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
John Flavel: The Mystery of Providence
C.S. Lewis: Reflections on the Psalms
Thomas Boston: I Count All Things But Loss

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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