Read by Year

These are some of the books I’ve read by year. Hyperlinked books I fully reviewed elsewhere. Book of the Year gets ** or red font. Surprise Book of the Year gets ! or green font.

2020

Books Details Rating Best Line
1.     2,000 Years of Christ’s Power (V.1)

Thesis: A simplified but robust history of the church from Polycarp to Gregory the Great

Needham

1997

400 pp

The perfect balance

★★★★

“As I finished the sentence, the light of faith flooded into my heart, and all the darkness vanished.”
2.     2,000 Years of Christ’s Power (V.2)

Thesis: A simplified but robust history of the church from Islam’s rise to John Huss

Needham

2000

456 pp

The perfect balance

★★★

“Bernard did more than any other man of his time to popularize the adoration of the Virgin Mary.”
3.     2,000 Years of Christ’s Power (V.3)

Thesis: A simplified but robust history of the church from the Renaissance to Trent

Needham

2004

624 pp

See above

★★★★

Calvin to Melanchthon: “I reverence Luther, but I am ashamed of him.”
4.     Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals

Thesis: Brief but meaty bios of hundreds of great Christians over the past 400 years

Larson ed.

2003

789 pp

Good book on C. history

★★★★

“[McCheyne’s] usual daily pattern was to rise at 06:30 and spend two hours in private prayer.”
5.     Building a Godly Home

Thesis: A Puritan treatment of Eph 5:21-6:4 in how to have a holy vision for family life

Gouge

2013

192 pp

Warm; insightful

★★★★

“What wrong then do such parents do to their children, who keep them even after they are married.”
6.     Calvin and Commerce

Thesis: The case for Reformed capitalism, which has the power to transform market economies

Hall/Burton

2009

225 pp

Outstanding; surprising

★★★★

“God has not decreed a classless society. The rich and the poor alike are here to stay.”
7.     Courage

Thesis: the fear of man is a deadly sin

Mack

2002

300 pp

Good

★★★

“If you are going to overcome the fear of man, you must refuse to hide it.”
8.     Divorce and Remarriage

Thesis: Four pastors arguing the one-flesh union in marriage is permanent until death

Wingerd etc. 2009

158 pp

Tried hard but failed

★★★

“If our view is wrong…we will have prevented some marriages…that should have been permitted.”
9.     Education: Does God have an Opinion?

Thesis: Homeschooling is a biblical mandate; it is the parent’s job to teach their kids, not Uncle Sam

Wayne

2017

238 pp

Pretty good

★★★

“When an opponent declares, ‘I will not come over to your side,’ [Hitler] said, ‘‘Your child belongs to us already…’”
10.  Financial Peace Revisited

Thesis: 37 “peace puppies” that will help you get out of debt, save money and have financial freedom

Ramsey

2003

326 pp

A must for young people

★★★

“50 years of inflation has averaged 4+%/year; if you don’t save long term at a faster rate, you’ll retire with money that won’t buy much.”
11.  Five English Reformers

Thesis: The convictions and words behind five great Marian martyrs of the Reformation

Ryle,

1890

221 pp

Heroic

★★★★

“Of all the stupid and suicidal mistakes [of the RCC], none was greater than burning Reformers.”
12.  Flags Out Front

Thesis: A novel about the courage of men standing against the tide of popular opinion

Wilson

2017

Fun; good read-aloud

★★★★

“If your left tackle is a weenie, they are going to…run their plays there all night long.”
13.   Fortunes of Africa

Thesis: an indispensible guide to 5,000 years of African history by an “unaWoken” author

Meredith

2014

745 pp

Brilliant

★★★★★

“The [historic African slave trade] depended on the collaboration of African rulers and middlemen.”
14.  Foxe’s Christian Martyrs

Thesis: a more brief and readable version of Foxe’s Christian martyrs, mostly Marian martyrs

Foxe, 1998

409 pp

Moving

★★★★

King to Lambert: “Thou shalt be condemned even by Christ’s own words, ‘This is my body.’”
15.  From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya

Thesis: Over one hundred excellent bios on great missionaries of old

Tucker

1983

526 pp

Excellent for kids, adults

★★★★

“I’ve wondered…if there is any other field…that has been peopled by such a ‘crazy’ lot [as missionaries].”
16.  Gridiron Genius

Thesis: an insider look at the highly competitive, cutthroat, and all-consuming world of NFL football.

Lombardi

2018

276 pp

Fun

★★

“Coaches are first and foremost great leaders.”
17.  Habits of Grace

Thesis: Enjoying Jesus through spiritual disciples like Scripture, prayer, service and fellowship

Mathis

2016

238pp

Ch.18 on rebuke handy

★★★

“Good listening asks perceptive, open-ended questions that don’t just tee up yes-no answers.”
18.  Held in Honor

Thesis: Using great voices of the past to give wisdom to your marriage

Plummer

2015

132 pp

Great idea; practical

★★★

“It is [a pastor’s] wife’s duty to see that he is not uncomfortable at home.” Charles Spurgeon
19.  Herman Bavinck

Thesis: Lengthy biography on the Dutch pastor, churchman, statesman, and theologian

Gleason

2010

511 pp

Way too long; disappointing

★★

Upon graduating from a liberal school, he was told to preach on Mt 5:14 (“They are blind guides”)
20.   J.C. Ryle: Prepared to Stand Alone

Thesis: Rich history of providence leading an Anglican pastor that fought his denomination daily

Murray, 2016

273 pp

Many Murray bios better

★★★

“We have thousands of ‘jellyfish’ sermons…without an edge, or a point…smooth as billiard balls.”
21.   John Elias: Life, Letters and Essays

Thesis: There was no Welsh preacher greater than Elias, even superior to Whitefield as a divine.

Morgan,

1973

417 pp

Good, too long

★★★

“‘I heard him preach hundreds of times.’ ‘No…you heard Mr Elias—you never heard John Elias!’”
22.  Life Under Compulsion

Thesis: Exploring ten ways contemporary culture (e.g. feminism, video games) can destroy the humanity of your child

Esolen

2015

224 pp

Fabulous; will read it again

★★★★★

“It isn’t true that children like best to play with other children. They like best to play with old people so long as old people are children, too
23.  Manalive

Thesis: a humorous story about Innocent Smith that during over the boring lives of his friends

Chesterton

2012

123 pp

Witty;

Unclear

★★

“It is a more terrible thing that a beautiful woman may succeed in everything but womanhood.”
24.  Manly Dominion

Thesis: Tough guy Reformed pastor teaching men to be active in leading their wives and children

Chanski

2014

245 pp

Better 2ndtime around

★★★★

“Unemployment…shakes a man to his foundations. A Man w/out work [is] like water without current.’
25.  Mathematics: Is God Silent?

Thesis: There is a biblical view of mathematics and the notion of “neutrality” is mythological

Nickel

1990

409 pp

Philosophy over math

★★★★

“No geometrical error has had such profound consequences in human history [as Strabo’s earth]”
26.  Narrow Gate, Narrow Way

Thesis: Mt. 7 says true Christians will live radically changed lives’

Washer Very good

★★★

“I want…my son…placing the gospel banner on a hill where no one has ever placed the banner.”
27.  Price of Panic

Thesis: Fourteen reasons not to fear Covid or the “pandemic”

Axe etc.

2020

287 pp

Excellent;

★★★★

“As historic pandemics go [corona] was unremarkable. What was remarkable is how we reacted.”
28.  Race and Economics

Thesis: The free market is in the best interests of minorities and the poor

Williams

2011

174 pp

Very good

★★★

“Policy intentions and policy effects often bear no relationship to one another.”
29.  Same-Sex Mirage

Thesis: A punchy defense of biblical marriage that ridicules the modern sexual revolution.

Wilson

2016

Fun, insightful

★★★★

“[Feminism turns] first-rate women into third-rate men.”
30.  Samuel Rutherford and his Friends

Thesis: Rutherford was a genius as friend and counselor. Many of his friends suffered greatly

Cook

1992

183 pp

Meh

★★

“Ten thousand thousand floods of tears cannot extinguish these flames, or purchase to you one hour’s release from that pain.”
31.  Seven Laws of Teaching

Thesis: An excellent guide to the laws of skilled teaching (and preaching)

Gregory

1886

118 pp

Excellent; read often

★★★★★

“The shock of a new thought has sometimes had the power to change the entire course of life.”
32.  Socialism is Evil

Thesis: Socialism is an inherently evil system, both democratic and Marxist flavors

Haskins

2018

99 pp

Pretty good; short

★★★

“The theory of the Communists may be summed up [thus]: Abolition of private property.”
33.   Some of the Great Preachers of Wales

Thesis: Insight into the supernatural and eccentric preaching styles of seven great Welsh preachers

Jones,

1995

530 pp

Superb

★★★★★

“The greatest factor in the sermon is the man himself: his spirit, his soul, his body, his face.
34.   Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child

Thesis: Overcoming the trends of contemporary culture in parenting and education

Esolen, 2010,

256 pp

Superb

★★★★

“Everything that can be said against the inconvenience of books can be said about the inconvenience of children.”
35.  Battle for the Biblical Family

Thesis: How to build a godly family from the Scriptures and the best of Western culture

Scipione,

2018,

284 pp

Good

★★★

“Soul winning and pietistic cultural monasticism aren’t enough to salvage Western culture & save the family.”
36.  Case for Classical Christian Education

Thesis: Parents should remove their kids from public schools. Classical Christian education is best

Wilson

2003

256 pp

Superb

★★★★

“This desire to fit in or be thought cool is not a new phenomenon. The Bible calls it worldliness.”
37.  Faith of Christopher Hitchens

Thesis: A Christian and atheist form a friendship and debate and take road trips along the way

Taunton

2016

201 pp

Hard to write; succeeded

★★★

“People are attracted to those who speak with certainty on matters where they are uncertain.”
38.  Household & the War for the Cosmos

Thesis: Recover the productive household because as the household goes, so goes society.

Wiley Astute

★★★★

“When people believe in the future, they tend to fill it with little copies of themselves.”
39.   Preacher’s Catechism

Thesis: 43 catechism questions about Christ, preaching, conviction and the Word

Allen, 2018 216 pp Probing, edifying

★★★★

“Tragically, all too few preachers have the same sacrificial zeal they had when they first set out.”
40.  Puritans Day by Day

Thesis: the best Puritan quotes attached to hundreds of topics

ed. Horn

1928

Good

★★★★

“The Lord has two heavens to dwell in, and the holy heart is one of them.” Thomas Watson
41.  William Carey

Thesis: One of the greatest biographies ever on one of the greatest missionaries ever

Carey

1923,

419 pp

Peerless

★★★★★

Carey, in a letter to his son living in danger: “Mount your horse and be out on God’s work.”

2019

Books Author Rating Month
1.     What’s Your Worldview? Anderson Pretty good January
2.     The Family at Church Beeke Good January
3.     The Heart of the Bible MacArthur Fair January
4.     Leadership MacArthur Very good February
5.     George Whitefield, V.1 Dallimore Outstanding February
6.     The Boys in the Boat Brown Fun February
7.     Alive Read Good March
8.     The Doctrine of Repentance Watson Always good March
9.     Why Africa is Poor Mbetwa Good, bad March
10.  Flags Out Front Wilson Very good March
11.  How to Get Unstuck Perman Very good March
12.  The Case for Classical Christian Education Wilson Excellent April
13.  Susie Rhodes Good April
14.  A Company of Heroes Keesee Good May
15.  African Christian Theology Kunhiyop Pretty good May
16.  Daddy Tried Bayly Excellent July
17.  Marriage as Covenant Hugenberger Excellent November
18.  God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel Hinn Good October
19.  Passions of the Heart ! Street Bravo October
20.  Father of Faith Missions ** Dann Excellent October
21.  Friends of Calvin Van den Berg Okay November
22.  Apostolic Church Planting Payne Very good November
23.  Do More Better Challies Helpful November
24.  The New Pastor’s Handbook Helopoulos Good December
25.  Swiss Family Robinson Wyss Fun December
26.  Budgeting for a Healthy Church Dunlop Good December
27.  The Man in the Dark Wilson Fun December
28.  Fit to Burst Jancovich Good December
29.  Christian Love Binning Disappointing December
30.  Beauty Miravelle Good, bad December

2018

Books Author Rating Month
1.     The Heart is the Target Cahill Excellent January
2.     The Pastor Theologian Heistand Pretty good January
3.     Magnifying God in Christ Schreiner Good January
4.     From Heaven He Came and Sought Her Gibson Very good February
5.     Has the Church Replaced Israel? Vlach Good February
6.     Shepherding God’s Flock Adams Excellent February
7.     From Eden to New Jerusalem Desmond Good March
8.     Thomas Manton Cooper Decent March
9.     The Holy Trinity Letham Excellent March
10.  The Essential Trinity Crowe/Trueman OK April
11.  Heart of Darkness Conrad Good April
12.  Fate of Africa Meredith Bravo May
13.  Devoted to God Ferguson Very good May
14.  Father, Son and Holy Spirit Ware Good June
15.  Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture Goldsworthy Good June
16.  What is Biblical Theology Hamilton Pretty good July
17.  Blessed ** Bowler Bravo August
18.  The Golden Treasury Thomas Excellent August
19.  Only a Prayer Meeting Spurgeon Very good September
20.  The Grace of Shame ! Bayly Excellent September
21.  Puritan Evangelism Beeke Good October
22.  Boyhood and Beyond Schultz Very good December

