“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” Mark Twain

Here are the books I’ve read since January of 2020 with my rating for them (5 being the best) along with a brief review. Any book without a number rating has been given to me by the author or publisher.

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  1. Range by David Epstein (4.5). A really insightful look at the notion of learning from a variety of sources and allowing yourself freedom to experiment, risk, and even fail on your way to growth.
  2. The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger (3.5). The story of Disney as told from the last CEO. I love hearing about the behind the scenes aspects of leadership decisions that are made.
  3. The Jewish Gospel of John by Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg (4). I read three commentaries on the Gospel of John in my sermon prep and this one was my favorite.
  4. The Second Mountain by David Brooks (4.5). A terrific read to provide perspective on what matters most in life. Don’t spend all your time on the first mountain.
  5. 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson (2). Peterson is a fascinating pyschologist but a bad theologian. His insights into life are worth exploring but he misses the point of many of the Bible passages he unpacks.