My 2021 Book List

It’s that time of year where I list all the books I have read since January. As always, the list is shorter than I like, but there are a few factors that contributed to that. One is a couple of the books were over 1000 pages in length. That’s not to brag, but just to point out the obvious: they took longer to read than a 200 page book. Another factor is I upped my podcast listening this year. Some podcast recommendations for you: ‘The Holy Post’ has my weekly fix of hilarity mixed with a Christ-centered focus on current events; ‘The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill’ was a painful, but I think necessary, look at the dangers of narcissistic leadership in a church; and finally, ‘The Bema Podcast’ is a fresh look at the Bible from a Jewish perspective. As always, I approach podcasts that have doctrinal teaching like I do theology books: they are a whole chicken , so you must digest the meat and throw away the bones. Now, on to the book list!

Non-Fiction Books

Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham
Grant by Ron Chernow
The Great Influenza by John M. Barry
Leonardo DaVinci by Walter Isaacson

Fiction Books

Dune by Frank Herbert
Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert
Hail Mary by Andy Weir
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
Shogun by James Clavell

Ministry/Church Leadership Books

Until Unity by Francis Chan
Canoeing the Mountains by Tod Bolsinger
The Sacred Overlap by J.R. Briggs
The Deeply Formed Life by Rich Villodas
Broken Signposts by N.T. Wright
Lead by Paul David Tripp
The Gospel According to Satan by Jared C. Wilson
A Gentle Answer by Scott Sauls
Sit, Walk, Stand by Watchman Nee
A Church Called Tov by Scot McKnight
The Message of Lamentations by Christopher J. Wright
Advent by Fleming Rutledge (actually still reading this one, but I should be done by the end of December)

So, what did you read this past year? If it sounds good, maybe it will make my 2022 list.

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