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My Personal Library

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Here is a listing of my personal library, arranged by topic. Unless otherwise noted (with an *), I own these books. Most of these currently reside in the Colorado branch of my library, but some are back in the New York branch. Friends are welcome to borrow them.

Legend:  Already read    Have read at least part of the book, or am currently reading    To read in the future

Updated 01/18/2009 - added 1 more book

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* Asterisks denote books which I can't remember reading for sure in my childhood, but I'm pretty sure I encountered the book through family reading.

Amateur Radio

All About Ham Radio

        Harry Helms, AA6FW                                          291 pp    1992    Hightext Publications, Inc.

The Beginner's Handbook of Ham Radio                     

        Clay Laster, W5ZPV                                           395 pp    1994    TAB Books

Antenna Roundup

    Art Seidman, K2BUS                                              160 pp    1963    Cowan Publishing Group


Biographies and Autobiographies

Prophet of the End Time  (read Jan 1993)

        Vince Farrell                                                   

*A Walk Across America  (read Nov 1994)

        Peter Jenkins                                                   320 pp    1979    Harper Paperbacks   

Surely Your Joking Mr. Feynman!  (I may have read the entire book - can't remember)

        Richard P. Feynman (as told to Ralph Leighton)   350 pp    1985    W. W. Norton and Company

Alone Together

        Elena Bonner                                                    270 pp    1986    Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.

The Richest Caveman: The Doug Batchelor Story

        Marilyn Tooker                                                  128 pp    1991    Mountain Ministry

Best Seller

        Clifford Goldstein                                              92 pp    1990    Pacific Press Publishing Association   

I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action

        Jackie Chan with Jeff Yang                               356 pp    1998    Ballantine Books

Martin Luther King, Jr. On Leadership

        Donald T. Phillips                                             374 pp    1999    Warner Books

Tesla: Man Out of Time

        Margaret Cheney                                              396 pp    1981    Simon and Schuster

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad

        Ann Petry                                                        247 pp    1983    Amistad Collins


Computers, Programming

Red Hat Linux 9 Bible

        Christopher Negus                                          1074 pp    2003    Wiley Publishing

Fedora 7 & Red Hat Enterprise Linux

        Richard Petersen                                            972 pp    2007    McGraw-Hill

Using Microsoft Expression Web

        Jim Cheshire                                                    720 pp    2007    Que Publishing

Photoshop CS3 for Dummies

        Peter Bauer                                                    395 pp    2007    Wiley Publishing, Inc.


Energy, Environment, and Ecology

Prospects for Sustainable Energy (read 2000)   

        Edward S. Cassedy                                            284 pp    2000    Oxford University Press

Vital Signs 2001: The Trends that Are Shaping Our Future                     

        The Worldwatch Institute                                   192 pp    2001    W. W. Norton and Company

Timberline: Mountain and Arctic Forest Frontiers

        Stephen F. Arno and Ramona P. Hammerly            304 pp    1984    The Mountaineers

Powder Burn: Arson, Money, and Mystery on Vail Mountain

        Daniel Glick                                                        269 pp    2001    Public Affairs



The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia)  (read c. 1986)

        C. S. Lewis

The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia)   (read c. 1986)

        C. S. Lewis

The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia)   (read c. 1987)

        C. S. Lewis

Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia)   (read c. 1987)

        C. S. Lewis

The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia)  (read c. 1987)

        C. S. Lewis

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia) (read c. 1987)

        C. S. Lewis                                       

The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia)  (read c. 1987)

        C. S. Lewis               

The Illuminati (read c. 1992)                                               

        Larry Burkett                                                      306 pp    1991    Thomas Nelson Publishers

In His Steps (read 1994)                                                      

        Charles M. Sheldon                                              251 pp    1896   

The Orion Conspiracy (read Aug 1994)                                 

        Ken Wade                                                           512 pp    1994    Pacific Press Publishing Association

Song of Eve (read c. 1995?)                                                

        June Strong                                                        157 pp    1987    Review and Herald Publishing Association

State of Fear (read Jan 2006)

        Michael Crichton                                                  672 pp    2004    Harper   

Category 5 (read May 2006)

        Paul Mark Tag                                                      306 pp    2005    iUniverse

Pride and Prejudice

        Jane Austen                                                         392 pp    1813 (2005)    Penguin Group

Huckleberry Finn       

        Mark Twain                                                         318 pp    1885 (2008)    Signet Classics

Animal Farm

        George Orwell                                                      84 pp    1945    Harcourt, Inc.


        George Orwell                                                     296 pp    1949    Harcourt, Inc.

The Christmas Train

        David Baldacci                                                     260 pp    2002   Warner Books

Love Comes Softly                               

        Janette Oke                                                        239 pp    2003    Bethany House       


Geography, Local Places, Travel Guides

Natural Wonders of the World

        Richard L. Scheffel and Susan J. Wernert                463 pp    1980    Reader Digest Association, Inc.   

