Books

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.”
– Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye

I have a goal of reading at least 100 books while in Africa. This page will have a recommended reading list as well as material I read while in-country, perhaps with brief reviews of them.

  1. The Bible
  2. “Place-Based Education: Connecting Classrooms & Communities” by David Sobel
  3. “The Primal Vision” by John V. Taylor
  4. “Why Christianity Must Change Or Die” by John Shelby Spong
  5. “1984” by George Orwell
  6. “Natural Medicine in the Tropics” by Dr. Hans Martin Hirt & Bindanda M’Pia
  7. “Chronicles Volume One” by Bob Dylan
  8. “National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife” by Alden, Estes, Schlitter and McBride
  9. “What Bothers Me Most About Christianity” by Ed Gungor
  10. “Memories, Dreams, Reflections” by C. G. Jung
  11. “Folklore, Gender, and AIDS in Malawi: No Secret Under The Sun” by Anika Wilson
  12. “Roles of the Volunteer in Development: Toolkits for Building Capacity” by Peace Corps
  13. “The Composting Toilet System Book: A Practical Guide to Choosing, Planning and Maintaining Composting Toilet Systems, an Alternative to Sewer and Septic Systems” by David del Porto & Carol Steinfeld
  14. “The Malawi Cookbook” by Annabel Shaxson, Pat Dickson & June Walker
  15. “Landcare Practices in Malawi” by W.T. Bunderson, Z.D. Jere, I.M. Hayes and H.S. Phombeya
  16. “Field Manual for Treadle Pump Irrigation in Malawi” by I.M. Hayes, Z.D. Jere, W.T. Bunderson, G. Cornish and M. Mlozi Banda
  17. “Participatory Analysis for Community Action (PACA) Idea Book” by Peace Corps
  18. “Culture Matters: The Peace Corps Cross-Cultural Workbook” by Peace Corps
  19. “The Litigators” by John Grisham
  20. “Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Life” by Marshall Frady
  21. “The Great Communicator: What Ronald Reagan Taught Me about Politics, Leadership, and Life” by Dick Wirthlin
  22. “The Normal Christian Birth: How to Give New Believers a Proper Start in Life” by David Pawson
  23. “Intercessor” by Rees Howells
  24. “The Harbinger” by Jonathan Cahn
  25. “Four Blood Moons” by John Hagee
  26. “A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin
  27. “A Visit from the Goon Squad” by Jennifer Egan
  28. “Round Ireland with a Fridge” by Tony Hawks
  29. “The Corrections” by Jonathan Franzen

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