Echo Spring: On Writers And Drinking" by Olivia Laing
"Paul And The Faithfulness Of God" two volumes by N. T. Wright
"Baxter's Practical Works" Volume 3 by Richard Baxter "The Saint's Everlasting Rest" & "The Divine Life"
"The Dark Night" by St. John of the Cross "The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross"
"Welcome To Hard Times" a novel by E. L. Doctorow
"A Fanatic Heart: Selected Stories of Eda O'Brien" by Eda O'Brien
"Country Girl" A Memoir by Eda O'Brien
"John Ruusbroec The Spiritual Espousals And Other Works" [The Classics of Western Spirituality]
"Report From The Interior" a memoir by Paul Auster
"Pages From A Cold Island" memoir by Frederick Exley
"Beyond Geography: The Western Spirit Against the Wilderness" by Frederick Turner
"Hopeful Monsters" a novel by Nicholas Mosley
"Prepared By Grace For Grace: The Puritans on God's Ordinary Way of Leading Sinners to Christ" by Joel R. Beeke & Paul M. Smalley
"From Creation to New Creation: Biblical Theology & Exegesis" Essays In Honor of G. K. Beale Editors Daniel M. Gurtner & Benjamin L. Gladd
"The Long Voyage: Selected Letters of Malcolm Cowley, 1915-1987" by Malcolm Cowley

March 2014
"The Kennan Diaries" by George F. Kennan
"The Trip To Echo Spring: On Writers And Drinking" by Olivia Laing
"Hopeful Monsters" a novel by Nicholas Mosley
"Prepared By Grace For Grace: The Puritans on God's Ordinary Way of Leading Sinners to Christ" by Joel R. Beeke & Paul M. Smalley
"From Creation to New Creation: Biblical Theology & Exegesis" Essays In Honor of G. K. Beale Editors Daniel M. Gurtner & Benjamin L. Gladd
"John Ruusbroec The Spiritual Espousals And Other Works" [The Classics of Western Spirituality]
"The Long Voyage: Selected Letters of Malcolm Cowley, 1915-1987" by Malcolm Cowley
"Country Girl" A Memoir by Eda O'Brien
"George F. Kennan: An American Life" biography by John Lewis Gaddis
"Acts" New Testament VI Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited by Esther Chung-Kim & Todd R. Hains
"The Reformation: Roots and Ramifications" Heiko A. Oberman
"Proust At The Majestic: The Last Days Of The Author Whose Book Changed Paris"
by Richard Davenport-Hines
"Five Skies" a novel by Ron Carlson
"The Lure Of The Sea: The Discovery Of the Seaside 1750-1840" by Alain Corbin
"Acts An Exegetical Commentary: Introduction And 1:1-2:47" Volume 1 by Craig S. Keener
"Acts"[Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament] by Darrell L. Bock
"A Theology of Luke and Acts: God's Promised Program, Realized for all Nations" [Biblical Theology of the New Testament Series" by Darrell L. Bock
"The Final Days Of Jesus" by Andreas J. Kostenberger
"Open Secrets" Stories by Alice Munro

April 2014
"The Lure Of The Sea: The Discovery Of the Seaside 1750-1840" by Alain Corbin
"The Final Days Of Jesus" by Andreas J. Kostenberger
"A Sunlit Absence: Silence, Awareness, and Contemplation" by Martin Laird
"Acts An Exegetical Commentary: Introduction And 1:1-2:47" Volume 1 by Craig S. Keener
"This Is My Beloved Son: The Transfiguration Of Christ" by Andreas Andreopoulos
"Bookstore: The Life and Times of Jeannette Watson and Books & Co." by Lynne Tillman
"Spirituality According to Paul: Imitating the Apostle of Christ" by Rodney Reeves
"The Acts Of The Apostle" [The Pillar New Testament Commentary] by David G. Peterson
"Wild Mind: Living The Writer's Life" by Natalie Goldberg
"The Master" a novel by Colm Toibin
"Family And Friends" a novel by Anita Brookner
"Acts and the Isaianic New Exodus" by David W. Pao
"Making Things Better" a novel by Anita Brookner
"The Colossus Of Maroussi" by Henry Miller

