Recommendations and Highlights from my 2020 Reading List

I’m arguably addicted to reading analogue books and listening to audiobooks. I’ve never been one to enjoy e-books. This year I’ve read more titles than any previous year, the resources of the Grand Rapids Public Library have been such a blessing. Here are recommendations and highlights from my 2020 reading list. These titles fed my soul, challenged my thinking, were educational, and/or were just fun to read.

I’ve sorted them by category for your convenience. Feel free to comment with your favorite reads or with suggestions for 2021.

-Erik Martin

Theology:
The Major Works -Anselm
The Pleasures of God -John Piper
The Holiness of God -R.C. Sproul
Fight -Preston Sprinkle
Reenchanting Humanity -Owen Strachan

Eschatology:
Kingdom Through Covenants -Peter Gentry and Stephen Wellum
Regnum Caelorum -Charles Hill
The Temple and the Church’s Mission -G.K. Beale
The Bible and Future Events -Anthony Hoekema
Revelation -G.K. Beale

Christian History and Biography:
The Korean Pentecost -Bruce Hunt
Gay Girl, Good God -Jackie Hill Perry
Confessions -Augustine

Racial Issues:
Free At Last? -Carl F. Ellis
The Color of Law -Richard Rothstein
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl -Harriet Ann Jacobs

History and Biography:
Alexander Hamilton -Ron Chernow
Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee -Dee Brown
A Promised Land -Barack Obama
No Higher Honor -Condoleezza Rice
The Room Where It Happened -John Bolton

Non-Fiction:
On Reading Well -Karen Swallow Prior
Daring Greatly -Brené Brown
Personality Isn’t Permanent -Benjamin Hardy.
The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up -Marie Kondo
Digital Minimalism -Cal Newport

Classic Fiction:
The Deerslayer -James Fenimore Cooper
Dawn -Elie Wiesel
East of Eden -John Steinbeck

Newly-written Fiction:
All the Light We Cannot See -Anthony Doer
The Girl in Cabin 10 -Ruth Ware
Thrawn – Timothy Zahn
Deep Storm -Lincoln Child

Here’s the full list of what I’ve read this year: https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2020/91437786?utm_source=twitter

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