I’m following in the footsteps of Carrie at Reading to Know. Here is a list of books that I simply had to have…and yet, I still haven’t read them. They’ve been sitting on my bookshelves for a long time; I’ve had some of them for years and still haven’t gotten around to reading them.
- A World Lit Only By Fire by William Manchester – John MacArthur recommended this book on medieval Christianity when I heard him speak some two years ago. He mentioned it as a book he really enjoyed; it immediately piqued my attention. I got a copy of the book shortly thereafter but haven’t read it yet.
- Betrayal of Liliuokalani by Helena G. Allen – A little over two years ago, a guy from Hawaii that I knew recommended several books about Hawaiian history. Listening to him talk about his perspective on Hawaii (as a Hawaiian) was very interesting and I immediately put the books he recommended on my wish list. Since then, I have two of the books he told me about…but I haven’t read either one of them.
- The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom – I’ve had this book for years and I’ve heard rave reviews about it. It’s one of those books that I feel like I ought to read but for some reason, I have a mental block against it. So…this book continues to sit on my TBR list.
- Any book by Wilkie Collins – I’ve read (and really enjoyed!) The Woman In White, The Moonstone, and Armadale. Because I enjoyed those three, I’m collecting Collins’ books. When I find a good price on his books, I have to get them. Currently, I have a short stack of his books that I’ve owned for a while and yet haven’t read. They are Blind Love, The Dead Secret, No Name, and Basil.
- The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment by Tim Challies – I purchased this book when it first came out on a pre-order special. Tim Challies even signed it! I was so excited to receive this book…but I haven’t actually read it yet.
- Systematic Theology Volume 1 by Norman Geisler – It would be intimidating to read an entire systematic theology…but certainly an admirable goal. When I first saw all three volumes of Geisler’s systematic theology at my uncle’s house, I immediately wanted to get my own set. I have volume 1, but I’ve never gotten the other two. This book makes the list not so much because I haven’t read it in its entirety…but because after I got it, I’ve barely even opened it.
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