These are books I have read, with the most recently finished listed at the top. I only have records going back to November 2010, and though I remember reading books before then, the world may never know which books they were.

C.H. Spurgeon said to “visit many good books, but live in the Bible.” I don’t list the Bible here because I am always reading it, and because, as the written Word of God, the Bible is unique.

Some books are a waste of time, some are outstanding, and many are in between. I have decided to mark books I think are outstanding with a ♥. This choice is not always clear, and many of the other titles are good too.


— “Taking God at His Word” by Kevin DeYoung (nonfiction, 2014).

— “Hatchet” and all the sequels by Gary Paulsen (fiction, 1987)

— “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly (nonfiction)

— “Andrew Fuller: Baptist Thought and Life” by Paul Brewster (nonfiction, 2010)

— “The Lost World” by Arthur Conan Doyle (fiction, 1912)

— “Improbable Planet: How Earth Became Humanity’s Home” by Hugh Ross (nonfiction, 2016)

— “Finding Truth” by Nancy Pearcey (nonfiction, 2015)

— “Tom Swift and His Photo Telephone” by Victor Appleton (fiction, 1914)

— “Anne of Green Gables” and “Anne of Avonlea” by L. M. Montgomery (fiction, 1908, 1909)

— “The Westing Game” by Ellen Raskin (fiction, 1978)

— “Sabbath in Christ” by Dale Ratzlaff (nonfiction, 2010)

— “The Hole in Our Holiness” by Kevin DeYoung (nonfiction, 2012)

— “Beneath our Feet: the Rocks of Planet Earth” by Ron Vernon (nonfiction, 2000)

— ♥ “12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You” by Tony Reinke (nonfiction, 2017)

— ♥ “Tarzan of the Apes” by Edgar Rice Burroughs (fiction, 1912)

— “Men and Style: Essays, Interviews and Considerations” by David Coggins (nonfiction, 2016)

— “Why One Way” by John MacArthur (nonfiction, 2002)

— “Mr. Penumbra’s Twenty-four Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan (fiction, 2012)

— “The Stranger” by Albert Camus (fiction, 1942)


— “Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation” by Blake J. Harris (nonfiction, 2014)

— “The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man” by Brett and Kate McKay (nonfiction, 2009)

— “Bridge to Terabithia” by Katherine Paterson (fiction, 1977)

— “Eats, Shoots & Leaves” by Lynne Truss (nonfiction, 2006)

— ♥ “What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur’an” by James R. White (nonfiction, 2013)

— “A Song I Knew by Heart” by Bret Lott (fiction, 2004)

— ♥ “The Tyranny of Silence” by Flemming Rose (nonfiction, 2014)

— “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville (fiction, 1851)

— “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (fiction, 1943)

— ♥ “A Quick Introduction to the New Testament” by D.A. Carson and Douglas J. Moo (nonfiction, 2005)

— “Circus Mirandus” by Cassie Beasley (fiction, 2015)

— “God and the Gay Christian? A Response to Matthew Vines” by various authors (nonfiction, 2014)

— “A Drive into the Gap” by Kevin Guilfoile (nonfiction, 2016)

— “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien (fiction, 1955)

— “The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy” by Alexandra Bracken (fiction, 2015)

— “Rise: Get Up and Live in God’s Great Story” by Trip Lee (nonfiction, 2015)

— “Boys of Blur” by N.D. Wilson (fiction, 2014)

— ♥ “Notes From the Tilt-a-whirl” by N.D. Wilson (nonfiction, 2009)

— “Navigating Genesis: A Scientist’s Journey Through Genesis 1–11” by Hugh Ross (nonfiction, 2014)

— “The Best Game Ever: Pirates vs. Yankees October 13, 1960” by Jim Reisler (nonfiction, 2007)

— “Significant Work: Discover the Extraordinary Worth of What You Do Every Day” by Paul Rude (nonfiction, 2013)

— “The Watchmaker of Filigree Street” by Natasha Pulley (fiction, 2015)

— “Who Was Adam? A Creation Model Approach to the Origin of Humanity” Ten-year Update by Fazale Rana with Hugh Ross (nonfiction, 2015)

“The God of the Machine” by Isabel Paterson (nonfiction, 1943)

“The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert” by Rosaria Butterfield (nonfiction, 2012)

— “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens (fiction, 1838)

— “Three” by Ted Dekker (fiction, 2003)


— “Moon Lander: How We Developed the Apollo Lunar Module” by Thomas J. Kelly (nonfiction, 2002)

— “Ghosts of Tsavo: Stalking the Mystery Lions of East Africa” by Philip Caputo (nonfiction, 2002)

— “The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo (nonfiction, 2014)

— “Butterick’s Practical Typography” by Matthew Butterick (nonfiction, 2010)

— “Writing for Lawyers” by Hollis T. Hurd (nonfiction, 1982)

— “Illusion” by Frank Peretti (fiction, 2012)

— “The Warden and the Wolf King” Book 4 of the Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson (fiction, 2014)

— “Opening Up Proverbs” by Jim Newheiser (nonfiction, 2008)

— “Jurassic Park” by Michael Crichton (fiction, 1990)

— “The Martian” by Andy Weir (fiction, 2014)

— “Covenant Theology: A Reformed Baptist Primer” by Douglas Van Dorn (nonfiction, 2014)

— “The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemmingway (fiction, 1926)

— “The Monster in the Hollows” Book 3 of the Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson (fiction, 2011)

— “The Robe” by Lloyd C. Douglas (fiction, 1942)

— “PCA Historical Center: Creation Study Committee Report to the 28th General Assembly 6/21/2000” by the Presbyterian Church in America (nonfiction, 2000)

“A Matter of Days: Resolving a Creation Controversy” (Second Expanded Edition) by Hugh Ross (nonfiction, 2015)

“The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology: A Comparison Between Seventeenth-Century Particular Baptist and Paedobaptist Federalism” by Pascal Denault (nonfiction, 2014)

— “Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God” by John Piper (nonfiction, 2010)

— “Abuse of Power” by Michael Savage (fiction, 2011)

— “Recovering Eden: The Gospel According to Ecclesiastes” by Zack Eswine (nonfiction, 2014)


— ♥ “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano” by Olaudah Equiano (nonfiction, 1814)

— “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual” by Michael Pollan (nonfiction, 2011)

— “Herman Dooyeweerd & Alvin Plantinga: Philosophy and Rationality in the Reformed Tradition” by Bas Hengstmengel (nonfiction, 2011)

— “North! Or Be Eaten” Book 2 of the Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson (fiction, 2009)

— “Peace at the Last” by Walter Wangerin, Jr. (fiction, 2013)

— “The Mark of the Christian” by Francis Schaeffer (nonfiction, 1970)

— ♥ “Living in God’s Two Kingdoms: A Biblical Vision for Christianity and Culture” by David VanDrunen (nonfiction, 2010)

— “Ragman and Other Cries of Faith” by Walter Wangerin, Jr. (fiction, 1984)

— “The Singer” by Calvin Miller (fiction, 1975)

— “Which Bible Translation Should I Use? A Comparison of Four Major Recent Versions” by Wayne Grudem, Douglas Moo, E. Ray Clendenen, and Philip W. Comfort (nonfiction, 2012)

— “Dune” by Frank Herbert (fiction, 1965)

— “On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness” Book 1 of the Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson (fiction, 2008)

— “The Most Misused Verses in the Bible” by Eric J. Bargerhuff (nonfiction, 2012)

— “The Kid Who Climbed Everest: The Incredible Story of a 23-Year-Old’s Summit of Mt. Everest” by Bear Grylls (nonfiction, 2000)

— ♥ “That Hideous Strength” by C.S. Lewis (fiction, 1945)

— “Alive: An Enquiry into the Origin and Meaning of Life” by Magnus Verbrugge (nonfiction, 1984)