Lonely Planet's Micronesia, 3d ed.

        Glenda Bendure, Ned Friary                                    324 pp    1995 

Lonely Planet's Peru, 5th ed.

        Rob Rachowiecki and Charlotte Beech                    460 pp    2004  

Cuzco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas

        Fernando Elorrieta Salazar and Edgar Elorrieta Salazar    160 pp    Ausonia S. A. Lima


        Steve McCurry                                                        84 pp    1988    Timeless Books

Frommer's Denver, Boulder, and Colorado Springs, 5th Ed

        Don and Barbara Laine                                            214 pp    1999    MacMillian


History, Geopolitics, Archaeology

*Treasures in the Sand: What Archeology Tells Us About the Bible   (read Apr 2004)

        Orley Berg                                                      238 pp    1993    Pacific Press Publishing Association

*Politics, Power, and the Church: The Catholic Crisis and its Challenge to American Pluralism  (read May 1994)

        Lawrence Lader                                              273 pp    1987    MacMillan           

*The Ark File   (read Dec 1994)

        Rene Noorbergen                                            208 pp    1980    New English Library  

Seneca Indian Stories

        Leo Cooper                                                      62 pp    1995    The Greenfield Review Press                                 

The Works of Flavius Josephus (click for table of contents)

        Translated by William Whiston

The Keys of This Blood: Pope John Paul II Versus Russia and the West for Control of the New World Order

        Malachi Martin                                                 734 pp    1990    Simon and Schuster

The Dead Sea Scrolls After Forty Years: Symposium at the Smithsonian Institute, October 27, 1990

        Hershel Shanks, James C. Vanderkam, P. Kyle McCarter, Jr., and James A. Sanders    85 pp    1991,1992    Biblical Archaeology Society


Investing and Personal Finance

It's Your Money, Isn't It?  Practical Money Management for Christians     (read Feb 2002)

          G. Edward Reid                                             143 pp    1993    Review and Herald Publishing Association

The Millionaire Next Door (read Oct 2002)

    Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko                257 pp    1996    MJF Books


Mathematics and Logic

Div, Grad, Curl and All That, 3d ed.

        H. M. Schey                                                       164 pp.  1997    W W Norton & Company

How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method, 2nd ed.

        G. Polya                                                             253 pp    1945    Princeton University Press

The Story of Mathematics

        Lloyd Motz and Jefferson Hane Weaver                356 pp    1993    Avon Books

Beyond Numeracy                   

        John Allen Paulos                                                285 pp    1991    Vintage Books

Fuzzy Logic: The Revolutionary Computer Technology that is Changing Our World                                  

        Daniel McNeill and Paul Freiberger                        319 pp    1993    Touchstone, Simon and Schuster

Fuzzy Thinking: The New Science of Fuzzy Logic          

        Bart Kosko                                                         318 pp    1993    Hyperion

The Divine Proportion: A Study in Mathematical Beauty    

        H. E. Huntley                                                      186 pp    1970    Dover Publications


Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

Textbooks and Reference Works

Atmospheric Science: An Introductory Survey

        John M. Wallace and Peter V. Hobbs                 467 pp    1977            Academic Press

Atmospheric Modeling, Data Assimilation, and Predictability

        Eugenia Kalnay                                                 341 pp    2003            Cambridge University Press

Aviation Weather and Weather Services, 2nd ed.

        Irvin N. Gleim                                                  442 pp    1998            Gleim Publications, Inc.

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, 2nd ed.

        Joseph Pedlosky                                              710 pp    1987            Springer-Verlag

Mountain Meteorology: Fundamentals and Applications

        C. David Whiteman                                          355 pp   2000             Oxford University Press     


Climate Change

The Role of the Sun in Climate Change      

        Douglas V. Hoyt and Kenneth H. Schatten          279 pp    1997             Oxford University Press  



An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, 4th ed.

        James R. Holton                                                535 pp    2004           Elsevier Academic Press  

Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics

        Adrian E. Gill                                                    662 pp    1982            Academic Press

Lectures on Geophysical Fluid Dynamics 

        Rick Salmon                                                     378 pp    1998            Oxford University Press

The Life Cycles of Extratropical Cyclones

        Melvyn Shapiro and Sigbjørn Grønås, Eds.           359 pp    1999            American Meteorological Society

Meteorology of the Southern Hemisphere

        David J. Karoly and Dayton G. Vincent, Eds.        410 pp    1998            American Meteorological Society

An Album of Fluid Motion

        Milton Van Dyke                                                176 pp    1982            Parabolic Press         


General Interest Weather and Climate

The Weather Book: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to the USA's Weather

        Jack Williams                                                   212 pp    1992         USA Today, Vintage Books 

The Weather Almanac 1995

        Jack Williams                                                  390 pp    1994          USA Today, Vintage Books

Western New York Weather Guide: A Century of Sun, Snow, & Rain

        Tom Jolls                                                         98 pp    1996          Western New York Wares, Inc.

