Media Log

2019

Books

  1. Andrew Delbanco, The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War
  2. Joe Abercrombie, The Blade Itself
  3. Joe Abercrombie, Before They Are Hanged
  4. Jeff Tweedy, Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc.
  5. Ursula K. LeGuin, So Far So Good: Final Poems: 2014-2018
  6. Jeff Pearlman, Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL
  7. Michael Connelly, Dark Sacred Night
  8. Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See
  9. Joe Abercrombie, Last Argument of Kings
  10. Sebastian Junger, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
  11. Ken Shigematsu, God in My Everything
  12. Thomas M. Crisp, et al., Psychology and Spiritual Formation in Dialogue: Moral and Spiritual Change in Christian Perspective
  13. Vicki Robin, Your Money Or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence
  14. John and Julie Gottman, Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
  15. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Think Again: How to Reason and Argue
  16. Austin Kleon, Keeping Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad
  17. Greg Peters, The Monkhood of All Believers: The Monastic Foundation of Christian Spirituality
  18. Neil Gaiman, Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World
  19. Thomas Lynch, Whence and Whither: On Lives and Living
  20. Jen Pollock Michel, Surprised By Paradox: The Promise of And in an Either-Or World
  21. Ursula K. LeGuin with David Naimon, Ursula K. LeGuin: Conversations on Writing
  22. Dorothy Day, The Long Loneliness
  23. Scott Rieckens, Playing with Fire: How Far Would You Go For Financial Freedom?
  24. John Jay, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers
  25. Alice Fryling, Seeking God Together: An Introduction to Group Spiritual Direction
  26. Sandra Cisneros, The House on Mango Street
  27. Robert Alter, The Art of Bible Translation
  28. Steven Reddy, Everyday Sketching and Drawing: Five Steps to a Unique and Personal Sketchbook Habit
  29. JL Collins, The Simple Path to Wealth: Your Road Map to Financial Independence and a Rich, Free Life
  30. James E. Beitler III, Seasoned Speech: Rhetoric in the Life of the Church
  31. James Montgomery Boice, Foundations of the Christian Faith: Revised and Expanded
  32. Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain
  33. John Burgess, et al, A Pastoral Rule for Today: Reviving an Ancient Practice
  34. A. J. Swoboda, Subversive Sabbath
  35. Niall Ferguson, Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power

Movies

  1. Aquaman (2018)
  2. Ant Man and the Wasp (2018)
  3. Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
  4. The House with a Clock in its Walls (2018)
  5. Captain Marvel (2019)
  6. Get Shorty (1995)
  7. Tomb Raider (2018)
  8. Creed II (2018)
  9. Dirty Work (1998)
  10. Spirited Away (2001)
  11. Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie (1994)
  12. Free Solo (2018)
  13. Dune (1984)
  14. Shazam! (2019)
  15. Bumblebee (2018)
  16. A Star is Born (2018)
  17. Road House (1989)
  18. The Breakfast Club (1985)
  19. Caddyshack (1980)
  20. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
  21. The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
  22. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
  23. Be Cool (2005)
  24. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
  25. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
  26. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
  27. Escape from L. A. (1996)
  28. John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum (2019)
  29. Rollerball (1975)
  30. Beetlejuice (1988)
  31. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)
  32. High Noon (1952)
  33. Double Dragon (1994)
  34. The Force Awakens (2015)
  35. Wonder Woman (2017)
  36. Canadian Bacon (1995)
  37. Thor (2011)
  38. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
  39. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  40. Avengers (2012)
  41. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  42. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
  43. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Television Series

