For the last several years, I’ve been writing down the titles of books I finish. Then, at the end of the year, I pick 10 favorites and make a list for you here. I’ll include the last six years at the bottom of the post. These are not books released in 2020, but ones I read in 2020. So many great books!
Will the Circle Be Unbroken? by SeanDietrich
I’ve been reading Sean Dietrich’s work online for years on his website Sean of the South and I’ve always loved his writing. But to sit down with a whole book of his is next level. This is the story of his life, the story he said he would never tell. I was hooked from the first line. I read the hardcover copy but his southern accent drips with story so if you’re into audio books this might be one to listen to the audible sample online before you decide which version to read.
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett [Audiobook]
The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible by Scot McKnight
Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation by Latasha Morrison
Share Your Stuff. I’ll Go First.: 10 Questions to Take Your Friendships to the Next Level by Laura Tremaine
The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s by Andy Greene [Audio Book]
Searching For Sunday: Loving, Leaving and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans
One: Unity in a Divided World by Deidra Riggs
Finally finally finally I finished my friend Deidra’s book this summer. I started it years ago but never finished it for who knows why. But this summer I just wanted to hear from her. I wanted to lean in closer and hear her wisdom and I’m so glad I did. I’m grateful she took the time to write all of this down. The feeling I had had at the end was hope, gratitude, and a profound longing for God who is and how, at this very moment, God is in the business of making all things new.
As you make your own lists of books to read in 2021, perhaps you’ll add a few of my favorites into the mix. To give you more to choose from, I’ll include my 10 favorite books from the past six years.
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