Top Books 2010

My favourite fiction of 2010

Abramovich, S.Y., Tales of Mendele the Book Peddler, c. 1880.

Agnon, Shmuel Yosef, A Simple Story, 1985.

Hesse, Hermann, Steppenwolf, 1955.

Peretz, I.L., Short Stories, c. 1900.

Pirsig, Robert, Lila: An enquiry into morals, 1991.

Potok, Chaim, The Chosen, 1967; The Promise, 1969;
–– My Name is Asher Lev, 1972;
–– The Gift of Asher Lev, 1990.

Pratchett, Terry, The Last Continent, 1998;
–– Thief of Time, 2001.

Safran Foer, Jonathan, Everything is Illuminated, 2002.


My most enriching non-fiction

Bailey, Kenneth, Jesus through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural studies in the gospels, 2008.

Brueggemann, Walter, Spirituality of the Psalms, 2002.

Buechner, Frederick, The Sacred Journey, 1982;
–– Now and Then: A memoir of vocation, 1983;
–– Telling Secrets: A memoir, 1991.

Cahill, Thomas, Desire of the Everlasting Hills: The world before and after Jesus, 1999;
–– Mysteries of the Middle Ages: The rise of feminism, science & art from the cults of Catholic Europe, 2006.

Dunn, James, The Theology of Paul the Apostle, 1998.

Heschel, Abraham Joshua, God in Search of Man: A philosophy of Judaism, 1955;
–– I Asked for Wonder: A spiritual anthology, 1983.

Johnson, Darrell, The Glory of Preaching: Participating in God’s transformation of the world, 2009.

Lapierre, Dominique, The City of Joy, 1985.

Paton, Justin, How to Look at a Painting, 2008.

Robinson, George, Essential Judaism: A complete guide to beliefs, customs and rituals, 2001.

Spangler & Tverberg, Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus can transform your faith, 2009.

Telushkin, Rabbi Joseph, Jewish Wisdom: Ethical, spiritual, and historical lessons from the great works and thinkers, 1994;

A Code of Jewish Ethics: Volume 1 – You shall be holy, 2006.

Wiesel, Elie, Souls on Fire: Portraits and legends of Hasidic masters, 1972.

Wright, N.T., Paul in Fresh Perspective, 2005;
–– Surprised by Hope: Rethinking heaven, the resurrection, and the mission of the church, 2008;
–– Justification: God’s plan and Paul’s vision, 2009.


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