Monday, June 14, 2004


Almost a year ago, I posted a list of the books that I had read that year. This year's list is longer than last year's, probably because I actually kept a list this time:


William P. Alston, Perceiving God: The Epistemology of Religious Experience

Hadley Arkes, The Philosopher in the City: The Moral Dimensions of Urban Politics

Hadley Arkes, Natural Rights and the Right to Choose

Daniel Dennett, Brainchildren: Essays on Designing Minds

Jerry Fodor, In Critical Condition: Polemical Essays on Cognitive Science and the Philosophy of Mind

H.L.A. Hart, The Concept of Law

Saul Kripke, Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language

William Lycan, An Introduction to Philosophy of Language

Thomas V. Morris, ed., God and the Philosophers: The Reconciliation of Faith and Reason

Alvin Plantinga, Warranted Christian Belief

John R. Searle, The Rediscovery of the Mind

J.J.C. Smart and J.J. Haldane, Atheism and Theism

David Stove, Scientific Irrationalism

Various social issues

Bob Briner, Roaring Lambs

J. Budziszewski, What We Can't Not Know: A Guide

Allen Carlson, The "American Way": Family and Community in the Shaping of the American Identity

Ann Coulter, Treason

Kenneth Craycraft, The American Myth of Religious Freedom

F. James Davis, Who is Black? One Nation's Definition

Jayna Davis, The Third Terrorist: The Middle East Connection to the Oklahoma City Bombing

Ronald Dworkin, Life's Dominion: An Argument About Abortion, Euthanasia, and Individual Freedom

David Frum & Richard Perle, An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror

Maggie Gallagher, The Abolition of Marriage

Maggie Gallagher, Enemies of Eros

Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point

F. Carolyn Graglia, Domestic Tranquility: A Brief Against Feminism

Lawrence Otis Graham, Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class

Victor Davis Hanson & John Heath, Who Killed Homer: The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom

Carson Holloway, All Shook Up: Music, Passion, and Politics

Peter Huber, Hard Green: Saving the Environment from the Environmentalists

Eric Jacobsen, Sidewalks in the Kingdom: New Urbanism and the Christian Faith

James Weldon Johnson, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

Mark Gavreau Judge, If It Ain't Got That Swing: The Rebirth of Grown-Up Culture

Tim Kasser, The High Price of Materialism

Jerry Mander, Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television

Frederica Mathewes-Green, Real Choices

Charles Murray, In Pursuit of Happiness and Good Government

David G. Myers, Pursuit of Happiness

John U. Ogbu, Black American Students in an Affluent Suburb: A Study of Academic Disengagement

SuDawn Peters, Hidden for Glory, Destined for Adoption

Richard Posner, Public Intellectuals: A Story of Decline

Rita James Simon & Rhonda M. Roorda, In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories

David Sucher, City Comforts: How to Build an Urban Village

Beverly Daniel Tatum, "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" and Other Conversations About Race

Edward Tenner, Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences

Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom, America in Black and White: One Nation, Indivisible

Narrative of Sojourner Truth

Raymond A. Winbush, ed., Should America Pay? Slavery and the Raging Debate on Reparations


Albert Borgmann, Power Failure: Christianity in the Culture of Technology

G.K. Chesterton, Collected Works Vol. 28, The Illustrated London News 1908-10

G.K. Chesterton, Collected Works Vol. III, The Well and the Shallows; The Thing: Why I Am a Catholic; The Catholic Church and Conversion; Where All Roads Lead; The Way of the Cross

G.K. Chesterton, Collected Works Vol. V, The Outline of Sanity, The End of the Armistice, Utopia of Usurers

Deal Hudson, An American Conversion

John Lawlor, C.S. Lewis: Memories and Reflections

C.S. Lewis, Letters

C.S. Lewis, The Pilgrim's Regress

Michael McConnell, et al., eds., Christian Perspectives on Legal Thought

D.G. Newcombe, Henry VIII and the English Reformation

Michael O'Brien, A Landscape with Dragons

Joseph Pearce, C.S. Lewis and the Catholic Church

Leon Podles, The Church Impotent: The Feminization of Christianity

Gerald L. Schroeder, The Hidden Face of God: How Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth

Randall Sullivan, The Miracle Detective

Philip Yancey, Reaching for the Invisible God


Scott E. Kasner & Philip B. Gorelick (eds.), Prevention and Treatment of Ischemic Stroke

J. Crayton Pruitt, A Crusade for Stroke Prevention

Kenneth R. Kensey & Carol A Turkington, The Blood Thinner Cure

Christian Wilde, Hidden Causes of Heart Attack and Stroke


David Baldacci, Last Man Standing

Ted Dekker, Three

Ted Dekker, Heaven's Wager

Ted Dekker, Thunder of Heaven

Ted Dekker, When Heaven Weeps

Greg Iles, Mortal Fear

Greg Iles, The Quiet Game

Greg Iles, 24 Hours

Greg Iles, Dead Sleep

Greg Iles, Sleep No More

Greg Iles, Black Cross

Greg Iles, The Footprint of God

Michael O'Brien, Plague Journal

Michael O'Brien, Empire of the Sun

Michael O'Brien, Father Elijah

Frank Peretti, This Present Darkness

Frank Peretti, Piercing the Darkness

Frank Peretti, Prophet

Keith Robertson, The Money Machine

Keith Robertson, The Crow and the Castle

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, but where are the reviews???

12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


When did you give up sleeping?

Wow! Some list.......

Peg K

2:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't see the Bible on that list.

2:18 PM  
Blogger chispero said...

Any hope for a ranking? Harry Potter comes last alphabetically in your fiction list, but would you rank it that low? :)

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, discovered Greg Iles last year, did you?
I haven't read anything by him yet that I didn't enjoy, although I thought the latest, Footprint, was not his best.
If you enjoyed Iles, try David L. Robbins or Brian Haig next.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Stuart Buck said...

Anon -- I don't have the time to review all of those books. So a list it is.

Peg -- I read very quickly and use too much of my spare time that way.

Anon -- The Bible isn't there because I didn't read the whole thing this year.

Josh -- Nope, no ranking is in the works. Too difficult. But you're right, I wouldn't put Harry Potter last. :)

Anon -- yes, indeed, I discovered Greg Iles. I try to not to read too much fiction, but when I find an author I like, I end up reading everything he has written. Thanks for the suggestions.

4:31 PM  

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