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: