What I Read in 2020

What I Read in 2020

Well it’s that time of year again, when the calendar rolls over and we are given to both reflection and anticipation of what lies ahead. One of the things I’m often asked is, “What are you reading?”, or “What have you read lately?” As we leave one year and enter into another, here is what I physically read, or listened to on audio books, in 2020. A number of these books I read and/or listened to with my bride, Becky Joy—we love to read books out loud together and listen to audio books on our walks and when we are on road trips. I hope you are eager to read some good books this coming year!

My 2020 Reading List:

1) The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, Our Gamble Over Earth’s Future, by Paul Sabin
2) God, Greed and the (Prosperity) Gospel: How Truth Overwhelms a Life Built on Lies, by Costi W. Hinn
3) The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of Little Big Horn, by Nathanial Philbrick
4) Lectures on Calvinism, by Abraham Kuyper
5) What Should We Think About Israel?: Separating Fact from Fiction in the Middle East Conflict, by J. Randall Price
6) Christ’s Call to Reform the Church: Timeless Demands From the Lord to His People, by John MacArthur
7) Free to Believe: The Battle Over Religious Liberty in America, by Luke Goodrich
8) The Long War Against God: The History and Impact of Creation/Evolution Conflict, by Dr. Henry Morris
9) Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology: A Book by Book Guide to Archaeological Discoveries Related to the Bible, by J. Randall Price and H. Wayne House
10) Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing, by Robert A. Caro
11) The World’s Greatest Book: The Story of How the Bible Came to Be, by Lawrence H. Schiffman PhD and Jerry Pattengale PhD
12) Isobel Kuhn: On the Roof of the World (Christian Heroes: Then & Now), by Geoff and Janet Benge
13) The History of Western Philosophy: From the Pre-Socratics to Postmodernism, by C. Stephen Evans
14) The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left, by Dinesh D’Souza
15) Coronavirus and Christ, by John Piper
16) How America Lost Its Mind: The Assault on Reason That’s Crippling Our Democracy (Volume 15), by Thomas E.Patterson
17) 12 Faithful Men: Portraits of Courageous Endurance in Pastoral Ministry, by Colin Hansen and Jeff Robinson, EDS
18) 1984, by George Orwell
19) Repeat the Sounding Joy: A Daily Advent Devotional on Luke 1-2, by Christopher Ash
20) The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church, vol 7: Our Own Time, by Hughes Oliphant Old
21) The Apostles’ Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism (Christian Essentials), by Ben Myers
22) Church Discipline: How the Church Protects the Name of Jesus (9Marks: Building Healthy Churches), by Jonathan Leeman
23) Puritan Heroes, by Glenda Mathes and Joel R. Beeke
24) Reformation Heroes, by Diana Kleyn and Joel R. Beeke
25) Grant, by Ron Chernow
26) The Apostles’ Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits, by Al Mohler Jr.
27) Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Jesus For Sinners and Sufferers, by Dane C. Ortlund
28) Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us, by Donald Trump Jr.
29) The Johnstown Flood, by David McCullough
30) Eugenics: A Very Short Introduction, by Philippa Levine
31) White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo
32) Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World, by Chris Wallace
33) United States of Socialism: Who’s Behind It. Why It’s Evil. How to Stop It, by Dinesh D’Souza
34) It’s a Jungle Out There!: Book One of the Rani Adventures, by Ron Snell
35) Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe
36) How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century, by Frank Dikotter
37) Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile, by Joseph Pearce
38) How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps, by Ben Shapiro
39) Church History in Plain Language, by Bruce Shelley
40) Woke Church: An Urgent Call for Christians in America to Confront Racism and Injustice, by Eric Mason
41) Critical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity—Why This Harms Everybody, by Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay
42) The Gulag Archipelago Volume 1: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
43) Maturity: Growing Up and Going On in the Christian Life, by Sinclair B. Ferguson
44) Character Matters: Shepherding in the Fruit of the Spirit, by Andy Menikoff
45) Hitler’s Cross: The Revealing Story of How the Cross of Christ Was Used As a Symbol of the Nazi Agenda, by Erwin W. Lutzer
46) Killing Crazy Horse: The Merciless Indian Wars in America, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
47) Down the Long Hills, by Louis L’Amour
48) Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation, by Candace Owens
49) Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents, by Rod Dreher
50) Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading, by Eugene H. Peterson
51) Meditations on Preaching, by Francis James Grimke
52) Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life, by Zena Hitz
53) Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
54) We Will Not be Silenced: Responding Courageously to Our Culture’s Assault on Chrisitanity, by Erwin W. Lutzer
55) Andrew Fuller: Holy Faith, Worthy Gospel, World Mission, by John Piper
56) Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals, by Saul Alinsky
57) Kiss Me Like You Mean It: Solomon’s Crazy In Love How-To Manual, by Dr. Dave Clarke
58) Never Look at the Empty Seats: A Memoir, by Charlie Daniels
59) Are Prisons Obsolete?, by Angela Y. Davis