December 29th, 2015

he washed away the guilt of our sin with his own blood

It is in the death flow 10:22 AM Tuesday morning. There is snow and ice slush on the ground and on the streets. We do not lose power during the ice storm.

I got up this morning around 5:45 AM. A weird dream woke me up this morning. I got up and poured myself a small plastic glass of orange juice. Did you know drinking orange is fattening. After drinking orange juice I read from a book I got in the mail yesterday titled, "Coin Lockers Babies" a novel by Ryu Murakami Translated by Stephen Snyder. I next decided to make myself a cup of oatmeal for breakfast. I ate my oatmeal messing with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary.

After writing in my paper diary I read "Carthusian Spirituality: The Writings Of Hugh Of Balma And Guigo De Ponte" [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]. In this volume I have been reading the Introduction.

Carol called me to come and get her around 9 o'clock AM. When we got home Carol talked to me and went to bed around 10:10 AM. After Carol went to bed I cleaned the kitchen and read from a book titled, "Moral Reflections on the Book of Job" Volume 1 Preface and Books 1-5 by Gregory the Great Translated by Brian Kerns, OCSO.

Now I am writing an entry for my online diaries. Existence keeps speeding by.

Last night I read "Coin Lockers Babies" a novel by Ryu Murakami and watched professional football. I went to bed around 11 o'clock and now it is another day.

I have no plans for the day. I will read my books and maybe go down into the lower level and take a nap. I might make a video for my YouTube channel today. Well I will close to wait.
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Books Read Throughout the Year 2015

January 2015
"We Believe in One God" Volume 1 Ancient Christian Doctrine Edited by Gerald L. Bray
"Language For God In Patristic Tradition Wrestling With Biblical Anthropomorphism" by Mark Sheridan
"God is Impassible and Impassioned Towards a Theology of Divine Emotion" by Rob Lister
"The Gray Notebook" by Joseph Pla
"Laura Warholic or, The Sexual Intellectual" novel by Alexander Theroux
"Last Stories and Other Stories" by William T. Vollmann
"Salvation Applied By The Spirit: Union With Christ" by Robert A. Peterson
"The Bus Of Dreams" Short Stories by Mary Morris
"Almanac Of The Dead" a novel by Leslie Marmon
"God Has Spoken: A History of Christian Theology" by Gerald Bray
"Party Of One: The Loner's Manifesto" essays by Anneli Rufus
"Watergate" a novel by Thomas Mallon
"Moral Reflections on the Book of Job" Volume 1 Preface and Books 1-5 by Gregory the Great

February 2015
"The Ecstasy Of Influence" essays by Jonathan Lethem
"We Believe in One God" Volume 1 Ancient Christian Doctrine Edited by Gerald L. Bray
"God Has Spoken: A History of Christian Theology" by Gerald Bray
"We Believe in One Lord Jesus Christ" Volume 2 Ancient Christian Doctrine Edited by John Anthony McGuckin
"George Orwell Diaries" Edited by Peter Davison
"Orwell: The Life" by D. J. Taylor
"The Lost Scrapbook" a novel by Evan Dara
"The Deluge: The Great War, America And The Remaking Of The Global Order, 1916-1931" by Adam Tooze
"Luke" New Testament III Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited By Beth Kreitzer
"Girl In A Band" a memoir by Kim Gordon
"We Believe in the Crucified and Risen Lord" Volume 3 Ancient Christian Doctrine Edited by Mark J. Edwards
"My Struggle" Book One by Karl Ove Knausgaard
"Mr. Phillips" a novel by John Lanchester

