Rarely do I make a New Year’s resolution. No particular reason other than I don’t really see the point. This year, however, I decided to change that. I decided to try and read at least 12 books or an average of 1 a month. The halfway point of the year is rapidly approaching and I just realized that I’m already on book #12! Here’s what I’ve read so far this year:
Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief, by James M. McPherson
I Am America (And So Can You!), by Stephen Colbert
Last Flag Down: The Epic Journey of the Last Confederate Warship, by John Baldwin & Ron Powers
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, by Donald S. Whitney
A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World, by Tony Horwitz
This is Your Brain on Joy, by Dr. Earl Henslin (review still in process for Thomas Nelson)
Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War, by Tony Horwitz
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, by Nathaniel Philbrick
Truman, by David McCullough.
Since I’m already on #12, I thought why not go for 24 books in a year. Here’s a list of books that I’m wanting to read.
His Excellency: George Washington, by Joseph J. Ellis
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Finding an Unseen God: Reflections of a Former Atheist, by Alicia Britt Chole (reviewing for Bethany House)
Family Driven Faith: Doing What it Takes to Raise Sons and Daughters Who Walk With God, by Voddie T. Baucham, Jr.
Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places, by Eugene Peterson
The Jesus Way: A Conversation on the Ways that Jesus is the Way, by Eugene Peterson
God’s Passion for His Glory, by John Piper and Jonathan Edwards
The Cross of Christ, by John Stott
Outrageous Mercy: Rediscover the Radical Nature of Christianity, by William P. Farley
Tortured for Christ, by Richard Wurmbrand
Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence, by John Ferling
The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution, by David O. Stewart
Some of these I’m hoping to review, so stay tuned. Here’s to a bookwormish remainder of the year!