What I've Read This Year
That's a Wrap on 2023
Hey everyone, I hope the Christmas season is treating you well. For today’s entry, I wanted to do a few wrap-up things as we move towards 2024.
Every year since 2020, I’ve worked hard to make it through at least 20 books on various subjects. Someone once said engaging with books instead of only articles and podcasts is helpful as creating a book-length work on a subject typically requires an author to go deeper than they would for another medium.
This year’s reading goal was just to read what I could. Welcoming a new son into our family this year, most of my reading was driven by my participation in the Leaf Fellowship, with a few others sprinkled in for good measure. You can see the list below in no particular order:
Strong and Weak by Andy Crouch
The Political Disciple by Vincent Bacote
Disruptive Witness by Alan Noble
The Evangelical Imagination by Karen Swallow Prior
Looking for the Hidden Folk by Nancy Marie Brown
The Innovators by Walter Isaacson
Chip War by Chris Miller
“Here Are Your Gods” by Christopher JH Wright
Fixer-Upper by Jenny Schuetz
Timothy Keller by Collin Hansen
Romeny: A Reckoning by McKay Coppins
Reading While Black by McMauley
Calvinism For A Secular Age by Joustra and Joustra
The Mortification of Sin by John Owen
Mine! By Michael Heller and James Salzman
On Getting Out of Bed by Alan Noble
Life Together by Dedrick Bonhoeffer
The Libertarian Mind by David Boaz
Culture Making by Andy Crouch
When the Kings Come Marching In by Richard Mouw
He Shines in All That’s Fair by Richard Mouw
In writing, this year on C&C, we published about 20 articles. Of those, a few stand out as my favorites of the year:
I keep thinking I’m going to run out of things to write about on C&C, but as we live in a rich world where the media landscape is always changing, I’m excited to have plenty to write about as we move into 2024.
Over at Taylors TownSquare, I also write articles every month. I think taking time to help people understand what’s happening in our county is vitally important, and I hope you will enjoy these writings. You can see them all here, but I received a lot of responses from our September article called “Who Fixes the Roads in Greenville?”.
Finally, I was featured in several other media pieces this year.
I’m thankful for all the great people I could talk to and work with this year. I’m very excited about all of the things in the works for 2024, and I look forward to catching up with you then!
Until next time, thanks for reading.