Reading List

I hated reading as a kid–I thought having a root canal would be more fun.  After having four root canals in Seminary, I now realize that I’d rather read.  In fact, reading has become a wonderful retreat for me.  Before, during, and continuing after Seminary, I realized that I love to learn, and reading provides many opportunities to learn.  I read many types of books–more than just theology.  Even though I am out of school and am now a full-time pastor, I generally use the traditional “summer vacation” to read non-theological books dealing with topics such as American History, while during the “school year” I tend to concentrate more on theology.

I Am Currently Reading:

1776 by David McCullough

What Is a Healthy Church Member by Thabiti M. Anyabwile

Next in the Reading Queue:


Reading Queue–Front Burner: (One of these will probably be “Next”)

Eisenhower: Soldier and President by Stephen E. Ambrose

The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment by Tim Challies

The Deliberate Church: Building Your Ministry on the Gospel: by Mark Dever

Reading Queue–Back Burner:

The Myth of the Robber Barons by Burton W. Folsom (Need it)

Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend by James Robertson (Got it)

Books I Do Not Own and Have Not Read, But Want To!:

New Deal or Raw Deal? : How FDR’s Economic Legacy Has Damaged America by Burton W. Folsom

The Civil War: A Narrative (3 vol. set) by Shelby Foote

New Testament Theology: Magnifying God in Christ by Thomas R. Schreiner

The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism by James Piereson

Recently Read:

Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters by Dick Winters and Cole C. Kingseed

Band of Brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest by Stephen E. Ambrose

What Is a Healthy Church by Mark Dever

Membership Matters: Insights from Effective Churches on New Member Classes and Assimilation by Chuck Lawless

Why We’re Not Emergent: By Two Guys Who Should Be by Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck

Worship Matters by Bob Kauflin

Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics by Henry Hazlitt

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