books-06Last year, I found myself growing restless with the ubiquity of the neo-reformed pop-theology books. While I was thankful for the thrust of the gospel-centered writing movement, I hoped to be able to process theological thought through filters other than Piper and Driscoll, though I am incredibly grateful for their ministries. I wanted to broaden my horizons. How was I to accomplish this? I concocted a Reading Plan. Read wider. Read deeper. Read imaginatively. Read historically. Read about people.

And that’s exactly what I did. Although I deviated slightly from the intended course (Kant is hard to understand), by God’s grace I was able to read a majority of the originally planned books plus a few extras. No, I didn’t read 500 books this year like Carson. But I set a goal which I felt was tenable. I read what I felt to be a challenging amount of books that broached an arduous yet enjoyable spectrum of topics.

Without further ado, here’s my final list.

Theological Classics:

Alternative Worldviews/Philosophy/Apologetics/Ethics:

Fiction/Classic Literature/Poetry: 





If you see page numbers beside a title, it indicates that this is the selected portion I read from that volume. Additionally, I have included links to any books I had the opportunity to review over the course of the last year. If you would like to see my ratings of all of these titles (1 to 5 stars) you can follow this link to my Goodreads profile here.