intensely trivial

What I’m reading

Currently reading


Space for God, by Don Postema

Muslims, Christians, and Jesus, by Carl Medearis

Holistic Midwifery, Vol. 1, by Anne Frye

A Good Birth, a Safe Birth, by Diana Korte and Roberta Scaer

Safe Alternatives in Childbirth, ed. by David and Lee Stewart

The Bookseller of Kabul, by Asne Seierstad

Moby Dick, by Herman Melville

Books read 2010

Breaking Dawn, by Stephenie Meyer

Heart & Hands, by Elizabeth Davis

Rediscovering Birth, by Sheila Kitzinger

Back Labor No More!!, by Janie McCoy King

Velvet Elvis, by Rob Bell

Matthew commentary, by Craig S. Keener

Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed to Put Mothers and Infants First, by Marsden Wagner

Speaking With the Angel, edited by Nick Hornby

Sacred Parenting, by Gary Thomas

The Great Omission, by Dallas Willard

Mama, PhD, edited by Elrena Evans and Caroline Grant

Arlington Park, by Rachel Cusk

Motherwit: An Alabama Midwife’s Story, by Onnie Lee Logan as told to Katherine Clark

Satan and His Kingdom, by Dennis McCallum

Great With Child, by Debra Rienstra

Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall

Our Father’s World, by Ed Brown

An American Childhood, by Annie Dillard

Trespass: Living at the Edge of the Promised Land, by Amy Irvine

Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Mind Over Labor, by Carl Jones

The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas a Kempis

Stepping Heavenward, by Mrs. E. Prentiss

The Shipping News, by E. Annie Proulx

Laboring On, by Wendy Simonds, Barbara Katz Rothman, and Bari Meltzer

Safe People, by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

The Anthologist, by Nicholson Baker

Amazing Grace, by Kathleen Norris

A Praying Life, by Paul E. Miller

Books read 2009

The Story of Zahra, by Hanan al-Shaykh

Strategic Spiritual Warfare, by Pat Hulsey and Ray Beeson

Listen to Me Good, by Margaret Charles Smith and Linda Janet Holmes

Monique and the Mango Rains, by Kris Holloway

Boomtown, by Nowen N. Particular

Remembering, by Wendell Berry

The Inner Circle, by T. C. Boyle

Leave Yourself Alone, by Eugenia Price

Your Money Counts, by Howard Dayton

This Is Your Brain on Joy, by Earl Henslin

The Complete Book of Running for Women, by Claire Kowalchik

The Pressure’s Off, by Larry Crabb

Smart Mom’s Baby-Sitting Co-op Handbook, by Gary Myers

The Christian Home School, by Gregg Harris

Connection Parenting, by Pam Leo

Empire Falls, by Richard Russo

Saving God’s Green Earth, by Tri Robinson

The Persian Pickle Club, by Sandra Dallas

Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert

Grace Based Parenting, by Tim Kimmel

Go Green, Save Green, by Nancy Sleeth

So You’re Thinking About Homeschooling, by Lisa Whelchel

Becoming a Treasured Teacher, by Jody Capehart

The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant

A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson

The Way of the Heart, by Henri Nouwen

Count It All Joy, by Judy Kay Jones

A Suitable Boy, by Vikram Seth

Celebration of Discipline, by Richard J. Foster

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, by Kim Edwards

Last Child in the Woods, by Richard Louv

Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ, by Jeanne Guyon

misconceptions, by Naomi Wolf

Easy Labor: Every Woman’s Guide to Choosing Less Pain and More Joy During Childbirth, by William Camann and Kathryn J. Alexander

The Method and Message of Jesus’ Teachings, by Robert H. Stein

Perfume, by Patrick Sueskind

The Working Woman’s Pregnancy Book, by Marjorie Greenfield

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, by Haruki Murakami

Learn to Study the Bible, by Andy Deane

The Final Quest, by Rick Joyner

Pathways to Becoming a Midwife, published by Midwifery Today

Labor of Love, by Cara Muhlhahn

crazy love, by Francis Chan

Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer

New Moon, by Stephenie Meyer

Eclipse, by Stephenie Meyer

Essentials of Prayer, by E. M. Bounds

Books read starting in October 2008

Slaves, Women, and Homosexuals, by William J. Webb

Corelli’s Mandolin, by Louis de Bernieres

Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety, by Judith Warner

I Suffer Not a Woman, by Richard Clark Kroeger and Catherine Clark Kroeger

The Bridges of Madison County, by Robert James Waller

Kingfishers Catch Fire, by Rumer Godden

Hannah Coulter, by Wendell Berry

Developing Your Prophetic Gifting, by Graham Cooke

The Pursuit of Holiness, by Jerry Bridges

Birthing From Within, by Pam England and Rob Horowitz

My book wishlist

Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message, by Ravi Zacharias

Birth as an American Rite of Passage, by Robbie Davis-Floyd


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  1. Life-changing reads from 2009 « intensely trivial pingbacked on 8 years, 6 months ago


  1. * Jessica says:

    Fyi, so far, “Remembering” is my least favorite Berry book, though I still liked it a good bit.

    Posted 9 years, 1 month ago
  2. * kristengeri says:

    How are you liking Sacred Parenting so far? I think that’s Gary Thomas’ best book, at least of the ones I’ve read. It’s certainly his most polished. Hope you’re doing well. Miss you!

    Posted 8 years, 4 months ago
  3. * manhattandoula says:

    I love _Sacred Parenting_! It’s the only one of Gary Thomas’s that I’ve so far. It’s thoughtful and deep, yet down to earth. You should read it after you’ve been a parent for a few years, Kristen! 🙂

    Posted 8 years, 4 months ago
  4. * manhattandoula says:

    . . . that I’ve *read* so far.

    Posted 8 years, 4 months ago

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