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.}

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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.

“Celebration of Discipline”: Introduction – Taking a Break


In the first ten entries about Richard Foster’s book about Spiritual Disciplines, I looked at his overview on the Disciplines. I want to take a break from the book for two weeks. This is not so that I can rest, or anything like that. There are two main reasons for this break.

Firstly, I want to challenge you to read through everything again. Think about everything again, and really criticize it, if you want to. Remember, criticism doesn’t automatically mean something negative. Think about what you read, and think about how it could help you to grow spiritually. Feel free to add anything that is related to the topic. Maybe you have read about the Spiritual Disciplines somewhere else. Add the information that you have. In this way, we can all grow and learn from each other.

Secondly, I want to challenge you to start to think about the next part of the book: Meditation. It is a controversial topic among some Christian circles. Think about your own reservations and questions about it. Keep it ready for discussion, when we continue the series.