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Why a Library?
Ideas matter. The books below are full of good ones. The authors have informed my worldview and provided hours of reading pleasure.

Feel free to explore the ideas in these volumes, and come back to the Library often. I plan to update it regularly.

I have divided the Library into two sections: What I'm Reading (books I'm reading now that I think you will be interested in) and Best of the Bookshelf (books that have perennial value in the realm of ideas).

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What I’m Reading
Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich

Jesus Mean and Wild: The Unexpected Love of an Untamable God

Best of the Bookshelf

The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus

The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict

Know Why You Believe

Mere Christianity


Why I Am a Christian

Arts and Ideas

Dawn of Art: The Chauvet Cave: The Oldest Known Paintings in the World


Bible Reference
A Survey of Old Testament Introduction

A Survey of the New Testament

Moody Atlas of Bible Lands

New International Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties

Evangelical Commentary on the Bible

New Testament Introduction

Understanding and Applying the Bible

Bible Translations
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version

Holy Bible: King James Version

Zondervan NIV Study Bible

Born Again

C.S. Lewis: Images of His World

God and Ronald Reagan: A Spiritual Life

My Life: A Guided Tour

Radical Son

Children’s Literature
A Wrinkle in Time

The Book of Virtues

Bridge to Terebithia

The Chronicles of Narnia

Little House on the Prairie

The Moral Compass

Crime Prevention
Tough Target: The Street-Smart Guide to Staying Safe

Cultural Critique
The Closing of the American Mind

Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know

The Culture of Disbelief

The Naked Public Square

Slouching Towards Gomorrah

The Tragedy of American Compassion

Devotionals/Christian Life
Champagne for the Soul

Christian Wisdom of the Jedi Masters

The Cross Centered Life

Daring to Draw Near

Desiring God

Disciplines of a Godly Man

The Good Life

Knowing God

Loving God

The Pleasures of God

The Pursuit of God

The Root of the Righteous

English Literature/Classics
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Invitation to the Classics

The Norton Anthology of English Literature

Paradise Lost

How to Give Away Your Faith

Out of the Saltshaker and into the World

Fantasy and Science Fiction
The Hobbit

The Lord of the Rings


Out of the Silent Planet


That Hideous Strength


A History of the American People

A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

A History of the Jews

Caesar’s Legion

The First Crusade

History of Christianity

Modern Times: The World from the Twenties to the Nineties

The Victory of Reason

International Affairs
The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

The End of History and the Last Man

The New Faces of Christianity

The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity

Islam in Context

Is the Father of Jesus the God of Muhammad?

What Went Wrong?: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East


Blog: Understanding the Information Reformation That's Changing Your World

From Yahweh to Yahoo!

Telling the Truth

Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions

Introducing World Missions

Let the Nations Be Glad!

Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century

On Kingdom Business: Transforming Missions Through Entrepreneurial Strategies

Operation World

Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission

Money, Possessions, and Eternity

The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Money and Investing

The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Personal Finance

The Case for a Creator

Darwin on Trial

Darwin’s Black Box

Doubts about Darwin

Evolution: A Theory in Crisis

The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief

Nature’s Destiny

A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality

Bringing Up Boys

Common Sense Parenting: The Essentials of Building a Christian Family

John Rosemond’s New Parent Power!

Never Mind the Joneses

The New Strong-Willed Child

Discipling Nations: The Power of Truth to Transform Cultures

The God Who is There

How Should We Then Live?

Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview

The Universe Next Door

Whatever Happened to the Human Race?

If It's Not Close, They Can't Cheat: Crushing the Democrats in Every Election and Why Your Life Depends On It

Let Freedom Ring

Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare

What I Saw at the Revolution: A Political Life in the Reagan Era

Psychology/Interpersonal Relations
How to Win Friends and Influence People

Understanding People

The Content of Our Character

Race and Culture


God and the Astronomers

Science Goes to War

Eros Defiled

Intended for Pleasure

Biblical Revelation: The Foundation of Christian Theology

Christian Theology

The Doctrine of God

The Existence and Attributes of God

Know the Truth: A Handbook of Christian Belief

No Other God: A Response to Open Theism

No Place for Truth: Or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology?

The Westminster Confession of Faith: A Study Manual

Writing and Editing
The Elements of Style

On Writing Well