I’m always interested in what others are reading, so I keep this space updated with what I’ve recently read myself.
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).
Alistair Urquhart, The Forgotten Highlander: An Incredible WWII Story of Survival in the Pacific (New York: Skyhorse, 2010).
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Sebastian Junger, War (New York: Twelve Books, 2010).
David Priess, The President’s Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America’s Presidents (New York: PublicAffairs, 2016).
Barbara Demick, Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea (New York: Spiegel and Grau, 2009).
Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman (New York: Harper, 2015).
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird (original, 1960; reprint, New York: Harper, 2002).
Leo Babauta, The Power of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential… in Business and in Life (New York: Hachette, 2009).
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).
Rod Dreher, The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation (New York: Sentinel, 2017).
Ray Zinn, Tough Things First: Leadership Lessons from Silicon Valley’s Longest Serving CEO (New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015).
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).
Hampton Sides, Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II’s Greatest Rescue Mission (New York: Anchor, 2002).
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).
James C. Humes, Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln: 21 Powerful Secrets of History’s Greatest Speakers (New York: Three Rivers, 2009).
Hampton Sides, Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Manhunt for His Assassin (New York: Anchor, 2010).
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).
Michael Morell, The Great War of Our Time: The CIA’s Fight Against Terrorism — From al Qa’ida to ISIS (New York: Hachette Book Group, 2015).
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).
Saul David, Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe Airport, the Most Audacious Hostage Rescue Mission in History (Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 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).
Kevin DeYoung, Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will (Chicago: Moody, 2009).
Tom Reiss, The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo (New York: Broadway Books, 2013).
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).