Book #31: The Gospel at Work: How working for king Jesus gives purpose and meaning to our jobs, Sebastian Traeger & Greg Gilbert
Is work important or a necessary evil? God has called each of us to fulfill a particular assignment in his kingdom. Some are pastors and some are businessmen. This book is a great discussion about God’s plan and will for our lives from 9AM – 5PM. It is an absolute must read for anyone who seeks to honor God through their work.
Book #30: The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, Jake Tapper
Combat Outpost (COP) Keating in Nuristan provence was attacked on October 3, 2009 as the deadliest attack on US soldiers in the war in Afghanistan in 2009. In this book, Jake tapper chronicles the 3 year story of COP Keating and the soldiers that sacrificed so much for the mission of counterinsurgency in Nuristan.
Book #29: 13 Hours: The Inside Account of what Really Happened in Bengazhi, Mitchell Zuckoff
Much has been said in the media about the attack on the US consulate in Bengazhi. And that event has sparked a firestorm of political fingerprinting. But in midst of the noise from Washington, the real story is lost. This book is a telling of the story of Bengazhi based on the eye-witness accounts of the operators that lived through those harrowing 13 hours.
Book #28: Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun, Paul Barrett
From its inauspicious beginnings in Austria not long ago to the present the Glock handgun has become one of the most popular handguns in America. However story of the Glock company is a mixture of politics, innovation, scandal and a large dose of success. It is an interesting read for those who seek background information about Glock.
Book #27: Every Man’s Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at at Time, Stephen Arterburn
All men struggle with purity. In our thoughts and conduct, God calls for complete purity no matter how insurmountable the task. This book discusses the Biblical call to purity, its significance and importance and strategies for living a life that God desires.
Book #26: How Would Jesus Vote?, D. James Kennedy
Is Jesus a Republican or a Democrat? Would he vote liberal or conservative? In this book D. James Kennedy unpacks a biblical paradigm for political participation. He doesn’t prescribe who to vote for, but rather how to think biblically when voting. This abridged audiobook is a quick listen and a must read this time of year!
Book #25: Anger: Handling a Powerful Emotion in a Healthy Way, Gary Chapman
We all experience anger. And the root of this emotion is rooted in a sense of injustice, whether perceived or real. In this book, Gary Chapman states that the feeling of anger is good, but discusses how to Biblically and productively control this powerful emotion.
Book #24: Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas, Jonah Goldberg
Shaping an argument can be as much about content as about rhetoric. And unfortunately truth can be lost in witty or colloqueal cliches. I this book Jonah Goldberg discusses common cliches used in contemporary politics to influence the discussion of ideas. This is an important read for anyone interested in politics.
Book #23: The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, Lawrence Wright
In the wake of 9/11 radical, fundamental Islam has been in the forefront of the American consciousness. But the people and ideas that formed Al-Qaeda found their roots decades earlier. In this book Lawrence Wright outlines the history of radical fundamental Islam and their attempt to establish an islamic theocracy. It is a fascinating trek through Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Sudan and ultimately to the foot of the World Trade Center. As Americans, if we want to understand contemporary movements like ISIS we need to understand the history of the threat.