Like many of you, I create a reading list for the upcoming year.
Before sharing my list, I want to remind you that reading is not about accomplishment. It’s not about quantity. As Charles Spurgeon once stated, “Little learning and much pride comes from hasty reading.” I’d rather someone read, learn from, and apply the principles of 3 books rather than skimming 30.
So read to gain knowledge and insight. Read to learn a new skill or refine an existing strength. Read for pleasure and inspiration. Just make sure that whatever you read, you allow those books to benefit both your personal development and also add value to the lives of the people around you.
With that being said, here is my reading list for 2022…
- Concise Theology by J.I. Packer
- City of God by St. Augustine
- What Christians Really Believe and Why by Stanley Grenz
- Pensees by Pascal
- A Ready Defense by Josh McDowell
- Do You Believe? 12 Historic Doctrines to Change Your Everyday Life by Paul David Tripp
- Baby Wise by Gary Ezzo
- Cribsheet by Emily Oster
- Parenting by Paul David Tripp
- The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnegie
- Communicating for a Change by Andy Stanley
- Talk like Ted by Carmine Gallo
- Secrets to Dynamic Communication by Ken Davis
- The Accidental Instructional Designer by Cammy Bean
- Design for How People Learn by Julie Dirksen
- e-Learning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Clark
- e-Learning by Design by William Horton
- The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien by J.R.R. Tolkien
- J.R.R. Tolkien: A Life Inspired by Wyatt North
- The Fellowship: The Literary Lives by Carol and Philip Zaleski
- A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War by Joseph Loconte
- Letters From Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
- Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien
- C.S. Lewis—A Life: Eccentric, Genius, Reluctant Prophet by Alister McGrath
- Aesop’s Fables
- Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
- Atomic Habits by James Clear
- The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother LawrenceParenting by Paul David Tripp
What’s your reading list for 2022?
Send me a message and let me know which books you’re looking forward to reading this year (or maybe the books you’ve already read!).