Short list - but Bonhoeffer was almost 600 pages, and you had to read it slowly!
47. The Cross-Centered Life – 4- C.J. Mahanney – very short book, sort of devotional – just about keeping the gospel, Christ, the cross central to our lives.
48. Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy – 4.5 – Eric Metaxes – long book, hard at times. I didn’t know much about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, beyond that he’d been martyred by the Nazis. Incredible theologian, incredible faith and courage.
49. A Heart for Home: Home to Blessing #4 – 4 – Lauraine Snelling – book 3 in this series, which is one of three spin-offs from The Red River series. I enjoyed it, it was a simple historical, very light romance. After Bonhoeffer and the horrors of the Nazis it was nice to go to Blessing, North Dakota and visit with Ingeborg, Astrid and the rest of the Bjorkland clan.
50. Jesus, Made in America: A Cultural History From the Puritans to The Passion of the Christ – 4 – Stephen J. Nichols – saw this in Tabletalk Magazine (RC Sproul). Excellent, a history of how American culture has shaped Christ – the Puritan views, the Founding Fathers, the frontier and Victorians, up to the Jesus People, CCM, The Passion of the Christ and the retailing of Jesus. Very interesting and convicting.
(note – I know I read something else between the CJ Mahanney book and Bonhoeffer, and cannot for the life of me remember what it was! It seemed like it was something light, that I enjoyed, though….)