Books Read in 2018
These are the books I’ve read in 2018, along with brief notes on some:
** Best Ones
Even in Our Darkness – Jack Deere. Perhaps the most vulnerable and authentic book I’ve ever read. Also disturbing in parts.
Bearing the Cross – David J. Garrow. Basically, a biography of Martin Luther King Jr.
The Pressing Champions – Johnny Carter
Karl Barth – Mark Galli
Open: An Autobiography – Andre Agassi. I am not really into tennis, but this book was powerful!
**Team of Teams – General Stanley McChrystal. Commanding general of U.S. forces in Iraq and what the U.S. military learned from Al Qaeda about teams and leadership.
**Convergence – Spiritual Journeys of a Charismatic Calvinist – Sam Storms
God Save Texas – Lawrence Wright
How to Think – Alan Jacobs
Girl in the Song – Chrissy Cymbala Toledo
Bird by Bird – Anne Lamott. Excellent book on how to write.
God and Churchill – Sandys and Henley
Brothers, We Are Not Professionals – John Piper
**From Weakness to Strength – Scott Sauls. Provocative book on motives of a pastor.
The Awakening, Revival in China 1927-1937 – Marie Monsen
**The Spy and the Traitor – Ben Macintyre (audio)
**Letters to the Church – Francis Chan. Powerful book on the church.
Simple Church – Thom S. Rainer and Eric Geiger
**Kingdom Come – Sam Storms. Large tome defending the amillennial position. Cogent.
**John Stott, A Global Ministry – Timothy Dudley-Smith. One of my favorite biographies.
Unoffendable – Brant Hansen
3:16 The Numbers of Hope – Max Lucado
Saving Italy – Robert Edsel
**Becoming Mrs. Lewis – Patti Callahan. Superb historical fiction about Joy Davidman Lewis, C.S. Lewis’ wife.
The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction – Alan Jacobs
Benjamin Franklin – Walter Isaacson (Audio)
The Shepherd Leader – Timothy Witmer. Challenging book on elders.
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi