Now Reading

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

Free time reading currently includes:

  • Stanley, by Tim Jeal
  • Kissinger: A Biography, by Walter Isaacson
  • Live Not By Lies, by Rod Dreher
  • The Best Poems of the English Language, by Harold Bloom



#1  Working, by Robert A. Caro

#2  From Time To Time In North Carolina, by Randell Jones

#3  Before Liberty, by Roy Thompson


#4  Of A Feather, by Scott Weidensaul

#5  Becoming C.S. Lewis, by Harry Lee Poe

#6  The Making of C.S. Lewis, by Harry Lee Poe

#7  The Completion of C.S. Lewis, by Harry Lee Poe


#8  Simply Prayer, by Bill Elliff

#9  His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, A Life, by Jonathan Alter


#10  A Voyage Long & Strange, by Tony Horwitz

#11  Rare Encounters With Ordinary Birds, by Lyanda Lynn Haupt

#12  Come, Tell Me How You Live, by Agatha Christie


#13  Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring 20s, by Lucy Moore

#14  The Making of The African Queen, by Katherine Hepburn

#15  Mary Churchill’s War, Emma Soames, ed.

#16  The Preacher’s Catechism, by Lewis Allen





#1  Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson

#2  Parnassus On Wheels, by Christopher Morley

#3  Destiny of the Republic, by Candice Millard

#4  The Writing of the Gods, by Edward Dolnick

#5  The Possibilities of a Life, by Max Barnett

#6  Warren G. Harding, by John Dean

#7  The Clockwork Universe, by Edward Dolnick

#8  Eisenhower in War and Peace, by Jean Edward Smith


#9  Paradise Lost, by John Milton

#10  Napoleon: A Life, by Andrew Roberts


#11  The Byzantine World War, by Nick Holmes


#12  George Whitefield, America’s Spiritual Founding Father, by Thomas S. Kidd


#13  The Annotated Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, Elizabeth D. Samet, ed.

#14  The Statesman and the Storyteller, by Mark Zwonitzer

#15  Becoming Orthodox, by Peter Gillquist


#16  Through Five Administrations, by Col. William H. Crook

#17  My Autobiography, by Charles Chaplin

#18  The Pickwick Papers, by Charles Dickens


#19  1776 by David McCullough

#20  The Great Bridge, by David McCullough

#22  Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, by Helen Simonson

#23  One of Our Submarines, by Edward Young

#24  Within Arm’s Length, by Dan Emmett


#25  Russia: A 1000-Year Chronicle of the Wild East, by Martin Sixsmith


#26  The Mysterious Affair At Styles, by Agatha Christie

#27  Letters to Malcolm, by C.S. Lewis

#28  War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy


#29  The Law, The Land, and The Lord: The Life of Pat Neff, by Dorothy Blodgett, Terrell Blodgett, David L. Scott


#30  Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea, and the Holy Land, by John Lloyd Stephens

#31  Giant, by Edna Ferber


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

#33  A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens

#34  Five Presidents, by Clint Hill

#35  Over the Edge of the World, by Laurence Bergreen



#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


#7  Tolkien, by Humphrey Carpenter

#8  The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien

#9  Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles


#10  Ride The River, by Louis L’Amour

#11  Katharine Graham’s Washington

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


#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


#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


#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.


#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


#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


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

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


#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

#39  Destiny and Power (George H.W. Bush), by Jon Meacham


#40  Kipling: A Selection of His Stories and Poems, Vol. I, John Beecroft, ed.

#41  Failure Is Not An Option, (NASA: Mercury to Apollo) by Gene Kranz

#42  Under The Greenwood Tree, by Thomas Hardy

#43  Mr. Kipling’s Army, by Byron Falwell


#44  The Path Between The Seas, by David McCullough

#45  A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens



#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.


#4  Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, by Nabeel Qureshi

#5  The Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis

#6  The Unsaved Christian, by Dean Inserra


#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


#13 Undaunted Courage, by Stephen E. Ambrose


#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


#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


#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


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

#27  Middlemarch, by George Eliot

#28  Simply Prayer, by Bill Elliff


#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


#34 Openness Unhindered, by Rosaria Butterfield

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


#36 Orthodoxy, by G.K. Chesterton

#37 President McKinley, by Robert W. Merry

#38 A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens


#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:


#1 Hadrian’s Wall, by Adrian Goldsworthy

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


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


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

#5  It’s My Turn, by Ruth Bell Graham


#6 Mornings On Horseback, by David McCullough


#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


#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


#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


#16 Phantastes, by George MacDonald

#17 Lone Star, by T.R. Fehrenbach


#18 Handel, by Christopher Hogwood


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

#20  The Presence-Centered Church, by Bill Elliff


#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


#25  A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens

#26 Martin Luther, by Eric Metaxas

3 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

  3. Gad says:

    God bless you all the time

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