I’ve decided to record the books that I read, starting in 2011. This list includes all genre, except reference books, text books, and children’s stories, and doesn’t necessarily mean I read the whole book cover to cover. Most recent and current reading material appear at the top of the list.


Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church’s Debate on Same-sex Relationships by James V. Brownson

Covenant & Conversation: Exodus: The Book of Redemption by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks


Faith and Wisdom in Science by Tom McLeish

The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss by David Bentley Hart

Covenant & Conversation: Genesis: The Book of Beginnings by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Genesis: The Story We Haven’t Heard by Paul Borgman

The Beginning of Wisdom: Reading Genesis by Leon R. Kass

Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies by David Bentley Hart

The Great Partnership: God, Science and the Search for Meaning by Jonathan Sacks

Dicing with Death: Chance, Risk and Health by Stephen S. Senn

Meaning in Mathematics edited by John Polkinghorne

The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity by Steven Strogatz

Mark by Mary Ann Beavis

The Outer Limits of Reason: What Science, Mathematics, and Logic Cannot Tell Us by Noson S. Yanofsky


Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts by Craig S Keener

Acts: An Exegetical Commentary, Volume I: Introduction and 1:1-2:47 by Craig S Keener

The signal and the Noise: The Art and Science of Prediction by Nate Silver

God of the Possible by Gregory A. Boyd

Ancient Israel: The Former Prophets – Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings – A Translation with Commentary by Robert Alter

Kingdom New Testament: A Contemporary Translation by N T Wright

Fresh Air: The Holy Spirit for an Inspired Life by John R. Levison

Creation Untamed: The Bible, God, and Natural Disasters by Terence E. Fretheim


God, Chance and Purpose: Can God Have it Both Ways? by David J. Bartholomew

Letters from a Skeptic: A Son Wrestles with His Father’s Questions about Christianity by Greg A Boyd and Edward K Boyd

Delight in Creation: Scientists Share Their Work with the Church Edited by Haarsma and Hoezee

Evolution of Adam, The: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins by Peter Enns

Ten Letters: To be Delivered in the Event of My Death by Chris Russell

Colors of Hope, The: Becoming People of Mercy, Justice, and Love by Richard Dahlstrom

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism by Alvin Plantinga

Teaching What You Don’t Know by Therese Huston

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Mathematics Through the Eyes of Faith by Russell Howell and James Bradley

Teaching and Christian Practices: Reshaping Faith and Learning edited by David I. Smith & James K. A. Smith

The Fate of Greenland: Lessons from Abrupt Climate Change by Philip Conking, Richard Alley, Wallace Broecker & George Denton

Roadside Geology of Southern British Columbia by Bill Mathews and Jim Monger

Frozen Planet: A World Beyond Imagination by Alastair Fothergill and Vanessa Berlowitz

Networking for People Who Hate Networking: A Field Guide for Introverts, the Overwhelmed, and the Underconnected by Devora Zack

Geology of British Columbia: A Journey Through Time by Sydney G. Cannings, JoAnne Lee Nelson and Richard J. Cannings


The Planet in a Pebble: A journey into Earth’s deep history by Jan Zalasiewicz

The Wave Watcher’s Companion: Ocean Waves, Stadium Waves, and All the Rest of Life’s Undulations by Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids by Kara E. Powell and Chap Clark

Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit: Jewish Daily Life in the Time of Jesus by Jodi Magness

A PhD Is Not Enough!: A Guide to Survival in Science by Peter J. Feibelman

Plunging Into the Kingdom Way: Practicing the Shared Strokes of Community, Hospitality, Justice, and Confession by Tim Dickau

The David Story: A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel by Robert Alter

The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate by John H. Walton

Kyoto2: How to Manage the Global Greenhouse by Oliver Tickell

Keeping Our Cool: Canada in a Warming World by Andrew Weaver

The Bible and Ecology: Rediscovering the Community of Creation by Richard Bauckham

The Museum Called Canada 25 Rooms of Wonder by Charlotte Gray

A World Without Ice by Henry Pollack

The Academic Job Search Handbook by Julia Miller Vick & Jennifer S. Furlong

The Restored New Testament: A New Translation with Commentary, Including the Gnostic Gospels Thomas, Mary, and Judas by Willis Barnstone

The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief by Francis S. Collins

Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions by Rachel Held Evans

After Shock: Searching for Honest Faith When Your World Is Shaken by Kent Annan

Jesus and the Victory of God (Christian Origins and the Question of God, Volume 2) by N. T. Wright

God’s Undertaker by John Lennox

The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis by Jeremy Rifkin

God’s Universe by Owen Gingerich

The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes: A Translation with Commentary by Robert Alter

Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey


4 Responses to “Reading”

  1. Your Canadian MOM alias Bev alias Granny Says:

    WOW, Sam you certainly have a fun filled reading agenda ahead of you. I think that you should add all of the lovely children’s books that you read to your sons. Oh, and yes the number of times that you reread them like the Dinosaur Train for an example. Have fun!

    1. sampimentel Says:

      Yeah, my reading ambition is always much greater than time allows. Fortunately I love children’s books. The endless number of books that I read to my boys would definitely balloon my list, but I think far to time difficult and time consuming to document.

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