How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds by Alan Jacobs. This is a short, insightful, fascinating look how “the chaos of modern life” has short-circuited good thinking, and what we can do to push back and redevelop this critical human faculty.
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life, Freedom, and Justice by Anthony Ray Hinton. The follow- up to Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson, The Sun Does Shine is a potent account of one man’s unjust imprisonment on death row for 30 years for a crime he could never have committed.
Tyranny of the Urgent by Charles E. Hummel
What’s Your Worldview? An Interactive Approach to Life’s Big Questions by James Anderson. This book helps readers understand different worldviews and identify their own. It’s “Choose Your Own Adventure” style makes it creative and interactive.
God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible by Vaughan Roberts. You won’t find a better short Bible survey. If you don’t know biblical theology, this book will make you fall in love.
The Splendid and the Vile, A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Eric Larssen. A fascinating account of just one year of Winston Churchill’s time as Prime Minister, this book focuses on the relentless bombing of Britain by the Germans in WWII.
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer. Adventure story; cautionary tale; gripping read.
Adorning the Dark; Thoughts On Community, Calling, and the Mystery of Making by Andrew Peterson. For the artist. If you are creative, this book will inspire you to use your gifts for the glory of God. Lyrical and practical.