2017

Books Author Rating Month
1.     The Serrated Edge Wilson Very good January
2.     Histories and Fallacies Trueman Gag January
3.     The Real Scandal of the Evangelical Mind Trueman Good January
4.     Reformation Trueman Fair January
5.     The Conviction to Lead Mohler Pretty good January
6.     Paul’s Theology of Preaching Litfin Very Good January
7.     For the Glory of God Block Good January
8.     The Homiletical Plot Lowry Poor January
9.     Wordsmithy Wilson Great February
10.  She Calls Me Daddy Wolgemuth OK February
11.  Biblical Interpretation Bray Very good February
12.  Pulpit Aflame Beeke ed. Good February
13.  This Horrid Practice ! Moon Interesting February
14.  Courage to Be Protestant ** Wells Bravo March
15.  The Company of Preachers Lischer Pretty good March
16.  Amy Carmichael Murray Good March
17.  The Ministry Brown Pretty good March
18.  The History of Preaching Dargan Pretty good April
19.  Preaching to a Post-Everything World Eswine Pretty good April
20.  The Homespun Gospel Brenneman Very good May
21.  Reforming Fundamentalism Marsden Outstanding May
22.  On the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons Broadus Excellent June
23.  The Art of Prophesying Perkins Excellent June
24.  Preaching Christ from the Old Testament Greidanus Excellent July
25.  Preaching and Teaching from the OT Kaiser Very good July
26.  Ruth McKeown Very good July
27.  The Priority of Preaching Ash Good August
28.  A Complete Guide to Sermon Delivery Fasol No mas August
29.  Jewish Background of the NT Scott Ok at best August
30.  Slave MacArthur Very good September
31.  Invitation to Biblical Interpretation Köstenberger Not bad September
32.  John G. Paton Paton Unmatched September
33.  Strange Fire MacArthur Excellent October
34.  Expositional Preaching Helm Good October
35.  Engaging Exposition Akin OK October
36.  40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible Plummer Very good October
37.  The Supremacy of God in Preaching Piper Excellent October
38.  The Scripture Cannot Be Broken MacArthur ed. Good November
39.  Basic Bible Interpretation Zuck Outstanding November
40.  Between Two Worlds Stott Excellent December
41.  Eisenhower Ambrose Decent December

2016

Books Author Rating Month
1.     Darwin on Trial Johnson Very good January
2.     Why Johnny Can’t Sing Hymns Gordon Very good January
3.     The Hole in Our Holiness DeYoung Really good January
4.     The Five Points of Calvinism Steele Very good January
5.     Ordering Your Private World MacDonald Very good January
6.     Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Stevenson Excellent January
7.     Silence Endo Good February
8.     Some of the Great Preahers of Wales ! Jones Fantastic February
9.     The Christian’s Pocket Guide to Islam Sookhdeo Good February
10.  The Covenant Michener Very good February
11.  Praying the Savior’s Way Thomas Pretty good March
12.  The Bondage of the Will Luther Excellent March
13.  The New Well-Tempered Sentence Gordon Fun June
14.  Finally Alive Piper Very good June
15.  Family Driven Faith Baucham Fair July
16.  Revelation 20 and the Millennial Debate Waymeyer Good July
17.  Because the Time is Near MacArthur Good July
18.  New Testament Exegesis Fee Ok July
19.  Sin and Syntax Hale Good August
20.  Preaching MacArthur ed. Very good August
21.  St. Andrew’s Seven Piggen/Roxborough Always great August
22.  Christ and Culture Revisited Carson Pretty good August
23.  The Modern Preacher and the Ancient Text Greidanus Bravo September
24.  The Power of Speaking God’s Word Ellsworth Pretty good October
25.  Preaching with Variety Arthurs Ok October
26.  The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era Jeffers Very good October
27.  Biblical Preaching Robinson Very good October
28.  Exegetical Fallacies Carson Excellent October
29.  Preaching that Gets Through Olyott Very good October
30.  The Gospel for Muslims Anyabwile Good October
31.  The Imperative of Preaching Carrick Very good November
32.  Connected Christianity Azurdia Swing miss November
33.  Christ-Centered Preaching Chapell Outstanding November
34.  Paul the Missionary ** Schnabel Bravo December
35.  The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching Robinson/Larson Pretty good December
36.  Parables MacArthur Good December
37.  Preaching? Motyer Pretty good December

