Books I have read – 2008
Good Luck and Trouble – Lee Child
Mountain Rain – Eileen Crossman
The biography of James O Fraser, missionary to the Lisu of China/Thailand at the end of the 19th Century. Contains some of the best writing on prayer I know.
God is not Great – Christopher Hitchen
This was so depressing and so WRONG, I only got halfway through before giving up.
Nothing to Lose – Lee Child
What on Earth Are We Here for? – Rick Warren
Our Church’s “forty days” series for 2008
The Appeal – John Grisham
Dissolution – C J Sansom
Dark Fire – C J Sansom
Dark Fire and Dissolution (and Revelation which I read later in the year) are excellent historical detective novels set at the time of Henry VIII. Fascinating insights into the background to the dissolution of the monasteries and the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell.
Something Happened – Cable and French
Marvellous and inspiring stories of two Victorian women pioneering missionaries in China
The Devil’s Alternative – Frederick Forsyth
Aunt’s Aren’t Gentlemen – P G Wodehouse
Innocent Traitor – Alison Weir
Fascinating fictionalised account of the life and last days of Lady Jane Grey. Highly recommended.
Revelation – C J Sansom
Eggs, Beans and Crumpets – P G Wodehouse
The field of the Star – Nicholas Luard
Totally self-centred but fascinating account of one man’s Pilgrimage along the Camino to Santiago
The Lady Elizabeth – Alison Weir
Another excellent historical novel from historian Alison Weir. A worthy successor to Innocent Traitor.
Desiring God – John Piper
My first encounter with John Piper. Read my review here.
Worship Matters – Bob Kauflin
Excellent, Biblical, practical book about leading worship and worship ministry in general.