Books Read in 2018

These are the books I’ve read in 2018, along with brief notes on some:
** Best Ones

  1. Even in Our Darkness – Jack Deere. Perhaps the most vulnerable and authentic book I’ve ever read. Also disturbing in parts.

  2. Bearing the Cross – David J. Garrow. Basically, a biography of Martin Luther King Jr.

  3. The Pressing Champions – Johnny Carter

  4. Karl Barth – Mark Galli

  5. Open:  An Autobiography – Andre Agassi. I am not really into tennis, but this book was powerful!

  6. **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.

  7. **Convergence – Spiritual Journeys of a Charismatic Calvinist – Sam Storms

  8. God Save Texas – Lawrence Wright

  9. How to Think – Alan Jacobs

  10. Girl in the Song – Chrissy Cymbala Toledo

  11. Bird by Bird – Anne Lamott. Excellent book on how to write.

  12. God and Churchill – Sandys and Henley

  13. Brothers, We Are Not Professionals – John Piper

  14. **From Weakness to Strength – Scott Sauls. Provocative book on motives of a pastor.

  15. The Awakening, Revival in China 1927-1937 – Marie Monsen

  16. **The Spy and the Traitor – Ben Macintyre (audio)

  17. **Letters to the Church – Francis Chan. Powerful book on the church.

  18. Simple Church – Thom S. Rainer and Eric Geiger

  19. **Kingdom Come – Sam Storms. Large tome defending the amillennial position. Cogent.

  20. **John Stott, A Global Ministry – Timothy Dudley-Smith. One of my favorite biographies.

  21. Unoffendable – Brant Hansen

  22. 3:16 The Numbers of Hope – Max Lucado

  23. Saving Italy – Robert Edsel

  24. **Becoming Mrs. Lewis – Patti Callahan. Superb historical fiction about Joy Davidman Lewis, C.S. Lewis’ wife.

  25. The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction – Alan Jacobs

  26. Benjamin Franklin – Walter Isaacson (Audio)

  27. The Shepherd Leader – Timothy Witmer. Challenging book on elders.

  28. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi