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In December, readers start sharing the books they read in 2018. What?! There are still weeks left in the year! As the end of the year approaches, it often motivates me to finish any in-progress books. Therefore, I always wait until January to share my book list. My list is in the order read, and I put two asterisks by books that particularly affected or impressed me – which could be for variable reasons. There are links to books I reviewed or interacted with, and I review a shameful few of the books I read…I am too lazy.

I also read through the entire Bible twice. The first time I did it in 3 months – more on that endeavor here.

Hmm…when I went to asterisk books, I wanted to asterisk too many! I took some asterisks away, and then felt bad about it. haha. Sometimes I observe readers complain about dud books that they start and don’t finish. That rarely happens to me. Perhaps because I am careful to choose the books I read? I usually read a book for a certain purpose, for a certain personal interest, or because I’ve read good things about it.

1. Proofs of God, Classical Arguments from Tertullian to Barth by Matthew Levering
** 2. The Christ of the Indian Road by E. Stanley Jones – REVIEW.
** 3. A Wolf Called Romeo by Nick Jans
** 4. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
5. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
** 6. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – REVIEW.
** 7. Bonhoeffer – Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas
8. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
9. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
10. Prophetic Lament by Soong-Chan Rah – REVIEW.
11. Vindicating the Vixens by Sandra Glahn, editor – REVIEW.
12. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
13. Being Christian – Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer by Rowen Williams
14. Caring Criticism, Building Bridges Instead of Walls by William Diehm
15. Jesus Behaving Badly by Mark Strauss
16. The Acts of the Apostles by Charles Ryrie – THOUGHTS HERE.
17. The 7 Laws of the Learner, How to teach almost anything to practically anyone by Bruce Wilkinson
** 18. Encountering Religious Pluralism, The Challenge to Christian Faith and Mission by Harold Netland
19. Jesus Manifesto by Sweet and Viola
** 20. Surprised by Hope by NT Wright
21. On the Incarnation by Athanasius
22. Mutiny on the Amistead (Revised Edition) by Howard Jones
** 23. Slavery by Another Name by Douglas Blackmon – REVIEW.
24. The Diabetes Code by Dr. Jason Fung
** 25. America’s Original Sin – Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America by Jim Wallis (see link for #23 for review)
** 26. The Story of Reality by Gregory Koukl – REVIEW.
27. Washed and Waiting (homosexuality) by Wesley Hill – THOUGHTS HERE.
28. The Complete Guide to Fasting by Dr. Fung
29. Call the Nurse, True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle by Mary MacLeod
** 30. No Life for a Lady by Agnes Morley Cleveland (historic memoir of New Mexico ranch life in the late 19th century)
31. Communion with God by John Owen
32. For Us and For Our Salvation, the Doctrine of Christ in the Early Church by Stephen Nichols  (a re-read, worth re-reading)
33. Persuasion by Jane Austen
34. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
35. Whose Names are Unknown by Sonora Babb – THOUGHTS HERE on #34 and #35
36. The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (one volume edition)
37. Woman This is War! Gender, Slavery, and the Evangelical Caste System by Jocelyn Anderson
** 38. The Girls of Atomic City, the Untold Story of the Women who Helped End WW2 by Denise Kiernan
** 39. Are Women Human? by Dorothy Sayers
40. Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, volume 1 by John Stephens