Storm Chaser: In Pursuit of Untamed Skies

        Warren Faidley                                                182 pp    1996          The Weather Channel

Acts of God: The Old Farmer's Almanac Unpredictable Guide to Weather & Natural Disasters

        Benjamin A. Watson and Editors of Old Farmer's Almanac  246 pp    1993    Random House

The Weather Wizard's Cloud Book

        Louis D. Rubin, Sr. and Jim Duncan                    71 pp    1989          Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

Skywatch East: A Weather Guide

        Richard A. Keen                                              204 pp    1992         Fulcrum Publishing

Blame It On the Weather: Strange Canadian Weather Facts

        David Phillips                                                  240 pp    1998        Key Porter Books

Weather Pioneers: The Signal Corps Station at Pikes Peak

        Phyllis Smith                                                    117 pp    1993         Swallow Press/Ohio University Press


Hurricanes and Tropical Cyclones, Tropical Meteorology

Tropical Cyclones: Their Evolution, Structure and Effects

        Richard A. Anthes                                            208 pp   1982            American Meteorological Society

The Divine Wind: The History and Science of Hurricanes

        Kerry Emanuel                                                285 pp    2005            Oxford University Press

Encyclopedia of Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones

        David Longshore                                              372 pp  1998, 2000     Checkmark Books

Atlantic Hurricanes

        Gordon E. Dunn and Banner I. Miller                    377 pp   1960, 1964    Louisiana State Press

Hurricanes and Typhoons: Past, Present, and Future

        Richard J. Murnane and Kam-Biu Liu, Eds.            462 pp    2004          Columbia University Press

The Hurricane and Its Impact        

        Simpson and Riehl                                             398 pp   1981            Louisiana State University Press

Tropical Meteorology

        Herbert Riehl                                                   392 pp    1954            McGraw-Hill Book Company

Monsoon Meteorology

        C.-P. Chang and T. N. Krishnamurti, Eds.            544 pp    1987            Clarendon University Press

Early American Hurricanes: 1492 - 1870

        David M. Ludlum                                               196 pp    1963            American Meteorological Society


Societal Impacts of Weather and Climate

Andrew! Savagery from the Sea (read Sep 2004)

        Staff of the Sun-Sentinel                                   92 pp.    1992           Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

New England Remembers the Hurricane of 1938

        Aram Goudsouzian                                            90 pp    2004            Commonwealth Editions

1001 Questions Answered About Earthquakes, Avalanches, Floods and Other Natural Disasters

        Barbara Tufty                                                    350 pp  1969            Dover Publications, Inc.

The 1938 Hurricane: An Historical and Pictorial Summary

        William Elliott Minsinger, M.D.                          128 pp    1988            Blue Hill Observatory

Hurricanes of the North Atlantic: Climate and Society

        James B. Elsner and A. Birol Kara                      488 pp    1999            Oxford University Press

Currents of Change: Impacts of El Niño and La Niña on Climate and Society, 2nd ed.

        Michael H. Glantz                                            252 pp    2001            Cambridge University Press

Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City

        Jed Horne                                                      412 pp    2006            Random House  

Hurricane Katrina Through the Eyes of Storm Chasers

        Jim Reed and Mike Theiss                                96 pp    2005             Far Country Press

Nature on the Rampage

        H. J. de Blij                                                    224 pp  1994             Smithsonian Books

Meteorological Aspects of Emergency Response

        Mark L. Kramer and William M. Porch, Eds.        119 pp    1990           American Meteorological Society



The Millennium Bug (read 1999)                                 186 pp    1998            Regnery Publishing, Inc.

        Michael S. Hyatt

One Hundred and One Famous Poems

                                                                               186 pp  1958            Contemporary Books, Inc.

Buick, Oldsmobile & Pontiac FWD Models: Haynes Automotive Repair Manual

        Mike Stubblefield and John H. Haynes                            2000            Haynes Publishing Group

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000

        Robert Famighetti                                         1024 pp    1999            Primedia Reference, Inc.      

The Change Your Life Quote Book

                                                                            144 pp    2000            Portland House

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things

        Robert Fulghum                                              196 pp    1986            Ballantine Books

World Facts: From Prehistoric Time to the Present Day

        Dr. James Mackay, Ed.                                     448 pp    2003            Paragon Publishing

The Language of Courage and Inner Strength

        Douglas Pagels, Ed.                                           48 pp    2001            Blue Mountain Press

From the Ashes: A Spiritual Response to the Attack on America

        Collected by Editors of Beliefnet                       274 pp    2001            Rodale Inc.                  


Mountaineering, Backpacking, and Outdoor Adventure

Colorado's Fourteeners: From Hikes to Climbs, 2nd ed.

        Gerry Roach                                                     306 pp    1999            Fulcrum Publishing

Highpoints of the United States: A Guide to the 50 State Summits

        Don W. Holmes                                                 238 pp    1990            Cordillera Press

100 Classic Hikes in Colorado, 2nd ed.

        Scott S. Warren                                                238 pp    2001            The Mountaineers Books

Aconcagua: A Climbing Guide, 2nd ed.                                    

        R. J. Secor                                                        144 pp   1999            The Mountaineers Books

Climbing: Expedition Planning

        Clyde Soles and Phil Powers                               221 pp    2003            The Mountaineers Books

Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue, 2nd ed.           

        Andy Selters                                                     143 pp    1999            The Mountaineers Books

Mount Rainier: A Climbing Guide                               

        Mike Gauthier                                                   187 pp    1999            The Mountaineers Books

Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills (7th Edition)

        Edited by Steven M. Cox and Kris Fulsaas             575 pp    2003            The Mountaineers Books

The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest

        Anatoli Boukreev and G. Weston DeWalt             297 pp    1997            St. Martin's Paperbacks

Greatest Adventures of All Time

        Robert Sullivan and Robert Andreas, Eds.             176 pp    2000           Life Books, Time Inc. Home Entertainment

Isle Royale National Park: Foot Trails & Water Routes, 2nd ed.

        Jim DuFresne                                                    144 pp    1991           The Mountaineers Books

Blisters and Bliss: A Trekker's Guide to the West Coast Trail, 2nd ed.

        David Foster and Wayne Aitken                           110 pp    1991            CloudCap

Appalachian Trail Guide to North Carolina-Georgia, 11th ed.

        Jack Coriell, Alan Duff, Dick Ketelle, Nancy Shofner, Eds.    198 pp    1998    Appalachian Trail Conference



*A Tippy Canoe and Canada, Too*

        Samuel Campbell

*Beloved Rascals*

        Samuel Campbell

*Eeny, Miney, Mo . . . and Still Mo!*

        Samuel Campbell

*Fiddlesticks and Freckles*

        Samuel Campbell

*How's Inky*

        Samuel Campbell

*Loony Coon*

        Samuel Campbell

*Moose Country*

        Samuel Campbell

*The Seven Secrets of Somewhere Lake*

        Samuel Campbell

*On Wings of Cheer*

        Samuel Campbell

*Too Much Salt and Pepper*

        Samuel Campbell

The Perfect Storm   (read c. 2000)

        Sebastian Junger                                                        301 pp    1998    Harper Paperbacks

Isaac's Storm   (read c. 2001)

        Erik Lawson                                                               323 pp    1999    Crown Publishers


Sacred Texts

The Holy Bible, New King James Version (read 2005)            1074 pp    1984    Thomas Nelson, Inc.

The Holy Bible, King James Version                                     1175 pp    1975    Thomas Nelson, Publishers                         

The Holy Bible, New International Version

The Qur'an: Arabic Text with Corresponding English Meanings  943 pp    1997    Abulqasim Publishing House   


Science, Popular Science, History of Science

The Breakthrough: The Race for the Superconductor  (read Jun 1999)

        Robert M. Hazen                                                 271 pp     1988            Summit Books

Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud   (read Jan 2002)

        Robert L. Park                                                    230 pp    2000            Oxford University Press

Chaos: Making a New Science (currently checked out to a friend . . .)

        James Gleick                                                      352 pp    1987            Penguin Books

The Chilling Stars: A Cosmic View of Climate Change

        Henrik Svensmark and Nigel Calder                        268 pp    2007            Totem Books



Origins: Linking Science and Scripture  (read 1998)               

        Ariel A. Roth                                                    384 pp    1998    Review and Herald Publishing Association

The Case for a Creator

        Lee Strobel                                                     340 pp    2004    Zondervan

Darwin's Black Box                    

        Michael J. Behe                                               307 pp    1996    Touchstone, Simon and Schuster

Blind Faith: Evolution Exposed

        Howard Peth                                                    188 pp    1990    Amazing Facts

Darwin on Trial, 2nd ed.

        Phillip E. Johnson                                              220 pp    1993    Intervarsity Press

Creation's Tiny Mystery             

        Robert V. Gentry                                              363 pp    1986, 1992    Earth Science Associates, Box 12067, Knoxville, TN 37912-0067

The G3N3S1S Debate: Three Views on the Days of Creation

        David G. Hagopian, ed.                                     319 pp    2001  Crux Press   

Starlight & Time: Solving the Puzzle of Distant Starlight in a Young Universe

        D. Russell Humphreys, Ph.D.                              137 pp    1994, 2006    Master Books

The Fingerprint of God: Recent Scientific Discoveries Reveal the Unmistakable Identify of the Creator, 2nd ed.

        Hugh Ross                                                        233 pp    1991    Reasons to Believe

The Creator and the Cosmos: How the Latest Scientific Discoveries Reveal God, 3d ed.

        Hugh Ross, Ph.D.                                              266 pp    2001    NavPress

The Genesis Question: Scientific Advances and the Accuracy of Genesis, 2nd ed.

