Book Reviews, For the Mind

Books I read in 2017 and my reading list for 2018

Thank you Lord for another year, 2018! Who would’ve thought we would come this far? 

I wanted to share a few of the books I read last year, plus my reading list for 2018. I could have a fulltime job just reading books, honestly. As a kid I would spend hours reading, giving myself a headache and eye strain. As an adult, since life is busier I realized I have to allot short bursts of time to read (like 10 minutes here, 5 minutes there) in order to actually get some reading done.

I read roughly 12-14 books last year, but I will only share a handful that were worthwhile. 

Books I read in 2017 

Honestly I read this first book at the end of 2016/beginning of 2017. I’m making an exception for this one. 

Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe Airport, the Most Audacious Hostage Rescue Mission in History

For the Glory: The Untold and Inspiring Story of Eric Liddell, Hero of Chariots of Fire

I really got to know the man Eric Liddell through this biographical book. He was a fine man of faith and character, and a nice personality. Though it’s a rather sad story, it’s worth the read!

A Bandit’s Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket

Obviously a book for younger readers, but nonetheless an engaging story. An Oliver Twist type of novel. I read this one really fast. Fictional, but really great in showing life in New York with the Italian mafia. Just a fun quick read for the summer.

Scorched Earth: Restoring the Country after Obama

I loved this book. In fact, he was my favorite talkshow host for years. He still has a show online, but I don’t listen anymore these days. If you’re interested in real news, in the truth- read Michael Savage’s book. He has his doctorate, and lots of life experience, he’s not just some backyard blabbermouth. His book is like a dialog, not stuffy, boring or hard.

Somewhere There Is Still a Sun: A Memoir of the Holocaust

It will make you shed some tears. It’s dynamic, chilling and heartbreaking.

Henry M. Morris: Father of Modern Creationism










I’ve been following the ministry of Institute for Creation Research for several years. I was excited to read this new release about the founder! It’s a delightful story of an unlikely man who became a top notch scientist and multiple award winner, but who chose to be a champion of truth, remain uncompromising, rooted in Scripture, when all the other evangelical leaders of his time were compromising the first book of the Bible- Genesis.

Rescuing the Gospel: The Story and Significance of the Reformation

I heard Dr. Lutzer preach in person and got his autograph on this book. It’s a great drone view of the Reformation and the life of Luther. It has pictures too for men who don’t like reading books, said the author.

Princess of the Reformation: Jeanne D’Albret

Of course I had to add my book. And yes, I did read it 😉 

Books I want to read in 2018

Some of these books were ones I had on my list in 2015, 2016, 2017 and spilled over into this year because I just didn’t have the time to dedicate to them. I hope to read at least half of them this year. Plus, this isn’t even all the books I have on my list. What other book suggestions do you have for me? I’m eager to hear! Leave a comment below. 

Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World

The Cost of Courage

Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices

Trump’s War: His Battle for America

The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left

Whatever Happened to the Human Race?

The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise: Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain

Courage & Defiance: Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in WWII Denmark

Johnny Tremain

Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America

No Better Friend: One Man, One Dog, and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in WWII

The Lost Airman: A True Story of Escape from Nazi-Occupied France

Flags of Our Fathers: A Young People’s Edition

Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory

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