Currently Reading:

  1. Impossible People: Christian Courage and the Struggle for the Soul of Civilization (Os Guinness) – started March 17, 2017
  2. A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) (George R.R. Martin) – started January 31, 2017
  3. Eucharist and Church Fellowship in the First Four Centuries [reread] (Werner Elert) – started December 2016
  4. A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918 (G.J. Meyer) – started December 2016
  5. Back Blast (Mark Greaney) – started July 29, 2016
  6. Secrets of Productive People (Mark Forster) – started October 20, 2015
  7. Worship in the Name of Jesus (Peter Brunner) – started March 14, 2015
  8. The Bonhoeffer Reader (ed. Clifford J. Green) – started January 13, 2015
  9. Your Marriage by God’s Design (Scott and Julie Stiegemeyer)
  10. Only the Decalogue Is Eternal: Martin Luther’s Complete Antinomian Theses and Disputations (Tr. Holger Sonntag)
  11. Justification and Rome (Robert Preus)
  12. Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven (John Eliot Gardiner)
  13. Commonplaces: Loci Communes 1521 (Philip Melanchthon)
  14. Letters to Lutheran Pastors: Volume 1 (Hermann Sasse)
  15. Lone Survivor (Marcus Luttrell)
  16. Mormonism 101: Examining the Religion of the Latter-day Saints (Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson)


Recently Read:

  1. Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism (Tim Keller) – started March 7, 2017; finished March 17, 2017
  2. How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels (N.T. Wright) – started February 18, 2017; finished March 7, 2017
  3. Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel (Russell Moore) – started January 6, 2017; finished February 17, 2017
  4. The Children of Húrin (J.R.R. Tolkien) – started January 13, 2017; finished January 30, 2017
  5. God’s Song in a New Land (Carl Schalk) – finished January 20, 2017
  6. The Flame Bearer (Bernard Cornwell) – started December 2016; finished January 12, 2017
  7. The Pathway to Awesomeness: How to Get Things Done and Live a Productive Life (Mark Forster) – finished January 8, 2017
  8. God Is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas [reread] (Dietrich Bonhoeffer) –  started November 27, 2016; finished January 6, 2017
  9. The City of God (St. Augustine) – started April 20, 2016; finished January 6, 2017


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Some books I like, by no means comprehensive 

Desert Island:

  • Meditations on Divine Mercy (Johann Gerhard)
  • The Confessions (Saint Augustine)
  • The Inimitable Jeeves (P.G. Wodehouse)



  • The Quest for Holiness (Adolf Köberle)
  • Early Christian Worship (Oscar Cullmann)
  • We Confess Anthology (Hermann Sasse)
  • Grace Upon Grace: Spirituality for Today (John Kleinig)
  • Meditations on Divine Mercy (Johann Gerhard)
  • Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis)
  • The Confessions (Saint Augustine)
  • Adopted for Life (Russell Moore)
  • Tempted and Tried: Temptation and the Triumph of Christ (Russell Moore)
  • God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics (C.S. Lewis)
  • Luther: Man between God and the Devil (Heiko Oberman)
  • Seven Days that Divide the World (John Lennox)
  • The Cost of Discipleship (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
  • Life Together (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
  • A New Look at the Lutheran Confessions (1529-1537) (Holsten Fagerberg)
  • Christianity and Liberalism (J. Gresham Machen)
  • Heaven on Earth: The Gifts of Christ in the Divine Service (Arthur Just)

Society and Culture:

  • Adam and Eve after the Pill (Mary Eberstadt)
  • Amusing Ourselves to Death (Neil Postman)
  • The Disappearance of Childhood (Neil Postman)
  • Technopoly (Neil Postman)
  • What to Expect When No One’s Expecting (Jonathan V. Last)
  • What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense (Girgis, Anderson, & George)
  • The Devil’s Pleasure Palace (Michael Walsh)



  • Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False (Thomas Nagel)



  • Foucault’s Pendulum (Umberto Eco)
  • Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
  • 1984 (George Orwell)
  • Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
  • The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
  • Barchester Towers (Anthony Trollope)
  • P.G. Wodehouse’s “Jeeves and Wooster” series
  • J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy