Reading Log


Books Read in 2019

Martin Luther: Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians  
Luther, Calvin, Knox, Latimer, Zwingli, Fenelon: The Great Orators of the Reformation Era
Martin Luther: Concerning Christian Liberty
Allan Gilmour: A Helping Paw 
Arthur W. Pink: The Doctrine of Human Depravity
B.B. Warfield: The Power of God Unto Salvation

Books Read in 2018

John Flavel: The Method of Grace
Jacky Donovan: Simon Ships Out
Susanne Haywood: Tigger: Memoirs of a Cosmopolitan Cat
J.C. Ryle: Practical Religion
Nelson Mandela: Long Road to Freedom
Michael Chabon: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
John Calvin: The Necessity of Reforming the Church
Harini Gopalswami Srinivasan: Gind
Harini Gopalswami Srinivasan: Vanuvati
Harini Gopalswami Srinivasan: Zoo Duck
Charles Hodge: The Covenant of Grace 
John Gresham Machen: The Origin of Paul’s Religion
B. B. Warfield: The Power of God Unto Salvation
Louis Burkhof: The Assurance of Faith

Books Read in 2017

Mike Bond: Remember to Duck: A Trial Lawyer’s Memoir
Arielle Schwartz, PhD: The Complex PTSD Workbook
J.C. Ryle: Expository Thoughts on the Gospels
John Gresham Machen: The Origin of Paul’s Religion
Andrew Lang: John Knox and the Reformation
Victor Hugo: The History of a Crime: The Testimony of an Eye Witness   
Walter Marshall: The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification
A. W. Pink: Depravity and Impotence
A. W. Pink: The Doctrine of Human Depravity
Sinclair B. Ferguson, Joel Beeke, Michael A. G. Haykin:
Church History 101 The Highlights of Twenty Centuries
Thomas Goodwin: The Heart of Christ
J. C. Ryle: The Cross of Christ 
Richard Sibbes: The Bruised Reed
Martyn Lloyd-Jones: The Plight of Man and the Power of God
Martin Luther: The Great Orators of the Reformation Era
Octavius Winslow: The Negative Attractions of Heaven
Thomas Boston: The Crook in the Lot
Sinclair B. Ferguson: The Whole Christ
Martin Luther: Concerning Christian Liberty
Sharon Heller: Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight
Horatius Bonar: God’s Way of Peace: A Book for the Anxious
John Flavel: Keeping the Heart
John Calvin: The Necessity of Reforming the Church

Books Read in 2016

Izaak Walton & Charles Cotton: The Compleat Angler
Norman MacLean: A River Runs Through It and other stories
Dan Landeen: Steelhead Fly Fishing Nez Perce Country Vols. 1 & 2
Jacky Donovan: Simon Ships Out
Thomas Brooks: The Mute Christian Under the Smarting Rod
Thomas Brooks: Consolations from Christ’s Imputed Righteousness
Thomas Brooks: Remedies for Division among God’s People
Thomas Brooks: A Cabinet of Jewels
J.C. Ryle, John Bunyan, Charles Spurgeon, Octavius Winslow, et alia: Vital Prayer
Elizabeth Fremantle: The Girl in the Glass Tower

Books Read in 2015

William Nicholson & Milburn Cockrell: The Furnace of Affliction
Nadzieja Jadwiga McMillan: Nadzieja: The Story of a Girl Named Hope
J. C. Ryle: The Upper Room
Abraham Kuyper: The Sanctifying Work of the Holy Spirit
Abraham Kuyper: Faith
John Murray: Redemption Accomplished and Applied
A. W. Pink: Comfort for Christians
J. C. Ryle: Forgiveness
Matthew Henry: A Discourse on Meekness and Quietness of Spirit
Elizabeth Fremantle: Watch the Lady
Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound
Sophocles: Oedipus Rex
Victor Hugo: Ninety-three
Edmond Sanganyado: The Good Shepherd: Grace sets back your setbacks
Victor Hugo: Toilers of the Sea
Pascal Denault: The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology
John Gill: Of Efficacious Grace

