Reading List

The Top 15… (OK, 16)

  1. The Gospel of John – by John the Beloved
  2. The Book of Mormon – abridged by Mormon
  3. Crime and Punishment – by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  4. The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke – by Matthew, Mark, and Luke
  5. Believing Christ – by Stephen Robinson
  6. The Brothers Karamazov – by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  7. Fatherless America – by David Blankenhorn
  8. The Peacegiver – by James L. Ferrell
  9. Team of Rivals – by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  10. Eats Shoots & Leaves – by Lynne Truss
  11. Resurrection – by Leo Tolstoy
  12. The Five Love Languages – by Gary D. Chapman
  13. Pride and Prejudice – by Jane Austen
  14. Grace Works – by Robert L. Millet
  15. LDS Addiction Recovery Program Workbook – by LDS Social Services
  16. Falling to Heaven – by James Ferrell

Others – alphabetical within category…


  • All Things New – by Fiona and Terryl Givens
  • A Christmas Carol – by Charles Dickens
  • By Grace are We Saved – by Robert L. Millet
  • Following Christ – by Stephen E. Robinson
  • The Holy Covenants – by Anthony Sweat
  • Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis
  • Planted:  Belief and Belonging in an Age of Doubt – by Patrick O. Mason
  • The Miracle of Forgiveness – by Spencer W. Kimball
  • The Pearl – by John Steinbeck
  • The Price We Paid – by Andrew D. Olsen
  • The Sin of Certainty – by Peter Enn
  • The Spirit of Revelation – by David A. Bednar


  • Better Dads, Stronger Sons – by Rick Johnson
  • Boys Adrift – by Leonard Sax
  • Children: The Challenge – by Rudolf Dreikurs
  • His Needs, Her Needs – by Willard F. Harley
  • Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters – by Meg Meeker
  • The Blessing of a Skinned Knee – by Wendy Mogel
  • The Collapse of Parenting – by Leonard Sax
  • What a Daughter Needs from Her Dad – by Michael Farris
  • Why Gender Matters – by Leonard Sax


  • Strength to Love – by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • James Madison – by Ralph Ketcham
  • The Boys in the Boat – by Daniel James Brown
  • Thomas Jefferson – by Willard Sterne Randall
  • To Kill a Mockingbird – by Harper Lee
  • Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
  • Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor Frankl
  • The Screwtape Letters – C.S. Lewis


  • Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew – by Ellen Notbohm
  • The Millionaire Next Door – by Stanley and Danko
  • Opening Skinner’s Box – by Lauren Slater
  • The Bomber Mafia – by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Rabbit Effect – by Kelli Harding

Feel free to use the reply box below to add your nomination.  If it gets past our approval process (meaning I find time to read it – and then like it), I’ll add it to the list!

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