2015 Book Log

 

  1. Prayer / Tim Keller / Excellent
  2. Julius Caesar / William Shakespeare / Brilliant
  3. Terrapin: Poems / Wendell Berry / Quaint
  4. Palace of Books / Roger Grenier / Charming
  5. The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness / Tim Keller / Helpful
  6. A Simple Way to Pray / Martin Luther / Cordial
  7. Who is Jesus? / Greg Gilbert / Quite good
  8. Inerrancy and the Gospels / Vern Poythress / Useful
  9. Macbeth / William Shakespeare / Brilliant
  10. Crossing to Safety / Wallace Stegner / Poignant
  11. Grace Beyond the Veil / Chip Bugnar / Stirring
  12. The Old Man and the Sea / Ernest Hemingway / Lucid brevity
  13. A Call to Spiritual Reformation / D.A. Carson / Excellent
  14. A Moveable Feast / Ernest Hemingway / Jovial
  15. The Girl on the Train / Paula Hawkins / Flimsy
  16. Othello / William Shakespeare / Brilliant
  17. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena / Anthony Marra / Heartbreaking
  18. An Interpretive Lexicon of New Testament Greek / G.K. Beale / Handy
  19. An Army at Dawn / Rick Atkinson / Fascinating
  20. On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness / Andrew Peterson / Rip-roaring
  21. Counter Culture / David Platt / Zealous
  22. The Narrow Road to the Deep North / Richard Flanagan / Haunting
  23. The Glorious Feast of the Gospel / Richard Sibbes / Stirring
  24. City of Thieves / David Benioff / Crass
  25. America in Retreat / Bret Stephens / Insightful
  26. One New Man: The Cross and Racial Reconciliation / Jarvis Williams / Cross-centered
  27. The Man Who Smiled / Henning Mankell / Bleak
  28. The Devil’s Star / Jo Nesbo / Meh
  29. North! Or Be Eaten / Andrew Peterson / Rip-roaring
  30. Dead Wake / Erik Larson / Intriguing
  31. Pilgrim’s Progress / John Bunyan / Better every time
  32. Abraham Lincoln / James McPherson / Lucid brevity
  33. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln / Doris Kearns Goodwin / Excellent
  34. Finders Keepers / Stephen King / Captivating
  35. Founders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln / Richard Brookhiser / Fascinating
  36. In the Heart of the Sea / Nathaniel Philbrick / Harrowing
  37. The Power of the Dog / Don Winslow / Brutal
  38. Beowulf: A New Translation / Tr. Seamus Heaney / Wonderful 
  39. Accompanied by Angels / Luci Shaw / Heartbreaking 
  40. The Psalter Reclaimed / Gordon Wenham / Helpful
  41. The Wright Brothers / David McCullough / Quite good
  42. Enjoy Your Prayer Life / Michael Reeves / Life-giving
  43. The Monster in the Hollows / Andrew Peterson / Bittersweet
  44. Great Kings of the Bible / Deepak Reju / Helpful
  45. The Cartel / Don Winslow / Brutal
  46. Antinomianism / Mark Jones / Insightful
  47. How To Exasperate Your Wife / Douglas Wilson / Wilsonesque
  48. The Trinitarian Devotion of John Owen / Sinclair Ferguson / Joyful
  49. The English Spy / Daniel Silva / Intriguing
  50. The Prince of Fire / Daniel Silva / Intriguing
  51. The Messenger / Daniel Silva / Intriguing
  52. The Other / Thomas Tryon / Spooky
  53. From the Resurrection to His Return / D.A. Carson / Punchy
  54. A Pocket Guide to Loving the Old Testament / Alec Motyer / Stirring
  55. The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert / Rosaria Butterfield / Fascinating
  56. Sixty Sonnets / Ernest Hilbert / Haunting
  57. A Practical Treatise of Fear / John Flavel / Helpful
  58. Speeches and Writings: 1859-1865 / Abraham Lincoln / Glorious
  59. The Constitution: An Introduction / Paulsen and Paulsen / Excellent
  60. Let the Great World Spin / Colum McCann / Exquisite
  61. Between the World and Me / Ta-Nehisi Coates / Unforgettable
  62. Thirst: Poems / Mary Oliver
  63. Blue Iris / Mary Oliver / Gorgeous
  64. Evidence / Mary Oliver / Gorgeous
  65. Swan / Mary Oliver / Gorgeous
  66. A Thousand Mornings / Mary Oliver / Gorgeous
  67. Blue Horses / Mary Oliver / Gorgeous
  68. One For the Books / Joe Queenan / Impassioned
  69. The Greatest Fight in the World / Charles Spurgeon / Quite good
  70. I Am Pilgrim / Terry Hayes / Intriguing
  71. The War of Art / Steven Pressfield / Meh
  72. The Ministry Medical / Jonathan Griffiths / Useful
  73. The Exorcist / William Peter Blatty / Sobering
  74. Newton on the Christian Life / Tony Reinke / Wonderful
  75. Spying in America / Michael Sulick / Intriguing
  76. Outposts of Hope / Douglas Webster / Solid
  77. Bavinck on the Christian Life / John Bolt / Underwhelming
  78. Proclamations of His Excellency Wilbur L. Cross / Wilbur L. Cross / Beautiful
  79. Mere Christianity / C.S. Lewis / Pleasurable
  80. Career of Evil / Robert Galbraith / Meh
  81. Jonathan Edwards and the Ministry of the Word / Douglas Sweeney / Solid
  82. Stuff Matters / Mark Miodownik / Fascinating
  83. Did the Devil Make Me Do It? / Mike McKinley / Helpful
  84. Edwards on the Christian Life / Dane Ortlund / Exquisite
  85. Why Trust the Bible? / Greg Gilbert / Excellent
  86. 1 Peter: Exegetical Guide to the Greek NT / Greg Forbes / Helpful
  87. One With Christ / Marcus Peter Johnson / Better Every Time
  88. The Warmth of Other Suns / Isabel Wilkerson / Unforgettable
  89. A Prayer Journal / Flannery O’Connor / Helpful
  90. Twelve Years A Slave / Solomon Northup / Unforgettable
  91. The Boys in the Boat / Daniel Brown / Invigorating
  92. Tactics / Greg Koukl / Helpful
  93. Different Seasons / Stephen King / Excellent
  94. On Writing / Stephen King / Excellent
  95. Felicity / Mary Oliver / Good
  96. Do More Better / Tim Challies / Helpful
  97. Openness Unhindered / Rosaria Butterfield / Quite good
  98. A Way to Pray / Matthew Henry / Wonderful
  99. Accompanied by Angels / Luci Shaw / Stirring
  100. The Warden and the Wolf King / Andrew Peterson / Heartbreaking
  101. Knowing Christ / Mark Jones / Stirring
  102. The Ology / Marty Machowski / Excellent
  103. The Revenant / Michael Punke / Ripping
  104. Men We Reaped: A Memoir / Jesmyn Ward / Unforgettable