Books I Read

I would like to share with you the books that I have read and those I am currently reading.  Reading is something I enjoy immensely, but many times I allow life to get in the way and I don’t read as much as I really want to.

Mostly I enjoy non-fiction books on Christianity and philosophy.  Every now and then I will entertain a non-fiction thriller.  In any case, you will be able to check here to see what I am studying and see what information I am seeking to shape my opinions.


Chris Painter

Currently Reading

(I read several books at a time)

  • The Bible (The book you can never be finished reading)
  • Hebrews:  Ancient Encouragement for Believers Today by Edward William Fudge
  • Wired for Intimacy.  How pornography hijacks the male brain by William M. Struthers
  • Not a Fan. Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus by Kyle Idleman

Books I have read in the past

Books on Christianity

  • The Problem of Pain (Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis)
  • Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis Signature Classics)
  • The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis
  • The Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis
  • The Pursuit of God, A.W. Tozer
  • The Way to God and How to Find It, Dwight Lyman Moody, 1884
  • Boundaries:  When to Say Yes, How to Say No
    • One of my favorite quotes from this book sums up really what this is about.  The author is a councilor and while in a session with some parents that were having extreme difficulty with the adult child the councilor said something that shocked the parents.  The Parents: “Well, he doesn’t think he has a problem” referring to their son and his irresponsibility.  The councilor:  “I think your son is right.  He doesn’t have a problem…You do.  He can do pretty much whatever he wants, no problem.  You pay, you fret, you worry, you plan, you exert energy to keep him going.  He doesn’t have a problem because you have taken it from him.  Those things should be his problem, but as it now stands, they are yours.  Would you like for me to help you help him to have some problems?”
  • The Shack, William P. Young
  • The Case for a Creator:  A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God, Lee Strobel
  • Waking the Dead:  The Glory of a Heart Fully Alive, John Eldredge
  • Seven Days in Utopia:  Golf’s Sacred Journey, David L. Cook
  • Intimacy Ignited:  Conversations Couple to Couple: Fire Up Your Sex Life with the Song of Solomon, Lorrain Pintus & Linda Dillow
  • Ascent from Darkness:  How Satan’s Soldier Became God’s Warrior, Michael Leehan

Non-Christian but Relevant

  • On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, Charles Darwin (This is here because I think it is smart to know your enemy.  I think is good to go into a debate fully prepared which means knowing both sides.
  • Getting Things Done:  The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, David Allen

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