Writings on Christianity

2023 Reads

I thankful for another year of reading! My reading included re-reads, family read-alouds, and some audio books.

I especially enjoyed reading the George MacDonald books and Wingfeather Series to the kids, and loved listening myself to LOTR read by Andy Serkis.

Which books did you enjoy the most in 2023? What are you looking forward to reading in 2024?


   1.      “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White (read aloud as family)

        2.      “The Saints’ Everlasting Rest” by Richard Baxter (reread)

        3.      “Jonah” by Hugh Martin

        4.      “The Soul” by J.P. Moreland

        5.      “The Life of God in the Soul of Man” by Henry Scougal

        6.      “The Princess and the Goblin” by George MacDonald (reread, read aloud as family)

        7.      “Adorning the Dark” by Andrew Peterson

        8.      “World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Greco-Roman Age” by C. Kavin Rowe

        9.      “Upside Down Kingdom: Chris Castaldo”

        10.     “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville

        11.     “10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) about Christianity” by Rebecca McLaughlin

        12.     “The Case Against the Sexual Revolution” by Louise Perry

        13.     “Pastor Hsi: Confucian Scholar” by Mrs Howard Taylor

        14.     “The Princess and Curdie” by George MacDonald (reread, read aloud)

        15.     “Boy” by Roald Dahl (read aloud as family)

        16.     “Church Elders” by Jeramie Rinne

        17.     “Defending Shame” by Te-Li Lau

        18.     “Screwtape Letters” by C.S. Lewis (reread)

        19.     “Pastor Hsi: Conqueror of Demons” by Mrs. Howard Taylor

        20.     “The Death of Death in the Death of Christ” by John Owen

        21.     “The Wingfeather Saga: On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness” Book 1 (reread, read aloud as family)

        22.     “The Air We Breath” by Glen Scrivener

        23.     “To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian” by Stephen E. Ambrose

        24.     “The Acts of the Risen Lord Jesus” by Alan J. Thompson

        25.     “Great Divorce” by C.S. Lewis (audio, reread)

        26.     “Don’t Fire Your Members: the Case for Congregationalism” by Jonathan Leeman

        27.     “The Indian in the Cupboard” Lynne Reid Banks (read aloud)

        28.     “The Unwavering Pastor” by Jonathan K. Dodson

        29.     “The Wingfeather Saga: North! Or Be Eaten” by Andrew Peterson (reread, read aloud)

        30.     “The Hobbit” by Tolkien (reread, audio)

        31.     “Bible” (ESV) by God (reread)

        32.     “Napoleon: A Life” by Andrew Roberts

        33.     “Conversion: How God Creates A New People” by Michael Lawrence

        34.     “Delighting in the Trinity” by Michael Reeves (reread)

        35.     “They Called Me MAMA” by Margaret Nicholl Laird

        36.     “Jesus Revolution” by Greg Laurie and Ellen Vaughn

        37.     “The Holy Spirit” by Sinclair Ferguson

        38.     “The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring” by Tolkien (reread, audio)

        39.     “Merry Adventures of Robin Hood” by Howard Pyle (audio)

        40.     “Kierkegaard: A Single Life” by Stephen Backhouse

        41.     “The Imperfect Pastor” by Zach Eswine

        42.     “The Royal Priesthood” by David Schrock

        43.     “The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers” by Tolkien (audio, reread)

        44.     “The Wingfeather Saga: The Monster in the Hollows” by Andrew Peterson (reread, read aloud with family)

        45.     “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction” by Eugene Peterson

        46.     “Voyage of the Dawn Treader” by C.S. Lewis (reread; audio book)

        47.     “Screwtape Letters” by C.S. Lewis (reread)

        48.     “The Return of the King” by Tolkien (reread; audio)

        49.     “Against the Darkness” by Graham Cole

        50.     “Core Christianity” by Michael Horton

        51.     “Letters Along the Way” by Carson and Woodbridge

        52.     “Attributes of God” part 1 (700 pages) by Charnock

        53.     “The Wingfeather Saga: The Warden and Wolf King” by Andrew Peterson (reread; read aloud as family)

        54.     “Five Lies of our Anti-Christian Age” by Rosaria Butterfield

        55.     “John Adams” by David McCullough

        56.     “Mig Pilot” by John Barron

        57.     “Holy War” by John Bunyan

        58.     “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” by Jonathan Gibson

        59.     “Heretic: One Scientist’s Journey from Darwin to Design” by Matti Leisola & Jonathan Witt

By Tom Schmidt

Christian, husband of Rach, Church Planter,musician,

2 replies on “2023 Reads”

What a list. I loved Napoleon: A Life and I may reread it. So many good books here… 60 though! I only managed 31 last year.

Good to hear from you Lincoln. Napoleon was one of my favorites too. Andrew Roberts really is an amazing writer.

That’s great you made it through 31! It’s all about just making progress I think and enjoying good books.

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