Top Books 2008

Some good stuff.  My book database now lists exactly 1,234 titles since I started in 1991!

Psychology & spirituality

Becker, Ernest, The Denial of Death, 1973.

Berridge, Kate, Vigor Mortis: the end of the death taboo, 2002.

Booker, Christopher, The Seven Basic Plots: why we tell stories, 2004.

Fowler, James, Stages of Faith: the psychology of human development & the quest for meaning, 1981.

Jung, Carl, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, 1961.

Keen, Sam, Hymns to an Unknown God: awakening the spirit in everyday life, 1994.

Kübler-Ross, Elisabeth, On Death & Dying, 1970.

Peck, M. Scott, People of the Lie: the hope for healing human evil, 1983.

Tacey, David, The Spirituality Revolution: the emergence of contemporary spirituality, 2003.


Ellul, Jacques, Reason for Being: a meditation on Ecclesiastes, 1990.

Miller, Calvin, Preaching: the art of narrative exposition, 2006.

Moltmann, Jürgen, The Coming of God: Christian eschatology, 1996.

Polkinghorne, John, The God of Hope & the End of the World, 2002.

Tillich, Paul, The Shaking of the Foundations, 1949.

Volf, Miroslav, Free of Charge: giving & forgiving in a culture stripped of grace, 2005.

Wright, N.T. & Borg, Marcus, The Meaning of Jesus: two visions, 1999.


Buechner, Frederick, The Book of Bebb, 1979.

Coelho, Paulo, The Fifth Mountain, 1998.

Desai, Anita, Clear Light of Day, 1980.
–– Diamond Dust & Other Stories, 2000.

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia, One Hundred Years of Solitude, 1967.

Pratchett, Terry, Hogfather, 1996.

Rushdie, Salman, The Moor’s Last Sigh, 1995.

Sidhwa, Bapsi, Cracking India / Ice Candy Man, 1991.