Sunday, January 31, 2010

Books of 2009

A list of books I read in 2009:

Concept of Prayer - DZ Phillips

The Viper on the Hearth: Mormons, Myths, and the Construction of Heresy (Religion in America) - Terryl Givens

American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormon (Essays on Mormonism Series)

Exploring Mormon Thought: The Problems With Theism And the Love of God (vol. 2) - Blake Ostler

Massacre at Mountain Meadows

The Worlds of Joseph Smith: A Bicentennial Conference at the Library of Congress

The Complete Persepolis

Spencer W Kimball (Biography)

ORSON PRATT'S WORKS: ON THE DOCTRINES OF THE GOSPEL A Series of Pamphlets on the Doctrines of the Gospel

Reading Judas: The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity - Elaine Pagels

The Seer - Orson Pratt

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

A voice of warning and instruction to all people;: Or, an introduction to the faith and doctine of the Church to Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints

People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture - Terryl Givens

Pygmy - Chuck Palahniuk

The Life and Thought of Orson Pratt - Breck England

Mysterium Liberationis: Fundamental Concepts of Liberation Theology

The study of religious language (The Library of philosophy and theology) - Anders Jeffner

Invisible Cities - Italio Calvino

Longing for Running Water (Biblical Reflections on Ministry)

Preacher - Garth Ennis

An Introduction to Wittgenstein's Tractatus (Wittgenstein Studies) - GM Anscombe

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (Routledge Classics) - Ludwig Wittgenstein

Wittgenstein's Tractatus: An Introduction (Midway Reprint) - W.O. Mounce

Discussions of Wittgenstein (Wittgenstein Studies) - Rush Rhees

What is Analytic Philosophy? - Glock

Latin America: A Concise Interpretive History (8th Edition)

Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1)

New Moon (The Twilight Saga, Book 2)

Joseph Smith, Jr.: Reappraisals After Two Centuries


  1. I read the love languages book a few years back, thought it was interesting enough. ;)

  2. You read twilight?!

    Ditto to what Blair said on love languages.

    Was the Spencer W Kimball (Biography)good? I assume that is the one by his son that was very open about his struggles with various things as a president. I put that on my to do list last Sunday.

    The Seer - Orson Pratt, what did you think of this?

  3. Carson,

    the Kimball biography read was the first one which covered his life before becoming president of the church. his presidency is covered in 'lengthen your stride'--which was severely censored/edited by deseret book. luckily, benchmark books recently did a limited print of the author's original version, though it costs $100.


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