2018

Books

  1. John Irving, The Hotel New Hampshire
  2. P. D. James, The Children of Men
  3. Cal Newport, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  4. Eugene Peterson, As Kingfishers Catch Fire: A Conversation on the Ways of God Formed by the Words of God
  5. Gary Keller, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
  6. Don Winslow, The Force
  7. Sun Tzu, The Art of War
  8. Ursula K. Le Guin, No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters
  9. Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James, The Man From the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery
  10. Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
  11. Jamie Quatro, Fire Sermon
  12. Dan Pink, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
  13. Austin Kleon, Show Your Work!
  14. Max DePree, Leadership is an Art
  15. Kyle David Bennett, Practices of Love: Spiritual Disciplines for the Life of the World
  16. George Packer, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
  17. Fleming Rutledge, The Seven Last Words from the Cross
  18. N. T. Wright, The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’ Crucifixion
  19. Dallas Willard, Life Without Lack: Living in the Fullness of the 23rd Psalm
  20. Gary Moon, Becoming Dallas Willard: The Formation of a Philosopher, Teacher, and Christ Follower
  21. Michael J. Kruger, Christianity at the Crossroads: How the Second Century Shaped the Future of the Church
  22. Wayne Booth, et al, The Craft of Research
  23. Ruth Haley Barton, Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership
  24. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Total Recall
  25. Brandon J. O’Brien, Demanding Liberty: An Untold Story of American Religious Freedom
  26. Trevor Hudson, Discovering Our Spiritual Identity: Practices for God’s Beloved
  27. Gary Thomas, Sacred Pathways
  28. Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness
  29. Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea
  30. Ursula K. Le Guin, The Tombs of Atuan
  31. David Baggett and Marybeth Baggett, The Morals of the Story
  32. Alan Jacobs, A Visit to Vanity Fair
  33. Richard Baxter, The Reformed Pastor
  34. Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore
  35. W. P. Kinsella, Box Socials
  36. T. H. White, The Once and Future King
  37. Howard Kurtz, Media Madness
  38. John of the Cross, The Living Flame of Love
  39. N. T. Wright, God in Public
  40. Veronica Mary Rolf, An Explorer’s Guide to Julian of Norwich
  41. Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land
  42. Jonathan Rauch, The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50
  43. Damon Young, The Art of Reading
  44. Beth Felker Jones, Marks of His Wounds
  45. Ken Follett, A Column of Fire
  46. Amy Chua, Political Tribes
  47. A. O. Wilson, Better Living Through Criticism
  48. David Frum, Trumpocracy
  49. Amanda Carpenter, Gaslighting America
  50. Frank Miller, David Mazzucchelli, Richmond Lewis, Batman: Year One
  51. Stephen D. Lowe and Mary e. Lowe, Ecologies of Faith in a Digital Age
  52. Dan Jurgens, Thor vs. Thanos
  53. Cory Doctorow, Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town
  54. Roger Stern with Bill Mantlo and Tom DeFalco, The Amazing Spider-Man: Origin of the Hobgoblin
  55. Russell Shorto, Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom
  56. Alan Noble, Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age
  57. Stanley Hauerwas, The Character of Virtue
  58. Matthew Kneale, Rome: A History in Seven Sackings
  59. Susan Orlean, The Library Book
  60. Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost
  61. Ross Douthat, To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism
  62. Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway
  63. Tracy K. Smith, Wade in the Water
  64. Gregory Alan Thornbury, Why Should the Devil Have all the Good Music? Larry Norman and the Perils of Christian Rock
  65. Michael Robbins, Equipment for Living: On Poetry and Pop Music
  66. Mark Noll, The Rise of Evangelicalism
  67. Jordan Peterson, Twelve Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
  68. Willa Cather, My ‘Antonia
  69. Tod Bolsinger, Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory
  70. Ben Myers, The Apostle’s Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism
  71. Mark Leibovich, Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times
  72. Anne Lamott, Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy
  73. Haley Goranson Jacob, Conformed to the Image of His Son: Reconsidering Paul’s Theology of Glory in Romans
  74. Marilyn McEntyre, Word By Word: A Daily Spiritual Practice
  75. Joe Abercrombie, Half a King
  76. Mark Leibovich, This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral–Plus Plenty of Valet Parking!–in America’s Gilded Capital
  77. Dominique DuBois Gilliard, Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores
  78. Dorothy Day, The Reckless Way of Love: Notes on Following Jesus
  79. Rene Girard, I See Satan Fall Like Lightning
  80. Joe Abercrombie, Half the World
  81. Timothy Keller, The Prodigal Prophet: Jonah and the Mystery of God’s Mercy
  82. Rowan Williams, Being Human: Bodies, Minds, Persons
  83. Joe Abercrombie, Half a War
  84. Phileena Heuertz, Pilgrimage of a Soul
  85. Alice Fryling, Mirror for the Soul: A Christian Guide to the Enneagram
  86. Howard Thurman, Jesus and the Disinherited
  87. Mario Puzo, The Godfather
  88. Laura Vanderkam, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast
  89. Cody Boorman and Georgi Boorman, Clocking Out Early: The Ultimate Guide to Early Retirement
  90. David Harsanyi, First Freedom: A Ride Through America’s Enduring History with the Gun
  91. Sam Quinones, Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic
  92. James Bryan Smith, The Magnificent Journey: Living Deep in the Kingdom
  93. Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
  94. Todd C. Ream, The State of the Evangelical Mind
  95. Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed

Movies

  1. Black Panther (2018)
  2. Ready Player One (2018)
  3. Justice League (2017)
  4. The Magnificent Seven (2016)
  5. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  6. Deadpool 2 (2018)
  7. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
  8. Kickboxer (1989)
  9. Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
  10. Treasure Island (1950)
  11. Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion (2014)
  12. The Black Stallion (1979)
  13. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
  14. The Searchers (1956)
  15. Notorious (1946)
  16. Ant Man and the Wasp (2018)
  17. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
  18. Psycho (1960)
  19. Blazing Saddles (1974)
  20. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
  21. Shane (1953)
  22. E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  23. Watchmen (2009)
  24. The Delta Force (1986)
  25. I Can Only Imagine (2013)
  26. Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
  27. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
  28. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
  29. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
  30. The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
  31. Justice League: Doom (2012)
  32. Rampage (2018)
  33. Justice League: Starcrossed the Movie (2004)
  34. Hondo (1953)
  35. Robocop (1987)
  36. Bloodsport (1988)
  37. Donnie Darko (2001)
  38. Logan’s Run (1976)
  39. Legend (1986)
  40. DCU: Batman and Harley Quinn (2017)
  41. The Invincible Iron Man (2007)
  42. Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018)
  43. A Quiet Place (2018)
  44. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
  45. With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010)
  46. Ultimate Avengers (2006)
  47. Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

Television Series

  1. The Tick, Season Two (2018)
  2. The Expanse, Season One (2015, 2016)
  3. The Expanse, Season Two (2017)
  4. Bosch, Season Four (2018)
  5. Parks and Recreation, Season One (2009)
  6. Parks and Recreation, Season Two (2009-2010)
  7. Kung Fu, Season One (1972-1973)
  8. The Expanse, Season Three (2018)

2017

Books

  1. Bob Hyatt and J. R. Briggs, Ministry Mantras
  2. Michael Connelly, The Wrong Side of Goodbye
  3. Richard Powers, The Echo Maker
  4. Larry Hurtado, Why On Earth Did Anyone Become a Christian in the First Three Centuries?
  5. Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookshop
  6. Peter J. Leithart, The End of Protestantism
  7. Christopher J. H. Wright, The Cross
  8. Christopher J. H. Wright, Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit
  9. David Fitch, Faithful Presence
  10. Ann Voskamp, The Broken Way
  11. Eugene Vodolazkin, Laurus
  12. Steven Pressfield, Nobody Wants to Read Your *hit
  13. Rowan Williams, The Sign and the Sacrifice
  14. Terry Linhart, The Self-Aware Leader
  15. Michael Frost and Christiana Rice, To Alter Your World
  16. Jonathan Griffiths, Preaching in the New Testament
  17. J. P. Moreland, The God Conversation
  18. Nathan Finn and Keith Whitfield, Spirituality for the Sent
  19. Jimmy Breslin, I’d Like to Thank My Brain for Remembering Me
  20. Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace
  21. Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon
  22. Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale
  23. Jen Pollock Michel, Keeping Place
  24. P. D. James, Devices and Desires
  25. Andrea Peterson, On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety
  26. Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day
  27. Francis Spufford, Golden Hill
  28. Alan Fadling, An Unhurried Life
  29. James Bryan Smith, The Magnificent Story
  30. Micheal Connelly, The Late Show
  31. Tony Evans, Kingdom Prayer
  32. Sarah Perry, The Essex Serpent
  33. Ernest Cline, Ready Player One
  34. James Sire, Beginning with God
  35. Peter Kreeft, Between One Faith and Another
  36. Mike Cosper, Recapturing the Wonder
  37. Vince Flynn, American Assassin
  38. Cass Sunstein, The World According to Star Wars
  39. Howard Kurtz, Spin Cycle
  40. Nancy Isenberg, White Trash
  41. Brett McCracken, Uncomfortable
  42. John Walton and J. Harvey Walton, The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest
  43. Tony Evans, Life Essentials
  44. John Goldingay, Biblical Theology
  45. Jason Matthews, Red Sparrow
  46. W. E. B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk
  47. Wendell Berry, Andy Catlett: Early Travels
  48. Wendell Berry, Sabbaths
  49. George Saunders, Tenth of December
  50. Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  51. Will and Ariel Durant, The Lessons of History
  52. Greg McKeown, Essentialism
  53. Shirley Jackson, The Haunting
  54. Greg Coles, Single, Gay Christian
  55. Frederick Schmidt, What God Wants for Your Life
  56. Ta-Nehesi Coates, Between the World and Me
  57. Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology
  58. George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo
  59. Michael Connelly, Void Moon
  60. Frederick Beuchner, A Crazy, Holy Grace
  61. Alan Jacobs, How to Think
  62. Christopher Hall, Living Wisely with the Church Fathers
  63. Boethius, Consolations of Philosophy
  64. Van Jones, Beyond the Messy Truth
  65. Jason Matthews, Palace of Treason
  66. Robert L. Stevenson, Treasure Island
  67. Michael Connelly, Two Kinds of Truth
  68. Graham Greene, The End of the Affair
  69. Douglas Murray, The Strange Death of Europe
  70. Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist
  71. Flannery O’Connor, The Violent Bear it Away
  72. Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad
  73. David Ignatius, Body of Lies
  74. John Kennedy Toole, Confederacy of Dunces
  75. Richard Holland and B. K. Forrest, Good Arguments

2016

Books

  1. John Irving, Avenue of Mysteries
  2. C. J. Sansom, Heartstone
  3. Aubrey Malphurs, Re: Vision
  4. Soren Kierkegaard, Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing
  5. C. J. Sansom, Lamentation
  6. Eugene Peterson, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction
  7. Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle
  8. Thomas J. Oord, The Uncontrolling Love of God
  9. Ken Follett, The Pillars of the Earth
  10. Mark Noll, In the Beginning Was the Word
  11. Michael Punke, The Revenant: A Story of Revenge
  12. Ken Follett, Code to Zero
  13. Keith Anderson, A Spirituality of Listening
  14. Wesley Hill, Paul and the Trinity
  15. Ken Follett, World Without End
  16. Reggie McNeal, Kingdom Come
  17. Michael Connelly, Lost Light
  18. Michael Connelly, The Reversal
  19. C. S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm, Chiefly on Prayer
  20. David Dark, Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious
  21. James K. A. Smith, You Are What You Love
  22. Henry Cloud, Necessary Endings
  23. Justin Cronin, The City of Mirrors
  24. Michael Connelly, Echo Park
  25. Paul W. Powell, The Last Leaf on the Tree
  26. Michael Connelly, The Brass Verdict
  27. Os Guinness, Impossible People
  28. Charles Portis, True Grit
  29. Kathryn Applegate, How I Changed My Mind About Evolution
  30. Wendell Berry, Hannah Coulter
  31. Ryan Danker, Wesley and the Anglicans
  32. Mandy Smith, The Vulnerable Pastor
  33. Andy Crouch, Strong and Weak
  34. Stephen Backhouse, Kierkegaard: A Single Life
  35. Mako Fujimura, Silence and Beauty
  36. Peter J. Leithart, Delivered From the Elements of the World
  37. Philip Jamieson, The Face of Forgiveness
  38. Mark Tietjen, Kierkegaard: A Christian Missionary to Christians
  39. William Willimon, Fear of the Other
  40. Ian Morgan Cron and Susan Stabile, The Road Back to You
  41. Timothy Keller, Making Sense of God
  42. Jack Welch, Winning
  43. Chuck Klosterman, But What if We’re Wrong?
  44. Todd Wilson, Becoming a Pastor Theologian
  45. Stephen Davis, Rational Faith
  46. Mark Teasdale, Evangelism for Non-Evangelists
  47. Tish Harrison Warren, Liturgy of the Ordinary
  48. Charles Johnson, The Way of the Writer
  49. Charles Johnson, Middle Passage

