Writings on Christianity

Books Read in 2022

I’m thankful for another year of great reading–reading alone, reading as a family, rereading, listening to books outloud. I believe I read more books this year than any other year in life–and I’m sure if I could have read more if I spent less time on other less worthy activities (like social media!).

I’m not sure what my favorite book was, but I really enjoyed reading “Churchill: Walking with Destiny” by Andrew Roberts, the Harry Potter series by Rowling, and “East of Eden”–all my first time. Jonathan Edwards’ “Religious Affections” and Paul Helm’s “Eternal God” were the most difficult reads, but were well worth the effort, and I found “God the Son Incarnate” by Stephen J. Wellum to be very edifying as I prepared my Christmas sermon series.

It is always good to read through the Bible again, and I praise God for His grace in my life to complete another read through. This of course is always the most important and best book of any list.

What were your favorite books of 2022?


    1.      “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens
    2.      “How to Speak How to Listen” by Mortimer J. Adler
    3.      “Understanding Baptism” by Bobby Jamieson
    4.      “Paradise Opened” by Thomas Brooks
    5.      “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling
    6.      “Sowing the Seed” by Diana Kleyn (read aloud as family)
    7.      “Embodied Hope” by Kelly M. Kapic
    8.      “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” by Julian Hardyman
    9.      “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” by J.K. Rowling
    10.     “A Word in Season” by Thomas Brooks
    11.     “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” by J.K. Rowling
    12.     “Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy” by Mark Vroegop
    13.     “God of All Things” by Andrew Wilson
    14.     “Little Pilgrim’s Progress” by Helen L. Taylor (read aloud as family)
    15.     “Fantastic Mr. Fox” by Roald Dahl (read aloud as family)
    16.     “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” by J. K. Rowling
    17.     “Mere Christianity” CS Lewis (reread)
    18.     “The Genius of Puritanism” by Peter Lewis
    19.     “The Cross and Christian Ministry” by D.A. Carson
    20.     “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis (reread; read aloud as family)
    21.     “The Lost Discipline of Conversation” by Joanne J. Jung
    22.     “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” by J.K. Rowling
    23.     “The Potter’s Freedom” by James R. White
    24.     “On Being a Servant of God” by Warren Wiersbe
    25.     “Prince Caspian” by C.S. Lewis (reread; read aloud as family)
    26.     “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” by J.K. Rowling
    27.     “James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl (read aloud as family)
    28.     “The Mystery of Christ, His Covenant and His Kingdom” by Samuel Renihan
    29.     “Taking Root” by Diana Kleyn (reread, read as family)
    30.     “Danny the Champion of the World” by Roald Dahl (read aloud as family)
    31.     “London’s Lamentations” by Thomas Brooks
    32.     “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” by J.K. Rowling
    33.     “Bible” by God (reread)
    34.     “The Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan (audio, reread)
    35.     “Confessions of a French Atheist” by Guillaume Bignon
    36.     “The Trinity: An Introduction” by Scott R. Swain
    37.     “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” by C.S. Lewis (reread; read aloud as family)
    38.     “East of Eden” by John Steinbeck
    39.     “Pastor of Kilsyth: the Life and Times of W.H. Burns” by Islay Burns
    40.     “Evangelical Eloquence” by R.L. Dabney
    41.     “Lewis on the Christian Life” by Joe Rigney
    42.     “True Friendship” by Vaughn Roberts
    43.     “R.C. Sproul: A Life” by Stephen J. Nichols
    44.     “Shorter Works: including ‘A Believer’s Last Day is His Best Day’” by Thomas Brooks (vol 6)
    45.     “Apatheism” by Kyle Beshears
    46.     “Tactics: updated and expanded” by Gregory Koukl (reread)
    47.     “The Silver Chair” by C.S Lewis (read as family, reread)
    48.     “Cultural Apologetics” by Paul M. Gould
    49.     “A Little Book for New Historians” by Tracy McKenzie
    50.     “Churchill: Walking with Destiny” by Andrew Roberts
    51.     “Galileo” by Mitch Stokes
    52.     “Confessions” by Augustine (audio, reread)
    53.     “The Horse and His Boy” by C.S. Lewis (reread, read aloud as family)
    54.     “Christianity’s Surprise” by C. Kevin Rowe
    55.     “Music as an Art” by Roger Scruton
    56.     “Isaac Newton” by Mitch Stokes
    57.     “The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert” by Rosaria Butterfield
    58.     “The Magician’s Nephew” by C.S. Lewis (reread, read aloud as family)
    59.     “The Religious Affections” by Jonathan Edwards
    60.     “The Godly Man’s Picture: Drawn with a Scripture Pencil” by Thomas Watson
    61.     “More Light on the Path: Daily Scripture Readings in Hebrew and Greek” by Baker
    62.     “The BFG” by Roald Dahl (read aloud as family)
    63.     “The Last Battle” by C.S. Lewis (read aloud as family, reread)
    64.     “God the Son Incarnate” by Stephen J. Wellum
    65.     “At the Back of the North Wind” by George MacDonald (reread)
    66.     “Telling the Truth” by Frederick Buechner
    67.     “The Winter King” by Christine Cohen (reread)
    68.     “Eternal God: A Study of God without Time” by Paul Helm
    69.     “Is Hell Real?” By Dane Ortlund
    70.     “Matilda” by Roald Dahl (read aloud as family)
    71.     “Aesop’s Fables” by Aesop

By Tom Schmidt

Christian, husband of Rach, Church Planter,musician,

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