Reading for Preaching

Wise preachers know that few things feed the preaching craft better than reading extensively.   Novelists, poets, artists, journalists, and others can often capture in a single sentence or two astonishing insights into human life.  What does anger look like?   How does virtue elevate the human spirit?   Here you will find quotes and vignettes that are the fruit of preachers who read widely and then record the gems of insight they find, all in the service of writing sermons that touch the human heart in fresh and vibrant ways. We keep adding quotes to this list; check back every so often for more.

Preaching Connection Title Author
laughter “How Shall We Then Laugh?” in his Literature and Theology as Amiable Companions Van der Weele, Steve J.
aging How to Grow Old: Ancient Wisdom for the Second Half of Life Cicero, Marcus Tullius, trans. and with an Introduction by Philip Freeman
saints A Diary of Private Prayer in Devotional Classics Baillie, John, ed. Richard J. Foster and James Bryan Smith
prayer A Diary of Private Prayer in Devotional Classics Baillie, John, ed. Richard J. Foster and James Bryan Smith
gluttony The Dark Night of the Soul in Devotional Classics John of the Cross, ed. Richard J. Foster and James Bryan Smith
pride The Dark Night of the Soul in Devotional Classics John of the Cross, ed. Richard J. Foster and James Bryan Smith
Islam The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11 Wright, Lawrence
martyrdom The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 Wright, Lawrence
rage The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 Wright, Lawrence
shame The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 Wright, Lawrence
heaven Mere Christianity, in The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics Lewis, C. S.
temperament Mere Christianity, in The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics Lewis, C. S.
Christianity Mere Christianity, in The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics Lewis, C. S.
Golden Rule Mere Christianity, in The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics Lewis, C. S.
slacking Mere Christianity, in The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics Lewis, C. S.
immortality Mere Christianity, in The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics Lewis, C. S.
character Mere Christianity, in The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics Lewis, C. S.
morality Mere Christianity, in The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics Lewis, C. S.
God's love Mere Christianity, in The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics Lewis, C. S.
repentance Mere Christianity, in The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics Lewis, C. S.
atonement Mere Christianity, in The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics Lewis, C. S.
free will Mere Christianity, in The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics Lewis, C. S.
joy Mere Christianity, in The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics Lewis, C. S.
goodness Mere Christianity, in The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics Lewis, C. S.
religion Mere Christianity, in The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics Lewis, C. S.
God Mere Christianity in The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics Lewis, C. S.
slavery The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism Baptist, Edward E.
Civil War The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism Baptist, Edward E.
happy endings “Hope is More Than Happiness” Paterson, Katherine
Charles Dickens “Hope is More Than Happiness” Paterson, Katherine
friendship The Four Loves Lewis, C. S.
friends The Four Loves Lewis, C. S.
lovers The Four Loves Lewis, C. S.
independence The Four Loves Lewis, C. S.
Gift-love The Four Loves Lewis, C. S.
tyranny The Four Loves Lewis, C. S.
manners The Four Loves Lewis, C. S.
courtesy The Four Loves Lewis, C. S.
rudeness The Four Loves Lewis, C. S.
patriotism The Four Loves Lewis, C. S.
egoism The Four Loves Lewis, C. S.
Need-love The Four Loves Lewis, C. S.
love The Four Loves Lewis, C. S.
omnipresence “Ubiquity” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith Buechner, Frederick
theology “Theology” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith Buechner, Frederick
jokes “Joke” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith Buechner, Frederick
euphoria “Jogging” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith Buechner, Frederick
humility “Humility” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith Buechner, Frederick
hatred “Hate” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith Buechner, Frederick
gluttony “Gluttony” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith Buechner, Frederick
faith “Faith” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith Buechner, Frederick
envy “Envy” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith Buechner, Frederick
doubts “Doubt” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith Buechner, Frederick
gluttony The Seven Perennial Sins and Their Offspring Bazyn, Ken
addiction The Seven Perennial Sins and Their Offspring Bazyn, Ken
pleasure The Seven Perennial Sins and Their Offspring Bazyn, Ken
death The Seven Perennial Sins and Their Offspring Bazyn, Ken
name “Buechner” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith Buechner, Frederick
food “Bread” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’S of Faith Buechner, Frederick
boredom “Boredom” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’S of Faith Buechner, Frederick
longing “Beauty” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’S of Faith Buechner, Frederick
baptism “Baptism” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’S of Faith Buechner, Frederick
charitable giving “Avarice,” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’S of Faith Buechner, Frederick
anger “Anger,” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’S of Faith Buechner, Frederick
angels “Angels,” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’S of Faith Buechner, Frederick
nature “Nature,” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’S of Faith Buechner, Frederick
coincidence “Coincidence,” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’S of Faith Buechner, Frederick
hospitality The Odyssey of Homer Homer, trans. Robert Fagles
vanity The Seven Perennial Sins and Their Offspring Bazyn, Ken
grace The Seven Perennial Sins and Their Offspring Bazyn, Ken
sin The Seven Perennial Sins and Their Offspring Bazyn, Ken
evil Confessions St. Augustine, trans. Henry Chadwick
numinous experiences “The Fog Horn” Bradbury, Ray
prayer The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Twain, Mark
literature “A Literary Education” Epstein, Joseph
numinous experiences “The Magnificent Defeat” in Thomas G. Long and Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., eds. A Chorus of Witnesses Buechner, Frederick
goodness The Chronicles of Narnia: Book 2: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Lewis, C. S.
stories All the Days and Nights: The Collected Stories Maxwell, William
newspaper boy “Resurrection of a Life,” in John Updike, ed., The Best American Short Stories of the Century, expanded ed. Saroyan, William
houses The Grapes of Wrath Steinbeck, John
sin The Collected Sermons of William H. Willimon Willimon, William H.
mothers “Nobody Loves You Like Your Mama Does” Keillor, Garrison
calling The Protestant Mind of the English Reformation George, Charles H. and Katherine George
injustice No Future Without Forgiveness Tutu, Desmond
caring Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life Nouwen, Henri
grace The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God Willard, Dallas
goodness Calvinism: Six Stone Foundation Lectures Kuyper, Abraham
hypocrisy Religious Affections Edwards, Jonathan, ed. John E. Smith
prayer Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer Lewis, C. S.
regeneration “Miracle on the Beach,” in her Home by Another Way Taylor, Barbara Brown
faith “Billions and Billions of Demons” Lewontin, Richard
self-deception A Pretty Good Person Smedes, Lewis B.
