Amazon Wish List

Now that my goals for summer reading are over, I can look at other items on my wish list. I’ve never read more books in a single season in my entire life. They include:

The Narnian by Alan Jacobs
Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis
In the Name of Eugenics by Daniel Kevles
The Right Questions by Phillip E. Johnson
40 Days and 40 Nights by Matthew Chapman
The Trouble With Diversity by Walter Benn Michaels
Triumph by Jeremy Schaap
Blackhawk Down by Michael Bowder
Schultz and Peanuts by David Michaelis
Lincoln and Douglas by Allen C. Guelzo
The Gettysburg Gospel by Gabor Boritt
Manhunt by James L. Swanson
The Reason For God by Timothy Keller
God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens
Comrades! by Robert Service

Whew! It was a lot, but it really didn’t seem like it. When reading is done for the simple joy of learning it goes by a lot faster. It also keeps one’s mind occupied with things that are larger than oneself–something I have found to be very important when having an introspective pesonality. Now that school is in full gear, I can’t read as much of what I’d like to, but the trick is to keep learning, keep thinking, and keep growing in wisdom and understanding no matter what the situation is. But enough with the life lessons! I am currently excited to get to the following items:

Why Can’t We Be Good by Jacob Needleman
Original Sin by Alan Jacobs
The Triumph of God Over Evil by William Hasker
The Civil War as a Theological Crisis by Mark A. Noll
The Score by Faye Flam
The Leaders We Deserved (and a Few We Didn’t) by Alvin S. Felzenberg

Of course that is subject to change!


6 thoughts on “Amazon Wish List

  1. Ha! The book’s point was that by focusing on diversity of race we lose our focus on diversity of class. The people who advocate for diversity are the well-off, and they like to make sure they have other well-off people of color around them. It makes them feel better! Of course, if you have ever been poor you will know that racial diversity isn’t a very hard thing to obtain.

  2. you should add Savage Inequalities, by Jonathan Kozol. It was published in 1991- so pre Clinton/economic boom, and pre-No-Child-Left-Behind, but paints a very depressing picture of the public school system.

    (trying to convert you, still!)

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