“The reading of some literary work is often…an experience so momentous that only experiences of love, religion, or bereavement can furnish a standard of comparison. Their whole consciousness is changed. They have become what they were not before” C. S. Lewis
In a recent post, I reiterated the classic trope that those who wish to lead should also be those willing to engage their minds in serious thinking.
Every year, I keep a list of the books I read in order to look back and see the things with which I have engaged personally, spiritually, professionally, and intellectually over the duration of the year. It is interesting to read back through this list and remember what I was wrestling with as I read a particular book at a particular time.
Here, then, is the list of what I read in 2016. You will see that it is an eclectic blend of academic, theological, literary, philosophical, historical, and personal. Overall, it gives you a peek behind the veil to see what helped influence my thinking during 2016.
And see my thoughts on key books I’m reading in my “Books I’m Reading” Section
Here, then, are the books I read in 2016 (in the order in which I read them):
**What are you reading? What books left an impression on you in 2016? Feel free to leave a book recommendation in the comments section below!