        Hugh Ross                                                        237 pp    2001    NavPress

Refuting Compromise: A Biblical and Scientific Refutation of "Progressive Creationism" (Billions of Years) As Popularized by Astronomer Hugh Ross

        Jonathan Safarti, Ph.D.                                      411 pp    2004    Master Books


Personal Improvement, Knowledge and Skills Building

Think Big!   (read c. 1993?)

        Ben Carson, M.D. (with Cecil Murphy)                253 pp    1992    Review and Herald

Sleep Thieves: An Eye Opening Exploration Into the Science and Mysteries of Sleep

        Stanley Coren                                                  304 pp    1996    Free Press Paperbacks

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

        Stephen R. Covey                                            358 pp    1989    Fireside, Simon and Schuster

Always Talk to Strangers: 3 Simple Steps to Finding the Love of Your Life

        David Wygant with Brian Swerling                     218 pp    2005    Perigee Books

The Fine Art of Small Talk

        Debra Fine                                                         199 pp    2005    Hyperion

Flirting 101: How to Charm Your Way to Love, Friendship, and Success

        Michelle Lia Lewis and Andrew Bryant                   181 pp    2005    Thomas Dunne Books   

The Feeling Good Handbook

        David D. Burns, M.D.                                          587 pp    1990    Penguin Group

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Fell by Changing the Way You Think

        Dennis Greenberger, PhD and Christine A. Pedesky, PhD    215 pp    The Guilford Press

Stumbling on Happiness

        Daniel Gilbert                                                    310 pp    2005    Vintage Books

How to Win Friends and Influence People

        Dale Carnegie                                                     260 pp    1936    Pocket Books

Mentoring: The TAO of Giving and Receiving Wisdom

        Chunglian Al Huang and Jerry Lunch                    161 pp    1995    HarperCollins Publishers

Robert's Rules in Plain English

        Doris P. Zimmerman                                          128 pp    1997    HarperCollins Publishers

Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 10th ed.

        Henry M. Robert III, William J. Evans, Daniel H. Honemann, and Thomas J. Balch    704 pp    1876, 2000    Perseus Publishing


Relationships and Love

When Your Serious About Love   (read Dec 1994, Dec 2007)

        Dr. Kay Kuzma                                                 240 pp    1993    Thomas Nelson Publishers

*Prime Time Parenting  (read Dec 1994)

        Dr. Kay Kuzma                                                308 pp     1980    Rawson, Wade Publishers

Remote Controlled: How TV Affects You and Your Family (read Feb 1995 and July 1998)

        Joe L. Wheeler                                               191 pp    1993    Review and Herald Publishing Association     

The Sexual Man (read Dec 1995)

        Dr. Archibald D. Hart                                        223 pp    1994    Word Publishing         

Finding the Love of Your Life: Ten Principles for Choosing the Right Marriage Partner (read Oct 2006)

        Neil Clark Warren                                            165 pp    1992    Pocket Books

Date or Soul Mate? How to Know if Someone is Worth Pursuing in Two Dates or Less (read Nov 2006)

        Dr. Neil Clark Warren                                       201 pp    2002    Thomas Nelson Publishers

Falling in Love for All the Right Reasons (read Jan 2007)

        Dr. Neil Clark Warren with Ken Abraham             238 pp    2005

The Four Loves (read Nov 2007)

        C. S. Lewis                                                       141 pp    1960    Harcourt, Inc.   

I, Isaac, Take Thee, Rebekah (read Jan 2008)

        Ravi Zacharias                                                  159 pp    2004    W Publishing Group

The One: A Realistic Guide to Choosing Your Soul Mate (read Feb 2008)

        Ben Young and Dr. Samuel Adams                        193 pp    2001    Thomas Nelson Publishers

Boundaries in Dating: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Relationships (read Mar 2008)

        Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend             280 pp    2000    Zondervan

Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul (read May 2008)

        John Eldredge                                                  288 pp    2001    Nelson Books

Boy Meets Girl: Say Hello to Courtship (read Aug 2008)

        Joshua Harris                                                   247 pp    2005    Multnomah Books

Mars and Venus on a Date: A Guide to Navigating the 5 Stages of Dating to Create a Loving and Lasting Relationship (read Aug 2008)

        John Gray, PhD                                                370 pp    1997    Perennial Currents

Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul (read Sep 2008)

        John and Stasi Eldredge                                    243 pp    2005    Nelson Books

When God Writes Your Love Story: The Ultimate Approach to Guy/Girl Relationships (read Oct 2008)

        Eric and Leslie Ludy                                          252 pp    2004    Multnomah Books

The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate (read Dec 2008)

        Gary Chapman                                                  203 pp    2004    Northfield Publishing

Intimate Connections: The Clinically Proven Program for Making Close Friends and Finding a Loving Partner (read Jan 2009)

        David D. Burns, M.D.                                          348 pp    1985    Penguin Group

Love Signals: A Practical Field Guide to the Body Language of Courtship

        David Givens, Ph.D.                                         230 pp    2005    St. Martin's Griffin

