My 2018 Reading List

I’m a firm believer in the maxim, “Great leaders read.” A few years ago I published a list of the books I read that year with the intent of doing so every year. This blog is where good intentions go to die, nevertheless, in keeping with what I hope will become a tradition, here is the list of books I read in 2018. I’m just a few away from 40, so it’s time to speed read through some longer books and polish off a few shorter ones I’m in the midst of and try to break that barrier.

Ministry/Christian Living

Divine Direction by Craig Groeschel
I Will by Thom Rainer
Forgotten God by Francis Chan
Christians in the Age of Outrage by Ed Stetzer
Power in Weakness by Marty Wooten
Second Corinthians by Knofel Staton
Play the Man by Mark Batterson
Mingling of Souls by Matt Chandler
Small Church Essentials by Karl Vaters
The Gospel and Same Sex Marriage by Russell Moore & Andrew T. Walker
The Gospel and Abortion by Russell Moore & Andrew T. Walker
The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation by Russell Moore & Andrew T. Walker
The Gospel and Religious Liberty by Russell Moore & Andrew T. Walker
Song of Songs by Daniel L. Akin
The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
Escaping Escapism by Dave Griffith-Jones
The Imitation of Christ by Thomas A Kempis
Toxic Charity by Robert D. Lupton
When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Finkert
Fool’s Talk by Os Guinness


Enemy at the Gates by William Craig
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Vanishing American Adult by Ben Sasse
The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains by Nicholas Carr
Dead Wake by Erik Larson
Coolidge by Amity Shlaes
Rasputin by Douglas Smith


Artemis by Anthony Weir
The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin
The Alienist by Caleb Carr
The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr
It by Stephen King
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeves

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