Now Reading

My morning daily Bible reading currently consists of:  Psalms, I Timothy  (NASB)

Free time reading currently includes:

  • Destiny and Power (G.H.W. Bush), by Jon Meacham
  • How to Write a Sentence, by Stanley Fish

BOOKS READ IN 2021:

JAN

#1  The Trees, by Conrad Richter

#2  The Fields, by Conrad Richter

#3  The Town, by Conrad Richter

#4  Gentle and Lowly, by Dane Ortlund

#5  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

#6  All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt, by John Taliaferro

FEB

#7  Tolkien, by Humphrey Carpenter

#8  The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien

#9  Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles

MAR

#10  Ride The River, by Louis L’Amour

#11  Katharine Graham’s Washington

#12  The Cross of Christ, by John R.W. Stott

APR

#13  The Faith That Persuades, by J. Edwin Orr

#14  Starling of the White House, by E.W. Starling & Thomas Sugrue

#15  The Pursuit of Man, by A.W. Tozer

#16  Cranford, by Elizabeth Gaskell

MAY

#17  The Secret of Chimneys, by Agatha Christie

#18  Hamlet, by William Shakespeare

#19  The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power, by Robert. A Caro

#20  Barnum: An American Life, by Robert Wilson

#21  The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Means of Ascent, by Robert Caro

JUNE

#22  The Innocents Abroad, by Mark Twain

#23  Boomtown: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, by Sam Anderson

#24  Agent Sonya, by Ben Macintyre

#25 Kipling: A Selection of His Stories & Poems, John Beechcroft, ed.

JULY

#26 There Is A God, by Anthony Flew

#27  1776, by David McCullough

#28 The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky

#29 Walking to Samarkand: The Great Silk Road From Persia to Asia, by Bernard Ollivier

AUG

#30  The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Master of the Senate, by Robert A. Caro

#31  Final Chapters: How Famous Authors Died, by Jim Bernhard

#32  Alexander the Great, by Philip Freeman

#33 The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Passage of Power, by Robert A. Caro

#34  Seedfolks, by Paul Fleischman

SEPT

#35  The Glory and the Dream, Vol. I by William Manchester

#36  Strange and Obscure Stories of World War II, by Don Aines

OCT

#37 The Glory and the Dream, Vol. II by William Manchester

#38 Sailing True North: 10 Admirals and the Voyage of Character by Admiral James Stavridis


BOOKS READ IN 2020:

JAN

#1  The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, by Agatha Christie

#2  By-Line: Ernest Hemmingway, William White, ed.

#3  Letters of John Newton, Josiah Bull, ed.

FEB

#4  Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, by Nabeel Qureshi

#5  The Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis

#6  The Unsaved Christian, by Dean Inserra

MAR

#7  Loving The Way Jesus Loves, by Phil Ryken

#8  Truman, by David McCullough

#9  All Quiet On The Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque

#10 The Problem of Pain, C.S. Lewis

#11 The Green Letters, by Miles Stanford

#12 The Pioneers, by David McCullough

APR

#13 Undaunted Courage, by Stephen E. Ambrose

MAY

#14 The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction, by Alan Jacobs

#15 The Clicking of Cuthbert, by P.G. Wodehouse

#16 Reflections on the Existence of God, by Richard E. Simmons, III

#17 John Adams, by David McCullough

JUNE

#18  American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, by Jon Meacham

#19  The Last Explorer: The Adventures of Admiral Byrd, by Edwin P. Hoyt

#20 General Washington’s Christmas Farewell, by Stanley Weintraub

#21 Sea Stories, by William H. McRaven

JULY

#22  1776, by David McCullough

#23  American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson, by Joseph J. Ellis

