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Non-Fiction Read in 2008

Currently Reading (December 5, 2008):
Fire Begets Fire by Dennis Ignatius
Dennis Ignatius, former Malaysian Ambassador to Canada (and other countries before) was the guest speaker at the Manitoba Prayer Breakfast. He is a man who is passionate and on fire for God.

Added December 5, 2008:
The Transformation of the Inner Man by John and Paula Sandford
It looks like there may be an up-dated edition here.
My favourite chapters were the ones on homosexuality and on parental identification.

I am Hutterite: The Fascinating True Story of a Young Woman's Journey to Reclaim her Heritage by Mary-Ann Kirkby
There are a lot of Hutterite colonies on the Canadian prairies and many close to Winnipeg. My mother married an ex-Hutterite in 1984 (now deceased). He was a very gentle man who scrabbled for a living selling vacuum cleaners once he, his first wife and their eight children left the colony with only the clothes they were wearing. I knew him as a man who took great care of my mother, a school principal, preparing meals, keeping the home clean and being a loving homebody.

I am Hutterite is the story of a girl who spent her early years on a colony but whose parents chose to leave when she was in grade school. The book gives a great insight into the joys and tensions of living on a Hutterite colony.

Flight of the Dragonfly: A Mother's Harrowing Journey to Bring her Daughters Home by Melissa Hawach
The book reads like a high-speed spy novel in some sections. Truly a remarkable story of one Calgary woman.

Red Hot Internet Publicity by Penny C. Sansevieri
Sansevieri has some great ideas that I hope to use.


Added August 2008:
The Freedom from Depression Workbook--Carter & Minirth

Prayer Walking: A Journey of Faith --Dan R. Crawford, Calvin Miller

Prayer-Walking: Praying On-Site With Insight --Steve Hawthorne & Graham Kendrick

PrayerWalk: Becoming a Woman of Prayer, Strength, and Discipline--Janet Holm McHenry

Laughing in the Dark: A Comedian's Journey through Depression--Chonda Pierce

God's Grace and the Homosexual Next Door--Alan Chambers et al

Desiring God: Meditations by a Christian Hedonist--John Piper

Total Forgiveness: When Everything in you Wants to Hold a Grudge, Point a Finger and Remember the Pain, God wants you to Lay it all Aside by R. T. Kendall
I started reading this in 2007 but didn't finish it till recently.

Spiritual Direction: Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith--Henry Nouwen

A Healing Touch: The Power of Prayer--Melanie Hemry

Back to Jerusalem--Brother Yun et al

The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger
by Mark Levinson
See why I chose to read it here.

Complete Works of Oswald Chambers
I've been reading this every morning in my prayer room and often write posts about what God stirs in me from my readings.

Archaeological Study Bible
I read about half an hour every night before going to bed, going cover to cover. When I get to the end, I start again at the beginning. The notes are very informative and interesting.

Most recently updated December 6, 2008

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