Since April, 2011 I’ve read over 60 books. For the next three days, leading up to Black Friday, I’m going to make some of your Christmas shopping easier for the book lovers in your lives and provide you with twenty of the greatest books I’ve read in the last eighteen months.
For Theology readers
Adopted for Life, Dr. Russell Moore – A fantastic overview of what the Bible says about adoption and why every Christian is called to easing the plight of the orphan one way or another.
Radical, by David Platt – The most challenging book I’ve read on forsaking the American Dream in order to invest in greater things to come.
For fiction lovers
Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery – A nine-book series that is perfect for kids and grown ups alike, that will whisk you away to yesteryear.
Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott – Possibly my all time favorite fictional book. A must for writers who would like to improve their character development skills.
For History buffs
America: Volume I, by William J. Bennett – An overview of American history from the eyes of the presidents. Begins with the settlement of Jamestown and ends just before the Great War (1914).
The Story of World War II, by Donald L. Miller – A moment by moment account of World War II filled with photographs and first-hand accounts from soldiers, enemies, victims, and survivors.
For Biography addicts
The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom – A haunting account of a family’s attempt to save Dutch Jews from a Nazi roundup.
Walt Disney, by Neal Gabler – Highly fascinating, detailed, and entertaining. No one is a true Disney fan until they’ve learned who exactly Walt Disney was.
For Part 2 of this list, click here. And please feel free to list your favorite books in the comment section bellow. (Note that I have the right to delete any recommendations that I deem inappropriate.)