Favorite Books from 2008


by Rachel Held Evans Read Distraction Free

So I've been working on my Amazon wish list to distribute to family for easy Christmas shopping, and I got to thinking about my favorite books from 2008. These titles made it to my “Who’s Who” list. What made yours? (I might just add them to my wish list!)

Best Classic I Should Have Read a Long Time Ago:
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Most Out-of-the Box:
Jesus for President by Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw

Most Practical:
Bird-by-Bird by Anne Lamott

Most Tears:
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini,

Most Laughs:
I am America and So Can You by Stephen Colbert, The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs, Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer by Warren St. John

Most Underlines, Highlights, and Dog-Ears:
How Postmodernism Serves (My) Faith by Crystal Downing, Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Best Theology/Philosophy:
How (Not) to Speak of God by Peter Rollins

Biggest Disappointment:
Surprised by Hope by NT Wright

Biggest (Happy) Surprises:
Take this Bread by Sara Miles, The Places In Between by Rory Stewart,

Best Classic Revisited:
Collected Poems by Emily Dickinson

Still to Finish Before 2009:
The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama, A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah, unChristian by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons, Proper Confidence by Lesslie Newbigin, Doubt: A History by Jennifer Michael Hecht

Top Five Currently on Wish List:The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria, Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas Friedman, The Blue Parakeet by Scot McKnight, Great Emergence by Phyllis Tickle, Thank God for Evolution by Michael Dowd

The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria, Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas Friedman, The Blue Parakeet by Scot McKnight, Great Emergence by Phyllis Tickle, Thank God for Evolution by Michael Dowd

What are your picks/ suggestions?

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