God Invented Sex

        Charles Wittschiebe                                          256 pp    1974    Southern Publishing Association

Love is a Decision: Proven Techniques to Keep Your Marriage Alive and Lively

        Gary Smalley and John Trent                             215 pp    1989    Thomas Nelson

Love and Respect: The Love She Most Desires and the Respect He Desperately Needs

        Dr. Emerson Eggerichs                                      324 pp    2004    Thomas Nelson Publishers

What Makes a Woman Feel Loved: Understanding What Your Wife Really Wants

        Emilie Barnes                                                    198 pp    2007    Harvest House Publishers

What Makes a Man Feel Loved: Understanding What Your Husband Really Wants

        Bob Barnes                                                       232 pp    1998    Harvest House Publishers

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex

        John Gray, PhD                                                322 pp    1992    Quill

Men and Venus in the Bedroom: A Guide to Lasting Romance and Passion

        John Gray, PhD                                                352 pp    1995    HarperTorch

The Language of Love: A Powerful Way to Maximize Insight, Intimacy, and Understanding

        Gary Smalley and John Trent, Ph.D.                    226 pp    1988    Focus on the Family

The Sacred Marriage

        Gary Thomas                                                    299 pp    2000    Zondervan

Quest for Love: True Stories of Passion and Purity

        Elizabeth Elliott                                                271 pp    1996    Fleming H. Revell

Relationships for Dummies

        Dr. Kate M. Wachs                                            379 pp    2002    Hungry Minds, Inc.

Body Language for Dummies

        Elizabeth Kuhnke                                             309 pp    2007    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

Body Language

        Julius Fast                                                        192 pp    1970    Evans and Company

Filling Your Love Cup   

        Kay Kuzma                                                         84 pp    1982    Parent Scene

Love Must Be Tough

        Dr. James C. Dobson                                          237 pp    1996    Word Publishing   


Running, Training, and Exercise Physiology

Heart Rate Monitor Training for the Compleat Idiot (read 2004, reread Spring 2005)

        John L. Parker, Jr.                                            159 pp    1998    Cedarwinds Publishing

Training for the Ascent and Marathon on Pikes Peak  (read Aug 2005)

        Matt Carpenter and Jim Freim                            84 pp   

*Ultramarathon Man (read Mar 2006)

        Dean Karnazes                                                   280 pp    2005    Tarcher/Penguin

Running to the Top (read Aug 2006)

         Arthur Lydiard                                                 184 pp    1998    Meyer & Meyer Sport

Total Heart Rate Training  (read Aug 2007)

        Joe Friel                                                          174 pp    2006    Ulysses Press

Lactate Threshold Training

        Peter Janssen, MD                                             303 pp    2001    Human Kinetics

Fitness & Wellness, 3d ed. (textbook from college)

        Werner W. K. Hoeger and Sharon A. Hoeger        216 pp    1996    Morton Publishing Company

The Runner's Repair Manual: A Complete Program for Diagnosing and Treating Your Foot, Leg, and Back Problems

        Dr. Murray F. Weisenfeld and Barbara Burr          193 pp    1980    St. Martin's Press

Explosive Running: Using the Science of Kinesiology to Improve Your Performance

        Michael Yessis, Ph.D.                                        173 pp    2000    Contemporary Books

Advanced Marathoning

        Pete Pfitzinger and Scott Douglas                        237 pp   2001    Human Kinetics

Daniels' Running Formula, 2nd Edition

        Jack Daniels                                                      285 pp    2005    Human Kinetics 

The Joy of Running

        Thaddeus Kostrubala, M.D.                                 176 pp    1976    Pocket Books   


Theology, Practical Christianity, Religions

Pilgrim's Progress Retold in Modern English by Jean Watson  (c. 1987 and Jul 1998)

        John Bunyan                                                    143 pp    1978    Zondervan

The Bondage Breaker    (read c. 1991 and Sep 2008)

        Neil T. Anderson                                                247 pp    1990    Harvest House Publishers

Deceived by the New Age    (read c. 1991)

        Will Baron                                                        224 pp     1990    Pacific Press Publishing Association

Steps to Christ    (read c. 1992, and several other times, last read Nov 2008)

        Ellen G. White                                                  134 pp              Pacific Press Publishing Association

Crisis of the End Time   (read c. 1993)

        Marvin Moore                                                    256 pp    1993    Pacific Press Publishing Association

The Great Controversy    (read c. 1993, and several other times, last read Feb 2005)

        Ellen G. White                                                   678 pp    1911    Pacific Press Publishing Association

Adventist Hot Potatoes    (read c. 1994)

        Martin Webber                                                   125 pp    1991    Pacific Press Publishing Association

Studying Together: A Ready-reference Bible Handbook  (read Jun 1995)

        Mark Finley                                                         208 pp    1995    Hart Research Center

Acts of the Apostles    (read 1996, reread Fall 2002)

        Ellen G. White                                                    632 pp    1911    Pacific Press Publishing Association      