love Religious Affections Edwards, Jonathan, ed. John E. Smith
providence Mystery and Manners O'Connor, Flannery
weight “The Weight of Glory,” in The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses Lewis, C. S., edited and with an introduction by Walter Hooper
work “The Principle or Foundation” in Ordinary Graces: Christian Teachings on the Interior Life Hopkins, Gerard Manley , ed. Lorraine Kisly with an intro. by Philip Zalieski
self Thoughts in Solitude Merton, Thomas
desire “The Weight of Glory,” in The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses Lewis, C. S., edited and with an introduction by Walter Hooper
joy The Shawshank Redemption: The Shooting Script Darabont, Frank, screenplay and notes, introduction by Stephen King
hypocrisy Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book Percy, Walker
envy “The Book of My Enemy Has Been Remaindered” James, Clive
Augustine Confessions St. Augustine, trans. Henry Chadwick
hell “Sin, Salvation, Service” Stob, Henry
evil Confessions St. Augustine, trans. Henry Chadwick
light Shame and Grace: Healing the Shame We Don’t Deserve Smedes, Lewis B.
dividedness My Father’s House: A Memoir of Incest and Healing Fraser, Sylvia
God Solzhenitsyn at Harvard: The Address, Twelve Early Responses, and Six Later Reflections Berman, Ronald, ed.
by-products Mere Christianity Lewis, C. S.
John Henry Newman “Holiness Necessary for Future Blesedness,” in his Sermons and Discourses (1825-39) Newman, John Henry, ed. Charles Frederick Harrold Longmans
cruelty That Day Alone Van Paassen, Pierre
corruption Fiorello H. La Guardia and the Making of Modern New York Kessner, Thomas
prayer Confessions St. Augustine, trans. Henry Chadwick
dependence on God Confessions St. Augustine, trans. Henry Chadwick
justification The Modernist Impulse in American Protestantism Hutchison, William R.
joy Against Heresies, 5.33.3 in The Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol. 1 Irenaeus, ed. Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson
greed The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat Kapuscinski, Ryszard, trans. William R. Brand and Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand
campus secularism The Soul of the American University: From Protestant Establishment to Established Unbelief Marsden, George M.
American universities The Soul of the American University: From Protestant Establishment to Established Unbelief Marsden, George M.
self-doubt Deadline: A Memoir Reston, James
control freakery Deadline: A Memoir Reston, James
Vietnam Deadline: A Memoir Reston, James
golf Deadline: A Memoir Reston, James
LBJ Deadline: A Memoir Reston, James
helping A River Runs Through It and Other Stories Maclean, Norman, with a foreward by Annie Proulx
brothers A River Runs Through It and Other Stories Maclean, Norman, with a foreward by Annie Proulx
fly casting A River Runs Through It and Other Stories Maclean, Norman, with a foreward by Annie Proulx
work A River Runs Through It and Other Stories Maclean, Norman, with a foreward by Annie Proulx
storytelling A River Runs Through It and Other Stories Maclean, Norman, with a foreward by Annie Proulx
consideration Gilead Robinson, Marilynne
God Gilead Robinson, Marilynne
sanity Gilead Robinson, Marilynne
life Gilead Robinson, Marilynne
self-knowledge Gilead Robinson, Marilynne
water Gilead Robinson, Marilynne
incomprehension Gilead Robinson, Marilynne
ministry Gilead Robinson, Marilynne
plea bargains “Unresolved Evil: On Justice and the End of the Unabomber” Gelernter, David
vulgarity The Triumph of Vulgarity: Rock Music in the Mirror of Romanticism Pattison, Robert
writing Creative Writing: For People Who Can’t Not Write Lindskoog, Kathryn
writing Creative Writing: For People Who Can’t Not Write Lindskoog, Kathryn
writing The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O’Connor O'Connor, Flannery, ed. Sally Fitzgerald
work The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age Schama, Simon
church Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith Norris, Kathleen
wonder Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith Norris, Kathleen
women “The Subjection of Women” Mill, John Stuart, written 1869, ed. Jonathan Bennett, 2009
submission “By Diverse Means We Arrive at the Same End” in The Complete Essays of Montaigne de Montaigne, Michel, trans. Donald Frame
marriage For Better, For Worse: Sober Thoughts on Passionate Promises Burtchaell, James Tunstead
wisdom The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age Schama, Simon
wisdom Bird by Bird: Instructions on Writing and Life Lamott, Anne
madness Wickedness: A Philosophical Essay Midgley, Mary
smiles The Empty Copper Sea MacDonald, John D.
willfulness The Life of Samuel Johnson Boswell, James
wealth “The Shoes of Imelda Marcos” Morrow, Lance
wealth An Innocent Millionaire Vizinczey, Stephen
Ronald Reagan Reagan’s America: Innocents at Home Wills, Garry
wealth “The Crayon Man” Yancey, Philip
wealth “Teaching Johnny Values where Money is King” Brown, Patricia Leigh
wealth “Note on Wealth” Marty, Martin E.
war The Things They Carried O'Brien, Tim
war A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam Sheehan, Neil
war A Rumor of War Caputo, Phillip
war Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945 Hastings, Max
war Truman McCullough, David
war Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War Fussell, Paul
Vietnam A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam Sheehan, Neil
Vietnam A Rumor of War Caputo, Phillip
wealth Fiorello H. La Guardia and the Making of Modern New York Kessner, Thomas
wealth “Poor Little Rich Boys,” a review of PAINFULLY RICH: The Outrageous Fortune and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty Henriques, Diana B.
vanity “Notebook” Lapham, Lewis
riches Stranger in Two Worlds Harris, Jean
war American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur: 1880-1964 Manchester, William
walking A Separate Peace Knowles, John
vulgarity A Married Man Read, Piers Paul
vocation Under the Unpredictable Plant: an Exploration in Vocational Holiness Peterson, Eugene
occupation The Brothers K Duncan, David James
virtue Losing our Virtue: Why the Church Must Recover its Moral Vision Wells, David
personal disadvantages The Mill on the Floss Eliot, George
vanity The Bonfire of the Vanities Wolfe, Tom
values Cannery Row Steinbeck, John
courtesy The Descent of the Dove: a Short History of the Holy Spirit in the Church Williams, Charles
unbelief Our Knowledge of God Baille, John
drugs Blue Blood Conlon, Edward
Israel “There Is No Stopping” Lewis, Anthony
celebrity trials The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson Toobin, Jeffrey
conscience Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush Meacham, Jon
ambition Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush Meacham, Jon
bad Christian literature “Literature and Moral Purpose” Davies, Robertson
television Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business Postman, Neil
religion Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business Postman, Neil
Job “Second-person Accounts and the Problem of Evil” Stump, Eleonore
suffering The Sweet Hereafter Banks, Russell
Job Observation on Job and on Suffering Plantinga, Alvin
sorrow Blessings: An Autobiographical Fragment Craig, Mary
suffering Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale Buechner, Frederick
success gospels Harry Emerson Fosdick: Preacher, Pastor, Prophet Miller, Robert Moats
success Harry Emerson Fosdick: Preacher, Pastor, Prophet Miller, Robert Moats
structure “In this People’s Court Only One Opinion Counts” Meisler, Andy
stories Iron and Silk Salzman, Mark
squelch “A Note on Dedications” Marty, Martin E.
squelch Scrupulous syntax and speech Marty, Martin E.
