Hopefully you find a few to add to your list!
They’re wonderful and challenging and heart-wrenching and uplifting and engaging.
They keep me on my toes intellectually and spiritually.
They’re also my imaginative haven, my quiet rebellion.
Always a theological, economic, social, political, historical, cultural, scientific, or artistic breath of fresh air.
Even my own book project carries with it that wonderful, particular gift of books: discovering parts of yourself you never knew were there, while at the same time discovering the experiences of others that you never knew you connected with.
Despite how difficult 2020 has been, this year has been a rewarding year of books for me – heavily influencing my thoughts on our theological, cultural, and political present. Here is this year’s book list, with reviews in my Instagram Stories Highlights and in previous posts here on my website. Hope you find a few to add to your list!
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church by various authors
These Truths by Jill Lepore
The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger
Why We’re Polarized by Ezra Klein
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow
The Four Pillars of Investing by William J. Bernstein
An Alpha-Read of Zach Roush’s book
The Stationary Shop by Marjan Kamali
Upheaval by Jared Diamond
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis
Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
God and the Pandemic by N.T. Wright
Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans
The Overstory by Richard Powers
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
Love Wins by Rob Bell
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Soul of America by Jon Meacham
wishtree by Katherine Applegate
A Promised Land by Barack Obama
Prophecy Hope! by Danté Stewart
Waiting Here for You by Louie Giglio
Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire by Jen Hatmaker
Hidden Christmas by Timothy Keller
I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
Hope you find a few to add to your list!