— “Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan (fiction, 1688)

— “Micro” by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston (fiction, 2011)

— “A Reformed Approach to Science and Scripture” by Keith A. Mathison (nonfiction, 2013)

— “We the Living” by Ayn Rand (fiction, 1936)

— “Love the Least (a Lot): Extending the Love of Christ to Abortion-Vulnerable Women and Children” by Michael Spielman (nonfiction, 2013)

— “The Innocence of Father Brown” by G.K. Chesterton (fiction, 1911)

— “Peter Pan” by J.M. Barrie (fiction, 1911)

— “Letters on Systematic Divinity” by Andrew Fuller (nonfiction, 1814)

— “Black Coffee” by Agatha Christie, adapted as a novel by Charles Osborne (fiction, 1998)

— “Evil Under the Sun” by Agatha Christie (fiction, 1941)

— ♥ “Perelandra” by C.S. Lewis (fiction, 1944)

— “Apollo: The Epic Journey to the Moon” by David West Reynolds (nonfiction, 2013)

— “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert T. Kiyosaki (nonfiction, 1997)


— ♥ “The Road to Serfdom [The Definitive Edition ed. by Bruce Caldwell]” by F. A. Hayek (nonfiction)

— “Out of the Silent Planet” by C.S. Lewis (fiction, 1938)

— “A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards” by George Marsden (nonfiction)

— “Flatland” by Edwin A. Abbott (fiction, 1884)

— “Monster” by Frank Peretti (fiction, 2005)

— ♥ “Ender’s Shadow” by Orson Scott Card (fiction, 1999)

— “New Programme and New Constitution of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA” (May 1981) by Bob Avakian and the Central Committee of the RCP, USA (nonfiction)

— “Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal” by Ayn Rand, Nathaniel Branden, Alan Greenspan, and Robert Hessen (nonfiction, 1966)

— “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card (fiction, 1985)

— “Republocrat: Confessions of a Liberal Conservative” by Carl R. Trueman (nonfiction, 2010)

— “The Overton Window” by Glenn Beck (fiction, 2010)

— “The Great Train Robbery” by Michael Crichton (fiction, 1975)

— ♥ “The Federalist Papers” by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay (nonfiction, 1788)

— “Intended for Pleasure: Sex Technique and Sexual Fulfillment in Christian Marriage” by Ed Wheat and Gaye Wheat (nonfiction)

— “The Meaning of Sex: Christian Ethics and the Moral Life” by Dennis P. Hollinger (nonfiction)

— ♥ “The Book of God: The Bible as a Novel” by Walter Wangerin, Jr. (fiction)

— “The Gospel Its Own Witness” by Andrew Fuller (nonfiction)

— “Salvation Belongs to the Lord: An Introduction to Systematic Theology” by John Frame (nonfiction)

— ♥ “Up From Slavery: An Autobiography” by Booker T. Washington (nonfiction)

— “The Island of Doctor Moreau” by H.G. Wells (fiction)

— “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (fiction)

— “The First Men in the Moon” by H.G. Wells (fiction)

— “The Elements of Style” (Fourth Edition) by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White (nonfiction)

— ♥ “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald (fiction)

— “The Invisible Man” by H.G. Wells (fiction)

— “The Man Who was Thursday” by G.K. Chesterton (fiction)

— “Falling to Earth: An Apollo 15 Astronaut’s Journey to the Moon” by Al Worden with Francis French (nonfiction)

— “The Exemplary Husband: A Biblical Perspective” by Stuart Scott (nonfiction)


— “Trickle Down Theory and Tax Cuts for the Rich” by Thomas Sowell (nonfiction)

— “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien (fiction)

— “Always Ready: Directions for Defending the Faith” by Greg Bahnsen (nonfiction)

— “The Universe in a Nutshell” by Stephen Hawking (nonfiction)

— “The Lost World” by Michael Crichton (fiction)

— “Mud, Sweat, and Tears” by Bear Grylls (nonfiction)

