A Year of Books

I received an email from a friend recently asking what books I have found the most helpful over the past year. That caused me to sit down and compile a list of what I have been reading. Honestly, I was shocked to find that this may have been my most profitable year of reading to this point. Most of the books listed below were read completely. Some were merely for illustration sake, others were very helpful commentaries on the biblical texts I was preaching.

To answer my friends question was very difficult for me because they were all helpful in various ways. However, I think those I have marked with an asterisk left the most indelible impact on my soul. Together with this list I have profited greatly from many reference books, periodicals and blog posts. Hopefully, this list will help you as you chart your reading for the coming months.

  • *C.S. Lewis, A Biography by Allister McGrath
  • Start, by John Acuff
  • Deep & Wide, by Andy Stanley
  • Too Busy Not to Pray, by Bill Hybels
  • Steve Jobs, A Biography, by Walter Issacson
  • Tender Warrior, by Stu Weber
  • Calvin, A Biography by Christopher Elwood
  • Entreleadership, by Dave Ramsey
  • Howard Hughes, a Biography, by Ricard Hack
  • *A House for My Name, by Pepter Leithart
  • *Dominion and Dynasty, Stephen Dempster
  • Ecclesiastes, Charles Bridges
  • Ecclesiastes (Baker Commentary), Craig Barholomew
  • Ecclesiastes (Preacher’s Commentary), Dr. David Hubbard
  • Ecclesiastes (NIC, OT) Tremper Longman
  • Ecclesiastes, Iain Provan
  • The Message of Ecclesiastes, Derek Kidner
  • Wado Ryu Karate, Hironori Otsuka
  • *Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples, Francis Chan
  • Revelation, The Spirit Speaks, James Hamilton Jr.
  • When the King Comes Marching In, Richard Mouw
  • What He Must Be:…. if He Wants to Marry My Daughter, Voddie Baucham Jr.
  • A Guide to Biblical Mahood, Dan Dumas
  • We Become What We Worship, G. K. Beale