England Alistair Cooke’s America Cooke, Alistair
TV news And So It Goes: Adventures in Television Ellerbee, Linda
golf “On Golf” Wells, Ronald
sports Entry on Sugar Ray Leonard Marty, Martin E.
myopia The Glory and the Dream: A Narrative History of the United States 1932-1972 Manchester, William
speech “Memorial Minute for W. J. Beeners” Bartow, Charles L.
6th commandment Small Sacrifice: A True Story of Passion and Murder Rule, Ann
snobbery The Good Times Baker, Russell
snobbery “Reading, Writing, Social Climbing” Yazigi, Monique
slavery Beloved Morrison, Toni
slavery Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction McPherson, James
sin Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction McPherson, James
sin “Character and Other Details on the Clinton Watch” Greenberg, Paul
honesty “On Honesty and Self-Deception” Steffer, Lloyd
sin Speaking of Sin: the Lost Language of Salvation Taylor, Barbara Brown
sin Into that Darkness: From Mercy Killing to Mass Murder Sereny, Gitta
Truman Truman McCullough, David
sin Feathers of the Skylark: Compulsion, Sin, and Our Need for a Messiah Satinover, Jeffrey
murderers “When the Good Do Bad” Brooks, David
sin Under the Unpredictable Plant: an Exploration in Vocational Holiness Peterson, Eugene
sin Before Truth, the Right Fork: A Theological Reflection on Ministry and Manners Portaro, Sam
Vietnam War “The Long Shadow of Vietnam” Morrow, Lance
sin “The Good War” Kreeft, Peter
sin Damage Hart, Josephine
irony Sullivan’s Sting Sanders, Lawrence
rebellion Distorted Truth: What Every Christian Needs to Know about the Battle for the Mind Mouw, Richard J.
sin My Secret History Theroux, Paul
sin The Mark of Cain: Studies in Literature and Theology Babbage, Stuart Barton
sin The Problem of Pain Lewis, C. S.
sin The Screwtape Letters Lewis, C. S.
sin Cannery Row Steinbeck, John
church Churches that Abuse Enroth, Ronald M.
sin Confessions St. Augustine, trans. Henry Chadwick
sin Murder in Little Egypt O'Brien, Darcy
feature creep “Feature Creep” Surowiecki, James
silence Chutzpah Dershowitz, Alan M.
silence The Chosen Potok, Chaim
silence Small World: An Academic Romance Lodge, David
silence Rabbit Run Updike, John
sickness The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O’Connor O'Connor, Flannery, ed. Sally Fitzgerald
shame Nigger Gregory, Dick
shame “Shame” Karen, Robert
shame The Problem of Pain Lewis, C. S.
shame Ethics Bonhoeffer, Dietrich
sex “Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity” Winner, Lauren
self-esteem “On Self-Esteem vs. Self-Respect” Dalrymple, Theodore
self-deception The Life of Samuel Johnson Boswell, James
self-deception A Flash of Green MacDonald, John D.
self-forgetfulness A Circle of Quiet L'Engle, Madeleine
Hume The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat Sacks, Oliver
ego Reagan’s America: Innocents at Home Wills, Garry
dreams Self-Consciousness: Memoirs Updike, John
Confessions “Christianity and Literature” in Christian Reflections Lewis, C. S.
evil Sighing for Eden: Sin, Evil, and the Christian Faith Willimon, William H.
self-deception An Innocent Millionaire Vizinczey, Stephen
self-deception A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam Sheehan, Neil
self-deception Vital Lies: Simple Truths: The Psychology of Self-Deception Goleman, Daniel
The Great Depression The Glory and the Dream: A Narrative History of the United States 1932-1972 Manchester, William
self-centeredness “Preface to the Sermons” in Fifteen Sermons Butler, Joseph
self-centeredness Chutzpah Dershowitz, Alan M.
voice Nothing but the Best: The Struggle for Perfection at the Juilliard School Kogan, Judith
self-absorption The Turquoise Lament MacDonald, John D.
seduction One More Sunday MacDonald, John D.
secularism Under God: Religion and American Politics Wills, Garry
sanctification The Fruit of the Spirit Winward, Stephen
salvation “’Titanic’—The ‘60s as Sacraments” Mattingly, Terry
revelation The Bible: As If for the First Time Nielsen, Harry A.
repentance “Repenting” Buchanan, John
apology “Sorry Condition” Buchanan, John
contrition People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil Peck, M. Scott
remorse “The Current Crisis in Remorse” Keillor, Garrison
remorse “The Growing Role of Emotion in Jury Verdicts” Sappenfeld, Mark
social class Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, rev. ed. Loewen, James W.
racism Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, rev. ed. Loewen, James W.
Pilgrims Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, rev. ed. Loewen, James W.
Woodrow Wilson Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, rev. ed. Loewen, James W.
American history textbooks Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong rev. ed. Loewen, James W.
Andrew Jackson Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and A Great American Land Grab Inskeep, Steve
tediousness Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome Harris, Robert
eloquence Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome Harris, Robert
pride Conspirata: A Novel of Ancient Rome Harris, Robert
American history textbooks Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, rev. ed. Loewen, James W.
fraud Help My Unbelief Rutledge, Fleming
passion Help My Unbelief Rutledge, Fleming
human life: forms and patterns Craddock on the Craft of Preaching Craddock, Fred B., ed. Lee Sparks and Kathryn Hayes Sparks
self-sacrifice Craddock on the Craft of Preaching Craddock, Fred B., ed. Lee Sparks and Kathryn Hayes Sparks
sermon language: specificity Craddock on the Craft of Preaching Craddock, Fred B., ed. Lee Sparks and Kathryn Hayes Sparks
sermon stories Craddock on the Craft of Preaching Craddock, Fred B., ed. Lee Sparks and Kathryn Hayes Sparks
shame Craddock on the Craft of Preaching Craddock, Fred B., ed. Lee Sparks and Kathryn Hayes Sparks
listening Craddock on the Craft of Preaching Craddock, Fred B., ed. Lee Sparks and Kathryn Hayes Sparks
pulpit rhetoric The Company of Preachers: Wisdom on Preaching, Augustine to the Present Lischer, Richard, ed.