Books Read in 2014

L. Gary Gunkel: Courage and Conviction
James K. A. Smith: How (Not) to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor
John Weale: Moslems and Franks, Charles Martel and the Rescue of Europe from the Threatened Yoke of the Saracens
J. C. Ryle: Old Paths
R. C. Sproul: Surprised by Suffering: The Role of Pain and Death in the Christian Life
Elizabeth Fremantle: Sisters of Treason
Gail Collins: America’s Women
2 books on HRT, one by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D., which is very comprehensive, though it could have been just as informative reduced by 75%; and one by Susanne Somers, whose writing is an acquired taste for exuberance; both books have titles too long and too sensationalistic for me to want to record.
R. Albert Mohler: God and the Gay Christian?
John Macarthur: Anxious for Nothing
J.I. Packer: Weakness is the Way
J. I. Packer: Finishing Our Course with Joy: Guidance from God for Engaging with Our Aging
Derek W. H. Thomas: How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home
Loraine Boettner: The Atonement
Deborah Smith et. al.: Mossy Creek
Linda Walvoord: Rosetta, Rosetta, Sit By Me!
Edward T. Welch: Shame Interrupted

Books Read in 2013

Elizabeth Fremantle: Queen’s Gambit
Steven J. Lawson: The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon
J.H. Merle D’Aubigne: History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, Books 1-8 of 20
Nate Palmer: Servanthood as Worship: The Privilege of Life in a Local Church
Lopez Lomong with Mark Tabb: Running for My Life, One Lost Boy’s Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games
Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward: All the President’s Men
Thomas Boston: The Crook in the Lot
Joel Beeke & Mark Jones: A Puritan Theology
Charles Dickens: David Copperfield
Charles Dickens: Great Expectations
Victor Hugo: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Books Read in 2012

Sir Winston Churchill: The Grand Alliance
Sir Winston Churchill: Their Finest Hour
Victor Hugo: Les Miserables
Sir Winston Churchill: The Gathering Storm
William S. Plumer: Vital Godliness
Joel Beeke: Getting Back in the Race: The Cure for Backsliding
Geerhardus Vos: Grace and Glory
Deborah Smith et al.: More Sweet Tea
Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle: Erasing Hell: What God Said about Eternity, and the Things We’ve Made Up
J. L. Hall, editor, translator: Beowulf
Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities
Daniel Rowlands: The Fishguard Invasion
Frédéric Bastiat: The Law
Charles Dickens: Bleak House
J. C. Ryle: Alive or Dead?
Francis Schaeffer: How Should We Then Live?
Stephen Charnock & Daniel Chamberlin: A Portrait of God, Stephen Charnock’s Discourses upon the Existence and Attributes of God Summarized for the 21st Century by Daniel Chamberlin
John Murray: Redemption Accomplished and Applied (reread)
Sara Leone: Her Husband’s Crown
Mark Bauerlein: The Digital Divide: Arguments For and Against Facebook, Google, Texting, and the Age of Social Networking
J. Gresham Machen: Christianity and Liberalism (reread)
Thomas Watson: Heaven Taken by Storm
John Calvin: Institutes of the Christian Religion Book 2 (audio book)
William Stevenson: Spymistress: the life of Vera Atkins, the greatest female secret agent of World War II
Martin Luther: Commentary on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians (audio book)
Clive Hamilton (C. S. Lewis): Spirits in Bondage (audio book)
John Owen: The Mortification of Sin (audio book)
Herman Melville: Moby Dick (audio book)
Gen. Chuck Yeager & Leo Janos: Yeager
John Calvin: Institutes of the Christian Religion Book 1 (audio book)
John Bunyan: Pilgrim’s Progress (audio book)
J. C. Ryle: Expository Thoughts on the Gospel of St. Matthew (audio book)
Chuck Pfarrer: SEAL Target Geronimo
Herman Melville: Bartleby the Scrivener (audio book)
Charles H. Spurgeon: According to Promise (audio book)
Charles H. Spurgeon: All of Grace (audio book)
John Bunyan: Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners (audio book)

