As I evaluated my reading habits at the end of last year, I began to recognize a diminishing ability to give sustained attention to the longer and more involved discourses and arguments contained in books.  So one of my goals this year was to read more books.  Cover to cover.  I set a specific goal and ended up surpassing it by 60%.  It was a good year for reading.

Here are some of the best things I read this year.  This is not nearly the complete list and it is a mixture of both old and new, and secular and sacred.  It is not an endorsement of everything that is in these books, but all these books encouraged, helped and challenged me in particular ways.

Biblical/Theological books:

Non-biblical books: