2008 Reading

There are a finite number of hours in my life, and only a limited number of books that I can read. Realistically, I can easily read one book per month; 12 books per year; 396 books before I am 70.

In choosing books to read, try to aim for literature that will enrich my soul – opt for quality rather than quantity.

  1. Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress Free Productivity by David Allen. Finished January 2008. (2001) ISBN 0-14-200028-0. This is probably the first productivity book to have truly changed the way I approach managing my work (and been effective).
  2. Future Grace by John Piper. Finished February 2008. ISBN 1-59052-191-9.
  3. Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper. Finished March 2008. ISBN 1-877178-00-4
  4. The Dip by Seth Godin. Finished April 2008. ISBN 978-0-7499-2830-8.
  5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. Finished April 2008. ISBN 1-86350-029-4
  6. Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis. Finished May 2008. ISBN 0-00-628054-4
  7. Getting Unstuck by Timothy Butler. Finished May 2008. ISBN-13: 978-1-4221-0225-1
  8. Closer Than Your Skin by Susan D. Hill Finished June 2008 ISBN 978-1-4000-7382-5
  9. Stress Less by Averil Overton Finished June 2008 ISBN 1-86941-671-6
  10. Simplicity by Edward De Bono Finished June 2008
  11. Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg Finished July 2008 ISBN 1-892005-02-6
  12. The Now Habit by Neil Fiore Finished July 2008 ISBN 987-1-58542-552-5
  13. Meditation in a New York Minute by Mark Thornton Finished July 2008 ISBN 1-59179-429-3. The first half of this book has some ideas which could apply to prayer, but fundamentally I disagree with what the author is saying.
  14. The Supremacy of God in Preaching by John Piper Finished August 2008 ISBN 0-8010-7112-7. A book well worth reading again.
  15. George Müller, Delighted in God by Roger Steer Finished September 2008 ISBN 0-340-26709-7. I am very impressed by the life of George Müller and would like to read more about him, especially what he wrote himself.
  16. Grace Abounding To the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan Finished October 2008
  17. Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan Finished November 2008 ISBN 1-85326-468-7