2015

Books Author Rating Month
1.     Ephesians ** Hoehner Bravo January
2.     Addictions Welch Helpful February
3.     Culture Counts Scruton Fine February
4.     Five Views of Sanctification Gundry Good March
5.     The Devil’s Dictionary Bierce Fun March
6.     Christ’s Prophetic Plans MacArthur Good March
7.     John Adams McCullough Very good March
8.     I Write What I Like Biko Meh March
9.     Twelve Ordinary Men MacArthur Good April
10.  Vintage Guide to Classical Music Swafford Very good May
11.  The Great Gain of Godliness Watson Colorful June
12.  Foxe’s Book of Martyrs Foxe Stirring July
13.  Flame of Yaweh ! Davidson Outstanding October
14.  Theonomy in Christian Ethics Bahnsen Excellent October
15.  Manly Dominion Chanski Decent October
16.  Letters of Samuel Rutherford Rutherford Very good November
17.  Coming to Grips with Genesis Mortenson ed. Take a bow November
18.  A Theology of the Family Pollard/Brown Good November
19.  Rules for Reformers Wilson Very good December
20.  Neither Poverty Nor Riches Blomberg Very good December
21.  Jan Christian Smuts Smuts Okay December

2014

Books Author Rating Month
1.     The Spirit Has Come Andrews Good January
2.     Resisting Gossip Mitchell Pretty good January
3.     Swiss Family Robinson Wyss So much fun January
4.     The Forgotten Spurgeon ! Murray Excellent February
5.     Crazy Busy DeYoung Good February
6.     Preaching Pure and Simple Olyott Practical May
7.     Just Do Something DeYoung Very good June
8.     Deep Preaching Edwards Very good July
9.     Turning to God Wells Very good August
10.  Withhold Not Correction Ray Good August
11.  Strengthening Your Marriage Mack Helpful August
12.  The Essential Guide to Speaking in Tongues Phillips Gag September
13.  Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices Brooks Great September
14.  The Doctrine of Repentance Watson Excellent September
15.  Death by Living ND Wilson Indiscernible October
16.  Delighting in the Trinity Reeves Very good November
17.  Missionary Methods ** Allen Great November
18.  Hunting Eichmann Bascomb Good December
19.  What is the Mission of the Church? DeYoung Very good December
20.  The Truth About Same-Sex Marriage Lutzer Good December

2013

Books Author Rating Month
1.     When Helping Hurts Corbett/Fikkert Good, bad June
2.     Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage Adams Very good June
3.     The Purity Principle Alcorn Excellent June
4.     Cry the Beloved Country Paton Surprising July
5.     The Trellis and the Vine Marshall/Payne Excellent July
6.     The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment Burroughs Take a bow August
7.     The Reason for God Keller Very good August
8.     A Gospel Primer for Christians Vincent Good August
9.     Reforming Marriage Wilson Very good September
10.  Saving Eutychus Millar/Campbell Good September
11.  Showing the Spirit Carson Good, bad September
12.  God Wants You Well Wommack Dry-heave October
13.  Calvin and the Biblical Languages Currid Okay October
14.  How to Speak How to Listen ** Adler Take a bow November
15.  Worldliness Mahaney Good November
16.  How to Help People Change ! Adams Excellent December
17.  Memoirs of a Ordinary Pastor Carson Very good December

2012

Books Author Rating Month
1.     The Doctrine of God ! Bavinck Very good February
2.     What is the Gospel? Gilbert Quite good February
3.     Lindbergh Berg Good March
4.     Lectures to My Students Spurgeon Great May
5.     Creators Johnson Decent July
6.     Three Views of the Millennium and Beyond Bock ed. Very good October
7.     Politics According to the Bible ** Grudem Bravo December