2015

Books

  1. Thomas Oden, A Change of Heart
  2. John Wesley, Works Vol. 5 – Sermons Vol. 1
  3. Scot McKnight, Kingdom Conspiracy
  4. Rowan Williams, Meeting God in Mark
  5. John Kaiser, Winning on Purpose
  6. Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible
  7. Christopher Seitz, Colossians
  8. Stephen King, The Green Mile
  9. N. T. Wright, Simply Good News
  10. Dallas Willard, The Allure of Gentleness
  11. Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit
  12. David Carr, The Night of the Gun
  13. Stephen King, The Gunslinger: Dark Tower I
  14. Michael Connelly, The Burning Room
  15. Peter J. Leithart, Traces of the Trinity
  16. Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation
  17. Michael Connelly, The Black Box
  18. Michael Connelly, The Closers
  19. Leonard Sweet, Me and We
  20. Agatha Christie, A Caribbean Mystery
  21. Michael Connelly, The Overlook
  22. John Irving, Last Night in Twisted River
  23. Thomas Long, Accompany Them With Singing
  24. Walter Brueggemann, Collected Sermons: Volume 2
  25. Stephen King, Doctor Sleep
  26. Andrew Root, Unpacking Scripture in Youth Ministry
  27. John Irving, A Widow for One Year
  28. Don Miller, Scary Close
  29. N. D. Wilson, Death by Living
  30. Charles Dickens, Great Expectation
  31. Eugene Peterson, Tell it Slant
  32. Jon Acuff, Do Over
  33. Michael Connelly, The Lincoln Lawyer
  34. David Brooks, Bobos in Paradise
  35. David Brooks, The Road to Character
  36. Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon, The Art of Neighboring
  37. Seth Godin, Poke the Box
  38. Simon Gathercole, Defending Substitution
  39. Bernard of Clairvaux, On Loving God
  40. Michael Reeves, Delighting in the Trinity
  41. C. J. Sansom, Dissolution
  42. C. J. Sansom, Dark Fire
  43. Tim Chester and Steve Timms, Everyday Church
  44. Willa Cather, Death Comes to the Archbishop
  45. Timothy Keller, Preaching
  46. C. J. Sansom, Sovereign
  47. Wendell Berry, Another Turn of the Crank
  48. Lauren F. Winner, Wearing God
  49. C. J. Sansom, Revelation
  50. Mark DeVries, Sustainable Youth Ministry
  51. Ryan Hartwig and Warren Bird, Teams that Thrive
  52. Paul Heintzman, Leisure and Spirituality
  53. Lee Beach, The Church in Exile
  54. Stanley Hauerwas and Will Willimon, The Holy Spirit
  55. Henri Nouwen, The Way of the Heart
  56. Kevin VanHoozer and Owen Strachan, The Pastor as Public Theologian
  57. Henri Nouwen, Finding My Way Home
  58. Pete Scazzaro, The Emotionally Healthy Leader
  59. Robert W. Jenson, Systematic Theology: Volume 1
  60. George Eldon Ladd, The Gospel of the Kingdom
  61. Rowan Williams, Where God Happens
  62. Andrew Root, Taking Theology to Youth Ministry
  63. N. T. Wright, Simply Christian
  64. Alan Patton, Cry, the Beloved Country
  65. Carey Nieuwhof, Lasting Impact
  66. John Stackhouse, Partners in Christ
  67. William Brackney, A Capsule History of Baptist Principles
  68. Miroslav Volf, Free of Charge
  69. Daryl Conner, Managing the Speed of Change
  70. C. Baxter Kruger, Jesus and the Undoing of Adam
  71. Thomas Oden, Pastoral Theology
  72. Walter Brueggemann, Sabbath as Resistance
  73. Michael Connelly, The Gods of Guilt
  74. John Calvin, Institutes: Volume 1
  75. Andrew Klavan, Werewolf Cop
  76. Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees
  77. Michael Connelly, The Drop
  78. Stanley Hauerwas, The Work of Theology

2014

Books

  1. Francis Spufford, Unapologetic
  2. Flannery O’Connor, A Prayer Journal
  3. Andy Stanley, 7 Checkpoints for Youth Ministry
  4. Dallas Willard, Living in Christ’s Presence
  5. Kay Lindahl, The Sacred Art of Listening
  6. Veronica Roth, Allegiant
  7. Skye Jethani, Futureville
  8. Agatha Christie, Peril at End House
  9. N. T. Wright, How God Became King
  10. Edgar Rice Burroughs, A Princess of Mars
  11. Sifton and Stern, No Ordinary Men: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans Von Dohnanyi, Resisters Against Hitler in Church and State
  12. Frank Houdek, Guided by the Spirit
  13. John Ortberg, Soul Keeping
  14. Steven Verney, Fire in Coventry
  15. Agatha Christie, Murder at the Vicarage
  16. Stephen C. Meyer, Darwin’s Doubt
  17. Drew Dyck, Yawning at Tigers
  18. Eugene Peterson, Leap Over a Wall
  19. David Kertzer, The Pope and Mussolini
  20. Charles Portis, Gringos
  21. Michael Bird, How God Became Jesus
  22. Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind
  23. Charles Portis, Norwood
  24. D. L. Moody, The Overcoming Life
  25. Christian Smith, Lost in Transition
  26. William Abraham, The Bible: Beyond the Impasse
  27. Henri Nouwen, The Life of the Beloved
  28. Ronald Rolheiser, Prayer: Our Deepest Longing
  29. Barbara Brown Taylor, Learning to Walk in the Dark
  30. Frank Laubach, Letters by a Modern Mystic
  31. St. John of the Cross, Dark Night of the Soul
  32. Alan Jacobs, The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography
  33. Stella Rimington, At Risk
  34. Brandon K. McKoy, Youth Ministry from the Inside Out
  35. Mark Horne, J. R. R. Tolkein
  36. Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
  37. Richard Matheson, I am Legend
  38. Dallas Willard, The Divine Conspiracy Continued
  39. Eric Friedman, Reinventing Philanthropy
  40. Roland Allen, Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s, or Ours?
  41. Timothy Keller, Center Church
  42. Julian N. Hartt, Toward a Theology of Evangelism
  43. Tina Fey, Bossypants
  44. Rowan Williams, Being Christian
  45. Gus Hawkins and Cally Parkinson, Move
  46. Preston Yancey, Tables in the Wilderness
  47. Wendell Berry, A Place in Time
  48. N. T. Wright, Surprised by Scripture
  49. Patrick Lencioni, The Advantage
  50. Nathan Foster, The Making of an Ordinary Saint
  51. Colby D. Hull, History of Texas Christian University
  52. Thomas Bergler, The Juvenilization of American Christianity
  53. Cormac McCarthy, The Orchard Keeper
  54. Cornelius Plantinga, Reading for Preaching
  55. Timothy Keller, Prayer
  56. James Dashner, The Maze Runner
  57. Frederick Buechner, The Son of Laughter
  58. Teresa of Avila, The Interior Castle
  59. Stephen King, The Stand
  60. N. T. Wright, The Resurrection of the Son of God
  61. Victor Austin, Up With Authority
  62. Stephen King, The Shining

2013

Books

  1. Justin Cronin, The Twelve
  2. Valerie Hess and Lane Arnold, The Life of the Body
  3. Eugene Peterson, Answering God
  4. Dallas Willard, Hearing God
  5. Dallas Willard, The Divine Conspiracy
  6. Madame Guyon, Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ
  7. Mark Noll, Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind
  8. Flannery O’Connor, Wise Blood
  9. Eugene Lowry, The Homiletical Plot
  10. Paul Elie, The Life You Save May Be Your Own
  11. J. W. McClendon, Systematic Theology Volume One: Ethics
  12. Alister McGrath, Faith and Creeds
  13. Gerald McDermott, The Great Theologians
  14. George R. R. Martin, A Storm of Swords
  15. C. S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy
  16. Janet Ruffing, Spiritual Direction
  17. Edmund Clowney, Preaching Christ in All of Scripture
  18. George R. R. Martin, A Feast for Crows
  19. John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
  20. Simon Vibert, Excellence in Preaching
  21. George R. R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons
  22. John Lennox, God’s Undertaker?
  23. James Bryan Smith, Hidden in Christ
  24. Stephen King, From a Brick 8
  25. Thomas Keating, Intimacy with God
  26. Will Mancini, Church Unique
  27. Os Guinness, The Gravedigger File
  28. Anne Lamott, Help, Thanks, Wow
  29. John Irving, The World According to Garp
  30. Rodney Stark, The Victory of Reason
  31. Timothy Keller, Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering
  32. Rodney Stark, The Triumph of Christianity
  33. Alister McGrath, C. S. Lewis
  34. Stephen King, Carrie
  35. Timothy Jennings, The God-Shaped Brain
  36. Walter Marshall, The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification
  37. Fred Schmidt, The Dave Test
  38. Andy Stanley, The Principle of the Path
  39. John Patton, Pastoral Care: An Essential Guide
  40. K. A. Applegate, The One and Only Ivan
  41. Andy Stanley, Deep and Wide
  42. Anne Lamott, Stitches
  43. Sudhir Venkatesh, Floating City
  44. Jim Gaffigan, Dad is Fat
  45. Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan, Execution
  46. David Sedaris, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls
  47. Max Brooks, World War Z
  48. Malcolm Gladwell, David and Goliath
  49. Paul Samuel Dolman, Hitchhiking with Larry David
  50. Andy Stanley, Visioneering
  51. Tim Keller, Encounters with Jesus

