Back in 2014, I began a quest to read 52 books in a year. At the end of the year, I was slightly shy of my goal, but I became infatuated with this new world: the vast landscape of literature, information, knowledge, and art that is contained within a book. Since then, I have challenged myself to read more and to read a wide array of books each year. But I not only read these books, but challenged myself further to write about them. This synthesis of the information is one of the most important parts of reading that we forget about: what does this information/story mean to me? And you have the impetus for this website. I have here cataloged every book that I have read and written a review on since 2014. Enjoy it, pass it on, and read, my friends.

Also read my post: “Some Thoughts on Writing in Books”

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12 Way Your Phone Is Changing You

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1776

1920: The Year that Made the Decade Roar

1984

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A Little History of Philosophy

Above All Earthly Pow’rs: Christ in a Postmodern World

After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split in Islam (2018)

Airframe

Alexander Hamilton

All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers’ Row

American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

An American Soldier in World War I

An Exorcist Tells His Story

Animal Farm

The Apostle: A Life of Paul

Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War

Armada

Artemis

The Attributes of God Volume 2: Deeper into the Father’s Heart

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Augustine of Hippo: A Life

The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight

B

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics

The Bible (English Standard Version)

The Bible and Art

The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It

The Bible Unfiltered: Approaching Scripture on Its Own Terms

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

Black Hawk Down

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made

Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian

Bop Apocalypse: Jazz, Race, the Beats, and Drugs

A Brief History of Indonesia: Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis

Brief Insights on Mastering Bible Study: 80 Expert Insights, Explained in a Single Minute

C

C. S. Lewis’s “Mere Christianity”: A Biography

Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake

Christianity Considered: A Guide for Skeptics and Seekers

A Christmas Carol 

The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World

Columbus Day (Expeditionary Force Book #1)

A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture in a World of Poverty, Same-Sex Marriage, Racism, Sex Slavery, Immigration, Abortion, Persecution, Orphans and Pornography

A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces (2016)

A Confederacy of Dunces (2017)

The Consequences of Ideas: Understanding the Concepts that Shaped Our World

The Consequences of Ideas: Understanding the Concepts that Shaped Our World (2018)

The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters

Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste

The Courage to Be Protestant: Truth-Lovers, Marketers, and Emergents in the Postmodern World

The Courage to be Protestant: Truth-Lovers, Marketers, and Emergents in the Postmodern World (2015)

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

The Cross of Christ

The Cross of Christ (2015)

The Cross of Christ (2016)

The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land

The Cuban Affair

Culture Shift: Engaging Current Issues with Timeless Truth (Today’s Critical Concerns)

The Cup and the Glory: Lessons on Suffering and the Glory of God

D

Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry

The Darkness and the Glory: His Cup and the Glory from Gethsemane to the Ascension

The Darkness and the Glory: His Cup and the Glory from Gethsemane to the Ascension (2016)

The Darkness and the Glory: His Cup and the Glory from Gethsemane to the Ascension (2018)

The Daring Mission of William Tyndall 

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee – A Look Inside North Korea

Debt of Honor

Desiring God, Revised Edition: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America

Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar

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Educated

Einstein: His Life and Universe

Elantris

Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

English History Made Brief, Irreverent, and Pleasurable

Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II

Escape from Reason: A Penetrating Analysis of Trends in Modern Thought

Ethics and Moral Reasoning: A Student’s guide

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God

Even If You Don’t: A Love Story

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

F

The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East

The Feud That Sparked the Renaissance: How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Changed the Art World

Fight Club

Final Seconds

Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes

The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad

First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps

Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford

From God To Us: How We Got Our Bible

The Fold

Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live

For We Are Many (Bobiverse #2)

Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism

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The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism

Gangsterismo: The United States, Cuba, and the Mafia, 1933 to 1966

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

George Washington: A Life

Getting the Message: A Plan for Interpreting and Applying the Bible

Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After

The Giver 

The Glory of Heaven: The Truth about Heaven, Angels and Eternal Life

God in the Wasteland: The Reality of Truth in a World of Fading Dreams

God’s Greater Glory: The Exalted God Of Scripture And The Christian Faith

God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State

The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames

Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade

The Great Evangelical Recession: 6 Factors That Will Crash the American Church… and How to Prepare

The Great Gatsby

The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones

Grit

Gulag: A History

Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2016)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2018)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2016)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2018)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2016)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2018)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2016)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2019)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2017)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2019)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2017)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2019)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2017)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2019)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two

Hell Divers

Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

The History of Jazz

A History of the World in Six Glasses

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The Hobbit 

Holiness

How Should We Then Live: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture

How Should We Then Live: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture (2016)

How to Lose a Marathon: A Starter’s Guide to Finishing in 26.2 Chapters

Huế 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

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I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us

I Dare You Not to Bore Me With the Bible

I Heard My Country Calling: a Memoir

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

Inside Delta Force: The Story of America’s Elite Counterterrorist Unit

Insurgence: Reclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom

The Interdependency: The Collapsing Empire

The Interdependency: The Collapsing Empire (2018)

The Interdependency: Consuming Fire

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin

In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette

In the Name of Rome: The Men Who Won the Roman Empire

Is Jesus the Only Savior? 

J

The Japanese and Christianity: Why is Christianity not widely believed in Japan?