May 2014
"The Image Or What Happened to the American Dream" by Daniel J. Borstin
"Hitch 22: A Memoir" by Christopher Hitchens
"Acts An Exegetical Commentary: Introduction And 1:1-2:47" Volume 1 by Craig S. Keener
"The Acts Of The Apostle" [The Pillar New Testament Commentary] by David G. Peterson
"Proust At The Majestic: The Last Days Of The Author Whose Book Changed Paris"
by Richard Davenport-Hines
"The Lure Of The Sea: The Discovery Of the Seaside 1750-1840" by Alain Corbin
"Acts and the Isaianic New Exodus" by David W. Pao
"The Acts of the Risen Lord Jesus: Luke's Account of God's Unfolding Plan" by Alan J. Thompson
"A Theology of Luke and Acts: God's Promised Program, Realized for all Nations" [Biblical Theology of the New Testament Series" by Darrell L. Bock
"Making Things Better" a novel by Anita Brookner
"The Colossus Of Maroussi" by Henry Miller
"Bookstore: The Life and Times of Jeannette Watson and Books & Co." by Lynne Tillman
"Updike" biography by Adam Begley
"The Same Door" Stories by John Updike
"Pigeon Feathers and other Stories" by John Updike
"The World of Yesterday" a memoir by Stefan Zweig
"The Denial of Death" by Ernest Becker

June 2014
"Making Things Better" a novel by Anita Brookner
"The Denial of Death" by Ernest Becker
"The World of Yesterday" a memoir by Stefan Zweig
"Schnitzler's Century: The Making Of Middle-Class Culture 1815-1914" by Peter Gay
"The Acts of the Risen Lord Jesus: Luke's Account of God's Unfolding Plan" by Alan J. Thompson
"Borrowed Finery" A Memoir by Paula Fox
"Seven Continents & Forty Years: A Concentration of Memoirs" by C. L. Sulzberger
"The Kennan Diaries" by George F. Kennan
"George F. Kennan: An American Life" biography by John Lewis Gaddis
"Developing Healthy Spiritual Growth, Knowledge, Practice, and Experience" by Joel Beeke
"The Ruin of Kasch" by Roberto Calasso
"The Essays of A. J. Muste" Edited by A. J. Muste
"A Life In Our Times" A Memoir by John Kenneth Galbraith
"The Complete Works Of Isaac Babel" Edited by Nathalie Babel
"Acts" New Testament VI Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited by Esther Chung-Kim & Todd R. Hains
"Travels With Herodotus" by Ryszard Kapuscinski
"Proust Was a Neuroscientist" by Jonah Lehrer
"Updike" biography by Adam Begley
"The Shadow Of The Sun" by Ryszard Kapuscinski
"The Great And Holy War: How World War 1 Became A Religious Crusade" by Philip Jenkins
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

God is not like humans

It is 4:09 PM I do not know what day it is. Is it a Wednesday or a Thursday? It is a Thursday. Tomorrow is a Friday. Carol is off Friday and Saturday.

I have had thus far a normal day. Right now it is 25 degrees outside and it is snowing and the wind is howling. Ugly weather. It is a blessing to have a warm house to hide in on such a cold winter day.

I watched some college football this afternoon. I went down in the lower level and laid down for a nap. I got woke up around 3 o'clock PM by the phone ringing. Our son Josiah called to wish us a Happy New Year! We talked till 3:55 PM. So goes existence.

This morning I did the usual things. So the day goes by. I will turn the TV on soon and watch some more college football.

Not much else to report. Last night I watched television and a movie on Amazon Prime. I went to bed around 10:45 PM. I got up this morning around 6:30 AM. I had a quiet morning. Time keeps speeding by! It is the first day of the New Year.

This afternoon I carried out of my main study a ton of books down into the lower level. I need to focus on a certain number of books and not try to read everything. I ordered last night from Amazon a book titled, "The Grey Notebook" by Josep Pla.

Well, I will close to wait it out. I am not going anywhere.
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

Bob Dylan-Shelter from the Storm

When Carol and I were newly weds I bought the Bob Dylan album 'Blood On The Tracks'. I still have that album. It is one of my all time favorite albums. My third favorite Dylan album is 'Blonde On Blonde'.

  • Current Music
    Bob Dylan 'Blood On The Tracks'