2020 Books Read

  1. Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas
  2. A Pilgrimage to Eternity by Timothy Egan
  3. Faith, Doubt and Certainty by Anthony C. Thiselton (read with a friend)
  4. Laughter and the Grace of God: Restoring Laughter to Its Central Role in Christian Spirituality and Theology by Brian Edgar (read with 3 friends)
  5. Lit Up: One Reporter.Three Schools. Twenty-Four Books That Can Change Lives by David Denby (read with a friend)
  6. Evangelical Theologies of Liberation and Justice by Mae Elise Cannon (ed.) and Andrea Smith (ed.) (read with a friend)
  7. Spiritual Transformation Is…:  How to Grow in Jesus with Passion and Confidence by Dave Early and Rod Dempsey
  8. The House on the Cliff (Hardy Boys Series) by Franklin W. Dixon (read to my 14 year old son)
  9. Under the Overpass: A Journey of Faith on the Streets of America by Mike Yankoski (read to my 17 year old son)
  10. The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire by Neil Irwin
  11. Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity by Mark Noll (read with two friends)
  12. Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st Century Memoir by Madeline Albright
  13. Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Qarie Marshall, et al. (read with a group of three co-workers)
  14. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
  15. 1984 and Philosophy: Is Resistance Futile? Edited by Ezio Di Nucci and Stefan Storrie
  16. Captain America vs. Iron Man (Freedom, Security, Psychology) by Travis Langley
  17. The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radical Hospitality in Our Radically Post Christian World by Rosaria Butterfield (read this with a good friend)
  18. How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
  19. Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering by Eleanor Stump
  20. Word Workout: Building a Muscular Vocabulary in 10 Easy Steps by Charles Harrington Elster
  21. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  22. The Conservative Sensibility by George F. Will
  23. Keirkegaard: A Single Life by Stephen Blackhouse
  24. The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Kamala Harris
  25. Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins
  26. The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby (reading with group from church)
  27. Introduction to Descartes by Ross Burman
  28. How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julia Lythcott-Haims
  29. Colossians Remixed by Brian J. Walsh and Sylvia C. Keesmaat
  30. Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit by Chris Matthews
  31. Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G.K. Chesterton by Joseph Pearce
  32. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  33. Leading a Worthy Life: Finding Meaning in Modern Times by Leon R. Kass
  34. ReJesus: A Wild Messiah for a Missional Church by Michael Frost & Alan Hirsch
  35. Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
  36. The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World by John Mark Comer
  37. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know by Malcolm Galdwell
  38. The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking: Concepts and Tools by Richard Paul and Linda Elder
  39. Winning Through Intimidation: How to Be the Victor and Not the Victim in Business and in Life by Ronald Ringer (read along with my 18 year old son)
  40. A Secular Age by Charles Taylor (an amazing book that I already read – but I’m listened to it on Audible – 42 hours!)