Month: January 2019

books read in 2018

Sorry for being a little late in posting this. It’s been a (shall we say) busy week. Slightly different from years before, I’m only listing books this time—of which there are not as many this year due to other needs. I would have included articles and/or essays, but there simply were too many being read in quick succession and I failed to keep track of them—with the exception of these two: Unknown author(s), “How Long are the Days in Genesis 1?” BioLogos (2018). And Glenn Evans & Joel B. Groat, “Joseph Smith and the Kinderhook Plates: Overview and Current Perspectives.” Institute for Religious Research (2011).


  • Marshall Shelley, Ministering to Problem People in Your Church (2013)
  • Pinchas Lapide & Peter Stuhlmacher, Paul: Rabbi and Apostle (1984)
  • Michael F. Bird, What Christians Ought to Believe (2016)
  • Pheme Perkins, Paul in Asia Minor: The Life and Letters of Paul (2001)°
  • Robert Ludlum, The Tristan Betrayal (2003)
  • Leland Ryken, Choosing a Bible: Understanding Bible Translation Differences (2005)°
  • Kevin DeYoung, Why Our Church Switched to the ESV (2011)°
  • Thom Rainer, Autopsy of a Deceased Church (2014)
  • Stephen Szikszai, The Covenants in Faith and History (1968)
  • Paul Garrison, The Janson Command (2012)°
  • Brant Hansen, Blessed are the Misfits (2017)
  • Patrick Larkin, The Lazarus Vendetta (2004)°
  • Bill Bryson, Bryson’s Dictionary for Writers and Editors (2008)
  • Brian Croft, Biblical Church Revitalization (2016)
  • Robert Ludlum, The Parsifal Mosaic (1982)
  • Douglas Hamp & Chris Steinle, Reclaiming the Rapture (2017)
  • Mark Dever, Nine Marks of a Healthy Church (2005)
  • R.C. Sproul, The Prayer of the Lord (2018)
  • Patrick Larkin, The Moscow Vector (2005)
  • Phil Ryken, Kingdom Come (2013)
  • John Grisham, The Runaway Jury (1996)
  • Thom Rainer, I Am a Church Member (2014)
  • R.C. Sproul, Can I Trust the Bible? (2009)
  • Kyle Mills, The Ares Decision (2011)
  • John Dickerson, The Hope of the Nations (2018)
  • Craig J. Hazen, Five Sacred Crossings (2012)

° means: not that impressed.
means: those items where I willingly subjected myself to mental torture (i.e., the item was bad).