Best books of 2020, so far

I love books.  And I not only collect books, but I actually read them (well, not all of them, but I give it a good try).  I’m not a particularly fast reader, but I am a persistent reader, so I am able to read a pretty significant number of books every year.

My reading pace started a little bit slowly this year, and then COVID-19 hit and it slowed down more as I attempted to figure out what life and ministry would look like in this new paradigm. But in April, May, and June I regained my stride and am actually on pace to read more books this year than I think I have ever read in one year.

There have been a large number of “ok” books, a few “I can’t finish this one,” and quite a few really good books.  Below is a list of the books that I have found particularly well written, interesting, and/or helpful.  I have put them into a few broad categories.

Secular non-fiction (typically, history and biography):


Biblical and theological:

One thought on “Best books of 2020, so far

  1. I read With the Old Breed a couple of years ago. Great book. A new appreciation for what the men went through securing those islands. Just finished Destiny of the Republic. Another excellent book. Getting ready to read River if Doubt and Midnight at Chernobyl.

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