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2014 Reading List

2014 One-Word Reviews:

1. Why I Am A Christian / John Stott / Thoughtful
2. The Death of Ivan Ilyich & Confession / Leo Tolstoy / Thought-Provoking
3. I, Robot / Isaac Asimov / Interesting
4. The Screwtape Letters & Screwtape Proposes a Toast / C. S. Lewis / Wonderful
5. The Four Loves / C. S. Lewis / Thought-Provoking
6. Aristotle for Everybody: Difficult Thought Made Easy / Mortimer J. Adler / Thought-Provoking
7. Christ the Center / Dietrich Bonhoeffer / Theologically-Satisfying
8. What to Expect when No One’s Expecting: America’s Coming Demographic Disaster / Jonathan V. Last / Eye-Opening
9. Reflections on the Psalms / C. S. Lewis / Interesting
10. Star Wars: Kenobi / John Jackson Miller / Very Fun
11. The Prince of the House of David / Rev. J. H. Ingraham / Biblical
12. Christian History Magazine: Zinzendorf & the Moravians / Interesting
13. Dawkins’ God: Genes, Memes, and the Meaning of Life / Alister McGrath / Fantastic
14. On Heaven and Earth / Jorge Mario Bergoglio & Abraham Skorka / Thoughtful
15. Walking with God through Pain and Suffering / Timothy Keller / Phenomenal!
16. New Seeds of Contemplation / Thomas Merton / Meanderingly Thought-Provoking
17. Conform: Exposing the Truth about Common Core and Public Education / Glenn Beck & Kyle Olson / Informative
18. Beyond the Cosmos / Hugh Ross / Quite Interesting
19. Ignatius of Antioch & Polycarp of Smyrna / Kenneth J. Howell / Catholic & Informative
20. Life After Death: Evidence / Dinesh D’Souza / Well-Reasoned
21. How Do You Kill 11 Million People? / Andy Andrews / Short and Sweet
22. In the Name of Jesus / Henri J. M. Nouwen / Encouraging
23. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership / John C. Maxwell / Goading
24. Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer / Charles Marsh / Tragic & Rushed
25. Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void / Tim Lebbon / Mediocre
26. Eternal Hope: Five Sermons / Frederic W. Farrar / Unconvincing
27. Killing Jesus / Bill O’Reilley and Martin Dugard / Good
28. Ethics in a Permissive Society / William Barclay / Relevant
29. Star Wars: Death Troopers / Joe Schreiber / Thrilling
30. The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls / James VanderKam & Peter Flint / Educational
31. The Dead Sea Scrolls Today / James VanderKam / Good
32. Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls / Lawrence Schiffman / Balancing (the Views of the Above Two Books)
33. The Gnostic Discoveries / Marvin Meyer / Disappointing
34. Today Matters / John C. Maxwell / Encouraging
35. The Brainy Bunch: The Harding Family’s Method to College Ready by Age Twelve / Kip and Mona Lisa Harding / Fascinating through Chapter 15
36. It Takes a Family / Rick Santorum / Thought-Provoking
37. The Holiness of God / R.C. Sproul / Calvinistic but Largely Good
38. The Southern Essays of Richard M. Weaver / Richard Weaver / Excellent
39. The Righteousness of Faith According to Luther / Hans Iwand / Luther-Enlightening
40. American Babylon / Richard John Neuhaus / A Mixed Bag
41. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage / Haruki Murakami / Melancholy & Unresolved
42. Christian History Magazine: John Wesley: Leader of the Methodist Movement / Great
43. The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God / D. A. Carson / Stimulating
44. Beyond the Melting Pot / Nathan Glazer & Daniel P. Moynihan / Interesting
45. Seven Keys to Catechesis in the 21st Century / Dr. Timothy Tennent / Needed Thoughts
46. Catholic Matters: Confusion, Controvery, and the Splendor of Truth / Richard John Neuhaus / Interesting
47. God Came Near / Max Lucado / Tasty Trail-Mix
48. The Outsider Interviews / Jim Henderson, Todd Hunter & Craig Spinks / A Few Gems, A Lot of Coal
49. The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good / Peter Greer / Average
50. The Pentateuch: Interpreting Biblical Texts Series / Terence Fretheim / Educational
51. Star Wars: A New Dawn / John Jackson Miller / Fun
52. The History of Western Philosophy / Bertrand Russell / Comprehensive
53. Family Ministry Field Guide / Timothy P. Jones / Applicable

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