2016 Reading Challenge

Since I enjoy reading–and a good challenge–this year I will be partaking in the 2016 reading challenge. My plan is to read a book off this list every other week and write a short summary/review of it. Without further ado, here’s my reading list* for 2016:

    • A book about Christian living

*Radical– David Platt

    • A biography

*J.R.R Tolkien: A Life Inspired– Wyatt North

    • A classic Novel

*Persuasion– Jane Austen

    • A book someone tells you “changed my life.”

*Stepping Heavenward– Elizabeth Prentiss

    • A commentary on a book of the Bible

The Pastoral Epistles–George W. Knight III

    • A book about theology

*9 Marks of a Healthy Church– Mark Dever

    • A book with the word “gospel” in the title or subtitle

*Entrusted with the Gospel: Paul’s Theology in the Pastoral Epistles–Andreas Kostenberger

    • A book your pastor recommends

Pastoral Leadership Is…– Dave Earley

    • A book more than 100 years old

Little Women– Louisa May Alcott

    • A book for children

*Peter and Wendy– J.M. Barrie

    • A mystery or detective novel

The Professor and the Madman– Simon Winchester

    • A book published in 2016

Age of Myth– Michael J. Sullivan

    • A book about a current issue

Qur’an– Translated by Talal Itani

    • A book written by a Puritan

*Pilgrim’s Progress– John Bunyan

    • A book recommended by a family member

A Christmas Carol– Charles Dickens

    • A book by or about a missionary

*10 Who Changed the World– Daniel Akin

    • A novel that won the Pulitzer Prize

To Kill a Mockingbird– Harper Lee

    • A book written by someone from another denomination

A Praying Life– Paul Miller

    • A book with at least 400 pages

Anna Karenina– Leo Tolstoy

    • A book by C.S. Lewis or J.R.R. Tolkien

*Till We Have Faces– C.S. Lewis

    • A book that has the fruit of the Spirit in the title

*Love Eternal– H. Rider Haggard

    • A book with a great cover

Laurus– Eugene Vodolazkin

    • A book on the current New York Times list of bestsellers

Girl on the Train– Paula Hawkins

    • A book about church history

Heroes– Iain H. Murray

    • A graphic novel

A Quest of Heroes– Morgan Rice

    • A book of poetry

*Mountain Interval– Robert Frost

 

Feel free to join along in the challenge by making your own list!

*These books have been read and a review is available.

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