2012

Books

  1. Jason King, Beyond the Phog
  2. Miroslav Volf, A Public Faith
  3. Peter Rollins, Insurrection
  4. Tullian Tchvidjian, Jesus + Nothing = Everything
  5. Andreas Kostenberg, Excellence
  6. Yushi Nomura, Desert Wisdom
  7. Leighton Ford, The Attentive Life
  8. Janet Reitman, Inside Scientology
  9. Lauren Winner, Still
  10. David Bellos, Is That a Fish in Your Ear?
  11. James Davidson Hunter, The Death of Character
  12. Alister McGrath, Mere Apologetics
  13. Denys Turner, Julian of Norwich, Theologian
  14. Tea Obreht, The Tiger’s Wife
  15. Brent Bill and Beth Booram, Awaken Your Senses
  16. Flannery O’Connor, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose
  17. Haruki Murakami, 1Q84
  18. Brian Hardin, Passages
  19. Michael Lewis, Boomerang
  20. Joan Didion, Blue Nights
  21. Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time
  22. Christian Smith, The Bible Made Impossible
  23. George R. R. Martin, Game of Thrones
  24. Jason Lacy and Tim Willard, Veneer
  25. John Dickson, Humilitas
  26. Susan Cain, Quiet
  27. Gregory Jones and Celestin Musekura, Forgiving as We’ve Been Forgiven
  28. Gordon Mackenzie, Orbiting the Giant Hairball
  29. Gary Scott Smith, Heaven in the American Imagination
  30. John R. W. Stott, The Cross of Christ
  31. Timothy Ferriss, The Four Hour Workweek
  32. N. T. Wright, Simply Jesus
  33. Diana Butler Bass, Christianity After Religion
  34. Steven W. Smith, Jesus Life
  35. Pete Wilson, Empty Promises
  36. Stephen Macchia, Crafting a Rule of Life
  37. Dinesh D’Souza, Godforsaken
  38. Andrew Delbanco, The Abolitionist Imagination
  39. Mark and Grace Driscoll, Real Marriage
  40. Ben Fountain, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  41. Ross Douthat, Bad Religion
  42. Jenny Lawson, Let’s Pretend That Never Happened
  43. Stephen King, 11/22/63
  44. Lynda Barry, Do You Wish You Could Write?
  45. Chris Kyle, American Sniper
  46. Bob Goff, Love Does
  47. Vernona Gomez, Lefty: An American Odyssey
  48. Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow
  49. Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian
  50. Nick Hornby, How to be Good
  51. Jeff Goins, Wrecked
  52. Jonah Lehrer, Imagine
  53. Veronica Roth, Insurgent
  54. Jose Canseco, Juiced
  55. J. Mark Bertrand, Back on Murder
  56. Stephen Mansfield, The Mormonizing of America
  57. Richard Peace, Noticing God
  58. Andrew Gumbel, Oklahoma City
  59. Seth Grahme-Smith, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  60. George R. R. Martin, A Clash of Kings
  61. Joe Loconte, The Searchers
  62. Arnold Dallimore, George Whitefield
  63. John Grisham, Calico Joe
  64. John Irving, The Cider House Rules
  65. Os Guinness, A Free People’s Suicide
  66. Dick J. Reavis, The Ashes of Waco
  67. Anonymous, Embracing Obscurity
  68. Max Lucado, Grace
  69. Kevin Barry, City of Bohane
  70. John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany
  71. Michael Lewis, The Big Short
  72. J. Mark Bertrand, Nothing to Hide
  73. Henri Nouwen, The Wounded Healer
  74. Dara Horn, The World to Come
  75. Richard Lloyd Parry, People Who Eat Darkness
  76. C. S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory
  77. Timothy Keller, Every Good Endeavor
  78. J. R. R. Tolkein, The Hobbit
  79. Candia McWilliam, What to Look for in Winter
  80. Charles Murray, Coming Apart
  81. Claiborne and Campolo, Red Letter Revolution
  82. Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow
  83. Ben Witherington, The Rest of Life

2011

Books

  1. Peter Rollins, How (Not) to Speak of God
  2. Peter Rollins, The Orthodox Heretic
  3. Stephen Prothero, Religious Illiteracy
  4. Kathleen Norris, The Cloister Walk
  5. Stieg Larson, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  6. David Bentley Hart, Atheist Delusions
  7. Rodney Stark, The Rise of Christianity
  8. Lauren Winner, Girl Meets God
  9. Christopher Evans, The Faith of 50 Million
  10. Alain de Bottom, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work
  11. Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad
  12. Michael Gerson and P.  Werner, City of Man
  13. Alain de Bottom, The Architecture of Happiness
  14. David Dark, The Sacredness of Questioning Everything
  15. Charles Portis, True Grit
  16. Johnny Cash with Patrick Call, Johnny Cash: The Autobiography
  17. Josef Pieper, Leisure: The Basis of Culture
  18. Lauren Winner, Mudhouse Sabbath
  19. Scott Cairns, Short Trip to the Edge
  20. Gabe Lyons, The Next Christians
  21. Mark Stephenson, Web-Empowered Ministry
  22. Philip Yancy, What Good is God?
  23. W. P. Kinsella, Shoeless Joe
  24. William Willimon, Why Jesus?
  25. Richard Rohr, Simplicity: The Art of Living
  26. Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men
  27. Justin Cronin, The Passage
  28. Kenda Creasy Dean, Almost Christian
  29. Jonathan Franzen, Freedom: A Novel
  30. Tim Keller, King’s Cross
  31. Scot McKnight, One.Life
  32. Emma Donoghue, Room
  33. Cormac McCarthy, The Road
  34. Doug Glanville, The Game From Where I Stand
  35. Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
  36. Doug Wetzel, Death to the BCS
  37. Eugene Peterson, Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work
  38. Sarah Ruden, Paul Among the People
  39. John Gottman, The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work
  40. Richard Rohr, Falling Upward
  41. Adam Thomas, Digital Disciple
  42. Harvey Cox, The Future of Faith
  43. Tony Campolo, Stories that Feed Your Soul
  44. N. T. Wright, Small Faith, Great God
  45. Erin Torneo, Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, and Ronald Cotton, Picking Cotton
  46. Ellen Charry, God and the Art of Happiness
  47. Alain de Bottom, How Proust Can Change Your Life
  48. Eliza Griswold, The Tenth Parallel
  49. Frank Viola, Revise Us Again
  50. Sara Miles, Jesus Freak
  51. Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet
  52. Dee Brown, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
  53. Alan Jacobs, Wayfaring: Essays Pleasant and Unpleasant
  54. John Ortberg, The Me I Want to Be
  55. Avi Steinberg, Running the Books
  56. Brant Pitre, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist
  57. Cullen Murphy, Are We Rome?
  58. Gregory Spencer, Awakening the Quieter Virtues
  59. Tim Challies, The Next Story
  60. Rob Bell, Love Wins
  61. Richard Rohr, Everything Belongs
  62. G. K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday
  63. Collin Hansen, Young, Restless, and Reformed
  64. John Stott, Why I Am a Christian
  65. James K. A. Smith, Letters to a Young Calvinist
  66. Rick McKinley, A Kingdom Called Desire
  67. R. R. Reno, Fighting the Noonday Devil
  68. Mark Noll, God and Race in American Politics
  69. Todd Burpo, Heaven is for Real
  70. Parker Palmer, Listen to Your Life
  71. Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game
  72. John Vaillant, The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
  73. David Allen, Ready for Anything
  74. Matt Anderson, Earthen Vessels
  75. Jack Kerouac, On the Road
  76. Chris Hedges, When Atheism Becomes Religion
  77. Michael Horton, The Gospel Commission
  78. Sarah Sentilles, Breaking Up with God
  79. Alan Hirsch and Dan Ferguson, On the Verge
  80. Howard Schultz, Onward
  81. Bill Bishop, The Big Sort
  82. Malcolm Muggeridge, Christ and the Media
  83. Pittacus Lore, I AM NUMBER FOUR
  84. Moskowitz and Wertheim, Scorecasting
  85. Dave Owen, Green Metropolis
  86. Andrew Delbanco, The Death of Satan
  87. Eugene Peterson, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction
  88. John Updike, The Witches of Eastwick
  89. Stanley Hauerwas, Working with Words
  90. Ray Oldenberg, The Great Good Place
  91. Bill Leonard, The Challenge of Being Baptist
  92. Alister McGrath, Why God Won’t Go Away
  93. Richard Sennett, The Corrosion of Character
  94. Alan Jacobs, The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction
  95. Thomas Moore, A Life at Work
  96. Terry Eagleton, On Evil
  97. Francis Chan, Erasing Hell
  98. Jonathan Tropper, This is Where I Leave You
  99. James Andrew Miller, Those Guys Have all the Fun
  100. Tom Conover, Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing
  101. David T. Lamb, God Behaving Badly
  102. John Dyer, From the Garden to the City
  103. C. S. Lewis, What Christians Believe
  104. Clifford Williams, Existential Reasons for Belief in God
  105. Jon Acuff, Quitter
  106. Tatiana de Rosnay, Sarah’s Key
  107. Mike Leach, Swing Your Sword
  108. Ian Morgan Cron, Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me
  109. James Howard Kuntsler, Geography of Nowhere
  110. Adam Hamilton, The Journey
  111. Chris Webb, The Fire of the Word
  112. Scot McKnight, The King Jesus Gospel
  113. George Vescey, Stan Musial: An American Life
  114. Blake Mycoskie, Start Something that Matters
  115. Ruth Haley Barton, Invitation to Solitude and Silence
  116. Richard Foster, Sanctuary of the Soul
  117. Roger Olson, How to be Evangelical without being Conservative
  118. Brennan Manning, All is Grace
  119. Kevin DeYoung, What is the Mission of the Church?
  120. Jay Asher, 13 Reasons Why
  121. Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
  122. Stephen King, On Writing
  123. Chad Harbach, The Art of Fielding
  124. Michael Horton, For Calvinism
  125. Veronica Roth, Divergent
  126. Mike Slaughter, Christmas is Not Your Birthday
  127. Pittacus Lore, The Power of Six
  128. Roger Olson, Against Calvinism
  129. Mitchell Zuckoff, Lost in Shangri-La
  130. Larry Woiwode, Words Made Fresh
  131. David Bentley Hart, The Doors of the Sea
  132. Walter Brueggemann, The Collected Sermons of Walter Brueggemann
  133. Andrew Nasell, Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism
  134. Tim and Kathy Keller, The Meaning of Marriage
  135. Dan DeLillo, Underworld
  136. Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses
  137. Richard Rohr, 25 Books Every Christian Should Read
  138. Ori Brafman, The Starfish and the Spider
  139. Maggie Nelson, The Art of Cruelty

2010

Books

  1. Scot McKnight, Fasting
  2. Mark Noll, New Shape of World Christianity
  3. Atul Gawande, Checklist Manifesto
  4. Steven Pressfield, The War of Art
  5. Jaroslav Pelikan, History of the Development of Doctrine, Vol. 1
  6. Nicholas Wolterstoff, Reason Within the Bounds of Religion
  7. James Sire, Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept
  8. Cornelius Plantinga, Engaging God’s World
  9. Stephen Mansfield, The Search for God and Guinness
  10. Douglas LeBlanc, Tithing: Test Me in This
  11. Thomas Long, Preaching and the Literary Forms of the Bible
  12. James Finley, Christian Meditation
  13. D. Martyn Lloyd Jones, Spiritual Depression: Causes and Cures
  14. John Stott, Evangelical Truth
  15. John Yoder, Discipleship as Political Responsibility
  16. Stanely Hauerwas, Matthew
  17. James Bryan Smith, The Good and Beautiful Life
  18. James K. A. Smith, Desiring the Kingdom
  19. Dan Allender, Sabbath
  20. William Kanvanaugh, Theopolitical Imagination
  21. William Lane Craig, God is Great, God is Good
  22. John Franke, Manifold Witness
  23. Nora Gallagher, The Sacred Meal
  24. Jonathan Rogers, Saint Patrick
  25. Seth Godin, Linchpin
  26. Stanley Hauerwas, A Better Hope
  27. Mark Noll, The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind
  28. Donna Freitas, Sex and the Soul
  29. Nicholas Carr, The Big Switch
  30. N. T. Wright, After You Believe
  31. Karen Armstrong, The Case for God
  32. Joan Chittiser, The Liturgical Year
  33. Robert McKee, Story
  34. Andrew Farley, The Naked Gospel
  35. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow
  36. Pete Wilson, Plan B
  37. Peter Senge, The Fifth Discipline
  38. Richard Florida, The Rise of the Creative Class
  39. Ivan Satyavrata, The Holy Spirit
  40. Walter Wink, Naming the Powers
  41. Charles Taylor, The Ethics of Authenticity
  42. Ed Stetzer, Lost and Found
  43. Thomas Kelly, A Testament of Devotion
  44. Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer
  45. Stanley Hauerwas, Hannah’s Child
  46. Bill Simmons, The Book of Basketball
  47. Jon Acuff, Stuff Christians Like
  48. Richard Stearns, The Hole in Our Gospel
  49. Skye Jethani, The Divine Commodity
  50. Francis Collins, The Language of God
  51. David Taylor, For the Beauty of the Church
  52. Harry Blamires, The Christian Mind
  53. Richard Mouw, When the Kings Come Marching In
  54. Tim Wendell, High Heat
  55. Alister McGrath, Christianity’s Dangerous Idea
  56. Walter Brueggemann, Journey to the Common Good
  57. N. T. Wright, Christians at the Cross
  58. Reuben Job, 3 Simple Rules
  59. Miroslav Volf, Exclusion and Embrace
  60. Balswick and Balswick, Authentic Human Sexuality
  61. J. H. Yoder, Nonviolence: A Brief History
  62. Moon, et. al, Spiritual Direction and the Care of Souls
  63. Gary Chapman, The Four Seasons of Marriage
  64. James Davidson Hunter, To Change the World
  65. Ravi Zacharias, Beyond Opinion
  66. Jonathan Merritt, Green Like God
  67. Bradley Wright, Christians Are Hate Filled Hypocrites…
  68. Joshua Choonmin Kang, Scripture by Heart
  69. Anne Jackson, Permission to Speak Freely
  70. Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove, The New Monasticism
  71. Ed Cyzewski, Coffeehouse Theology
  72. James Bryan Smith, The Good and Beautiful Community
  73. Peitra Rivoli, The Travels of a T-Shirt in a Global Economy
  74. Shawn Wood, 200 Pomegranates and an Audience of One
  75. Mortenson and Relia, Three Cups of Tea
  76. Anderson and Reese, Spiritual Mentoring
  77. Dick Staub, About You
  78. Benedict XVI, Charity in Truth
  79. Alisdair MacIntyre, After Virtue
  80. Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove, The Wisdom of Stability
  81. William Abraham, Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology
  82. Matthew Crawford, Shop Class as Soul Craft
  83. John Mark Reynolds, When Athens Met Jerusalem
  84. Yann Martel, Life of Pi
  85. Scott Cairns, The End of Suffering
  86. Alister McGrath, The Passionate Intellect
  87. Tim Keller, Ministries of Mercy
  88. Dallas Willard, ed., A Place for Truth
  89. Paul Berman, The Flight of the Intellectuals
  90. Mary Eberstadt, The Loser Letters
  91. Suzanne Collins, Hunger Games
  92. Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire
  93. Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay
  94. Mark Regnerus, Forbidden Fruit
  95. Tim Keller, Generous Justice
  96. Christine Louis Hohlbaum, The Power of Slow
  97. Stieg Larson, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  98. Robert B. Stewart, The Future of Atheism
  99. Len Sweet, The Gospel According to Starbucks
  100. Polkinghorne and Beale, Questions of Truth
  101. Terry Eagleton, Reason, Faith, and Revolution
  102. Christian Smith, Evangelicalism: Embattled and Thriving
  103. James Sire, Habits of the Mind
  104. Shusaku Endo, Five by Endo
  105. Jeff Sharlet, The Family
  106. Brett McCraken, Hipster Christianity
  107. Stieg Larson, The Girl Who Played with Fire
  108. James Bryan Smith, Room of Marvels
  109. Hunter Baker, The End of Secularism
  110. Bruce Tulgan, Not Everyone Gets a Trophy
  111. Aaker and Smith, The Dragonfly Effect
  112. Ben Arment, Church in the Making
  113. Sally Dyck, A Hopeful Earth
  114. Charles Foster, The Sacred Journey
  115. Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  116. J. P. Moreland, Love the Lord with All Your Mind