Books Read in 2011

Sir John Barrow: The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Cause and Consequences (audio book)
Edna Gerstner: Jonathan and Sarah: An Uncommon Union
Benjamin Keach: The Marrow of True Justification
Jonathan Edwards, ed.: The Life and Diary of David Brainerd
C. S. Lewis: The World’s Last Night & Other Essays
Ernest Hemingway: The Complete Short Stories
Robert W. Oliver, Ed.: John Owen — The Man and His Theology
Sinclair B. Ferguson: John Owen on the Christian Life
J. I. Packer: A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life
J. I. Packer: God Has Spoken
Sinclair B. Ferguson: The Sermon on the Mount: Kingdom Life in a Fallen World

Books Read in 2010

Jerry Bridges: The Joy of Fearing God
R. V. G. Tasker: The General Epistle of James: An Introduction and Commentary
J. I. Packer: Knowing God
Janet Lewis: The Ghost of Monsieur Scarrone
J. C. Ryle: Expository Thoughts on Mark
Janet Lewis: The Trial of Soren Qvist
Janet Lewis: The Wife of Martin Guerre
Larry McMurtry: Sacajawea’s Nickname: Essays on the American West
Charles Hodge: Systematic Theology Vol. 2: Anthropology
Sinclair Ferguson: In Christ Alone
John W. Robbins: Ecclesiastical Megalomania
Charles Hodge: Systematic Theology Vol. 1: Theology
Henry Bettenson and Chris Maunder: Documents of the Christian Church
Andrew Sangpil Byon: Basic Korean: A Grammar and Workbook
Rosetta Stone Korean Level III
Rosetta Stone Korean Level II
Rosetta Stone Korean Level I
Rousas John Rushdoony: The One and the Many

Books Read in 2009

Sir Walter Scott: The Monastery
Rousas John Rushdoony: The Foundations of Social Order
Paul K. Jewett: Infant Baptism & the Covenant of Grace
John Murray: Principles of Conduct: Aspects of Biblical Ethics
John Bunyan: The Pilgrim’s Progress (6th? time)
John Murray: Redemption Accomplished and Applied (2nd reading)
John Milton: Paradise Lost
Sir Walter Scott: Kenilworth
T. S. Eliot: Christianity and Culture
Sir Walter Scott: The Fortunes of Nigel
John Buchan: Sir Walter Scott
Sir Walter Scott: Rob Roy
Sir Walter Scott: The Antiquary
Sir Walter Scott: Guy Mannering
Sir Walter Scott: Waverley
Sir Walter Scott: Ivanhoe
Sir Walter Scott: Old Mortality
Sir Walter Scott: The Heart of Midlothian
John Murray: The Epistle to the Romans
Clair Davies: The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook
Theodore Beza: The Life of John Calvin
J. Calvin: Commentary Upon the Book of Psalms, Vol. 1
J. Calvin: Commentary Upon the Book of Psalms, Vol. 2
J. Calvin: Commentary Upon the Book of Psalms, Vol. 3
J. Calvin: Commentary Upon the Book of Psalms, Vol. 4
J. Calvin: Commentary Upon the Book of Psalms, Vol. 5
W. Cleon Skousen: The 5000 Year Leap
T. H. L. Parker: John Calvin A Biography
Joel Beeke: “The Puritan Practice of Meditation”
Joel Beeke: The Quest for Full Assurance: The Legacy of Calvin and His Successors
Michael Jacobs & Hugh Palmer: The Most Beautiful Villages of Provence
Peter Mayle: Encore Provence
Stephen A. Speisman: The Jews of Toronto: A History to 1937

Books Read in 2008

Phyllis Bottome: Man and Beast (well-crafted short stories by a whacked Adlerian)
Loraine Boettner: The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination
Charlene Schurch: Sensational Knitted Socks
B. B. Warfield: Counterfeit Miracles
Loraine Boettner: The Millennium
William S. Lind, ed.: “Political Correctness:” A Short History of an Ideology This book is important because it traces the specific vectors from cultural Marxism and Freudian psychoanalysis to political correctness. Read or print the book from this link.
Jonah Goldberg: Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning
Thomas Sowell: Economic Facts and Fallacies
John G. Paton: John G. Paton: Missionary to the New Hebrides
Gordon Clark: Colossians
Ronald C. White: Lincoln’s Greatest Speech
Thomas Sowell: Basic Economics
Mark Pendergrast: Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World
Gordon Clark: A Christian View of Men and Things
Ronald S. Wallace: Calvin, Geneva and the Reformation

Books Read in 2007

Arnold Dallimore: George Whitefield
John Robbins: should amp; Christianity
Thomas J. DiLorenzo: The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War
Gordon Clark: Clark Speaks from the Grave
B. B. Warfield: Faith & Life
Colleen Craig: Strength Training on the Ball
Pierre-Jakez Helias: The Horse of Pride: Life in a Breton Village
Charles Ray: The Life of Susannah Spurgeon
John Piper: The Hidden Smile of God
Marion Morrison: Uruguay
Hugh Martin: Jonah
Gordon Clark: Religion, Reason and Revelation
Jeremiah Burroughs: The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment (I really have to nominate him Most Overrated Puritan.)
Michael Crichton: State of Fear
Walter Marshall: Gospel Mystery of Sanctification
Faith Cook: Lady Jane Grey: Nine Day Queen of England
John Piper: The Legacy of Sovereign Joy: God’s Triumphant Grace in the Lives of Augustine, Luther, and Calvin
Ronald S. Wallace: Calvin, Geneva and the Reformation
John Piper: The Roots of Endurance: Invincible Perseverance in the Lives of John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce
J. Gresham Machen: God Transcendent
Benjamin Keach: The Marrow of True Justification
John Owen: Vol. 4, The Work of the Spirit (I have now read The Works of John Owen, Vols. 1-6 & 10.)
Gordon Clark: Ephesians

Books Read in 2006

John Owen: Vol. 2, Communion with God
John Owen: Vol. 5, Faith and Its Evidences
R. C. Sproul: Not a Chance
R. L. Dabney: The Sensualistic Philosophy
Michael B. Yang: Reconsidering Ayn Rand
John Robbins: Without a Prayer: Ayn Rand and the Close of Her System
John Robbins: Christ and Civilization
John Robbins: Cornelius Van Til: The Man and the Myth
Gordon Clark: The Johannine Logos
Gordon Clark: Logical Criticisms of Textual Criticism
Richard Sibbs: An Exposition of 2 Corinthians 1:4

Continuously Reading

The Bible
Calvin’s Institutes



2 responses to “Reading Log

  1. David Alan

    Hey, your shelves are related to our shelves….book cases are never large enough, are they ?

    No, really great reading list – we became Reformed in about ’99 or so, and have added to our library ever since…..Puritans, Pilgrims, the Founding Fathers….Rutherford, Baxter, etc.

    We even considered moving to Moscow, ID (drawn by Christ Church, Moscow, partly) – and the pictures on your blog remind us of the area – and I know you must be somewhere in that general location as Moscow is almost in Washington state.

    We joined a CRE church here in Texas – do I assume the Confederation of Reformed Evangelicals moniker is not unfamiliar to you ?

    Not that all Reformed folk need be aware of them….Lord Bless you all….David & family


    • Not unfamiliar. Our church is just over the border, in Lewiston, Idaho. Half our errands and friends are in Idaho. It’s closer for us than most people live from things across their own town. Moscow is about 40 minutes north, but for me, it’s too much a liberal college town. We feel very blessed to be here in the Lewis-Clark Valley. God has been so very kind in setting our feet in this large place.


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