2016 Books Read

  1. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
  2. Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxis (read to my 16 year old son, David)
  3. Fool’s Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion by Os Guinness
  4. How Oliver Olson Changed the World by Claudia Mills (read to my 11 year old son, Johnny)
  5. The Great Mystery Cake by Alexander McCall Smith (read to my 11 year old son, Johnny)
  6. Introducing Apologetics: Cultivating Christian Committment by James E. Taylor (my friend who teaches in the Philosophy Department at Westmont College)
  7. Saving Casper: A Christian and An Atheist Talk About Why We Need to Change the Conversion Conversation by Jim Henderson and Matt Casper
  8. Why I am So Wise by Friedrich Nietzche
  9. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  10. The Warden by Anthony Trollope
  11. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Poverty and Prosperity by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson
  12. Son by Lois Lowry (read to my 11 year old son, Johnny)
  13. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
  14. Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian: A Kingdom Corrective to the Evangelical Gender Debate by Michelle Lee-Barnewall and Lynn Cohick
  15. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope
  16. Family Parsonage by Anthony Trollope
  17. The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
  18. Shoot Out: A Comeback Kids Novel by Mike Lupica (read to my 11 year old son, Johnny)
  19. Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Soul’s of Today’s Students by Allan Bloom
  20. Kierkegaard: A Christian Missionary to Christians by Mark A. Tietjen
  21. Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  22. Perelandra by C.S. Lewis (read to my 14 year old son, Andrew)
  23. A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
  24. The Great Omission: ‘Reclaiming Jesus’ Essential Teaching on Discipleship by Dallas Willard
  25. Socrates Meets Kierkegaard by Peter Kreeft
  26. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians (Bible commentary) by Gordon Fee
  27. Divergent and Philosophy: The Factions of Life Edited by Courtland Lewis
  28. Shaped by the Word: The Power of Scripture in Spiritual Formation by Robert Mulholland Jr.
  29. Con Job: How Democrats Gave Us Crime, Sanctuary Cities, Abortion Profiteering and Racial Division by Krystal Wright
  30. Leading Small Groups in the Way of Jesus by M. Scott Boren
  31. Malcom at Midnight by W.H. Beck (read to my 11 year old son, Johnny)
  32. The Debt Bomb: A Bold Plan to Stop Washington from Bankrupting America Tom A. Coburn
  33. Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology by Neil Postman
  34. Reading for the Common Good: How Books Help our Churches and Neighborhoods Flourish by C. Christopher Smith
  35. The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis (read to my 11 year old son, Johnny)
  36. The Cure: What if God Isn’t Who You Think He is and Neither are You? by Bill Thrall and Bruce McNicol
  37. Intellectuals and Society by Thomas Sowell
  38. All is Grace: A Ragamuffin Memoir  by Brennan Manning
  39. Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics by Charles Krauthammer
  40. The Subversion of Christianity by Jaques Ellul
  41. A Passion for Books Edited by Harold Rabinowitz and Bob Kaplan
  42. The Bookshop on the Corner by  Jenny Colgan
  43. Restoring All Things: God’s Audacious Plan to Change the World Through Everyday People by Warren Cole Smith and John Stonestreet
  44. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (read to my 11 year old son, Johnny)