Best of Books 2022

The Russell Moore Show

Dec 28 2022 • 44 mins

“Through reading, I can imagine situations that I ordinarily would never encounter.” So says Russell Moore on this final episode of the year. All about books, the conversation between Russell and producer Ashley Hales covers everything from storytelling and genre to categorizing books and cultivating a love of reading in childhood. Take a peek into Russell’s book clubs, learn more about his reading practices, and discover his favorite books of the year. Russell shares why he loves the books that made his list and shares how they influenced him.Russell’s favorite books of 2022: Malcolm Guite, The Word within the Words Timothy Keller, Forgive Clarence Jordan, The Inconvenient Gospel Wendell Berry, How It Went Thomas S. Kidd, Thomas Jefferson Moisés Naim, The Revenge of Power Paul D. Miller, The Religion of American Greatness Fintan O’Toole, We Don’t Know Ourselves Stephen Bullivant, Nonverts Marc Eliot, The Hag Jay Wellons, All That Moves Us Jason M. Baxter, The Medieval Mind of C. S. Lewis  Additional books, podcast episodes, and resources mentioned include: The Russell Moore Show, “Navigating Friendship and Loss with Peter Wehner” The Russell Moore Show, “Tim Keller Says Forgiveness Is Key to Christian Witness" ”Russell Moore’s newsletter MaryKate Morse, "The Formational Power of Reading: A Requirement for all Leaders" John Grisham, The Boys from BiloxiSquare Books Shakespeare, King Lear T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets Christianity Today’s 2023 Book Awards Barna’s State of the Church C. S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia Wendell Berry, Life Is a Miracle Marilynne Robinson, “A Theology of the Present Moment” Chris Claremont’s X-Men era Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are Louise Penny, