Year in Review, part 2.

I did not quite hit the 50-book target in 2012, but I’m happy with 45. This is the filtered list of books I read, separated into four tiers, the first one being super-duper-highly recommended.books_stack

First tier

  • Every Good Endeavor by Timothy Keller
  • Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
  • Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas
  • The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit by R. A. Torrey
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

Second tier

  • The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller
  • Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery by Eric Metaxas
  • Can Intervention Work? by Rory Stewart and Gerald Knaus
  • Lit!: A Christian Guide to Reading Books by Tony Reinke
  • The Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons

Third tier

  • Graffiti in the Holy of Holies by Clifford Goldstein
  • Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas Friedman
  • Welfare Ministry by Ellen White
  • On Writing Well by William Zinsser
  • The Prophets by Abraham Joshua Heschel

Fourth tier

  • The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Behind the Scenes, Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley
  • How to Talk to Anyone by Leil Lowndes
  • A Praying Life by Paul A. Miller
  • Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

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