This page will contain hundreds of book recommendations: biography, business, cultural analysis, our family’s favorite children’s books, Christian living, discipleship, history, theology, philosophy, literature, and much more. I only post books I’ve read, and ones that are (in my estimation) some of the best in each category.

Hundreds of reviews and interviews I’ve conducted with authors are housed at:


John Adams by David McCullough

Lincoln’s Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness by Joshua Wolf Shenk

John Newton: from Disgrace to Amazing Grace by Jonathan Aitken

Good Christians, Good Husbands: Leaving a Legacy in Marriage and Ministry by Doreen Moore

George Whitefield: America’s Spiritual Founding Father by Thomas Kidd

Redeemer: the Life of Jimmy Carter by Randall Balmer

Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington by Richard Brookhiser

The Autobiography of Ben Franklin

Andrew Jackson: Symbol for an Age by John William Ward

Surprised by Oxford: a Memoir by Carolyn Weber

Called: My Journey to C.S. Lewis’s House and Back by Ryan Pemberton


Confessions by Augustine

Of the Imitation of Christ by Kempis

The Pilgrim’s Progress by Bunyan

Orthodoxy: the Romance of Faith by Chesterton

The Pursuit of God by Tozer

Mere Christianity by Lewis

Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing by Kierkegaard


The Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne

Great Expectations by Dickens

Brave New World by Huxley

Moby Dick by Melville

Walden by Thoreau

Essays by Emerson