Ronald Family Summer 2009 Reading List


Not sure that we’ll get through all of these… but we will try.  My teenage sons will earn $5 for each book read and reviewed.  I have sought out these recommendations (in random order) from a number of other men with sons to help bring a “well roundedness” to our Christian world view.  Of course there are many other great books out there… many of which we have already read.  This is the current book list…


  1. “Quiet Strength” by Tony Dungy
  2. “In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day” by Mark Batterson
  3. “Let’s Roll” by Lisa Beamer
  4. “The Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan
  5. “The Go-Getter” by Peter B. Hyne
  6. “Hind’s Feet on High Places” by Hannah Hurnard
  7. “The Hobbit” by J.R.R.Tolkien
  8. “The Screwtape Letters” by C.S. Lewis
  9. “Power in Praise” by Merlin R. Carothers
  10. “Do Hard Things” by Alex and Brett Harris
  11. “It’s Not About Me” by Max Lucado
  12. “The Shack” by William Paul Young
  13. “The Dream Giver” by Bruce Wilkinson
  14. “Ben-Hur” by Lew Wallace
  15. “Turkeys and Eagles” by Peter Lord
  16. “Wild at Heart” by John Eldredge
  17. “A Walk Across America” by Peter Jenkins
  18. “Robinson Crusoe” by Daniel Defoe
  19. “Celebration of Discipline” by Richard Foster
  20. “1776” by David McCullough
  21. “Chazown: Khaw-ZONE – A Different Way to See Your Life” by Craig Croeschel
  22. “Dateable:  Are You?  Are They” by Justin Lookadoo and Hayle Morgan
  23. “1984” by George Orwell
  24. “Okie Dokie” by Ted Dekker
  25. When Character was King” by Peggy Noonan
  26. “Don’t Waste Your Life” by John Piper
  27. “Dracula” by Bram Stoker
  28. “To Build a Fire” by Jack London
  29. “The Pleasure of Finding Things Out” by Richard Feyman
  30. “Out of the Silent Planet” by C.S. Lewis
  31. “Perelandra” by C.S. Lewis
  32. “That Hideous Strength” by C.S. Lewis
  33. “City of Joy” by Dominique Lapierre
  34. “Good to Great in God’s Eyes” by Chip Ingram
  35. “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell
  36. “The Case for Faith” by Lee Strobel
  37. “Flashbang” by Mark Steele
  38. “Paradise Lost” by John Milton
  39. “Lord of the Rings, Fellowship of the Ring” by J.R.R.Tolkien
  40. “Lord of the Rings, Two Towers” by J.R.R. Tolkien
  41. “Lord of the Rings, Return of the King” by J.R.R. Tolkien

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