Recommended Books


You can find these books locally or order them from one of the on-line giants.  The original on-line bookstore, from Cleveland, Ohio, was finally overwhelmed by the marketing strength of the giants and sold to Barnes and Noble, so I have removed their link from this page.

Sharpening Made Easy by Steve Bottorff
Knife World Publications ISBN 0-940362-19-9  $ 9.95
Need I say more?  http://sharpening made

The Complete Guide to Sharpening by Leonard Lee
Taunton Books ISBN 1-56158-125-9 $ 22.95
The Bible as far as I'm concerned. Great technical material. Covers all tools  and has a good chapter on knives

The Razor Edge Book of Sharpening by John Juranitch
Warner Books ISBN 0-446-38002-4 $ 19.95
Mostly on knives, plus a few sportsman's tools. Basically a manual for the sharpening system he sells. 

Sharpening Basics by Patrick Spielman
Sterling Publishing ISBN 0-8069-7226-2 $ 9.95
Good chapter on knives, but way wrong on the angles involved.

Sharpening - The Complete Guide by Jim Kingshott
Guild of Master Craftsman Publications ISBN 0-946819-48-3 $ 17.95
Good theory, but very little on knives.

Sharpening - Techniques for Better Woodworking by Nick Engler
Rodale Press ISBN 0-87596-584-9 $ 19.95
Only 1 1/2 pages on knives


Congregational Polity by Conrad Wright
Skinner House $ 16.00

Healthy Congregations - A Systems Approach by Peter Steinke
Alban Institute $ 12.95

Managing Church Conflict by Hugh Halverstadt
Westminster ISBN 0-664-25185-4 $17.95

Restoring the Soul of the Church by Mark Laasar
Liturgical Press ISBN 0814623336 $ 19.90


The Bread Machine Cookbook by Donna Rathmell German
Nitty Gritty Cookbooks ISBN 1-55867-025-4 $ 8.95
The best basic book - 130 recipes for three sizes of machines

Bread Machine Baking - Perfect Every Time by Lora Brody & Millie Apter
William Morrow & Co. ISBN 0-688-11843-7 $ 20.00
More advanced - 75 recipes for all 6 different styles and sizes of machines