18 books that @bibledude readers are reading

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Written by Dan King

Christ-follower. husband. father. author of the unlikely missionary: from pew-warmer to poverty-fighter. co-author of activist faith: from him and for him. director of family ministry at st. edward's episcopal church. president of fistbump media, llc.

January 7, 2012

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We like to read around here.

AND… I’m kind of a geek for reports. I gain a great deal of understanding about what makes this place tick when I look at things like search engine keyword reports that tell me how people get here.

One of the reports that I’ve looked at recently is my Amazon Affiliates reports. I don’t see who bought what, but I do see a list of the products purchased when visitors of this site click-thru to Amazon and then buy something during that session. And seeing this list of books (and music) tells me a great deal about what you all find interesting.

Here’s the list of what BibleDude.net readers have purchased in the last month…

(Old School-Style) Books:

  1. Fatherless Generation: Redeeming the Story by John Sowers (see our discussion on this book)
  2. God, If You’re Not Up There, I’m F*cked: Tales of Stand-Up, Saturday Night Live, and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem by Darrell Hammond
  3. It’s Not Okay with Me by Janine Maxwell
  4. Present Perfect: Finding God in the Now by Gregory A. Boyd (see our discussion on this book)
  5. Soulprint: Discovering Your Divine Destiny by Mark Batterson
  6. The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears by Mark Batterson

Kindle Books:

  1. The Unlikely Missionary: From Pew-Warmer to Poverty-Fighter by Dan King
  2. Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus by Kyle Idleman
  3. Gracenomics: Unleash The Power Of Second Chance Living by Mike Foster
  4. The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
  5. A Radical Idea: Unleashing the People of God for the Purpose of God by David Platt
  6. The Radical Question: What Is Jesus Worth to You? by David Platt
  7. Acts and Monuments of the Christian Martyr by John Fox
  8. John Wesley’s Notes On The Entire Bible by John Wesley
  9. Leaders Who Last by Dave Kraft
  10. Ordained Irreverence by McMillian Moody
  11. Uncensored Truth: A No-Spin Guide to the Christian Faith by Jud Wilhite
  12. A Plain Account of Christian Perfection & Sermons on Several Occasions (Complete Vol. 1-4) by John Wesley


  1. Heroes & Kings by Zebulun Abalos
  2. Blessings by Laura Story

What are you reading now that’s not on this list? Which of these books would you like to see more conversation about around here?


  1. Unlikely Christian

    I finished ‘Not a Fan’ a couple of weeks ago.  Thoroughly enjoyed it.  ‘Crazy Love’ by Francis Chan is one of my favorites.  I’m also a big Donald Miller fan – ‘Blue Like Jazz’, ‘Searching for God knows what’  Thanks for the list, I’m going to take it to the library with me this summer when I actually have more time to read.

    • @bibledude

      #bluelikejazz is one of my all-time favorites! but there’s some other really interesting stuff on this list that i should probably check out myself. and we’re considering some sort of project here on ‘not a fan’… so stay tuned… 

      sounds like we have some similar taste in reading lists… let me know if you check out something in particular on this list and give it a thumbs up or down. i’d love to know what you think of some of this stuff.

  2. Lisa

    I have read “Fatherless Generation” and loved it. I have passed copies onto family/friends that were like me, dad was physically there but wasn’t involved in our lives.  I love Donald Miller, “A Million Miles…” is my favorite.  And, my copy of “Night” by Elie Wiesel is well worn.

    • @bibledude

      @johnsowers work in #fatherlessgeneration is undoubtedly one of the most important works i’ve read recently, and the project we did on it (linked above) continues to resonate with people. 

      i also LOVE donald miller, and blue like jazz is one of my all-time favorites! i really need to check out a million miles…thanks for sharing!


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18 books that @bibledude readers are reading

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