Keeping in line with the first one I wrote for 2015 here. Here’s a list of books I read last year. It’s coming a bit late but like they say; better late than never. This time, I however plan to follow up with the reviews, summaries and musings on most of the books I have listed.
1. Everything In Nigeria will kill you by Ayo Sogunro
This was a leftover from the previous year. I really enjoyed reading this. Interesting commentary on some of the issues we experience in this country. I can’t particularly remember the context, but one of the most striking things he wrote about was corruption of need versus greed. It’s an interesting concept. I’m on the lookout for his other books. I wonder how his fictional work(s) are.
2. A.D 30 by Ted Dekker
3. A.D 33 – Ted Dekker
Ted Dekker is a fine writer. The colour titled book series is still my favourite from him. Not that I’ve read many more. I loved the two books cos they made me think about what it would have been like to live during Jesus’ time on earth and in the vicinity of his presence. People write about how if they could meet a famous person, it would be Him, but thinking on this was intriguing. How do you think it would have been?
4. Who Put Jesus on the cross? by AW Tozer
5. A Grief Observed by CS Lewis
I have a musings post on the CS books I read in the last two years coming soon.
6. Jesus amongst other gods by Ravi Zacharias
An apologetic book. It’s been an interesting journey for me. I may or may not write a post on this one. Side note: I totally love the Ravi’s samples or recordings used on Da Truth’s Its Complicated album.
7. Passion and Purity by Elizabeth Elliot
I plan to write a post on this book. Interesting journey to getting and reading this book. I love that S.O dedicated those two songs on that album to her (ministry). It’s beautiful. I want to give out the roses when you can still smell them <3.
8. Mr Fox by Helen Oyeyemi
This review here
mirrors a lot of my thoughts on the book. I might have got the book from the website’s download section too. I’m not sure about that.
9. A Heart to Mend by Myne Whitman
Ugh. Cliche fiction. Nollywood script and all.
10. Love Does by Bob Goff
11. Secret thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosario Butterfield
The miracle of conversion should never be idolised or overlooked however profound or seemingly simple it may seem.
Before reading this book, I did not know that there are congregations that only sing psalms – as written in the bible in worship/praise.
12. Am I being fooled? by Emmanuel Iren
After reading this book, I had one question which I immediately asked the next person I saw –What is the gospel? Interesting and unsurprising answer.
13. Man, the dwelling place of God by AW Tozer
I am grateful for this man’s writing ministry.
14. Seeking Allah, finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi
I have a post on this book coming soon.
Before I go, here’s a quote on the solitude of pain 🙂
“There is room in the halls of pleasure
For a large and lordly train.
But one by one we must all file on
Through the narrow aisles of pain.”
As suggested in the comment section of the previous list, I plan to do a giveaway sometime during the year. Books of course haha. Planning is still underway.
What books did you read in 2016? Lessons? Any recommendations? Any one(s) I can get a copy of? Any reading goals or challenges?