— “White Fang” by Jack London (fiction)

— ♥ “Rethinking Worldview: Learning to Think, Live, and Speak in This World” by J. Mark Bertrand (nonfiction)

— “Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH” by Robert C. O’Brien (fiction, 1971)

— “Jurassic Park” by Michael Crichton (fiction)

— “Neil Armstrong: 1930–2012” by LIFE magazine (nonfiction)

— “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by Frank L. Baum (fiction)

— ♥ “The Book of Sorrows” by Walter Wangerin, Jr. (fiction)

— “Sister Bernadette’s Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences” by Kitty Burns Florey (nonfiction)

— ♥ “The Book of the Dun Cow” by Walter Wangerin, Jr. (fiction)

— “Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right” by Jennifer Burns (nonfiction)

— “Timeline” by Michael Crichton (fiction)

— “Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell” by Susanna Clarke (fiction)

— ♥ “Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World!” by Andrew Breitbart (nonfiction)

— ♥ “Pollution and the Death of Man” by Francis A. Schaeffer (nonfiction)

— ♥ “Apollo 13” by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger (nonfiction)

— “A Secular Faith: Why Christianity Favors the Separation of Church and State” by D.G. Hart (nonfiction)


— “The Last Days According to Jesus” by R.C. Sproul (nonfiction)

— “The Ultimate Proof of Creation” by Jason Lisle (nonfiction)

— “Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software” by Charles Petzold (nonfiction)

— “Destination Moon” by James B. Irwin (nonfiction)

— “Anthem” by Ayn Rand (fiction)

— “Round the Moon” by Jules Verne (fiction)

— “Starlight, Time and the New Physics” by John Hartnett (nonfiction)

— “From Earth to the Moon” by Jules Verne (fiction)

— “Prey” by Michael Crichton (fiction)

— “The Time Machine” by H.G. Wells (fiction)

— “Shutter Island” by Dennis Lehane (fiction)

— “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand (fiction)

— “The Global Flood: A Biblical and Scientific Look at the Catastrophe that Changed the Earth” by Ken Ham (nonfiction)

— “The Wages of Spin: Critical Writings on Historical and Contemporary Evangelicalism” by Carl R. Trueman (nonfiction)

— “Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science” by Jeff Meldrum (nonfiction)

— “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien (fiction)

— “Baptists: Key People Involved, Vol. 1” by Tom Nettles (nonfiction)

— “A String of Pearls Unstrung: A Theological Journey Into Believers’ Baptism” by Fred A. Malone (nonfiction)

— “The Case for Covenantal Infant Baptism” by various authors, edited by Gregg Strawbridge (nonfiction)

— “Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist’s Journey with the New Calvinists” by Collin Hansen (nonfiction)

— “The Communist Manifesto” by Karl Marx (nonfiction)

— “The Einstein Theory of Relativity” by Hendrik Antoon Lorentz (nonfiction)

— “Jesus Loves the Little Children: Why We Baptize Children” by Daniel R. Hyde (nonfiction)

— “The Anti-capitalist Mentality” by Ludwig von Mises (nonfiction)

— “Bethink Yourselves!” by Leo Tolstoy (nonfiction)

— “Keeping the Sabbath Today?” by Jay E. Adams (nonfiction)

— “Gears of War: The Battle of Aspho Fields” by Karen Traviss (fiction)

— “End Times Fiction: A Biblical Consideration of the Left Behind Theology” by Gary DeMar (nonfiction)

— ♥ “Waters of Creation: A Biblical Theological Study of Baptism” by Douglas Van Dorn (nonfiction)


— ♥ “Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon” by Craig Nelson (nonfiction)

— “The Christmas Sweater” by Glenn Beck (fiction)

— “Infant Baptism and the Covenant of Grace: An Appraisal of the Argument That as Infants Were Once Circumsised, So They Should Now be Baptized” by Paul Jewett (nonfiction)

— “God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything” by Christopher Hitchens (nonfiction)


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