Saturday, January 9, 2016

A Partial List of Books I Read (Completely) in 2015

This isn’t a complete list of all of the books I read in 2015, but it’s my best attempt at putting a list together of books I've read completely over those 365 days.  I’ve put this list in categories rather than chronological order, so people who are interested in a certain topic can see all of those related books in a neat little group. 

Books I read in 2015 for the two-year Spiritual Direction Institute course that my husband Kevin and I are taking:

Addiction and Grace Gerald G. Mays, M.D.
Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin by Anne Katherine, M. A.
Healing the Child Within: Discovery and Recovery for Children of Dysfunctional Families by Charles L. Whitfield, M. D.
Your Golden Shadow by William A. Miller
Dreams: God’s Forgotten Language by John A. Sanford
Dreams: A Way to Listen to God by Morton Kelsey
Dreams and Spiritual Growth: A Judeo-Christian Way of Dreamwork by Louis M. Savary, Patricia H. Berne, and Strephon Kaplan Williams
Dreams and Healing: A Succinct and Lively Interpretation of Dreams by John A. Sanford
Understanding the Enneagram: the practical guide to personality types by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson
The Enneagram in Love and Work by Helen Palmer
Parables and the Enneagram by Clarence Thomson
A Christian Worldview by Monsignor Chester P. Michael
A New Look at Grace by Bill Huebsch
Mysticism by Evelyn Underhill
The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning
Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It) by Robert D. Lupton
The Powers that Be by Walter Wink
My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.

Books by and/or about Catholics that I reviewed for my blog and those links:

Napkin Notes: Creating a Daily Connection with Those You Love by Garth Callaghan

Because I’m a Writer, Avid Reader, Work with Kids, and Teach Creative Writing:

The Writer Who Stayed by William Zinsser

Marjorie Holmes: The Inspirational Writings a three-books-in-one volume collection of: Lord, Let Me Love, Love and Laughter, and To Help You Through the Hurting

Bill Martin Jr.’s Big Book of Poetry by Bill Martin, Jr. and Michael Samson

Writing Personal Essays: How to Shape Your Life Experiences for the Page by Sheila Bender

For the sheer enjoyment and laughter during much-needed periods of serious stuff going on:

You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl: Observations on Life from the Shallow End of the Pool by Celia Rivenbark
Belle Weather: Mostly Sunny with a Chance of Scattered Hissy Fits by Celia Rivenbark
Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank: and Other Words of Delicate Southern Wisdom by Celia Rivenbark

English Lit Relit “a short history of English literature from the precursors (before swearing) to the Pre-Raphaelites and a little after intended to help students see the thing through, or see through the thing, and omitting nothing unimportant, by Richard Armour. Irreverently illustrated by Campbell Grant.”

Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer Is Much Faster): Life Lessons and Other Ravings from Dave Barry
Sh*t my dad says by Justin Halpern
I Totally Meant to Do That! by Jane Borden
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