Books I’ve read in 2019.

“Give yourself unto reading. The man who never reads will never be read; he who never quotes will never be quoted. He who will not use the thoughts of other men’s brains, proves that he has no brains of his own. You need to read.” -C.H. Spurgeon

It was a landmark year for my personal reading. These are among the notable books I’ve read in 2019. I commend these books for your consideration in the coming year. 

I look forward to reading more in 2020 and increasing the diversity of the types of books and authors I read. Any suggestions? 

“Ragman and Other Cries of Faith” by Walter Wangerin, Jr. 

“Liturgy of the ordinary” by Trish Harrison Warren 

“The Sin of Certainty” by Peter Enns

“Educated” by Tara Westover 

“On the Road with Saint Augustine” by James K.A. Smith 

“The Uncomfortable Confessions of a Preacher’s Kid” by Ronna Russell 

“The Myth of Equality” by Ken Wytsma

“Searching for Sunday” by Rachel Held Evans 

“Jaber Crow” by Wendell Berry 

“Blood Meridian” by Cormac McCarthy 

“God forgive us for being women: Rhetoric, Theology, and the Pentecostal Tradition” by Joy E.A. Qualls 

“The 100x Leader: How to become someone worth following” by Jeremie Kubicek and Steve Cockram 

“Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if your life depended on it” by Chris Voss, Michael Kramer et al. 

“Unstoppable Teams: The four essential actions of high-performance leadership” by Alden Mills 

“Beating Guns: Hope for people who are weary of violence” by Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin 

“Selfies: Searching for the image of God in a digital age” by Craig Detweiler 

“Trinitarian Theology: Theological Models and Doctrinal Application” Edited by Keith S. Whitfield 

“The Book of Exodus: A biography” by Joel S. Baden 

“Jesus Freak: 33 1/3” by Will Stockton and D. Gilson 

“Talking to Strangers” by Malcolm Gladwell 

“Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America” by Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith