Here is my list of the books I read in 2020 that I think would benefit you if you read them.

I changed it up at the end of the year and read/began reading a couple of fiction series. I did this because 1) I was actually pretty emotionally and mentally exhausted by the end of October and I just wanted something fun to read and 2) I had never completely read the Chronicles of Narnia or the Harry Potter series and my wife loves both of them dearly. (To all my over-saved friends, Yes, I am reading Harry Potter, Yes, they are incredibly good and No, I am not afraid that the Devil is corrupting my mind.)

That said, here’s the list:

“The Spirit of Disciplines” by Dallas Willard

“George Muller: The Guardian of Bristol’s Orphans” by Janet & Geoff Benge

“The People of the Lie: The Hope of Healing Human Evil” by M. Scott Peck

“Jesus: A Theography” by Leonard Sweet & Frank Viola

“City of Prayer: Transforming Your Community Through Praying Churches” by Trey Kent & Kie Bowman

“Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality” by David G. Brenner

“The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery” by David G. Brenner

“St. Francis of Assisi: His Life, Teachings, and Practice” by Jon M. Sweeney

“Desiring God’s Will: Aligning Our Hearts With The Heart of God” by David G. Brenner

“Punk Monk” by Andy Freeman

“If the Church Were Christian: Rediscovering the Views of Jesus” by Philip Gulley

“The Way of the Heart” by Henri Nouwen

“The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending the Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It.” By Pete Enns

“Restoring the Woven Cord” by Michael Milton

“Emergence Christianity: What it is, Where it’s going and Why it Matters” by Phyllis Tickle

“A Quaker Book of Wisdom” by Robert Lawrence Smith

“Following the Celtic Way” by Ian Bradley

“Farewell to Mars” by Brian Zahnd

“A Generous Orthodoxy” by Brian McClaren

“The Universal Christ” by Richard Rohr

“Everything Belongs” by Richard Rohr

“The Naked Now” by Richard Rohr

“Surprised by Hope” by N.T. Wright

“A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life” by William Law

“Jesus and the Disinherited” by Howard Thurman

“Sober Intoxication of the Spirit” by Raniero Cantalamessa

“The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis

  • “The Magicians Nephew”
  • “The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe”
  • “The Horse and His Boy”
  • “Prince Caspian”
  • “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”
  • “The Silver Chair”
  • “The Last Battle”

“The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers” by Amy Hollingsworth

“The Furious Longing of God” by Brennan Manning

“The Ragamuffin Gospel” by Brennan Manning

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling

“Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” by J.K. Rowling

“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” by J.K. Rowling

There it is for anyone who cares. You can also check out the running list of books I keep of past years reading or you can find me on Goodreads which is a new to me social network all about books that my wife is obsessed with.

Husband. Father. Pastor. Gentleman Explorer. • I write every day. Some here, some on @nilesholsinger, but mostly in Evernote. • http://nilesholsinger.com

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