Reading has been an important part of my life since I was a young boy. My love for books has allowed me to meet great people that have long since passed from this life, witness events that changed the course of human history, and learn from authors who have impacted my life through their pens.
My reading is varied. I have a bend toward the historical, but also read books that deal with biblical exposition, character studies, personal interests, cultural and ministry trends, and spiritual encouragement.
I am not afraid to read those who have a differing opinion from my own, nor am I so insecure in what I believe as to fear another perspective. Just because I read a book, and may gleam from it, does not mean that I endorse everything it says – in fact, I may not endorse anything it says.
Feel free to ask any questions about books that I have read, or to recommend books that you have benefited from or found interesting. For what it is worth, here are some books from my library.
BOOKS I AM PRESENTLY READING
- “The Unknown Story of Mao“: by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday. Alfred Knopf, 2005.
- “The Acts of the Apostles“: by G. Campbell Morgan.Fleming H. Revell Company, 1924.
SPIRITUAL & MINISTRY READS
- “PLAN B “:What To Do When God Doesn’t Show Up The Way You Thought He Would. by Pete Wilson. Thomas Nelson, 2009.
- “APPARENT DANGER“: The Pastor of America’s First Megachurch and the Trial of the Decade in the 1920’s., by David Stokes. Bascom Hill Books, 2010.
- “FRESH WIND FRESH FIRE“: What Happens When God’s Spirit Invades The Hearts Of His People. by Jim Cymbala. Zondervan, 1997.
- “THROUGH THE EYES OF A LION“: Facing Impossible Pain – Finding Incredible Power. by Levi Lusko. W Publishing Group, 2015.
- “Getting Past What You’ll Never Get Over“: Help for Dealing with Life’s Hurts. by John F. Westfall. Revell, 2012.
- “JOB”: A man of Heroic Endurance. by Charles R. Swindoll. Thomas Nelson, 2004.
- “The Principle Of The Path“: How to get from where you are to where you want to be. by Andy Stanley. Thomas Nelson, 2008.
HISTORICAL & OTHER READS
- “The Heart of Everything That Is”: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin. Simon and Schuster, 2013.
- “The Kid Who Climbed Everest“, by Bear Grylls. Lyons Press, 2000.
- “TARGET TOKYO“: Jimmy Doolittle And The Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor. W.W. Norton and Company, 2015.
- “After The Wind“: Tragedy on Everest, One Survivor’s Story. by Lou Kasischke. Good Heart Publishing, 2015.
- “Nothing Like It In The Word“: The Men Who Built The Transcontinental Railroad. by Stephen E. Ambrose. Simon and Schuster, 2000.
- “THE BLOOD OF HEROES“: The 13-Day Struggle For The Alamo – And The Sacrifice That Forged A Nation. by James Donovan. Little, Brown and Company, 2012.
- “DEAD WAKE“: The Last Crossing of the Lusatania, by Eric Larson. Crown Publishers, 2015.
- G. Campbell Morgan: No one feeds my soul quite like he does. Revell published most of his books. I order most of mine from a book collector in England.
- John Phillips: Excellent books, even though I think he sometimes clouds the point of the text by forcing alliteration. Published by Kregel.
- Alexander MacLaren: Expositions Of Holy Scripture. Born in Glascow in 1826, He spent almost 65 years as a Baptist preacher in England. Published by Eerdman’s in 1938.
R.E. Lee: 4 Volume Set by Douglas Southall Freeman. Published by Scribner’s. The definitive work on the life of General Lee. Amazing books about an amazing man.
Lee’s Lieutenant’s: 3 Volume Set by Douglas Southall Freeman that is a “Study in Command” of what took place during the war that divided our nation. Published by Scribner’s. The best read ever to understand what took place.
To The Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson by Courtney Anderson. Re-Published by Judson Press in 1987. The book starts slow with details about his early life, but it is important groundwork for what follows. Judson was a giant of the faith, and this book is the classic on his life.
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Rex, and Colonel Roosevelt: 3 Volume Set on Teddy Roosevelt by Edmund Morris. Published by Random House. Morris won the Pulitzer Prize for the first volume. Great books about one of America’s greatest men.