Faithful readers of this column might recall my column of last year where I listed several books that I found to be helpful. See the list here.
So, to build on last year's list, here is my list for 2010. These are books that I have read over the course of last year, or that I am currently reading, or that are on my short list of books to soon read.
Please understand that the books listed herein may or may not imply my personal endorsement. Some I will wholeheartedly endorse. Others I will vehemently reject. And others: I will not know until I've read them.
Some of these books I've read before and think they are worth another read. Obviously, if I'm taking the time to read any of them, I must feel that there is good reason to do so, as I consider my time the most valuable commodity that I have.
I remember one of my college professors saying, "A man is the sum total of the people he associates with and the books he reads. Choose both wisely." That proverb has stayed with me all these years. So, on that note, here is my suggested reading list for 2010 (in no particular order, except for the first two):
My youngest son, attorney Tim Baldwin, has written a brand new book that is scheduled for release any day now. It is an exhaustive masterpiece with over 500 pages and 1,000 annotations. In my opinion, it is destined to be a classic textbook on American history and law. I urge every reader to obtain this soon-to-be-released book. If you can read only one book about American history this year, this is the one to read! You may pre-order his book at Amazon.com.
Here is another soon-to-be released book:
Former Presidential candidate (and my friend), Howard Phillips, told me about his new book. The book will demonstrate how personal ambition can be intensified by illegitimacy or alienation from parents. It will take an in-depth look at notable figures such as Alexander Hamilton, Abraham Lincoln, Gerald Ford, Newt Gingrich, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. I predict it will set off a firestorm of controversy, but will also provide compelling evidence for the importance of Biblical families to Western Civilization. I recommend it sight unseen!
And now for books in print:
A rare, faith-filled, historic biography of America's first President, George Washington. Originally published in 1842.
By Anna C. Reed
By Tom Baugh
By Thomas H. Naylor
By Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler
Every American should read this classic. I try to stay reminded of General Butler's wisdom by reading his book every year or two.
I haven't finished this one yet, but I suspect it is going to be added to my all-time "must-read" list. Wow! What a book!
I do not recommend this book; I read it to get a better glimpse into the mind and philosophy of a professing Christian who can lend his support to such unconstitutional, liberty-killing measures as the Patriot Act, and thereby become an enemy to freedom.
Ashcroft is typical of many self-serving Christians who conveniently side with Big Government elitists and globalists and justify it under the rubric of "national security."
The chapter regarding my good friend, true American patriot, man of God, and all-around very good guy, Dr. Greg Dixon, is especially disheartening. Reading his book confirmed what I already knew: Ashcroft, Bush, and rest of these Big Government neocons are a despicable lot.
By Boston T. Party
A terrific manual on the Second Amendment, shooting, guns, self-defense, etc. Every American who claims to love liberty should read the chapter entitled "How To Become A Rifleman." That chapter alone is worth the price of the book.
By James Bradley
Dr. Malone was one of my mentors. I had the privilege of sitting under his ministry from 1971 to 1973. He may have been the greatest pulpiteer of the 20th century. He grew up "dirt-poor" and became one of the most respected preachers in America. He was also a scholar and accomplished pilot. He passed away January 7, 2007, at the age of 91. He is one of my spiritual heroes.
By Jerry Newcombe
By Dorie McCullough Lawson
By John Conway
By William Owens, Jr.
By Thomas P.M. Barnett
This is an insider's look into how the US military is being used to create "globalization." If you don't believe elitists are preparing for global government, read this book. It is not written by a "fringe, conspiracy-nut," but by a senior strategic researcher and professor at the US Naval War College. Read it and tremble. Then get mad and start RESISTING!
By James Wesley Rawles
By Mark R. Levin
Catastrophe: How Obama, Congress, And The Special Interests Are Transforming . . . A Slump Into A Crash, Freedom Into Socialism, and Disaster Into A Catastrophe . . . And How to Fight Back
By Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
By John W. Robbins
By Samuel Pufendorf (January 8, 1632 - October 13, 1694)
By Hugo Grotius (April 10, 1583 - August 28, 1645)
Emer de Vattel (April 25, 1714 - December 28, 1767)
Algernon Sidney (January 14 or 15, 1623 - December 7, 1683)
By John Locke (August 29, 1632 - October 28, 1704)
This is another one that I try to read every year or two.
Among others, these 5 classics are books that our Founding Fathers read. They provide scriptural, historical, philosophical, moral, and political principles necessary to the understanding of American law, jurisprudence, and constitutional government. Caution: reading these books may turn one into a patriot in the similitude of Washington, Henry, and Jefferson.
The books can be obtained very reasonably, but, if you have to, sell your clothes to get them. But, be advised, you will not be able to read these books quickly; and you must be prepared to rethink virtually everything you've been taught in school, read in newspapers, or watch on television.
Edited by Franklin P. Cole
I wish every preacher in America would read this book, and also this one:
Edited by Ellis Sandoz
By Charles H. Coppes
By Jerome R. Corsi
By J.D. Faust
I am still working through this one. It is an unconventional approach to the subject of the Judgment Seat of Christ—that is for sure. However, the author is very thorough and makes many convincing arguments. Again, I am still working my way through his research.
I love anything written by Nee. This will be an umpteenth reading of this one.
Edited by Herbert F. Brokering
By Porter B. Williamson
This is another book I try to read every year or so.
"A Life of Vince Lombardi"
I'm partial to all things GREEN BAY PACKERS. I remember watching Vince Lombardi training films in high school back in the late 60s; so this one is sort of sentimental—as well as highly motivational.
"The revealing story of how the Cross of Christ was used as a symbol of the Nazi agenda."
As I have said many times, if you don't read any other book besides the Bible this year, read Hitler's Cross—and Tim's book, of course.
There you go, Pilgrims. Let's read some good books this year.
And let's use what we learn so that we might work together to help save liberty from the elitists and globalists during 2010.
What say you?