Reading List 2012


Early last year I shared the books that I read in 2011. Since there was such a great response (1 comment, thanks Dan!), I figured that you all would want me to share what I read in 2012.


The list happens to be shorter this year, but my reading time was reduced with good reason – finishing a basement remodel and a 33 percent family population increase. Another reason for the decrease in the number of books was the length of Heaven and complexity of The Mortification of Sin.┬áSo, here are the books that I read in 2012.

  1. All of Grace by CH Spurgeon
  2. Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski
  3. The Mortification of Sin by John Owen
  4. Adaptive Web Design by Aaron Gustafson
  5. Bringing the Gospel Home by Randy Newman
  6. Design is a Job by Mike Monteiro
  7. Take Care How You Listen by John Piper
  8. Heaven by Randy Alcorn (spent most of January 2013 finishing this one up.)


New this time around here are the audiobooks that I listened to throughout the year. While I listen to a lot of podcasts, I might try switching it up in 2013 and listening to more books.

  1. Orthodoxy by GK Chesterton (maybe pre-2012)
  2. New Testament (ESV)
  3. Desiring God by John Piper


Am I going to list every article that I read in 2012? No, but early in the year, I did get into the routine of saving miscellaneous articles that I read and thought were interesting into Evernote. So, I’ve thrown all of these into a shared Reading 2012 notebook. You’ll find a similar topical mix represented in the books above and the articles here. And for the articles, I need to get better clipping random things that I read as opposed to only the stuff coming through my feed reader.

If you have questions, comments, or recommended reading for 2013, please let me know in the comments. Thanks!


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  1. Back again to comment. Great post!!

    So what was your favorite book?

    And was it difficult to follow along to Desiring God on audio?

    1. Hi Dan, thanks for reading and commenting. My favorites were probably Design is a Job and Heaven. I stopped and started Heaven a couple time throughout the year and there’s some repetition in it. But it can be an overlooked topic in Christianity.

      As far as listening to Desiring God goes, there were tough parts but I listened to most of it while driving to/from Baltimore for Thanksgiving. Plus, I’ve listened to a lot of Piper so there was a lot of familiar content. Those combined to make it pretty comprehensible in audio form.

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