Happy New Year’s Eve, friends!
The end of the calendar year means a look back at my 2018 reading, so I present for your consideration my 2018 reading list!
- The ESV Reader’s Bible: Pentateuch
- A Little Book About the Christian Life – John Calvin
- The ESV Reader’s Bible: Historical Books
- The World-Tilting Gospel – Dan Phillips
- The Gospel According to Jesus – John MacArthur
- On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness – Andrew Peterson (audio)
- North! Or Be Eaten – Andrew Peterson
- The Monster in the Hollows – Andrew Peterson
- The Imperfect Disciple – Jared Wilson
- The ESV Reader’s Bible: Poetry
- S. – JJ Abrams and Doug Dorst
- Sing! – Keith and Krysten Getty
- The Warden and the Wolf King – Andrew Peterson
- Real Artists Don’t Starve – Jeff Goins
- Finish! — Jon Acuff
- Smallville Season 11 Vols. 1 and 2 (Guardian and Detective) –Various
- God at Work – Gene Veith
- American Assassin – Vince Flynn
- The Keto Reset Diet – Mark Sisson
- The Pilgrim’s Progress — John Bunyan
- Pops – Michael Chabon
- Side Hustle – Chris Gillebeau
- ESV Reader’s Bible: Prophets
- Fantasy Life — Matthew Berry
- From Death to Life — Allen Nelson
- Day of War — Cliff Graham
- After the Fire — Will Hill
- ESV Reader’s Bible: Gospels and Acts
- The Exemplary Husband — Dr. Stuart Scott
- What is Reformed Theology? — RC Sproul
- Wingfeather Tales – AP, ed.
- Elevation – Stephen King
- ESV Readers Bible: Epistles and Revelation
- Illusion – Frank Peretti
- Katharina and Martin Luther – Michelle Derusha
- Why the Nations Rage – Jonathan Leeman
Totals: 37 volumes (6 volumes of Scripture, 14 fiction titles, 17 non-fiction titles)
My Top Five Favorite Reads of 2018
(For the record, I’m not counting the Bible in this list, for obvious reasons. Just assume I enjoyed that greatly.)
The Wingfeather Saga, by Andrew Peterson — I don’t know if there’s anything else I can say that I haven’t said already. This fantasy series is an absolute delight to read and I commend it to you most heartily. (And to be fair to the other books, I’m counting all 5 in this first slot.)
Day of War, by Cliff Graham — I grew up reading historical/Biblical fiction, and Graham’s books should rank among the best of the genre. This first volume of Graham’s “Lion of War” series is a first-rate adventure, and his battle sequences are as thrilling as any in fiction.
What is Reformed Theology? by RC Sproul — This classic volume from the late and much-missed Dr. Sproul is a must-read for anyone who is studying Reformed theology or wants to understand the “Doctrines of Grace” better.
Side-Hustle, by Chris Gillebeau — I have to admit, part of the reason I am including this one is because the podcast that it inspired is a regular listen for me. Gillebeau provides practical direction for anyone wanting to start a side-business, and includes lots of interesting stories to inspire and challenge new entrepreneurs.
The Keto Reset Diet, by Mark Sisson — My final selection is this must-read volume for anyone looking into the ketogenic diet. I’m giving it a slot on this list particularly because I’m about to reread it, as I get back on track with my eating and exercise in the coming weeks. If it’s worth revisiting, it’s worth recommending.