Book Reading in 2014

This year one of my personal goals is to read 30 books. There were a couple of reasons for this goal: first, I have entirely too many books on my shelves that I have not read and I want to put a dent into that number; second, I want to become a more discipline and more varied reader. This goal also come with a stipulation: I cannot buy any more books, until I have finished the list (with the exception being school books for seminary). So here is the list:


  1. Classical Arminianism: A Theology of Salvation by F. Leroy Forlines
  2. The Cross of Christ by John R. W. Stott
  3. Upon This Rock: A Baptist Understanding of the Church edited by Jason Duesing, Thomas White, and Malcolm Yarnell III
  4. Learning Theology with the Church Fathers by Christopher Hall
  5. Dominion and Dynasty: A Biblical Theology of the Hebrew Bible by Stephen Dempster
  6. Nine Marks of a Healthy Church by Mark Dever
  7. How People Change by Timothy S. Lane and Paul David Tripp
  8. The Doors of the Sea: Where Was God in the Tsunami? by David B. Hart
  9. God’s Indwelling Presence: The Holy Spirt in the Old and New Testaments by James R. Hamilton, Jr.
  10. Ardent Love for Jesus: English Baptists and the Experience of Revival in the Long Eighteenth Century by Michael A. G. Haykin

Marriage and Family

  1. The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian
  2. The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family by Patrick M. Lencioni (1/20/2014)
  3. The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman
  4. Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus by Elyse Fitzpatrick
  5. Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs
  6. Instructing a Child’s Heart by Tedd and Margy Tripp
  7. Parenting with Kingdom Purpose by Ken Hemphill and Richard Ross


  1. The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
  2. A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
  3. April in Paris by Michael Wallner
  4. Paradise Lost by John Milton
  5. A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
  6. Brave New World by Alduous Huxley (1/25/2014)


  1. John Adams by David McCullough
  2. Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon
  3. The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan
  4. So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood, and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids by Jean Kilbourne and Diane Levin
  5. An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Hedfield
  6. Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
  7. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

So what are you planning on reading this year?