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I often get asked what I’m reading. This is a list of the what I’ve read throughout the years.
This also helps me remember what books have crossed my path.


Reformed Dogmatics, Vol. 3, Herman Bavinck


The Orthodox Church: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity, Timothy Ware
Christian Doctrine and Modern Culture – (since 1700), Vol. 5 of The Christian Tradition – A History of the Development of Doctrine
, Jaroslav Pelikan
In Search of Ancient Roots
, Kenneth J. Stewart
Exiles: The Church in the Shadow of the
Empire, Preston Sprinkle
The Reformation of Church and Dogma – (1300-1700), Vol. 4 of The Christian Tradition – A History of the Development of Doctrine, Jaroslav Pelikan
A Canticle for Leibowitz,
Walter M. Miller Jr.
The Growth of Medieval Theology – (600-1300), Vol. 3 of The Christian Tradition – A History of the Development of Doctrine, Jaroslav Pelikan
The Bullet Swallower, Elizabeth Gonzalez James
, Lauren Goff
Theological Retrieval for Evangelicals
, Gavin Ortlund
The Spirit of Eastern Christendom (600-1300), Vol. 2 of The Christian Tradition – A History of the Development of Doctrine
, Jaroslav Pelikan


Trust, Hernan Diaz
Mystic River
, Dennis Lehane
The Wounded Heart
, Dan Allender
Not Even the Dead, Juan Gómez Bárcena
True Grit
, Charles Portis
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Mexico’s Once and Future Revolution, Gilbert M. Joseph and Jürgen Buchenau
The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition (100-600), Vol. 1 of The Christian Tradition – A History of the Development of Doctrine, Jaroslav Pelikan
Dynamics of Spiritual Life,
Richard Lovelace
The Ferryman,
Justin Cronin
On Writing,
C.S. Lewis
Is God on America’s Side?
, Erwin Lutzer
The Idiot, Fyodor Dostoevsky
Our Share of Night
, Mariana Enriquez
People to be Loved
, Preston Sprinkle
, Timothy Keller
Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky


Stella Maris, Cormac McCarthy
Surprised by Hope
, N.T. Wright
The Passenger
, Cormac McCarthy
How to Inhabit Time
, James K.A. Smith
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
, Gabrielle Zevin
Jayber Crow
, Wendell Berry
Carnality, Lina Wolff
Leaving the Atocha Station
, Ben Lerner
Where We Come From, Oscar Casares
, Fernanda Melchor
War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
Cloud Cuckoo Land, Anthony Doerr
El Llano Estacado, John Miller Morris


Home, Marilynne Robinson
The Flourishing Pastor
, Tom Nelson
, Jonthan Franzen
The Multi-Directional Leader
, Trevin Wax
The Path to Being a Pastor, Bobby Jamieson
Deacons: How They Serve and Strengthen the Church
, Matt Smethurst
The Deep Places
, Ross Douthat
Seeds of Empire
, Andrew J. Torget
How to Be Human: An Autistic Man’s Guide to Life
, Jory Fleming
Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth
, Burrow, Tomlinson, and Stanford
How to Read a Book, Mortimer Adler
10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) about Christianit
Rebecca McLaughlin
From Chaos to Cosmos: Creation to New Creation
, Sidney Griedanus
, Stephen King
Klara and the Sun
, Kazuo Ishiguro
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
, J.K. Rowling
Evangelical Theology
, Michael F. Bird
John Williams
The Book of Revelation
(NIGTC), G.K Beale
Lead: 12 Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church, Paul David Tripp
Hurricane Season, Fernanda Melchor
Children’s Bible, Lydia Millet


The Evolution of a State, or Recollections of Old Texas Days, Noah Smithwick
The Silence
, Don DeLillo
, G.K. Beale (Introduction)
The Handmaid’s Tale
, Margaret Atwood
, Paul David Tripp
The Bible and the Future
, Anthony Hoekema (2nd reading)
Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian
, Michelle Lee-Barnewall
East of Eden
, John Steinbeck
Gentle and Lowly, Dane Ortlund
Compassion (&) Conviction, Justin Giboney, Michael Wear, Chris Butler
, Oakley Hall
The Topeka School
, Ben Lerner
Don Quixote
, Miguel de Cervantes
Prophetic City
, Stephen L. Klineberg
Butcher’s Crossing
, John Williams
American Dirt
, Jeanine Cummins
Notes on Blood Meridian: Revised and Expanded Edition, John Sepich
Little Fires Everywhere
, Celeste Ng
Leaving Cheyenne
, Larry McMurtry
The Book of the Dun Cow,
Walter Wangerin, Jr.
The New Class War
, Michael Lind
A Gentleman in Moscow
, Amor Towels


The Secret History, Donna Tarrt
Imagining the Kingdom
, James K.A. Smith
Big Wonderul Thing: A History of Texas
, Stephen Harrigan
The Goldfinch, Donna Tarrt
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, Anne Lamott
Michael Ondaatje
Blake Crouch
Traveling Mercies
, Anne Lamott
Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling
, Greg Blonder and Meathead Goldwyn
Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto, Aaron Franklin and Jordan MacKay
Slaugtherhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut
Liturgy of the Ordinary
, Tish Harrison Warren
, George Orwell
In the Distance
, Hernan Diaz
, Roberto Bolaño
Half the Church: Recapturing God’s Global Vision for Women
, Carolyn Custis James
, Randy Kennedy
Super, Jon Coffey
The Border
, Don Winslow
Nature’s Case for God: A Brief Biblical Argument
, John Frame
The Power of the Dog
, Don Winslow
Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age, Alan Noble
The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt
Reformed Dogmatics: God and Creation, Vol. 2
, Herman Bavinck


The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis
Angle of Repose
, Wallace Stegner
A Place for Us,
Fatima Farheen Mirza
Invisible Monsters
, Chuck Palaniuk
Expository Exultation
, John Piper
Gospel Fluency
, Jeff Vandersteldt
Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation
, James K.A. Smith
In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
To Kill A Mockingbird
, Harper Lee
Fahrenheit 451
, Ray Bradbury
, Ben Reiter
One Hundred Years of Solitude
, Gabriel García Márquez
God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State
, Lawrence Wright
The Which Way Tree
, Elizabeth Crook
Bearskin, James McLaughin
The Outsider, Stephen King
The Stonemason, Cormac McCarthy
Moby Dick
, Herman Melville
The Lost World of the Flood
, John Walton and Tremper Longman
Reformed Dogmatics: Prolegomena
, Vol. 1, Herman Bavinck
Blood Meridian,
Cormac McCarthy (4th Reading; critical)
The 4 Disciplines of Execution
, McChesney, Covey, and Huling
Texas Blood, Roger Hodge
Awaiting the King, James K.A. Smith
The Moviegoer
, Walker Percy


Future Home of the Living God, Louise Erdrich
The Pillars of the Earth
, Ken Follett
The Relational Soul, Richard Plass and James Cofield
, Stephen King
The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest
, John Walton & J. Harvey Walton
The Ideas Industry, Daniel Drezner
Crossing to Safety,
Wallace Stegner
Under the Volcano, Malcolm Lowry
The Old Man and The Sea
, Ernest Hemmingway
For Whom the Bell Tolls
, Ernest Hemmingway
Lord of the Flies
, William Golding
All The King’s Men (Restored Edition)
, Robert Penn Warren
Dark Matter
, Blake Crouch
Gone To Texas: A History of the Lone Star State
, Randolph Campbell (2nd Reading; Selections)
Orbiting the Giant Hairball,
Gordon Mackenzie
You Are What You Love,
James K.A. Smith
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
, Michael Chabon
News of the World
, Paulette Jiles
Horseman, Pass By
, Larry McMurtry
The Ideal Team Player
, Patrick Lencioni
Adam and the Genome
, Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight
Goodbye to a River
, John Graves
A Soldier of the Great War
, Mark Helprin
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni
Stories, T.C. Boyle (Selections)
The Stories of John Cheever, John Cheever (Selections)


NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism, Steve Silberman
Life Together
, Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Hillbilly Elegy
, J.D. Vance
Blood Meridian
, Cormac McCarthy (3rd Reading)
The Perfect Pass, S.C. Gwynne
Silence, Shusaku Endo
Deep Down Dark
, Héctor Tobar
Making Sense of
God, Timothy Keller
Preaching & Preachers, Martyn Lloyd-Jones
A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
Old Testament Theology
, Bruce Waltke
, John Jeremiah Sullivan
The Last Picture Show
, Larry McMurtry
The Cartel
, Don Winslow
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
, Stephen King
The City of Mirrors
, Justin Cronin
Zero K
, Don DeLillo
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
, Mark Haddon
No Country for Old Men,
Cormac McCarthy (2nd Reading)
, Greg McKeown
Cities of the Plain
, Cormac McCarthy (2nd Reading)
The Crossing
, Cormac McCarthy (2nd Reading)


Dead Mountain, Donnie Eichar
The Imperfect Pastor
, Zack Eswine
The Lost World of Adam and Eve
, John Walton
, Jonathan Franzen
All The Pretty Horses
, Cormac McCarthy (2nd Reading)
The Confessions,
The Gospel
, Ray Ortlund
The Road
, Cormac McCarthy (2nd Reading)
, Timothy Keller
Consider the Lobster,
David Foster Wallace
Everything that Rises Must Converge
, Flannery O’Connor
Wise Blood
, Flannery O’Connor
The Things They Carried
, Tim O’Brien
A Praying Life
, Paul Miller
, Marilynne Robinson
A Land So Strange
, Andrés Reséndez
Gone Girl
, Gillian Flynn
The Martian
, Andy Weir
Infinite Jest
, David Foster Wallace


Blood Meridan, Cormac McCarthy (2nd Reading)
The Shadow of the Wind,
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The Rules of Wolfe
, James Carlos Blake
The Power and the Glory
, Graham Greene
The Stand
, Stephen King
The Orchard Keeper
, Cormac McCarthy
Preaching Christ from the Old Testament
, Sidney Greidanus
Empire of the Summer Moon
, S.C. Gwynne
Outer Dark, Cormac McCarthy
The Lost World of Genesis One
, John Walton
The Lost City of Z, David Grann
The Twelve
, Justin Cronin
The Passage
, Justin Cronin


Critical Connection, Andy Kerckhoff
As I Lay Dying
, William Faulkner
Child of God, Cormac McCarthy
, Cormac McCarthy
Adopted into God’s Family, Trevor J. Burke
Sticky Teams
, Larry Osborne
The Last Days of the Incas
, Kim MacQuarrie
Conquistador, Buddy Levy
Center Church
, Timothy Keller
The Son, Philipp Meyer
Gospel and Kingdom, Graeme Goldsworthy
A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving
What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense, Girgis, Anderson, and George
Rythms of Grace, Mike Cosper
The Advantage, Patrick Lencioni
The Meaning of Marriage, Timothy Keller
Isaac’s Storm, Erik Larson
The Gates of the Alamo, Stephen Harrigan
Gospel Centered Leadership, Steve Timmis
El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency, Ioan Grillo
Man In Full, Tom Wolfe
Los Tejanos and Lost Cause, Jack Jackson
King’s Cross, Timothy Keller
Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card
Cities of the Plain, Cormac McCarthy


The Crossing, Cormac McCarthy
World War Z, Max Brooks
Everyday Church, Tim Chester and Steve Timmis
Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson
Onward, Howard Schultz
Ready Player One, Ernest Cline
Gospel Wakefulness, Jared Wilson
Country of the Bad Wolfes, James Carlos Blake
God’s Big Picture, Vaughan Roberts
Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church, Michael Lawrence
White Noise, Don DeLillo
God is Red, Liao Yiwu
Leadership on the Line, Ronald Heifetz & Marty Linsky
The Leadership Challenge, James Kouzes & Barry Posner
The Practice of Adaptive Leadership, Ronald Heifetz, Alexander Grashow, and Marty Linsky
What Is Your Church’s Personality?, Philip Douglass
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, Peter Scazzero
Going the Distance, Peter Brain