2011

Books Author Rating Month
1.     Christ and Culture Niebuhr Very good January
2.     The Epistle of the Romans Moo Excellent January
3.     Unbroken Hillenbrand Decent February
4.     The Pleasures of God Piper Excellent February
5.     Bonhoeffer Metaxas Underwhelming March
6.     The Apostle Pollock Very good March
7.     For Men Only Feldhahn Okay April
8.     Old Testament Commentary Survey Longman Good April
9.     The Birth Order Book Leman Fun April
10.  Bound for Glory Sproul Jr. Pretty good May
11.  A Simple Way to Pray Luther Very good May
12.  Family-Time Bible in Pictures Taylor Good May
13.  Last Light Blackstock Good June
14.  He is Not Silent Mohler Decent June
15.  The Horse and His Boy Lewis Very good June
16.  The Magician’s Nephew Lewis Very good July
17.  African Christian Ethics ! Kunhiyop Pretty good July
18.  Christian Beliefs Grudem Good July
19.  Modern Times Johnson Great August
20.  Vutlhari Bya Vatsonga Junod Good August
21.  Modern Art and the Death of Culture Rookmaaker Meh September
22.  Prolife Answers to Prochoice Arguments Alcorn Excellent September
23.  Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be Platinga, Jr. Insightful September
24.  The Peacemaker ** Sande Outstanding October
25.  A Theology of the New Testament Ladd Take a bow October
26.  The Christian Ministry Bridges Great October
27.  The Walk Card Decent November
28.  Love Your Neighbor Geisler Improved November
29.  ESV Study Bible Assorted Excellent December
30.  Decision Making and the Will of God Friessen Very good December

2010

Books Author Rating Month
1.     Basics of Biblical Greek Mounce Good January
2.     Reformation Thought McGrath Good January
3.     The Deliberate Church Dever/Alexander Good February
4.     Respectable Sins Bridges Pretty good February
5.     Disciplines of a Godly Man Hughes Very good March
6.     Why Johnny Can’t Preach Gordon Underwhelming March
7.     The Doctrine of the Christian Life ** Frame Take a bow April
8.     Perspectives of Church Government Owen ed. Really good April
9.     English Grammar to Ace NT Greek Lamerson Okay May
10.  The Five Dilemmas of Calvinism Brown Good June
11.  Princeton and Preaching Garretson Very good June
12.  Greek for the Rest of Us Mounce Good July
13.  Pierced for Our Transgressions ! Jeffrey/Ovey Outstanding July
14.  A Journey in Grace Belcher Very good August
15.  Predator Blackstock Descent August
16.  The King James Version Debate Carson Very good September
17.  Quality Research Papers Vyhmeister Good September
18.  The Life of A.W. Pink Murray Excellent October
19.  The Reformation Nichols Good October
20.  Master Leaders Barna Meh November
21.  On the Internet Dreyfus Blah December

2009

Books Author Rating Month
1.     The Five Points of Calvinism Steele/Curtis Very good January
2.     The Chosen Potok Very good January
3.     The Confessions Augustine Excellent January
4.     The Mind of South Africa Sparks Good, bad February
5.     The Expository Genius of John Calvin Lawson Good February
6.     Spiritual Disciplines of the Christian Life Whitney Good March
7.     Introducing Early Christianity Guy Decent March
8.     The Story of Christianity Gonzalez Good March
9.     John Calvin Parsons ed. Pretty good April
10.  Jesus the Evangelist Phillips Decent April
11.  The Message of the New Testament Dever Pretty good April
12.  The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God Carson Very good May
13.  Pontius Pilate Maier Excellent May
14.  MacArthur’s Millennial Manifesto Waldron Good, bad May
15.  Faith in the Medieval World Evan Okay May
16.  9 Marks of a Healthy Church Dever Very good June
17.  Culture Shift Mohler Decent June
18.  Missions and Money Bonk Very good June
19.   Homework Manual for Christian Living, V. 1 Mack Very good June
20.  Is Jesus the Only Savior Nash Good July
21.  Complete in Him Barrett Very good July
22.  New Testament Commentary Series Carson Good July
23.  Countering the Claims of Evangelical Feminism ! Grudem Excellent August
24.  How to Win Friends and Influence People Carnegie Good, bad August
25.  Evangelicals Engaging Emergent Henard/Greenway Poor August
26.  Radical Chic and Mau-mauing the Flack Catchers Wolfe Weird September
27.  Here I Stand Bainton Excellent September
28.  Love Your God with All Your Mind Morgan Pretty good September
29.  The Gospel Blimp Bayly Good October
30.  Why Cumbereth It the Ground? Brooks Poor October
31.  Deception Alcorn Good October
32.  The Lamb and the Fürhur Zacharias Decent October
33.  The Great Commission Klauber Good November
34.  Israel and the Church Diprose Excellent November
35.  The Shack Young Gag November
36.  How to Read a Book ** Adler Take a bow December
37.  Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview Morgan/Craig Pretty good December