Here I have listed any books I have read and genuinely recommend picking up for yourself. I am trying to link to each one as I add to this list if you want to check ’em out.
I’ll update periodically as I continue reading.

The Bible
I don’t think I can start a bookshelf without first recommending the most important book. I use an ESV Pocket Edition most of the time but also have a digital edition of the ESV Study Bible on my phone.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:3-15


A Quest for Godliness by J.I. Packer
I read this in college and really enjoyed learning about different Puritan doctrine and characters of that era of church history.

A Quest for Godliness

A Patriot’s History of the United States
This is a great source for encompassing the history of the USA.

A Patriot's History of the United States

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
My wife and I started working through this book a short time after our oldest son was born. We wanted to live a life that allowed for financial freedom and this has and continues to be our goal as we work toward being debt free.

The Total Money Makeover

A Word for the Day & A Hebrew Word for the Day both by Dr. J. D. Watson
These daily devotionals were written by a good friend of mine. Their purpose is to dig deeper into the Greek/Hebrew words of the Bible and give you a better understanding of the vocabulary used the the Old and New Testament.

A Word for the Day
A Hebrew Word for the Day

Black Autumn: A Post-Apocalyptic Saga by Jeff Kirkham
If you enjoy a good thriller, this book is an excellent read. It has a decent fictional story with relatable characters and it is scarily realistic at the same time. It might even make you think about storing up some food for emergencies.

Black Autumn