Friday, January 4, 2019

15 Christian Books I Plan to Read in 2019

For the past two years I've participated in the Intentional Christian Reading Challenge at Goodreads. It has been a great way to attack my TBR list, especially of books that have been on my Kindle for way too long. And it has helped me to include a lot more non-fiction in my literary diet. But by trying to fit titles into pre-arranged categories, I haven't always been able to prioritize the best books. So this year I'm just making a list of the 15 books I know I should read because they are solid and nourishing and NOT just because they are stuff I want to clean off my e-reader. Here are the titles I hope to savor in 2019:

*The Pursuit of God by Tozer 3/23/19's Pursuit of Man by Tozer 2/5/19

*What's Wrong with the World by G.K. Chesterton 4/19
The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller 5/19
The Reason for God by Tim Keller
The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield
**The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis 6/19
The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis
*Absolute Surrender by Andrew Murray
The Christian Mind by Blamires
**Affliction by Edith Schaeffer
The Life-Giving Home by Sally Clarkson
The Mind of the Maker by Dorothy Sayers
The Radical Wesley by Howard Synder
A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life by William Law (1686-1781)

One asterisk means it was free for Kindle at the time of this writing; two asterisks mean it's free for Kindle Unlimited users.

In addition I'll be doing Carol's "Christian Greats" challenge. (with some overlap from above)

1)  A Book on Early Church History (up to about 500 A.D) - still to be decided, 2)  A Book About a Prominent Christian - Radical Wesley, 3) A Christian Allegory - Princess and the Goblin by Gge McDonald, 3/16/19 4) A Book on Apologetics - The Reason for God by Keller, 5)  A Philosophical Book - What's Wrong with the World by Chesterton4/16 6)  A Missionary Biography - still to be decided,  7)  A Seasonal Book - to be decided, 8)  A Novel with a Christian Theme - The Bird in the Tree by Elizabeth Goudge.  1/19 9) A Good Detective or Mystery Novel - Bret Farrar by Tey 1/19 10)  A Substitute - The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis 6/19

Do you have any Christian classics you want to read or re-read this year?



Farm Girl said...

I just had to answer your question, I am currently trying to read Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis I hope I can stick with it. Some people love it and I have always felt so uncomfortable by it. I like all of the books you are going to read this year.

Cleo @ Classical Carousel said...

I have What's Wrong With The World high up on my TBR list. Josephine Tey too! You look like you have a wonderful reading year ahead. All the best with your challenges!!

Carol said...

I knew you’d choose some good ones 🙂 Btw, I ordered a copy of The Dean’s Watch on your recommendation.