Here are my top ten favorite books. I never tried to pick ten books before. It’s pretty hard to do. It’s especially tough for me because I have such varied interests. As a result my list has fiction, historical, philosophical, psychological, and political books.


by David Foster Wallace

“The greatest American novel.”

When Jesus
Became God: The Epic Fight Over Christ’s Divinity in the Last Days of

by Richard E. Rubenstein

“The most exciting Ancient History book ever written. And one of the
most informative and important things you could ever read to better
understand Christian theology.”


by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“The best Russian novel of all-time. Prince Myshkin is a redeemer that
I can believe in.”

Human, All
Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits

by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

“The best introduction into Nietzsche’s thinking for the
non-philosopher. Accessible and straight forward, it suffers from
little of his later grandiosity.”

What It
Takes: The Way to the White House

by Richard Ben Cramer

“The story of the 1988 primaries. Probably the best book on
Presidential politics even written.”

of American Politics: What Went Wrong and Why

by Elizabeth Drew

“How big money corrupted American politics over the last 30 years. ”

At Home in
the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and

by Stuart Kauffman

“The closest thing to an answer to: ‘What is the meaning of life’.”


by Daniel C Dennett

“The best attempt to explain consciousness ever put on paper.”

The Denial
of Death

by Ernest Becker

“Winner of the 1974 Pulitzer and still one of the masterpieces of psychology.”

Catcher in the Rye

by J. D. (na) Salinger

“The book closest to my heart.”

What’s in your top ten?

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