March 2015
"Mr. Phillips" a novel by John Lanchester
"We Believe in the Crucified and Risen Lord" Volume 3 Ancient Christian Doctrine Edited by Mark J. Edwards
"Luke" New Testament III Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited By Beth Kreitzer
"My Struggle" Book One by Karl Ove Knausgaard
"Girl In A Band" a memoir by Kim Gordon
"Field Notes From Elsewhere: Reflections On Dying And Living" a memoir by Mark C. Taylor
"Moral Reflections on the Book of Job" Volume 1 Preface and Books 1-5 by Gregory the Great
"Quicksand: A Memoir" by Sybille Bedford
"The Deluge: The Great War, America And The Remaking Of The Global Order, 1916-1931" by Adam Tooze
"Bliss" a novel by Peter Carey
"A Summer of Hummingbirds Love, Art, and Scandal in the Intersecting Worlds of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, & Martin Johnson Heade" by Christopher Benfey
"The Spiritual Canticle" by St. John of the Cross

April 2015
"Dialogues Of Alfred North Whitehead" As Recorded By Lucien Price
"We Believe in the Crucified and Risen Lord" Volume 3 Ancient Christian Doctrine Edited by Mark J. Edwards
"Luke" New Testament III Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited By Beth Kreitzer
"Leaving The Atocha Station" a novel by Ben Lerner
"The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age" by Sven Birkerts
"A Temple of Texts" essays by William H. Gass
"After The Tall Timber: Collected Nonfiction" by Renata Adler
"Gone: The Last Days Of The New Yorker" a memoir by Renata Alder
"A Diary Of The Century: Tales From America's Greatist Diarist" by Edward Robb Ellis
"Quicksand: A Memoir" by Sybille Bedford
"The Gray Notebook" by Joseph Pla
"10:04" a novel by Ben Lerner
"Paul's Divine Christology" by Chris Tilling
"A Legacy" a novel by Sybille Bedford
"Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life" by Andrew Motion
"The Complete Poems" Philip Larkin
"An Artificial Wilderness: Essays On Twentieth Century Literature" by Sven Birkerts
"My Struggle" Book Two by Karl Ove Knausgaard

May 2015
"My Struggle" Book Two by Karl Ove Knausgaard
"Paul's Divine Christology" by Chris Tilling
"Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life" by Andrew Motion
"A Legacy" a novel by Sybille Bedford
"The Magic Lantern: An Autobiography" by Ingmar Bergman
"The Complete Poems" Philip Larkin
"Portrait Of Max: An Intimate Memoir of Sir Max Beerbohom" by S. N. Behrman
"B & Me: A True Story of Literary Arousal" by J. C. Hallman
"Lovers At The Chameleon Club Paris 1932" a novel by Francine Prose
"The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age" by Sven Birkerts
"An Artificial Wilderness: Essays On Twentieth Century Literature" by Sven Birkerts
"Luke" New Testament III Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited By Beth Kreitzer
"Horse-Trading And Ecstasy" Essays by Barbara Probst Solomon
"Readings" essays by Sven Birkerts
"The Lord of History: Reflections on the Inner Meaning of History" by Jean Danielou, S.J.
"Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation, and Mission" by Michael J. Gorman
"Satantango" a novel by Laszlo Krasznahorkai
"Life Sentences: Literary Judgments And Accounts" essays by William H. Gass

June 2015
"Satantango" a novel by Laszlo Krasznahorkai
"The Odd Woman" a novel by Gail Godwin
"Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation, and Mission" by Michael J. Gorman
"Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life And Times of Richard Brautigan" biography by William Hjortsberg
"'Return to Me' A Biblical Theology of Repentance" by Mark J. Boda
"Politics: Observations & Arguments, 1966-2004" essays by Hendrik Hertzberg
"Paul's Divine Christology" by Chris Tilling
"Sanctification: Explorations In Theology And Practice" Edited by Kelly M. Kapic
"Four Seasons In Rome" memoir by Anthony Doerr
"A Life of Kenneth Rexroth" biography by Linda Hamalian
"Life Sentences: Literary Judgments And Accounts" essays by William H. Gass
"Nobody's Perfect: Writings From The New Yorker" by Anthony Lane
"Unpacking The Boxes: A Memoir of a Life in Poetry" by Donald Hall
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Books Read Throughout the Year 2015 continued

July 2015
"'Return to Me' A Biblical Theology of Repentance" by Mark J. Boda
"The Ghost with Trembling Wings: Science, Wishful Thinking, And The Search For Lost Species" by Scott Weidensaul
"Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation, and Mission" by Michael J. Gorman
"Unsent Letters: Irreverent Notes From a Literary Life" by Malcolm Bradbury
"The Journals of Mary Butts"
"Paul's Divine Christology" by Chris Tilling
"Publishing: A Writer's Memoir" by Gail Godwin
"Artificial Wilderness: Essays On Twentieth Century Literature" by Sven Birkerts
"Galatians And Christian Theology: Justification, the Gospel, and Ethics in Paul's Letter" Edited By Mark W. Elliott, Scott J. Hafemann, N.T. Wright & John Frederick
"Unpacking The Boxes: A Memoir of a Life in Poetry" by Donald Hall
"Lost in the Forest" a novel by Sue Miller
"American Smoke: Journeys To The End of The Light" by Iain Sinclair
"Almanac Of The Dead" a novel by Leslie Marmon Silko
"There But For The" a novel by Ali Smith
"The Book Of Strange New Things" a novel by Michael Faber
"Luke" New Testament III Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited by Beth Kreitzer
"Time Out Of Mind: The Diaries of Leonard Michaels, 1961-1995"
"I Greet You At The Beginning Of A Great Career: The Selected Correspondence of Lawrence Ferlinghetti And Allen Ginsberg 1955-1997" Edited by Bill Morgan
"Portraits and Observations: The Essays Of Truman Capote"
"The Dying Grass: A Novel of the Nez Perce War" by William T. Vollmann

August 2015
"The Dying Grass: A Novel of the Nez Perce War" by William T. Vollmann
"Luke" New Testament III Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited by Beth Kreitzer
"'Return to Me' A Biblical Theology of Repentance" by Mark J. Boda
"Tending the Holy: Spiritual Direction Across Traditions" Edited By Norvene Vest
"History and Spirit: The Understanding of Scripture According To Origen" by Henri De Lubac
"American Apocalypse: A History Of Modern Evangelicalism" by Matthew Avery Sutton
"I Greet You At The Beginning Of A Great Career: The Selected Correspondence of Lawrence Ferlinghetti And Allen Ginsberg 1955-1997" Edited by Bill Morgan
"The Book Of Strange New Things" a novel by Michael Faber
"The Love of God: A Canonical Model" by John C. Pecham
"Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, And Other Stories" by Shirley Jackson
"American Smoke: Journeys To The End of The Light" by Iain Sinclair
"Forbidden Territory And Realms Of Strife" memoir by Juan Goytisolo
"Only Love Can Break Your Heart" articles/essays by David Samnels
"Stories In An Almost Classical Mode" by Harold Brodkey
"Anti-Oedipus Capitalism and Schizophrenia" by Deleuze & Guattari

September 2015
"Forbidden Territory And Realms Of Strife" memoir by Juan Goytisolo
"The King's English: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller" memoir by Betsy Burton
"Stories In An Almost Classical Mode" by Harold Brodkey
"Hateship, Friendship, Loveship, Marriage" Stories by Alice Munro
"The View From Castle Rock" Stories by Alice Munro
"William Gaddis" Expanded Edition by Steven Moore
"The Recognitions" a novel by William Gaddis
"'Return to Me' A Biblical Theology of Repentance" by Mark J. Boda
"Luke" New Testament III Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited by Beth Kreitzer
"The Love of God: A Canonical Model" by John C. Pecham
"Anti-Oedipus Capitalism and Schizophrenia" by Deleuze & Guattari
"Postmodern Sublime: Technology And American Writing From Mailer To Cyberpunk" by Joseph Tabi
"The Mighty Walzer" a novel by Howard Jacobson
"A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia" by Giles Deleuze & Felix Guattari
"The Highest State of Consciousness" essays Edited by John White
"The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard"
"Exiled In Paris: Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Samuel Beckett, and Others on the Left Bank" by James Campbell

October 2015
"The Highest State of Consciousness" essays Edited by John White
"The Love of God: A Canonical Model" by John C. Pecham
"The Mighty Walzer" a novel by Howard Jacobson
"Luke" New Testament III Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited by Beth Kreitzer
"The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard"
"Stories In An Almost Classical Mode" by Harold Brodkey
"Exiled In Paris: Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Samuel Beckett, and Others on the Left Bank" by James Campbell
"Love and Death in the American Novel" by Leslie A. Fielder
"The Blue Flower" a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald
"The Second Letter to the Corinthians" commentary by Mark A. Seifrid
"Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life" biography by Hermione Lee
"The Book of Genesis" [The Bible in Medieval Tradition] Joy A. Schroeder translator & editor
"The Quest For The Historical Adam: Genesis, Hermeneutics, and Human Origins" by William Van Doodewaard
"The Lost World Of Adam And Eve: Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate" by John H. Walton With a Contribution by N.T. Wright
"The Spiritual Canticle" by St. John of the Cross
"Psalms 1-72" Old Testament VII Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited By Herman J. Selderhuis
"City On Fire" a novel by Garth Risk Hallberg
"Offshore" a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald

November 2015
"Other Colors" essays by Orhan Pamuk
"The Quest For The Historical Adam: Genesis, Hermeneutics, and Human Origins" by William Van Doodewaard
"The Lost World Of Adam And Eve: Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate" by John H. Walton With a Contribution by N.T. Wright
"The Book of Genesis" [The Bible in Medieval Tradition] Joy A. Schroeder translator & editor
"Offshore" a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald
"Time In Memoir: Then Again" essays by Sven Birkerts
"Psalms 1-72" Old Testament VII Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited By Herman J. Selderhuis
"The Lord Of History: Reflections on the Inner Meaning of History" by Jean Danielou S.J.
"Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life" biography by Hermione Lee
"Strega" a novel by Andrew Vachss
"Commentary On The Psalms" 2 Volumes in 1 by J.J. Stewart Perowne
"The Collected Works Of St. John of the Cross" 'The Ascent Of Mount Carmel'
"The Good Apprentice" a novel by Iris Murdoch
"Instructions About Heartwork" by Richard Alleine
"City On Fire" a novel by Garth Fisk Hallberg
"The Reality Of God And Historical Method: Apocalyptic Theology In Conversation With N.T. Wright" by Samuel V. Adams
"Virtue and the Voice of God: Toward Theology As Wisdom" by Daniel J. Treier
"Theology As Discipleship" by Keith L. Johnson
"Reformation Readings of Paul: Explorations in History and Exegesis" Edited By Michael Allen & Jonathan A. Linebaugh
"Amy and Isabelle" a novel by Elizabeth Strout

December 2015
"Theology As Discipleship" by Keith L. Johnson
"Reformation Readings of Paul: Explorations in History and Exegesis" Edited By Michael Allen & Jonathan A. Linebaugh
"Psalms 1-72" Old Testament VII Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited By Herman J. Selderhuis
"Commentary On The Psalms" 2 Volumes in 1 by J.J. Stewart Perowne
"The Good Apprentice" a novel by Iris Murdoch
"City On Fire" a novel by Garth Fisk Hallberg
"Amy and Isabelle" a novel by Elizabeth Strout
"Conversion In Luke-Acts, Divine Action, Human Cognition, and the People of God" by Joel B. Green
"Theology and the Mirror of Scripture: A Mere Evangelical Account" by Kevin J. Vanhoozer & Daniel J. Treier
"Monkey's Uncle" a novel by Jenny Diski
"The Sixties" a memoir by Jenny Diski
"Instructions About Heartwork" by Richard Alleine
"Nabokov In America: On The Road To Lolita" biography by Robert Roper
"Stars Seen In Person: Selected Journals" poet John Wieners
"Coin Locker Babies" a novel by Ryu Murakami
"Moral Reflections on the Book of Job" Volume 1 Preface and Books 1-5 by Gregory the Great
"Carthusian Spirituality: The Writings Of Hugh Of Balma And Guigo De Ponte" [The Classics of Western Spirituality]