Adam’s Reading List 2018

My previous post was a guest post from Adam Driscoll.   A friend who is also someone who loves reading. Each year he makes up a reading list to work through throughout the year. Below is another guest blogpost from Adam as he shares what books he plans on reading in 2018.  You’ll notice this is not a short list…. as I mentioned in my previous post Adam is a voracious reader. Based on the list below he is reading a book almost every five days.

Adam Driscoll’s 2018 Reading List

Nation Maker: Sir John A. MacDonald His Life, Our Times Richard J. Gwyn
Churchill: The Power of Words Winston Churchill, Martin Gilbert
Kennedy: The Classic Biography Ted Sorenson
The Word Militant: Preaching a Decentering Word Walter Brueggemann
The Language Animal Charles Taylor
A Secular Age Charles Taylor
The Short Novels of John Steinbeck (6 in 1) John Steinbeck
The Way of the Heart Henri Nouwen
Tech-Wise Family: Everyday steps for putting technology in its proper place Andy Crouch
No man is an island Thomas Merton
Spiritual Friendship Wesley Hill
God and the Gay Christian Matthew Vines
Raising Human Beings: Creating a Collaborative Partnership with your child Ross W. Greene
Hold On To Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More than Peers Gordon Neufeld
Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. Brené Brown
Contagious Culture: Show Up, Set the Ton, and Intentionally Create an Organization that Thrives Anese Cavanaugh
Collaborative Intelligence: Thinking with People Who Think Differently Dawna Markova
Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood Lisa Damour
iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy – and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood Jean Twenge
Culture Making Andy Crouch
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy Eric Metaxes
Conoeing The Mountains: Christian Leadership in Unchartered Territory Tod Bollinger
Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a  450-year-old Company that Changes the World. Chris Lowney
Leadership is Half the Story: A Fresh Look at Followership, Leadership, and Collaboration Marc Hurwitz, Samantha Hurwitz
Beauty for Truth’s Sake Stratford Caldecott
Beauty in the Word: Rethinking the Foundations of Education Stratford Caldecott
Wisdom & Wonder Abraham Kuyper
Rooted & Grounded Abraham Kuyper
Liturgy of the Ordinary Tish Harrison Warren
Solitude Michael Harris
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics Daniel James Brown
Three Commitments of Leadership: How Clarity, Stability, and Rhythm Create Great Leaders Tom Endersbe, Jon Wortmann
Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng
The Flea Palace Elif Shafak
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
Imagining the Kingdom James K. Smith
Await the Kingdom James K. Smith
The Boy In The Stripped Panamas John Boyne
Sarah’s Key Tatiana de Rosnay
Boundaries Henry Cloud
The Present Shock Douglas Rushkoff
Evil and The Justice of God N.T. Wright
How God Became King N.T. Wright
A Grief Observed C.S. Lewis
The Problem of Pain C.S. Lewis
The End of Memory: Remembering Rightly in a Violent World Miroslav Volf
X Chuck Klosterman
Pre-suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade Robert Cialdini
Rethinking Sexuality Dr. Juli Slattery
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism Timothy Keller
Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism Timothy Keller
Option B Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
Disunity in Christ Christena Cleveland
Engaging God’s WorldL A Christian Vision of Faith, Learning, and Living Cornelius Plantinga Jr.
Democracy in America Alexis De Tocqueville
The Humans Matt Haig
The Sun and Her Flowers Rupi Kaur
One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None Of This Will Matter Scaachi Soul
Adulthood is a Myth Sarah Anderson
Everything I Never Told You Celeste Ng
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
The Wisdom of The Enneagram Riso-Hudson
As Kingfishers Catch Fire Eugene Peterson
Collected Sermons of Walter Brueggeman Walter Brueggemann
In The Skin of a Lion Michael Ondaatje
The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know Katty Kay & Claire Shipman
The Inconvenient Indian Thomas King
They Called Me Number One Bev Sellars
The Unsettling of America Wendell Berry
North of the Future Rivers Ivan Illich
The End of History and the Last Man Francis Fukuyama
Forbearance: A theological ethic for a disagreeable church James Calvin Davis
No time to spare: thinking about what matters Le Guin
Seven Fallen Feathers Tanya Talaga
The Invisible Library Series Genevieve Cogman


Please leave a comment letting me know what books you’re planning on reading in 2018!


Adam Driscoll attempts first to be a follower of Jesus, is a husband to Angela, and a parent of three. He is learning to bridge theology and leadership through engaging conversation and relationship. With a growing heart for the spiritually frustrated and homeless, Adam’s heartbeat is to inspire a discovery of the whole community that is found in reconciled relationship between self, God, and others. He serves as the Director of Spiritual Development for a K-12 Christian School and resides in Moose Jaw, SK.