Prophets and Kings    (read Nov 1996, reread Mar 2007)

        Ellen G. White                                                    752 pp    1917    Pacific Press Publishing Association

Present Truth in the Real World    (read 1998; reread May 2002 and Nov 2004)

         Jon Paulien                                                       253 pp   1993    Pacific Press Publishing Association

Creeping Compromise   (read Jul 1998)

         Joe Crews

Mere Christianity     (read Mar 2002)

          C. S. Lewis                                                     177 pp    1952    HarperCollins

Secrets of the Vine   (read Apr 2002)

         Bruce Wilkinson                                               126 pp    2001    Multnomah Publishers

What's So Amazing About Grace (read May 2002)       

        Philip Yancey                                                    292 pp    1997    Zondervan  

The Revolutionized Church of the 21st Century    (read Oct 2002)

         Russell Burrill                                                     157 pp    1997    Hart Research Center

To Be or Not to Be Perfect: How to Escape the Traps of Trying and Giving Up

        Morris Venden and David B. Smith                         64 pp      2001  Pacific Press Publishing Association 

Patriarchs and Prophets   (read previously, reread Apr 2003, Dec 2006)

        Ellen G. White                                                   805 pp    1958    Pacific Press Publishing Association

Last Day Events    (reread Oct 2005)

        Ellen G. White                                                   330 pp    1992    Pacific Press Publishing Association

The God You Thought You Knew    (read Apr 2007, reread Oct 2007, Dec 2007, Dec 2008)

        Richard L. Neil                                                  144 pp    2005    Review and Herald Publishing Association

A Pause for Peace    (read Apr 2007 and previously)                       

        Clifford Goldstein                                              127 pp    1992    Pacific Press Publishing Association

Exploding the Israel Deception (read May 2007)

        Steve Wohlberg                                                127 pp    2000    Amazing Discoveries

Omega  (read Jun 2007)

        Lewis R. Walton                                                96 pp      1981    Review and Herald Publishing Association

How to Know God's Will In Your Life (read Jan 2008)

        Morris L. Vendon                                                95 pp      1987    Pacific Press Publishing Association

Swimming Against the Current: Living for the God You Love (read May 2008)

        Chris Blake                                                        287 pp    2007    Pacific Press Publishing Association

Hinds Feet on High Places    (read June 2008)

        Hannah Hurnard                                                 317 pp     1975    Living Books

Early Writings    (read Aug 2008)

        Ellen G. White                                                  324 pp     1882    Review and Herald Publishing Association

Your Friend the Holy Spirit  (read Dec 2008)

        Morris L. Vendon                                                  95 pp     1986    Pacific Press Publishing Association

His Robe or Mine

        Frank B. Phillips                                                  158 pp    2003    Justified Walk Ministries


         Vernon W. Foster                                              268 pp    1990    Woodbridge Press Publishing Company

The New World Order

        Russell Burrill                                                      187 pp    1992    Seminars Unlimited

Seventh-day Adventists Believe . . . A Biblical Exposition of 27 Fundamental Doctrines

        Ministerial Association, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists    383 pp    1988    Review and Herald Publishing Association  

The Bible Promise Book

                                                                                 172 pp    1985    Barbour and Company, Inc.

Temperance (as set forth in the writings of Ellen G. White - a compilation)

        Ellen G. White                                                    309 pp     1949   Pacific Press Publishing Association

Christ Our Righteousness

        Arthur G. Daniels                                                128 pp    1941    Review and Herald Publishing Association

The Clear Word: An Expanded Paraphrase of the Bible to Nurture Faith and Growth

        Jack J. Blanco                                                      1425 pp    1994    Review and Herald Publishing Association

Mountain of Spices

        Hannah Hurnard                                                  250 pp    1977        Living Books

From Sabbath to Sunday: The Attempt to Change God's Holy Day

        Carlyle B. Haynes                                               128 pp     1928, 2005    Review and Herald Publishing Association

A Call to Stand Apart: Challenging Young Adults to Make an Eternal Difference

         E. G. White Estate (a paraphrase)                      120 pp    2002    The Review and Herald Publishing Association  

Answers to Tough Questions: What Skeptics are Asking About the Christian Faith

        Josh McDowell and Don Stewart                          207 pp    1993    Thomas Nelson Publishers 

Charisma of the Spirit

        Rene Noorbergen                                                191 pp   1973    Pacific Press Publishing Association

The Screwtape Letters

        C. S. Lewis                                                        100 pp    1942   HarperCollins


        C. S. Lewis                                                         165 pp    1947   HarperCollins

The Great Divorce

        C. S. Lewis                                                         80 pp      1946  HarperCollins

The Problem of Pain

        C. S. Lewis                                                         104 pp    1940  HarperCollins

A Grief Observed

        C. S. Lewis                                                           52 pp    1961  HarperCollins

The Abolition of Man

        C. S. Lewis                                                           42 pp    1944  HarperCollins

Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early LIfe

        C. S. Lewis                                                         238 pp    1955  Harcourt, Inc.

The Witness of the Stars

        E. W. Bullinger                                                   204 pp    1893    Kregel Publications

The Revolutionized Church of the 21st Century

        Russell Burrill                                                      157 pp    1997    Hart Research Center

Hope for When the World Falls Apart: Daniel and Revelation's Message of Hope

        Russell Burrill                                                     383 pp    2003    Seminars Unlimited

Handbook for the Soul

        Richard Carlson and Benjamin Shield                    215 pp    1995    Little Brown and Company

The Family of God [and how to live with them!]