liberalism The Bonfire of the Vanities Wolfe, Tom
Judaism War and Remembrance Wouk, Herman
cultural myopia The Search for God at Harvard Goldman, Ari L.
redundancy Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War Manchester, William
fame “Visit to Richmond, VA” May, 2000 an observer
rebuke “Responses to Hate-Talk Can Vary” Hax, Carolyn in her Advice column
reality The Plague Camus, Albert, trans. Stuart Gilbert
love “Abraham’s Continuing Journey” in The Collected Sermons of William Sloan Coffin: The Riverside Years, vol. 1 Coffin, William Sloane
reading Thomas Jefferson: A Life Randall, Willard Sterne
pleasure “The Pleasures of Reading” Epstein, Joseph
Cicero Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome Harris, Robert
shorthand Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome Harris, Robert
power Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome Harris, Robert
racism Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-1963 Branch, Taylor
racism Separate Pasts: Growing Up White in the Segregated South McLaurin, Melton A.
arguing Wisdom and Innocence: A Biography of G. K. Chesterton Pearce, Joseph
providence The Young Lions Shaw, Irwin
self-vindication Resurrection Tolstoy, Leo, trans. Louise Maud
corruption Resurrection Tolstoy, Leo, trans. Louise Maud
corruption Resurrection Tolstoy, Leo, trans. Louise Maud
shame Resurrection Tolstoy, Leo, trans. Louise Maud
“everybody does it,” Resurrection Tolstoy, Leo, trans. Louise Maud
Indian/explorer relations Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West Ambrose, Stephen E.
Indian/settler relations Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West Ambrose, Stephen E.
cultural misunderstanding Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West Ambrose, Stephen E.
ignorance Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West Ambrose, Stephen E.
paternalism Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West Ambrose, Stephen E.
slavery Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West Ambrose, Stephen E.
freedom Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West Ambrose, Stephen E.
oratorical reputation The Company of Preachers: Wisdom on Preaching, Augustine to the Present Lischer, Richard, ed.
preaching The Company of Preachers: Wisdom on Preaching, Augustine to the Present Lischer, Richard, ed.
forms of rhetoric The Company of Preachers: Wisdom on Preaching, Augustine to the Present Lischer, Richard, ed.
gaining eloquence by listening and reading The Company of Preachers: Wisdom on Preaching, Augustine to the Present Lischer, Richard, ed.
church’s use of rhetoric The Company of Preachers: Wisdom on Preaching, Augustine to the Present Lischer, Richard, ed.
rhetoric The Company of Preachers: Wisdom on Preaching, Augustine to the Present Lischer, Richard, ed.
conversion The Collected Sermons of William H. Willimon Willimon, William H.
holy disrespect The Collected Sermons of William H. Willimon Willimon, William H.
God’s radical love The Collected Sermons of William H. Willimon Willimon, William H.
fear The Collected Sermons of William H. Willimon Willimon, William H.
saints The Collected Sermons of William H. Willimon Willimon, William H.
Lincoln “The Paradox of Lincoln’s Faith” Noll, Mark
celebrity “Wrong End of the Rainbow” Gates, David
sex “The World: The Ascent of Man; What’s It All About, Alpha?” Wade, Nicholas
sin “National Pride Over a Virus in the Philippines” Mydans, Seth
sin “Facing Reality,” in The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought Robinson, Marilynne
satire In Plato’s Cave Kernan, Alvin
Luther From Dawn to Decadence, 1500 to the Present: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life Barzun, Jacques
Reformation From Dawn to Decadence, 1500 to the Present: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life Barzun, Jacques
Erasmus From Dawn to Decadence, 1500 to the Present: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life Barzun, Jacques
thinking God’s Name in Vain: The Rights and Wrongs of Religion in Politics Carter, Stephen L.
enablement “A Hand for the Head” Murphy, Cullen
torment Bodies Electric Harrison, Colin
irony The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York Caro, Robert A.
race Native Son Wright, Richard
hospitality “Welcoming the Stranger” Jones, L. Gregory
compassion “Men Behaving Badly” Tripp, Nathaniel
grace The Cost of Discipleship Bonhoeffer, Dietrich, trans. Reginald H. Fuller
cynicism “Facing Reality,” in The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought Robinson, Marilynne
pride Reflections on the Psalms Lewis, C. S.
pride Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945 Hastings, Max
pride Jurassic Park Crichton, Michael
bleeding hearts A Dresser of Sycamore Trees Keizer, Garret
pride Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith Norris, Kathleen
pride “Another Look at the parable of the Good Samaritan” Cook, James I. in Saved by Hope: Essays in Honor of Richard C. Oudersluys ed. James I Cook
pride Remembering Denny Trillen, Calvin
pride “The Sin of Pride” Tugwell, Simon
pride Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-1963 Branch, Taylor
pride The Stone Diaries Shields, Carol
pride The Last Lion. Volume 2: Winston Spencer Churchill: Alone, 1932-1940 Manchester, William
self-centeredness The Problem of Pain Lewis, C. S.
pretending The Screwtape Letters Lewis, C. S.
John Calvin Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith Norris, Kathleen
preaching “Preaching to Unbelievers” Ortberg, John
preaching Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale Buechner, Frederick
preaching “Beyond Self-Help Chatter” Neff, David
preaching Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Lamott, Anne
preaching “Echoes of the Gospel-event in Literature and Elsewhere” Rossow, Francis C.
preaching The Four Pages of the Sermon Wilson, Paul Scott
preaching Why Preach? Why Listen? Muehl, William
preaching “Preaching to Believers” Ortberg, John
trial summation And the Sea Will Tell Bugliosi, Vincent with Bruce B. Henderson
preaching Roger’s Version Updike, John
preaching Harry Emerson Fosdick: Preacher, Pastor, Prophet Miller, Robert Moats
Harry Emerson Fosdick Harry Emerson Fosdick: Preacher, Pastor, Prophet Miller, Robert Moats
preaching Between Two Worlds: the Art of Preaching in the Twentieth Century Stott, John R. W.
preachers “Colleagues in Worship” Gomes, Peter
preachers Rabbit Run Updike, John
preachers The Winter of Our Discontent Steinbeck, John
prayer Pray and Vote Keizer, Garret
praise Wishful Thinking: A Seeker’s ABC Buechner, Frederick
prayer A Dresser of Sycamore Trees Keizer, Garret
prayer The Diary of a Country Priest Bernanos, Georges
prayer The Screwtape Letters Lewis, C. S.
voting rights Review of Why Americans Don’t Vote by Frances Fox Piven and Richard A. Cloward Wills, Garry
John Calvin The Social Humanism of Calvin Bieler, Andre, trans. by Paul T. Fuhrmann
poverty A Married Man Read, Piers Paul
JFK “Read this Book, Obama,” a review of Robert Caro, The Years of Lyndon Johnson, vol. 4, The Passage of Power Frum, David
creation questions Bright Orange for the Shroud MacDonald, John D.
hair “Party Girl” O'Connor, Patricia T.
oddities Under God: Religion and American Politics Wills, Garry
place In the Heat of the Summer Katzenbach, John
oddities Iron and Silk Salzman, Mark
perspective A Rumor of War Caputo, Philip
politics The Making of the President, 1960 White, Theodore H.
poverty The Fortunate Pilgrim Puzo, Mario
poverty My Secret History Theroux, Paul
money Of Human Bondage Maugham, W. Somerset
smut Fiorello H. La Guardia and the Making of Modern New York Kessner, Thomas
piano Body and Soul Conroy, Frank
character “Second Opinions: History Winds Up in the Waiting Room” Murphy, Cullen
oddities The Liberty Campaign Dee, Jonathan
oddities American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964 Manchester, William
Nuremburg The Glory and the Dream: A Narrative History of the United States 1932-1972 Manchester, William
sanitation “The Gospel of Sanitation” Marty, Martin
wills Roger’s Version Updike, John
homelessness Destructive Generation: Second Thoughts about the Sixties Collier, Peter and David Horowitz
euphoria The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Sacks, Oliver
Aslan The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Lewis, C. S.
morality The Problem of Pain Lewis, C. S.
narcissism “It’s All About Him” Van Drehle, David
naivety Unholy Matrimony: A True Story of Murder and Obsession Dillman, John
morality “The Good War” Kreeft, Peter
morality The Diary of a Yuppie Auchincloss, Louis
Germany Chutzpah Dershowitz, Alan M.
rationalization The Bonfire of the Vanities Wolfe, Tom
goodness Ty Cobb Alexander, Charles C.
self-deception Wickedness: A Philosophical Essay Midgley, Mary
morality The Winter of Our Discontent Steinbeck, John
hospitality Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith Norris, Kathleen
prayer “A Labor Not in Vain” Stacy, R. Wayne, in The Library of Distinctive Sermons, vol. 2 ed. Gary W. Klingsporn
Jesus A Month of Sundays Updike, John
50s American culture The Fifties Halberstam, David
WWII The Fifties Halberstam, David
character The Fifties Halberstam, David
sexism Boom! Voices of the Sixties Brokaw, Tom
meditation Reaching for the Invisible God: What Can We Expect to Find? Yancey, Philip
envy Seven Sins and Seven Virtues Olsson, Karl
contempt The Song of the Lark Cather, Willa
marriage “Can the Government Prevent Divorce?” Russo, Francine
adultery A Married Man Read, Piers Paul
male-female relations A Married Man Read, Piers Paul
manners Miss Manners’ Guide for the Turn of the Millenium Martin, Judith
love Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Lamott, Anne
love Damage Hart, Josephine
parenting Home Before Dark Cheever, Susan
love Of Human Bondage Maugham, W. Somerset
love Of Human Bondage Maugham, W. Somerset
lottery “Good Lottery Luck Can Go Bad Fast” Dorell, Oren
longing The Song of the Lark Cather, Willa
grief The Year of Magical Thinking Didion, Joan
permanence Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer Lewis, C. S.
Lincoln Lincoln Donald, David Herbert
life “Before He Became a Saint,” a review of David Herbert Donald’s Lincoln Ward, Geoffrey C.
life In the Beauty of the Lilies Updike, John
home In the Beauty of the Lillies Updike, John
certainty “Sermon 47” Augustine of Hippo in Philip Schaff, ed., A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, vol. 6
life Stranger in Two Worlds Harris, Jean
Protestant liberalism The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O’Connor O'Connor, Flannery, ed. Sally Fitzgerald
Jesus Under God: Religion and American Politics Wills, Garry
thoughtful reading Seminary Books of the Semester
books How to Read a Book Adler, Mortimer J. and Charles Lincoln Van Doren
learning How to Read a Book Adler, Mortimer J. and Charles Lincoln Van Doren
sins of omission “The Duties of a Bystander” Press, Arick, et al
secrecy What was it like in the Concentration Camp at Dachau?: An Attempt to Come Closer to Truth Neuhausler, Johannes
lament “Concerning Lament” Salters, Robert
reproach Crime and Punishment Dostoevsky, Fyodor trans. Michael Scammell
Judaism “The Virtue of Hate” Soloveichik, Meir
joy A Separate Peace Knowles, John
joy The Sacred Journey Buechner, Frederick
joy “On Fairy-Stories” in The Tolkien Reader Tolkien, J.R.R.
joy Telling the Truth: the Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale Buechner, Frederick
joy Where the Red Fern Grows: The Story of Two Dogs and a Boy Rawls, Wilson
Jesus The Divine Trinity Brown, David
mercy Philemon’s Problem: The Daily Dilemma of the Christian Burtchaell, James T.
Japanese American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964 Manchester, William
gossip Feathers in the Wind Willard, Dallas
irony “What Every Boy Should Know,” in his All the Days and Nights Maxwell, William
irony The Brothers K Duncan, David James
irony Interview of Christopher Andrew, co-author of The Sword and the Shield Gross, Terry
oddities The Last Lion. Volume 2: Winston Spencer Churchill: Alone, 1932-1940 Manchester, William
ironies The Last Lion. Volume 2: Winston Spencer Churchill: Alone, 1932-1940 Manchester, William
life to come Self-consciousness: Memoirs Updike, John
immigrants “The Tire Iron and the Tamale” Horner, Justin
imitation The Giant Book of Strange but True Sports Stories Liss, Howard
hygiene Iron and Silk Salzman, Mark
Great Depression The Glory and the Dream: A Narrative History of the United States 1932-1972 Manchester, William
humanity Seabiscuit, An American Legend Hillenbrand, Laura
humanity Distorted Truth: What Every Christian Needs to Know about the Battle for the Mind Mouw, Richard J.
human nature “John Calvin Got a Bad Rap” Kimball, Roger
horses Seabiscuit, An American Legend Hillenbrand, Laura
homelessness Condominium MacDonald, John D.
home The Last Lion. Volume 1: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932 Manchester, William
bed The Song of the Lark Cather, Willa
God Night Wiesel, Ellie, trans. Stella Rodway, with a Foreword by Francois Mauriac
holocaust Night Wiesel, Ellie, trans. Stella Rodway, with a Foreword by Francois Mauriac
blood Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith Norris, Kathleen
history “Why Study History?” Gagnon, Paul
heroes American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964 Manchester, William
heroes The Making of the President 1960 White, Theodore H.