Jesus Christ Our Lord

Jezebel: The Untold Story Of The Bible’s Harlot Queen

John Macarthur: Minister of the Flock 

Jonathan Edwards

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park: The Lost World

Just Do Something, A Liberating Approach To God’s Will

K

Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles

Knowledge of the Holy

L

The Last Battle: When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe

The Last Stand Of Fox Company: A True Story Of U.S. Marines In Combat

Legion: the Many Lives of Stephen Leeds

Leonardo and the Last Supper

Leonardo Da Vinci

Level Zero Heroes: The Story of U.S. Marine Special Operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan

Liar’s Poker

Life By Design

The Life of Martyn Lloyd-Jones – 1899-1981

The Life of the Automobile: The Complete History of the Motor Car

Life’s Big Questions: Six Major Themes Traced Through The Bible

Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction

The Lion’s Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Days War

Living in God’s Two Kingdoms: A Biblical Vision for Christianity and Culture

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Losing Our Virtue: Why the Church Must Recover Its Moral Vision

The Lost City of the Monkey God

The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate

The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate (2018)

Love Your God with All Your Mind: The Role of Reason in the Life of the Soul

M

The Maltese Falcon

Man (Dis)Connected: How Technology Has Sabotaged What it Means to be Male

The Man Christ Jesus: Theological Reflections on the Humanity of Christ

Mao: The Unknown Story

The Martian

The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler’s U-boats

Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling

Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling (2018)

Michelangelo: His Epic Life

Miracle at Belleau Wood: The Making of the Modern Marine Corps

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible

Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis

Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town

Mistborn: The Final Empire

Mistborn: The Well of Ascension

Mistborn: The Hero of Ages

This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

A Mouse Divided: How Ub Iwerks Became Forgotten, and Walt Disney Became Uncle Walt

My Men Are My Heroes: The Brad Kasal Story 

N

Napoleon

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden

No Place For Truth, or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology?

North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail

O

On Desperate Ground: The Marines at The Reservoir, the Korean War’s Greatest Battle

Only Human (Themis Files #3)

Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe Airport, the Most Audacious Hostage Rescue Mission in History

Out of the Silent Planet

Outliers: The Story of Success

The Oxford History of the French Revolution

P

Paradox Bound

Philosophy in Seven Sentences: A Small Introduction to a Vast Topic

Preaching That Changes Lives

Prey

PROOF: Finding Freedom through the Intoxicating Joy of Irresistible Grace

PROOF: Finding Freedom through the Intoxicating Joy of Irresistible Grace (2018)

PsychoBabble: The Failure of Modern Psychology–and the Biblical Alternative

Q

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

R

Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream

Rainbow 6

Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime

Ready Player One

The Reckoners: Steelheart

The Reckoners: Firefight

The Reckoners: Calamity

The Reckoners: Mitosis

Redshirts

The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination

Refugee (Star Wars: Force Heretic, #2)

The Remains of the Day

The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down

Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945

A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape from North Korea

The Road

The Romanovs: 1613-1918

The Rooster Bar

Rough Riders: Theodore Roosevelt, His Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge Up San Juan Hill

S

S. 

Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, and Meaning

Scientism and Secularism: Learning to Respond to a Dangerous Ideology

Scripture Alone: Exploring the Bible’s Accuracy, Authority, and Authenticity

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity

A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23

Silence

Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Skyward: Skyward

Skyward: Skyward (2019)

Skyward: Starsight

Sleeping Giants (Themis Files #1)

The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron

SpecOps (Expeditionary Force Book #2)

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (2017)

Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons

Starship Troopers

Star Trek: Captain to Captain

Star Trek the Next Generation: Headlong Flight 

Star Trek: Prey: Hell’s Heart

Star Trek: Prey: The Jackal’s Trick

Star Trek: Hearts and Minds

Star Wars: Aftermath

Star Wars: Last Shot: A Han and Lando Novel

Star Wars: Lords of the Sith

Star Wars: Thrawn: Thrawn

Star Wars: Thrawn: Thrawn (2018)

Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances

Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy: Heir to the Empire

Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy: Dark Forces Rising

Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy: The Last Command

Steve Jobs

The Stormlight Archive: The Way of Kings

The Stormlight Archive: Words of Radiance

The Stormlight Archive: Oathbringer

The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic

The Story of Christianity, Vol II The Reformation to the Present

Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship

Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America

Supernatural: What the Bible Teaches about the Unseen World – And Why It Matters

Survival Guide for the Soul: How to Flourish Spiritually in a World that Pressures Us to Achieve

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine

 

T

Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions

Tartine Bread (Artisan Bread Cookbook, Best Bread Recipes, Sourdough Book)

Tell the Truth: The Whole Gospel Wholly by Grace Communicated Truthfully & Lovingly

Telling the Truth: Evangelizing Postmoderns

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller

This Great Struggle: America’s Civil War

Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from its Cultural Captivity

Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity (2016)

U

Unlikely Warrior: Memoirs Of a Vietnam Combat Medic

The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible

V

Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa

Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution

Visions Of America: A History Of The United States

Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good

W

Waking Gods (Themis Files #2)

We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse #1)

We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking Truth to a Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, and the Very Meaning of Right and Wrong

Western Civilization: A Brief History, Volume I

The Whig Interpretation of History

Without Remorse

Wine. All the Time.: The Casual Guide to Confident Drinking

What is the Gospel?

What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures

The Wheel of Time: The Eye of the World

When Breath Becomes Air

When We Were on Fire: A Memoir of Consuming Faith, Tangled Love, and Starting Over

Why We’re Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be)

The Wright Brothers

Why Study History?: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past

X

Y

Yes, Chef

Z