I’m always interested in what others are reading, so I keep this space updated with what I’ve recently read myself.

Gary Keller with Jay Papasan, The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results (Austin, TX: Bard Press, 2012)

Lynne Cheney, James Madison: A Life Reconsidered (London: Penguin, 2015)

Curtis Woods and Jarvis Williams, The Gospel in Color: A Theology of Racial Reconciliation for Kids (Vancouver, WA: Patrol, 2018)

Jonathan Holmes, Counsel for Couples: A Biblical and Practical Guide for Marriage Counseling (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019)

Gordon J. Wenham, William A. Heth, and Craig S. Keener, Remarriage After Divorce in Today’s Church (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006)

Daniel H. Pink, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing (New York: Riverhead, 2018)

Timothy Z. Witmer, The Shepherd Leader: Achieving Effective Shepherding in Your Church (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2010)

Francis Chan, Letters to the Church (Colorado Springs, CO: David C. Cook, 2018)

Jon Meacham, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power (New York: Random House, 2013)


David McCullough, John Adams (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002)

Ron Chernow, Washington: A Life (London: Penguin, 2011)

James Rebanks, The Shepherd’s Life (New York: Flatiron, 2016)

James L. Swanson, Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer (New York: William Morrow, 2007)

Robert L. Peterson and Alexander Strauch, Agape Leadership: Lessons in Spiritual Leadership from the Life of R.C. Chapman (Littleton, CO: Lewis & Roth, 1991)

Michael Bungay Stanier, The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever (Toronto: Box of Crayons, 2016)

Jocko Willink, Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual (New York: St. Martin’s, 2017)

Sebastian Junger, War (New York: Twelve Books, 2010)


Barbara Demick, Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea (New York: Spiegel and Grau, 2009)

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird (original, 1960; reprint, New York: Harper, 2002)

Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman (New York: Harper, 2015)

Jerry Kramer and Dick Schaap, Instant Replay: The Green Bay Diary of Jerry Kramer (1967; reprint, New York: Anchor, 2011)

Urban Meyer with Wayne Coffey, Above the Line: Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Program (New York: Penguin Books, 2017)

Walter Lord, The Miracle of Dunkirk: The True Story of Operation Dynamo (1982; reprint, New York: Open Road Media, 2017)

Dick Couch and William Doyle, Navy SEALS: Their Untold Story (New York: William Morrow, 2014)

Sam Allberry, Is God Anti-Gay? (Croydon, UK: Good Book Company, 2013)

Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air (New York: Penguin Random House, 2016)

Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book (New York: HarperCollins, 2010)

Heath Lambert, A Theology of Biblical Counseling (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2016)

Alfred Lansing, Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic (1959; New York: Basic Books, 2015)

David Powlison, The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context (Greensboro, NC: New Growth, 2010)

Jay E. Adams, Competent to Counsel (Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1974)

Joby Warrick, The Triple Agent: The al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated the CIA (New York: Anchor, 2012).

James K. A. Smith, You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit (Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2016)

John H. Walton, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2009)

Heath Lambert, The Biblical Counseling Movement after Adams (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2012)

Edward T. Welch, Side by Side: Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2015)

Jeremy Pierre and Deepak Reju, The Pastor and Counseling: The Basics of Shepherding Members in Need (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2015)

Joby Warrick, Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS (New York: Doubleday, 2015)

Steven Pressfield, The Warrior Ethos Black Irish Entertainment, 2011)

Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles (Black Irish Entertainment, 2012)

Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See (New York: Scribner, 2014)

Donald S. Whitney, Praying the Bible (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2015)

James M. Hamilton, Jr., What Is Biblical Theology? A Guide to the Bible’s Story, Symbolism, and Patterns (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2014)

Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, Extreme Ownership: How the U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win (New York: St. Martin’s, 2015)

Jay E. Adams, Critical Stages of Biblical Counseling (Hackettstown, NJ: Timeless Texts, 2002)

Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning (1959; reprint, Boston: Beacon, 2006)

Erik Larson, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania (New York: Crown, 2015)

Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be: A Breviary of Sin (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995)