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Currently Reading:

- Letters to a Young Calvinist by James K.A. Smith

- The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Recently read (Fall, Winter 2012):

- Eragon by Christopher Paolini

- Prodigal God by Timothy Keller

- Degrees of Belief: Subjective Probability and Engineering Judgment by Steven G. Vick

- Not the Way Its Supposed To Be by Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.


Recently read (Spring, Summer 2012):

- 20,000 League Under the Sea by Jules Verne

- Calico Joe by John Grisham

- Science and Poetry by Mary Midgley

- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

- Father and Son by Walt Wangerin

- Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis

- Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary Schmidt

- In the Land of Invented Languages by Arika Okrent

- The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis


Recently read (Fall 2011):

- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

- And Where Were You, Adam by Heinrich Boll

- War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges

- The Iliad by Homer

- Coriolanus by William Shakespeare

- The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

- War by Sebastian Junger


Recently read (Spring, Summer 2011):

- The Art of Dying by Rob Moll

- Designed for Dry Feet by Robert Hoeksema

- The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

- The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

- History of the Civil War: 1861-1865 by James Ford Rhodes


Recently read (Fall 2010):

- Brain Rules by John Medina

- Son of Hamas by Mosab Hassan Yousef and Ron Brackin

- The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis


Recently Read (Summer 2010):

- The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis

- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis

- Seven Daughters and Seven Sons by Barbara Cohen and Bahija Lovejoy

- Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis

- The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis

- The Magicianís Nephew by C.S. Lewis

- Christians at the Border by M. Daniel Carroll R.

- Rose: The First Hundred Years by J.L. Bloxsome


Recently Read (Winter/Spring 2010):

- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

- The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

- The Reason for God by Timothy Keller

- Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work by Matthew B. Crawford

- The Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer


Recently Read (Fall 2009):

- Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott

- Moneyball by Michael Lewis

- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


Recently Read (Summer 2009):

- Prayer by Philip Yancey

- I Dared to Call Him Father by Bilquis Sheikh

- The War That Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War by Fred Anderson

- The Problem with Poetry by Billy Collins

- The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt

- The Blue Parakeet by Scot McKnight

- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

- 1491 by Charles C. Mann


Recently Read (Spring 2009):

- Read Japanese Today by Len Walsh

- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling


Recently Read (Fall/Winter 2008):

- Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

- Engaging God`s World by Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.

- Proclaim the Wonder by Scott Hoezee

- The Art of Mathematics by Jerry P. King


Recently Read (Spring, Summer 2008):

- Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright

- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L`Engle

- Karl Terzaghi: The Engineer as Artist by Richard E. Goodman

- Flying Buttresses, Entropy, and O-Rings: The World of an Engineer by James L. Adams

- Straight Man: A Novel by Richard Russo


Recently Read (Winter 2007-2008):

- An American Childhood by Annie Dillard

- See No Evil by Robert Baer

- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

- The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

- Proper Confidence by Lesslie Newbigin

- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

- The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer`s Stone by J.K. Rowling

- The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

- The Twilight of Atheism by Alister McGrath


Recently Read (Summer, Fall 2007):

- Storm Warning: The Story of a Killer Tornado by Nancy Mathis

- Belief in God in an Age of Science by John Polkinghorne

- Battle of Wits by Stephen Budiansky

- The Sunflower by Simon Wiesenthal

- A Separate Peace by John Knowles

- Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

- Excellence Without a Soul by Harry R. Lewis