Many other books could be on this list, and I did not include the dead authors who pushed and prodded in various ways (Tolkien, Chesterton, Augustine, even Marx).

In past years I have recommended a long list of my best reads for the year. This year, I decided to recommend only four books. There are many others I could recommend, but I thought it best to reduce my favorite reads to four so as not overwhelm you with possibilities for Christmas gifts!

Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom

We the Fallen People: The Founders and the Future of American Democracy

My interview is here:

We the Fallen People: An Interview with Robert McKenzie

Why We are Restless: On the Modern Quest for Contentment

My interview with the authors can be found here:

Why We Are Restless

Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers

Wonderfully written, beautifully illustrated, and balanced in the best sense of that word. And no, the author does not present a soft and squishy God!


2 thoughts on “BEST BOOKS OF 2021

  1. Dennis Ryan

    I won’t lie. I’m disappointed there are only three. Every year I use your lists and comments to find some gems for the new year. Looking on the bright side, I now have three to get me started. Thanks, Dave, for all you do to encourage me and so many to read well and let what we read shape our lives.


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