It’s that time of year again! Below are the books that I read in 2019, including some comments. Enjoy!

  1. The Tuttle Twins Learn About the Law (#1) by Connor Boyack – Reading this series with the kids has been a real joy! You have to get the books for your children.
  2. Sunday as a First-Day Sabbath by Phillip G. Kayser – A short little read making some really interesting arguments on why Sunday is the First-Day Sabbath of each week.
  3. Worship in Spirit and Truth by John M. Frame – A fun book on an important topic. Dr. Frame is always very careful and very balanced.
  4. The Lord’s Service by Jeffrey J. Meyers – While I’m not completely aligned with his ecclesiology, I do find some of his observations quite helpful.
  5. The Tuttle Twins and the Creature from Jekyll Island (#3) by Connor Boyack – Get the books for your kids!
  6. The Tuttle Twins and the Road to Surfdom (#5) by Connor Boyack – Same.
  7. The Tuttle Twins and the Golden Rule (#6) by Connor Boyack – Same.
  8. The Tuttle Twins and the Miraculous Pencil (#2) by Connor Boyack – Still same: get the books!
  9. The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby – This book is heavy and much needed. I cried throughout. Highly recommend you read, listen, and learn.
  10. Prisons We Choose to Live Inside by Doris Lessings – A few decent things. Not much else to fuss about.
  11. Marxism and Existentialism by Volodymyr Walter Odajnyk – A very, very good book!
  12. How Civilizations Die by David Paul Goldman – You should really get this for 2020. It’s a very helpful resource.
  13. Baptized Patriarchalism by Gary North – Shock and awe, but a necessary one.
  14. The Tuttle Twins and the Search for Atlas (#7) by Connor Boyack – Haven’t changed my mind.
  15. Cornelius Van Til by John Frame – In typical Frame fashion, he carefully analyzes the thought of Van Til, bringing balance and pushback where needed. A very helpful book.
  16. By What Standard? by R.J. Rushdoony – Heavy, and this was my second time through the book, but very, very good. Will probably read again in 2020.
  17. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero – I’m troubled by some of his presuppositions, but not so troubled that I couldn’t find this helpful.
  18. The Theopolitan Vision by Peter J. Leithart – Decent. We’re on the same eschatological playing field, but our ecclesiological conclusions are not.
  19. Spiritual and Religious by N.T. Wright – Not too shabby. Wright can be so helpful in so many areas.
  20. The Doctrine of Balaam by C.R. Cali – A helpful resource in the battle to abolish abortion.
  21. Flight from Humanity by R.J. Rushdoony – Definitely in the top 5 of my favorite books from 2019.
  22. Freud by R.J. Rushdoony – Quite good.
  23. Christians Get Depressed Too by David P. Murray – I had read this years ago when it came out and decided to check it out again for some research. It’s super small and super excellent.
  24. In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Maté – So this was an interesting read. The connection between past trauma and current addiction is more than we might think.
  25. The Guise of Every Graceless Heart by Terrill Irwin Elniff – The Puritans weren’t perfect and Elniff explains why. Heavy, but necessary book. (Hint: rationalism is a very real temptation in the Puritan/Reformed vein of Christianity).
  26. Untangling Emotions by J. Alasdair Groves – Mostly skimmed this book and found some of it helpful in my research.
  27. Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness by Thomas Cowan – Superb.
  28. Winning the Battle for the Minds of Men by Dennis Peacocke – A remarkable book that should be read by all Christians. Another one of my top 5’s for 2019.
  29. Vaccines by Richard Moskowitz – Amazingly well-researched.
  30. The Death of Meaning by R.J. Rushdoony – Excellent!
  31. The Legend of Sam Miracle (#1) by N.D. Wilson – Read this with my oldest; we loved it!
  32. Feeding You Lies by Vani Hari – When it comes to Big Food, Vani has done her research.
  33. Anatomy of the State by Murray N. Rothbard – Excellent. Everyone needs more Rothbard in their lives.
  34. Dissolving Illusions by Suzanne Humphries – If you’re looking for the real history of disease and vaccination, you simply MUST read this book. What are you waiting for?
  35. Platform by Michael Hyatt – I’ve had this book in my library since it came out (I received it for free), but never read it. It’s pretty good, surprisingly. Guess I had judged the book too early.
  36. Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port – There’s a reason this was/is a bestseller.
  37. Righteous Empire by Martin E. Marty – Super interesting!
  38. The Coming of God by Jürgen Moltmann – Moltmann will help you consider things you’ve never considered before.
  39. A Consuming Fire by Joel McDurmon – VERY good.
  40. Is the World Running Down? by Gary North – Probably my favorite book of the year. I hate that I waited so long to read this one.
  41. History and Eschatology by N.T. Wright – Some classic Wright with some newer Wright. Second half of the book was really exciting.
  42. Everybody is Sick, And I Know Why by Peter Glidden – Glidden’s an N.D. who does not hold back. Highly recommended!
  43. The Truth About Nutrition by Joel D. Wallach – Short but good. Wallach’s other stuff is on my list for early 2020.
  44. Write to Be Heard by Aaron D. Gansky – Super short, mostly good, wished they’d said more.
  45. The New Legality by E.L. Hebden Taylor – I discovered this series of books by reading a footnote somewhere (I do not recall where), and I was quite pleased with this one (I have more coming). Rushdoony was the series editor! Who knew…
  46. Cancer is NOT Genetic by John Bergman – Concepts were great, writing was, atrocious. I think someone transcribed a talk he gave or something, and, I’m pretty sure he or she nodded off from time to time.
  47. How Lyme Healed Me by Mary E. Garwood – I might be biased (I am), but this is a story worth reading.


Technically I read two more books…because I wrote them:

Reconstructing the Heart: Towards a Theology of Emotion

Have Yourself An Eschatological Christmas: Christmas Hope in An Age of Pessimism