        Lend D. McMillan                                                 96 pp    1988    Pacific Press Publishing Association

Hidden No Longer: A Guide to Inductive Bible Study

        Leo R. Van Dolson                                                144 pp    1968    Pacific Press Publishing Association

The Gift for All People: Thoughts on God's Great Grace

        Max Lucado                                                         135 pp    1999    Multnomah Publishers

The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict

        Josh McDowell                                                    760 pp    1999    Thomas Nelson Publishers   

God Cares, Vol. 1: The Message of Daniel for You and Your Family

        C. Mervyn Maxwell, Ph.D.                                     318 pp    1981    Pacific Press Publishing Association

God Cares, Vol 2: The Message of Revelation for You and Your Family      

        C. Mervyn Maxwell, Ph.D.                                     573 pp    1985    Pacific Press Publishing Association

Seventh-day Adventist Elder's Handbook

        Ministerial Association, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists  188 pp    1994    Review and Herald Publishing Association

Strong's New Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible

        James Strong, S.T.D., LL.D.                                  1631 pp    1890, 1986    World Bible Publishers, Inc.

Built to Last. Creation and Evolution: A Thoughtful Look at Evidence that a Master Designer Created Our Planet

        Dwight K. Nelson                                                  127 pp    1998    Pacific Press Publishing Association

Outrageous Grace: Finding a Forever Friendship With God

        Dwight K. Nelson                                                   126 pp    1998    Pacific Press Publishing Association

Lighthearted Devotions for Happy Christians: The Spanking Machine & Other Stories from the Good Old Days

        Wayne Taylor                                                        95 pp      2000    Pacific Press Publishing Association

Bible Stories for Small Groups: Exploring Biblical Relationships

        Michael L. Leno                                                     95 pp      1991    Pacific Press Publishing Association

Unleash the Dream

        Andy Nash, Ed.                                                      142 pp    1999    Review and Herald Publishing Association

The Everlasting Man

        G. K. Chesterton                                                    276 pp    1925    Ignatius Press

Principles of True Science (as set forth in the writings of Ellen G. White - a compilation)

        Ellen G. White                                                       720 pp    1929    Washington College Press   



Stuck in Traffic: Coping with Peak-Hour Traffic Congestion    (read Dec 2001)

        Anthony Downs                                                    210 pp    The Brookings Institution/Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

The Transportation Renaissance: The Personal Rapid Transit Solution (read Sep 2002)

        Edmund W F Rydell                                              229 pp    2000    Xlibris Corporation

Derailed: What Went Wrong and What To Do About America's Passenger Trains (read Jan 2003)

        Joseph Vranich                                                    258 pp    1997    St. Martin's Press


Unconventional Viewpoints, Conspiracy Theories, etc.

The Illuminati  (read c. 1991)

                                                                                 294 pp    1983    The Institute for Religious Knowledge

En Route to Global Occupation: A High Ranking Government Liaison Exposes the Secret Agenda for World Unification (read c. 1993)

        Gary H. Kah                                                        224 pp    1992    Huntington House Publishers

Secrets of the Lost Races: New Discoveries of Advanced Technology in Ancient Civilizations  (read May 1995)

        Rene Noorbergen                                                228 pp    1977    NORCOM Publishing Corporation, Inc., P.O. Drawer 3106, Collegedale, TN 37315

Angels Don't Play This HAARP: Advances in Tesla Technology    (read 1996)

        Jeane Manning and Dr. Nicholas Begich                  215 pp    1995    Earthpulse Press

The Bible Code    (read c. 1998)

        Michael Drosnin                                                   264 pp     1997    Simon and Schuster

Underwater and Underground Bases  (read Sep 2002)

        Richard Sauder                                                    257 pp    2001    Adventures Unlimited Press

Dead Men's Secrets: Tantalising Hints of a Lost Super Race   (read Dec 2006)

        Jonathan Gray                                                     356 pp    2004    AuthorHouse

Treasures of the Lost Races: Discovering the Riches of Ancient Civilizations and the Secret History of the Earth

        Rene Noorbergen                                                 192 pp    1982    NORCOM Publishing Corporation, Inc., P.O. Drawer 3106, Collegedale, TN 37315   

The Final Theory: Rethinking Our Scientific Legacy   

        Mark McCutcheon                                                 417 pp    2004    Universal Publishers


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