idolatry Reagan’s America: Innocents at Home Wills, Garry
Pelagius Roger’s Version Updike, John
DNA The Genesis Code Case, John
hell The Problem of Pain Lewis, C. S.
hell Institutes of the Christian Religion Calvin, John, trans. Ford Lewis Battles, ed. John T. McNeill
gratitude “Gratitude Grows as Salutary Habit” Lampman, Jane
grief “The Sutton Place Story” in The Stories of John Cheever Cheever, John
greed Wonder Boy: Barry Minkow, the Kid Who Swindled Wall Street Akst, Daniel
greed “All Fall Down” Friedman, Thomas L.
greed The Bonfire of the Vanities Wolfe, Tom
gratitude “God and a Grateful Old Man,” from My God and I: A Spiritual Memoir Smedes, Lewis B.
gratitude “God and a Grateful Old Man,” from My God and I: A Spiritual Memoir Smedes, Lewis B.
dignity Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Hillenbrand, Laura
grace Between Noon and Three: A Parable of Romance, Law, and the Outrage of Grace Capon, Robert Farrar
grace God’s Spy: Malcolm Muggeridge, 1903-1990 Aeschliman, M. D.
grace “When Grace Arrives Unannounced” Sullivan, Andrew
cheap grace Into that Darkness: From Mercy Killing to Mass Murder Sereny, Gitta
common grace “A Kinder, Gentler Calvinism” Mouw, Richard J.
grace “You are Accepted,” in A Chorus of Witnesses Tillich, Paul (essay), book edited by Thomas G. Long and Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.
grace Body and Soul Conroy, Frank
POWs Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Hillenbrand, Laura
debasement Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Hillenbrand, Laura
imperialism Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Hillenbrand, Laura
annoyance Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Hillenbrand, Laura
Godlessness “What Evangelicals Can Learn from Karl Barth” Wood, Ralph
God Miracles: How God Intervenes in Human Affairs Lewis, C. S.
persistence Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Comedy, Tragedy, and Fairy Tale Buechner, Frederick
God Excerpts from the Diary of the Late God Towne, Anthony
God's sake Excerpts from the Diary of the Late God Towne, Anthony
Sermon on the Mount Prisoners of the Japanese: POWs of World War II in the Pacific Daws, Gavan
cruelty Prisoners of the Japanese: POWs of World War II in the Pacific Daws, Gavan
God The Young Lions Shaw, Irwin
glory East of Eden Steinbeck, John
WWII Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945 Hastings, Max
freedom Wickedness: A Philosophical Essay Midgley, Mary
fruit of the Spirit The Fruit of the Spirit Winward, Stephen
friends Bright Orange for the Shroud MacDonald, John D.
forgiveness No Future Without Forgiveness Tutu, Desmond
forgiveness Crime and Punishment Dostoevsky, Fyodor trans. Michael Scammell
pride The Emperor : Downfall of an Autocrat Kapuscinski, Ryszard, trans. William R. Brand and Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand
sincerity An Innocent Millionaire Vizinczey, Stephen
fear What Jamie Saw Koman, Carolyn
fatherhood “Here’s a Toast for the World’s Regular Dads” Albom, Mitch
scholarship Small World: An Academic Romance Lodge, David
fashion Cannery Row Steinbeck, John
fanaticism The Brothers K Duncan, David James
family Rich Man, Poor Man Shaw, Irwin
faithfulness No Greater Love Mother Teresa
faith “Staking All on Faith’s Object: the Art of Christian Assurance according to Martin Luther and Karl Barth” Olmstead, Richard H.
evil Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka: The Operation Reinhard Death Camps Yitzhak, Arad
souvenirs Band of Brothers Ambrose, Stephen E.
comradeship Band of Brothers Ambrose, Stephen E.
tyranny Band of Brothers Ambrose, Stephen E.
WWII Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 Kennedy, David M.
immigration Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 Kennedy, David M.
shame Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 Kennedy, David M.
self-deception Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 Kennedy, David M.
character type Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 Kennedy, David M.
Depression Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 Kennedy, David M.
ingratitude With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa Sledge, E. B.
hardship With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa Sledge, E. B.
confusion Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town Krakauer, Jon
9th commandment Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town Krakauer, Jon
humiliation The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power Caro, Robert A.
slave labor Band of Brothers Ambrose, Stephen E.
WWII Band of Brothers Ambrose, Stephen E.
Dutch people Band of Brothers Ambrose, Stephen E.
attractions of war Band of Brothers Ambrose, Stephen E.
human beings Band of Brothers Ambrose, Stephen E.
diction The Life of Samuel Johnson Boswell, James
evil Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War Fussell, Paul
war Doing Battle: The Making of a Skeptic Fussell, Paul
9th commandment Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War Fussell, Paul
failure And So It Goes: Adventures in Television Ellerbee, Linda
spoiled children The Last Lion. Volume 1: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932 Manchester, William
faces Under the Unpredictable Plant: An Exploration in Vocational Holiness Peterson, Eugene
excellence Men at Work: the Craft of Baseball Will, George F.
receiving A Verse of Matthias Claudius Urs von Balthasar, Hans trans. John Riches
faith Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith Norris, Kathleen
faith Our Knowledge of God Baillie, John
failure Fiorello H. La Guardia and the Making of Modern New York Kessner, Thomas
failure Reagan’s America: Innocents at Home Wills, Garry
fighting conditions With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa Sledge, E. B.
evil Blessings: An Autobiographical Fragment Craig, Mary
evil Renewal as a Way of Life: A Guidebook for Spiritual Growth Lovelace, Richard F.
evil Letter to Neal Plantinga Meyer, Galen
evil People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil ** Peck, M. Scott
evil Rabbit Run Updike, John
evil Under God: Religion and American Politics Wills, Garry
evil What was it like in the Concentration Camp at Dachau?: An Attempt to Come Closer to Truth Neuhausler, Johannes
evil East of Eden Steinbeck, John
evil “Stephen King’s Tragic Kingdom” Bauer, Susan Wise
evil Night Weisel, Elie, trans. Stella Rodway with a forward by Francois Mauriac
evil A Month of Sundays Updike, John
depictions of evil Crossing to Safety Stegner, Wallace
evil Against All Hope: The Prison Memoirs of Armando Valladares Valladares, Armando
evil Roger’s Version Updike, John
character traits The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power Caro, Robert A.
powerlessness The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power Caro, Robert A.
LBJ The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power Caro, Robert A.
transitions The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power Caro, Robert A.
parasitism Wickedness: A Philosophical Essay Midgley, Mary
Churchill The Last Lion: William Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm, 1940-65 Manchester, William and Paul Reid
inspiration The Last Lion: William Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm, 1940-65 Manchester, William and Paul Reid
Jonathan Edwards “An Overview of Jonathan Edwards’ Theology” Marsden, George
God and evil Night Weisel, Elie, trans. Stella Rodway
evil Into That Darkness: From Mercy Killing to Mass Murder Sereny, Gitta
evil Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View Milgram, Stanley
execution Treblinka Steiner, Jean Francois, trans. Helen Weaver
evil Treblinka Steiner, Jean Francois, trans. Helen Weaver
evil “The Lion and the Unicorn” Orwell, George
corruption “What Can the Righteous Do?” Nelson, Douglas E.
evil The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness Fromm, Erich
evangelism Our Knowledge of God Baillie, John
9th commandment ‘Reality Gets a Makeover with Words that Polish and Buff’ Leo, John
vandalism ‘Academic Religion: Playground of the Vandals’ Mankowski, Paul
envy Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community Anderson, Elijah
envy Very Much a Lady: The Untold Story of Jean Harris and Dr. Herman Tarnower Alexander, Shana
mysticism Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith Norris, Kathleen
evil No Future Without Forgiveness Tutu, Desmond
Christianity Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business Postman, Neil
education East of Eden Steinbeck, John
ecumenism “An Overdue Reminder that Not All is Relative” Bethell, Tom
environmentalism “Wilderness,” in The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought Robinson, Marilynne
drinking In the Beauty of the Lilies Updike, John
drinking The Empty Copper Sea MacDonald, John D.
drinking “Christmas is a Sad Season for the Poor,” in The Stories of John Cheever Cheever, John
drinking East of Eden Steinbeck, John
faith and doubt Roger’s Version Updike, John
children The Closing of the American Mind Bloom, Alan
disillusionment The Scarlet Ruse MacDonald, John D.
desire Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant Tyler, Anne
character Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full Black, Conrad
awkwardness Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full Black, Conrad
pandering Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full Black, Conrad
resentment Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full Black, Conrad
Lincoln Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln Kearns Goodwin, Doris
death “That the Taste of Good and Evil Depends in Large Part on the Opinion that We Have of Them” Montaigne, Michel
death The Year of Magical Thinking Didion, Joan
presence of God “Reflection on Psalm 23” Marty, Martin E.
death Eyes of Prey Sandford, John
death Self-Consciousness: Memoirs Updike, John
death From Beirut to Jerusalem Friedman, Thomas L.
death The Sacred Journey Buechner, Frederick
death The Pilgrim’s Progress Bunyan, John
death To a God Unknown Steinbeck, John
crucifixion The Giving and Taking of Life Burtchaell, James T.
virtue The Giving and Taking of Life Burtchaell, James T.
ignorance Sullivan’s Sting Sanders, Lawrence
creed Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith Norris, Kathleen
dullness A Circle of Quiet L'Engle, Madeleine
character type American Pastoral Roth, Philip
character type In the Beauty of the Lilies Updike, John
character type Lincoln Donald, David Herbert
character type Truman McCullough, David
sociopathy The Billionaire Boys’ Club Horton, Sue
Richard M. Nixon The Good Times Baker, Russell
character type The Good Times Baker, Russell
biography The Good Times Baker, Russell
character Best Intentions: The Education and Killing of Edmund Perry Anson, Robert Sam
oddities Darker Than Amber MacDonald, John D.
oddities Criminal Violence, Criminal Justice Silberman, Charles E.
blessing “Sunday Morning with the Sensational Nightingales” Collins, Billy
death East of Eden Steinbeck, John
authority The Life of Samuel Johnson Boswell, James
awe Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Lamott, Anne
Catholic Christianity The Catholic Moment: The Paradox of the Church in the Postmodern World Neuhaus, Richard John
Christian Science “Birth of a Troubled Conscience” Tinder, Glenn
Jews and Christians The Search for God at Harvard Goldman, Ari L.
arrogance “Small Gestures” in Harvard Diary: Reflections on the Sacred and the Secular Coles, Robert
belief Harry Emerson Fosdick: Preacher, Pastor, Prophet Miller, Robert Moats
union with Christ Religious Affections Edwards, Jonathan
character formation A Circle of Quiet L'Engle, Madeleine
brain formation “So Much Day Care, Not Enough Brain Care” Stanford, Gregory
condescension The Diary of a Young Girl Frank, Anne
character type William F. Buckley, Jr.: Patron Saint of the Conservatives Judis, John B.
curiosities The Sacred Journey Buechner, Frederick
curiosities The Making of the President 1960 White, Theodore H.
curiosities The Glory and the Dream: A Narrative History of the United States, 1932-1972 Manchester, William
curiosities “Cool Tat, Too Bad It’s Gibberish” Chang, Cindy
9th commandment Solzhenitsyn at Harvard Berman, Ronald, ed.
4th commandment “Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places: 1. The Play of Creation” Peterson, Eugene
creation Distorted Truth: What Every Christian Needs to Know about the Battle for the Mind Mouw, Richard
creation “Complexity in God’s Creation” Marty, Martin E.
9th commandment its not u … :( Zaslow, Jeffrey
courage The Things They Carried O'Brien, Tim
counsel “Self-care and Care for Others” Beecher, Henry Ward
terror Into That Darkness: From Mercy killing to Mass Murder Sereny, Gitta
bribery Fiorello H. LaGuardia and the Making of Modern New York Kessner, Thomas
conversion Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith Norris, Kathleen
competitiveness Seabiscuit, An American Legend Hillenbrand, Laura
preachers William Sloan Coffin, Jr.: A Holy Impatience Goldstein, Warren
compassion “Affirming Ourselves to Death” Meilander, Gilbert
ostentation The Last Lion. Volume 1: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932 Manchester, William
clothing The Last Lion. Volume 1: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932 Manchester, William
class Stranger in Two Worlds Harris, Jean
injustice “Being Mugged” Stimpson, Catherine
civility “Facing the Muzak—A Punishing Ordeal” Colson, Charles W.
