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Honorable mentions

Here are 30 other recommended nonfiction books from the past year

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Randy Alcorn: If God Is Good: Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil (Multnomah)

Jonathan Bean: Race & Liberty in America (University Press of Kentucky and The Independent Institute)

Anthony Bradley: Liberating Black Theology (Crossway)

Michael Card: A Better Freedom: Finding Life as Slaves of Christ (IVP)

Angelo Codevilla: Advice to War Presidents (Basic)

Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert: When Helping Hurts (Moody)

William Dembski: The End of Christianity (B&H)

Daniel Dreisbach, Mark David Hall, and Jeffry Morrison, eds.: The Forgotten Founders on Religion and Public Life (U. of Notre Dame Press, 2009)

David Faber: Munich, 1938 (Simon & Schuster)

Anthony Flint: Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took on New York's Master Builder and Transformed the American City (Random House)

Patrick Garry: Conservatism Redefined: A Creed for the Poor and Disadvantaged (Encounter)

Peter Greer and Phil Smith: The Poor Will Be Glad (Zondervan)

David Hall: Calvin in the Public Square (P&R)

Steven Hayward: The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counterrevolution, 1980-1989 (Crown Forum)

Fred Kaplan: 1959: The Year Everything Changed (Wiley)

Timothy Keller: Counterfeit Gods (Dutton)

Gregory Koukl: Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions (Zondervan)

Paul Marshall, Lela Gilbert, and Roberta Green Ahmanson, eds.: Blind Spot: When Journalists Don't Get Religion (Oxford University Press)

Alister McGrath: Heresy: A History of Defending the Truth (HarperOne)

Stephen C. Meyer: Signature in the Cell (HarperOne)

Darrow Miller: LifeWork: A Biblical Theology for What You Do Every Day (YWAM)

Russell Moore: Adopted for Life (Crossway)

Norman Podhoretz: Why Are Jews Liberals? (Doubleday)

Robert Reilly: The Closing of the Muslim Mind (ISI)

Jean-François Revel: Last Exit to Utopia (Encounter)

Jay Richards: Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem (HarperOne, 2009)

Thomas Sowell: The Housing Boom and Bust (Basic)

Rodney Stark: God's Battalions: The Case for the Crusades (HarperOne, 2009)

Gregg A. Ten Elshof: I Told Me So: Self-Deception and the Christian Life (Eerdmans)

Bradley Watson: Living Constitution, Dying Faith: Progressivism and the New Science of Jurisprudence (ISI)

Marvin Olasky

Marvin is the former editor in chief of WORLD, having retired in January 2022, and former dean of World Journalism Institute. He joined WORLD in 1992 and has been a university professor and provost. He has written more than 20 books, including Reforming Journalism.



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