Books read

Books read in 2009

Top read

  • The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith by Timothy Keller ♥♥♥♥♥
  • War of Words: Geting to the Heart of Your Communication Struggles by Paul Tripp

A great read

  • A Mathematician’s Lament by Paul Lockhart ♥♥♥♥
  • A Promise Kept by Robertson McQuilkin ♥♥♥♥
  • The Sandy Puc’ Guide to Children’s Portrait Photography by Sandy Puc’ ♥♥♥♥
  • Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range Digital Photography by Ferrell McCollough
  • Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography by Stephen Johnson
  • The Glycemic-Load Diet: A powerful new program for losing weight and reversing insulin resistance by Rob Thompson
  • Mastering HDR Photography: Combining Technology and Artistry to Create High Dynamic Range Images by Michael Freeman
  • Inside Lightroom 2: The Serious Photographyer’s Guide to Lightroom Efficiency by Richard Earney
  • Practical HDRI: High Dynamic Range Imaging for Photographers by Jack Howard
  • A World in HDR – Trey Ratcliff

Generally worthwhile

  • Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Culture Count by Richard E. Nisbett
  • Digital SLR Handbook by John Freeman
  • Complete Guide to Ultimate Digital Photo Quality: Optimize Your Photos and Every Step by Derek Doeffinger
  • The Complete Guide to Digital Photography Fourth Edition by Michael Freeman
  • People in Focus: How to Photograph Anyone, Anywhere by Bryan Peterson
  • The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Taleb
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Deep Church: A Third Way Beyond Emerging and Traditional by Jim Belcher
  • Did the Resurrection Happen?: A Conversation with Gary Habermas and Antony Flew by Gary R Habermas
  • Think: Why Crucial Decisions Can’t Be Made in the Blink of an Eye by Michael LeGault
  • The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
  • The Complete Guide to Night & Lowlight Digital Photography by Michael Freeman
  • Understanding Photography Field Guide by Bryan Peterson
  • Skin The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographying, and Retouching Faces and Bodies by Lee Varis
  • Ultimate Field Guide to Photography by National Geographic
  • Understanding Close-Up Photography by Bryan Peterson
  • Night & Low-Light Photography by Jill Waterman

OK, but better ones out there

  • Minimalist Lighting: Professional Techniques for Location Photography by Kirk Tuck
  • Advanced Digital Camera Techniques by Jack & Sue Drafahl
  • Hands-On Digital Photography: A Step-by-Step Course in Camera Controls, Software Techniques and Successful Imaging by George Schuab
  • Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future by Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum
  • Digital Photgraphy Masterclass by Tom Ang
  • Digital Photographer’s Handbook by Tom Ang

Wish I would have spent my time better

  • The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield ♥♥♥
  • The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking ♥♥
  • The Penultimate Truth by Philip K. Dick ♥♥
  • My Index of Slightly Horrifying Knowledge by Paul Guest
  • Drops Like Stars by Rob Bell
  • Why We Read What We Read: A Delightfully Opinionated Journey Through Contemporary Bestsellers by Lisa Adams
  • Digital SLR: From Click to Print by Will Cheung

A partial list of books read in 2008 – not all are recommended

  • The Complete Guide to Light & Lighting in Digital Photography by Michael Freeman
  • Monk habits for everyday people : Benedictine spirituality for Protestants by Dennis Okholm
  • America at night : the true story of two rogue CIA operatives, Homeland Security failures, dirty money, and a plot to steal the 2004 U.S. presidential election–by the former intelligence agent who foiled the plan by Larry J Kolb
  • Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell
  • Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink
  • Awakening the Leader Within by Kevin Cashman
  • Bridging the divide : the continuing conversation between a Mormon and an Evangelical by Robert Millet and Gregory Johnson
  • An inconvenient book : real solutions to the world’s biggest problems by Glenn Beck
  • Speaking of faith by Krista Tippett
  • Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right: How one side lost its mind and the other lost its nerve by Bernard Goldberg
  • (Not) Keeping Up With Our Parents : The Decline of the Professional Middle Class by Nan Mooney
  • America’s cheapest family gets you right on the money : your guide to living better, spending less, and cashing in on your dreams by Steve Economides
  • Vintage Jesus by Mark Driscol

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