math The Last Lion. Volume 1: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932 Manchester, William
great speeches The Last Lion. Volume 2: Winston Spencer Churchill: Alone, 1932-1940 Manchester, William
church membership “Men Need Church Too” Mathewes-Green, Frederica
gospel Telling the Truth: the Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale Buechner, Frederick
Christianity The Bonfire of the Vanities Wolfe, Tom
consolation Blessings: An Autobiographical Fragment Craig, Mary
Victorian England The Last Lion. Volume 1: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932 Manchester, William
character type Wonder Boy: Barry Minkow, the Kid Who Swindled Wall Street Akst, Daniel
character type A Bright, Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam Sheehan, Neil
superficiality The Last Lion. Volume 2: Winston Spencer Churchill: Alone, 1932-1940 Manchester, William
arrogance Best Intentions: The Education and Killing of Edmund Perry Anson, Robert Sam
character type Horowitz: A Biography of Vladimir Horowitz Plaskin, Glenn
preaching “The Pulpit King: The Passion and Eloquence of Gardner Taylor, a Legend among Preachers” Gilbreath, Edward
power The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate Caro, Robert
character type The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Means of Ascent Caro, Robert
character type Fiorello H. La Guardia and the Making of Modern New York Kessner, Thomas
skill “Sport: Pool Sharks” Griffin, Peter
Stalin Truman McCullough, David
character type Character Above All: Ten presidents from FDR to George Bush Wilson, Robert A., ed., Hentrick Hertzberg “Jimmy Carter”
peacemaking character type Character Above All: Ten presidents from FDR to George Bush Wilson, Robert A., ed., Hentrick Hertzberg “Jimmy Carter”
outsiders Character Above All: Ten presidents from FDR to George Bush Wilson, Robert A., ed., Tom Wicker, “Richard M. Nixon"
character type Character Above All: Ten presidents from FDR to George Bush Wilson, Robert A., ed., Hentrick Hertzberg “Jimmy Carter”
character type Character Above All: Ten presidents from FDR to George Bush Wilson, Robert A., ed., Doris Kearns Goodwin, “FDR”
strength character type Character Above All: Ten presidents from FDR to George Bush Wilson, Robert A., ed., Doris Kearns Goodwin, “FDR”
grandiosity Character Above All: Ten presidents from FDR to George Bush Wilson, Robert A., ed., Robert Dallek, “LBJ”
character type Character above all: Ten presidents from FDR to George Bush Wilson, Robert A., ed., Robert Dallek, “LBJ”
self-absorption Small Sacrifices: A True Story of Passion and Murder Rule, Ann
pride Horowitz: A Biography of Vladimir Horowitz Plaskin, Glenn
embarrassment Acceptable Losses Shaw, Irwin
humiliation The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power Caro, Robert A.
9th commandment The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power Caro, Robert A.
cruelty The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Means of Ascent Caro, Robert A.
deception The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Means of Ascent Caro, Robert A.
pride Of Human Bondage Maugham, Somerset
arrogance The Glory and the Dream: A Narrative History of the United States 1932-1972 Manchester, William
listening Darker Than Amber MacDonald, John D.
hypocrisy Bright Orange for the Shroud MacDonald, John D.
seediness Bright Orange for the Shroud MacDonald, John D.
ambition The Making of the President 1960 White, Theodore H.
pomposity Bleak House Dickens, Charles
Reformation (Catholic Reading) The Catholic Moment: The Paradox of the Church in the Postmodern World Neuhaus, Richard John
dependency Reagan’s America: Innocents at Home Wills, Garry
American optimism The American Mind Commager, Henry Steele
Sloth Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book Percy, Walker
grief The Sweet Hereafter Banks, Russell
cost/benefit The Sweet Hereafter Banks, Russell
books Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Lamott, Anne
blunders Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945 Hastings, Max
determination Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad Bain, David Howard
animal intelligence Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad Bain, David Howard
dream Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad Bain, David Howard
aging War and Remembrance Wouk, Herman
aging Dad Wharton, William
aging Harry Emerson Fosdick: Preacher, Pastor, Prophet Miller, Robert Moats
aging Sighing for Eden: Sin, Evil, and the Christian Faith Willimon, William H.
aging The Undertaking: Live Studies from the Dismal Trade Lynch, Thomas
aging What’s So Good About Getting Old Carl, Jr., William J., ed.
aging “What He Was Like” in All the Days and Night Maxwell, William
aging The Liberty Campaign Dee, Jonathan
anger Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith Norris, Kathleen
anger The Chosen Potok, Chaim
anger “You are Nasty and I am Nice: Angles on Anger” Roberts, Robert C.
anxiety Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith Norris, Kathleen
1st commandment The Diary of Anne Frank Frank, Anne
1st commandment The Glory and the Dream: A Narrative History of the United States, 1932-1972 Manchester, William
5th commandment The Bonfire of the Vanities Wolfe, Tom
6th commandment Philemon’s Problem: The Daily Dilemma of the Christian Burtchaell, James T.
6th commandment The Lonely Silver Rain MacDonald, John D.
6th commandment Character Above All: Ten Presidents from FDR to George Bush Wilson, Robert A., ed., Hentrick Hertzberg “Jimmy Carter”
6th commandment The Winter of Our Discontent Steinbeck, John
6th commandment Into That Darkness: From Mercy Killing to Mass Murder Sereny, Gitta
7th commandment The Giving and Taking of Life Burtchaell, James T.
8th commandment An Innocent Millionaire Vizinczey, Stephen
9th commandment The Death at Yew Corner Forrest, Richard
9th commandment The Complete Essays of Montaigne, trans. Donald Frame Montaigne, Michel
6th commandment Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War Fussell, Paul
love “Pure Love,” in The Virtue of Faith and Other Essays Adams, Robert Merrihew
fashions The Screwtape Letters Lewis, C.S.
excuses Reaching for the Invisible God: What Can We Expect to Find? Yancey, Philip
guilt Damage Hart, Josephine
ambition Crossing to Safety Stegner, Wallace
image The mirror makers: A history of American advertising and its Creators Fox, Stephen
aging A Married Man Read, Piers Paul
flattery The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate Caro, Robert A.
lying Blue Blood Conlon, Edward
hunger Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945 Hastings, Max
learning The Mill on the Floss Eliot, George
church The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O’Connor O'Connor, Flannery, ed. Sally Fitzgerald
blindness Blind Man’s Vision Restored After 43 Years: Recovery of sense shows sight is more than visual recognition Unnamed
love “Sermons on the Song of Songs (36:3)” in Lane, Tony, “A 12th Century Man for All Seasons The Life and Thought of Bernard of Clairvaux,” Bernard of Clairvaux
irony Memoirs Gromyko, Andrei
death The Life of Samuel Johnson Boswell, James
life The Life of Samuel Johnson Boswell, James
self-exoneration “A Favorite Fallback for Foulups: ‘Mistakes Were Made'” Broder, John M.
status Continental Drift Banks, Russell
work The Sweet Hereafter Banks, Russell
literature “Christianity and Literature” in Christian Reflections Lewis, C.S.
faith Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient: Reflections on Healing and Regeneration Cousins, Norman
2nd commandment A Grief Observed Lewis, C.S.
satiety Orthodoxy Chesterton, G.K.
mockery “A Meeting in Middle Age” from The Collected Stories Trevor, William
courage The Quotidian Mysteries Norris, Kathleen