#24  Cleopatra: A Life, by Stacy Schiff

#25  The Church History, by Eusebius

AUGUST

#26  God The Trinity: Biblical Portraits, by Malcolm B. Yarnell III

#27  Middlemarch, by George Eliot

#28  Simply Prayer, by Bill Elliff

SEPTEMBER

#29  Washington: A Life, by Ron Chernow

#30 Coolidge, by Amity Schlaes

#31 London: A Biography, by Peter Ackroyd

#32 The Last Hour, by Amir Tsarfati

#33 Tales of Old-Time Texas, by J. Frank Dobie

OCTOBER

#34 Openness Unhindered, by Rosaria Butterfield

#35 The Zeal of Thy House, by Dorothy L. Sayers

NOVEMBER

#36 Orthodoxy, by G.K. Chesterton

#37 President McKinley, by Robert W. Merry

#38 A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens

DECEMBER

#39  The Complete Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

#40  A Reader’s Guide to the Major Writings of Jonathan Edwards, by Nathan A. Finn and Jeremy Kimble

#41  A Gentleman In Moscow, by Amor Towles



Books read in 2019:

JAN

#1 Hadrian’s Wall, by Adrian Goldsworthy

#2 Puck of Pook’s Hill, by Rudyard Kipling

FEB

#3 Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years & The War Years, by Carl Sandburg

MAR

#4  Winston Churchill, By His Personal Secretary, by Elizabeth Nel

#5  It’s My Turn, by Ruth Bell Graham

APRIL

#6 Mornings On Horseback, by David McCullough

MAY

#7  Theodore Rex, by Edmund Morris

#8 Messiah: The Composition and Afterlife of Handel’s Masterpiece, by Jonathan Keates

#9 Evenings With Cary Grant, by Nancy Nelson

JUNE

#10 American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964, by William Manchester

#11 Stories From Texas (Some of them are true!) by W.F. Strong

#12  Will Rogers, by Betty Rogers

JULY

#13  The Mayflower and the Pilgrims’ New World, by Nathaniel Philbrick

#14  Marie, by H. Rider Haggard

#15 The Discipline of Grace, by Jerry Bridges

AUGUST

#16 Phantastes, by George MacDonald

#17 Lone Star, by T.R. Fehrenbach

SEPTEMBER

#18 Handel, by Christopher Hogwood

OCTOBER

#19  The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Visions of Glory 1874-1932, by William Manchester

#20  The Presence-Centered Church, by Bill Elliff

NOVEMBER

#21 Tales From The Brazos, by Marie Beth Jones

#22  Assist Me To Proclaim: The Life & Times of Charles Wesley, by John R. Tyson

#23 The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis

#24  The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Alone 1932-1940 by William Manchester

DECEMBER

#25  A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens

#26 Martin Luther, by Eric Metaxas

2 Responses to Now Reading

  1. I know the Lord led me to your site today! A fresh touch of revival has been taking place within my life, and the Holy Spirit reminded me of Philippians 2:17 and 2 Timothy 4:6. The Holy Spirit, deep with my spirit and soul, is working. Wonderfully saved 51 years ago at age 25 — delivered from being raised in New Age, Rosecurcion doctrine, etc. was a “bad mix.” However, God’s faifhfulness has adorned my entire life. For years I’ve suffered with multimple health issues, but He has kept me alive! I have remained in ministry since being born again, by His faithfulness and grace —- need prayer at this time as I am taking on something new. I’m beginning a Bible study for women at a local restaurant — wanting to bring in the lost and Christians that need strength. My flesh would rather remain home in my chair- lift, and the use of my walker, in the comfort of my small apartment, but His love compels me not to spend so much time being comfortable! I’m not a professional writer, but write quite a bit anyway, for a local church page, small booklets, one self published book, and use facebook for an opportunity to prise the Lord. My most recent healing is a tumor on my sciatic — it simply disappeared prior to pending surgery —– also healed of uterine cancer — and more. Thank you so much for your article about not wasting our life —– it encouraged me more than you will ever know. May God bless you and your lovely family! Again, thank you for your prayers. I know this is written poorly, but I don’t have time to rewrite it today. Blessings, Patricia Martin

  2. Mona Jones says:

    Thanks for sharing all the books you’ve read! I just found a blog and was blessed by it. If I may, I would like to recommend a powerful book that I just read (and am telling everyone I know about it!) that has positively changed my Christian walk forever. I’ve included the link below. Thank you!

    Erica Part One Seven Years In Hell https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P91WN62/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_38VTEbCYZS3FP

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