My reading list for 2018 and onward


At the beginning of this year (2018), I compiled a list of books I want to read throughout the year (and in 2019 and beyond).

I recently handed in my mini-dissertation, and it was approved to be sent to the external examiner. Thus, as far as my hopes go, I am finished with my studies. For now at least. And that gives me more time to read.

This list is long. This is because I really want to try and make a type of short-list of books I want to read over the next 12-36 months. There might be books that get onto the list and becomes a bigger priority to read that the titles that are currently on the list. I will update this list regularly. I will also update the list of books that I read regularly, as I finish some of the books. I will try to keep that list current by year. I will also try to keep this specific list to 45-50 titles.

I will post the books I have read in 2018 soon (maybe even later today).

A. Churchlife and Christianity

  1. Everything must change by Brian D. McLaren
  2. Celebration of discipline by Richard Foster
  3. The Barbarian Way by Erwin Raphael McManus
  4. Jim & Casper go to church by Jim Henderson & Matt Casper
  5. Where is God when it hurts? by Philip Yancey
  6. Soul survivor by Philip Yancey
  7. Deep & wide by Andy Stanley
  8. Life changing relationships by James T. Meeks
  9. Die dinamika van ‘n Christelike geloofsgemeenskap by Coenie Burger [This is an Afrikaans book; in English, the title would be something like “The dinamics of a Christian (religious) community”]
  10. Jesus, save me from your followers by Dave Gilpin
  11. Ek behoort aan die kerk by Thom S. Rainer [This is an Afrikaans book; in English, the title would be “I belong to the church”]
  12. Speaking Christian by Marcus J. Borg
  13. Faith to faith by Dan Scott
  14. Verstaan die gawes van die Gees by Henry & Mel Blackaby [This is an Afrikaans book; in English, the title would be “Understand the gifts of the Spirit”]
  15. Adventures in saying yes by Carl Medearis
  16. Love wins by Rob Bell
  17. The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson
  18. Doktor Andries Gous praat met die jeug by Andries Gous [This is an Afrikaans book; in English, the title would be “Doctor Andries Gous speaking to the youth”]

B. Youth ministry

  1. Purpose Driven youth ministry by Doug Fields

C. Prayer

  1. Prayer partners by Elmer L. Towns
  2. Prayer by Philip Yancey
  3. Knowing God through fasting by Elmer L. Towns

D. Star Trek

  1. Star Trek: The next generation – Ghost ship by Diane Carey
  2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – The siege by Peter David
  3. Star Trek: Voyager – The escape by Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  4. Star Trek: New Frontier – Into the void by Peter David
  5. Star Trek: The Eugenics Wars, Volume 2 – The rise and fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 2 by Greg Cox
  6. Star Trek: The original series – Bantam Books Episode adaptations: Star Trek 2 – Space seed by Carey Wilber
  7. Star Trek: The original series – To reign in hell: The exile of Khan Noonien Singh by Greg Cox
  8. Star Trek: Movies – The wrath of Khan by Vonda N. McIntyre
  9. Star Trek: The Original Series – Assignment: Eternity by Greg Cox
  10. Star Trek: The aliens are coming! by Dayton Ward
  11. Star Trek: Destiny – Gods of night by David Mack

E. Biographies and autobiographies

  1. Captain in the cauldron by John Smit
  2. Not without honour: Tribute to Beyers Naudé by Peter Randall
  3. I write what I like by Steve Biko
  4. Conversations with my sons and daughters by Mamphela Ramphele
  5. ‘ … and nothing but the truth’? by Deon Gouws
  6. Politically incorrect by Peter de Villiers
  7. 7 men by Eric Metaxas
  8. Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward
  9. The President’s Keepers: Those keeping Zuma in power and out of prison by Jacques Pauw
  10. My mother. Barack Obama. Donald Trump. And the angry white man by Kevin Powell

F. Fiction

  1. Jake’s choice by Jim & Rachel Britts

G. Health

  1. Personality type and religious leadership by Roy M. Oswald & Otto Kroeger
  2. In die donker put by Johan Smith [This is an Afrikaans book; in English, the title would be “In the dark pit”]
  3. Deperessie – simptome, oorsake en genesing by Frank Minirth & Paul Meier [This is an Afrikaans book; in English, the title would be “Depression – simptoms, causes and healing”]
  4. Healing for damaged emotions by David A. Seamands
  5. The Detox Manual by Suzannah Olivier
  6. Eat right for your type by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo

H. Politics

  1. How not to get shot. And other advice from white people by D.L. Hughley
  2. Rising out of hatred: The awakening of a former white Nationalist by Eli Saslow
  3. Afrikanerskap in Bybelse lig by Prof J.L. Helberg [This is an Afrikaans book; in English, the title would be something like “Being an Afrikaner in light of the Bible”]
  4. Geestelike weerbaarheid teen ideologiese terrorisme by S.G. Roos [This is an Afrikaans book; in English, the title would be “Spiritual defensibility/resiliency against ideological terrorism”]
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Books read in 2016… Volume 1


Up to this day 19 March 2016, I have read four books, cover to cover, in 2016.

  1. Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone
  2. Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

I’m realizing more and more that I’m not a big reader of books. I much prefer to read blogs and newspaper articles. I also realize that I’m not a strong English reader – especially not as strong as I used to think.

I am also busy with some work that takes much of my time, so I don’t get to read as often. {That, by the way, is also why I don’t blog too often either.}

Books read in 2012…


Here are a list of books that I have read in 2012:

  1. An Inconvenient Youth – Fiona Forde
  2. The Social Media Revolution: Exploring the Impact on Journalism and News Media Organizations – Ruth A. Harper
  3. Social Media in the Changing Ecology of News Production and Consumption: The Case in Britain – Nic Newman, William Dutton & Grant Black

In the past I have included parts of books that I have read for the purposes of studies. I will not be doing this anymore, unless I have read more than 50% of the book.

From this year, I will also add in the reading list any articles that I have read, as I have done in this list.

Books read in 2011…


Here are a list of some of the books that I have read in 2011. I didn’t keep my list updated throughout the year, and I forgot details like titles of some of the books that I have read.

 

  1. Net soos Jesus – Max Lucado
  2. Wanneer God jou naam fluister – Max Lucado
  3. In die Huis van my Vader – Max Lucado
  4. Where is God when it hurts? – Philip Yancey
  5. Star Trek: Insurrection – J.M. Dillard
  6. Long Walk to Freedom – Nelson Mandela
  7. Jim & Casper go to Church – Jim Henderson & Matt Casper
  8. Die NG Kerk en Apartheid – Johann Kinghorn e.a. (This book was for an assignment in one of the subjects that I had in the year)
  9. Star Trek Voyager #4: Violations – Susan Wright
  10. Tiferet Yisra’el: The Glory of Israel – Marzanne Leroux-Van der Boon
  11. Star Trek Next Generation: Last Words – A.C. Crispin
  12. Star Trek Next Generation: Bedside Matters – Greg Cox
  13. Star Trek Next Generation: On the Scent of Trouble – John Gregory Betancourt

Next 30 books I want to read… Third adaption


Here are a list of the next 30 books that I would like to read. The list is not in a specific order. It could change radically with time. This is a adaption to a list that I have previously made (In fact, this is already the second adaption).

    1. Tiferet Yisra’el: The Glory of Israel – Marzanne Leroux-Van der Boon
    2. Jerusalem’s Heart – Bodie & Brock Thoene
    3. Celebration of Discipline – Richard Foster (This book will be on the list for a while, because I am doing a study on it)
    4. Contemplative Youth Ministry – Mark Yaconelli (This book will be on the list for a while, because I am doning a study on it)
    5. Jesus – ‘n Radikale Sprong – Stephan Joubert
    6. Out Live your Life – Max Lucado
    7. Static – Ron Martoia
    8. Tactics – Fred Stoker with Mike Yorkey
    9. Fokus op Strategiese Leierskap – Andy Stanley
    10. Architects of Poverty – Moeletsi Mbeki
    11. The Meaning of Friendship – Mark Vernon
    12. The Love Dare – Fireproof Writers
    13. Everything must change – Brian D. McLaren
    14. The Forgotten Ways – Alan Hirsch
    15. When you need a miracle – Lloyd John Ogilvie
    16. In die Greep van Genade – Max Lucado
    17. God juig oor jou – Max Lucado
    18. Money, Sex and Power – Richard Foster
    19. Cupidity – Hayley & Michael DiMarco
    20. Prayers from the Heart – Richard Foster
    21. Star Trek Deep Space Nine #26: Rebels #3 – Daffyd ab Hugh
    22. Social Intelligence – Daniel Goleman
    23. Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Goleman
    24. Discover your Spiritual Type – Corinne Ware
    25. Just Walk Across the Room – Bill Hybels
    26. Faith to Faith – Dan Scott
    27. Pagan Christianity? – Frank Viola & George Barna
    28. Personality Type and Religious Leadership – Roy M. Oswald & Otto Kroeger
    29. Afrikanerskap in Bybelse lig – Prof. JL Helberg
    30. Spiritual Wholeness for Clergy – Donald R. Hands and Wayne L. Fehr

Books read in 2011… (September update)


Here are the books that I have read thus far in 2011.

  1. Net soos Jesus – Max Lucado
  2. Wanneer God jou naam fluister – Max Lucado
  3. In die Huis van my Vader – Max Lucado
  4. Where is God when it hurts? – Philip Yancey
  5. Star Trek: Insurrection – J.M. Dillard
  6. Long Walk to Freedom – Nelson Mandela
  7. Jim & Casper go to Church – Jim Henderson & Matt Casper
  8. Die NG Kerk en Apartheid – Johann Kinghorn e.a. (This book was for an assignment in one of the subjects that I had in the year)
  9. Star Trek Voyager #4: Violations – Susan Wright

 

As I look at the list, I realize that I am really a slow reader this year. It feels weird to have read only nine books at this stage!

“Celebration of Discipline”: Inleiding – Vat ‘n Breuk


In die eerste tien inskrywings oor Richard Foster se boek oor Geestelike Dissiplines, het ek gekyk na sy inleiding aangaande die Dissiplines. Ek wil graag ‘n breuk maak van die boek vir twee weke. Hierdie breuk is nie sodat ek kan rus, of iets soos dit, nie. Daar is twee hoofredes vir hierdie breuk.

Eerstens, ek wil jou uitdaag om weer deur alles te lees. Dink weer na oor alles, en gee kritiek daarop, indien jy wil. Onthou, kritiek is nie outomaties is negatief nie. Dink na oor wat jy lees, en dink oor hoe dit jou kan help om geestelik te groei. Jy is welkom om enigiets wat verband hou met die onderwerp by te voeg. Dalk het jy al êrens anders gelees oor die Geestelike Dissiplines. Voeg die inligting wat jy het by. Op hierdie wyse kan ons almal groei en bymekaar leer.

Tweedens, ek wil jou uitdaag om te begin dink oor die volgende deel van die boek: Meditasie. In baie Christelike kringe is dit ‘n baie kontroversiële onderwerp. Dink na oor jou voorbehoude (“reservations”) en vrae wat jy daaroor het. Hou dit gereed vir bespreking sodra ons die reeks hervat.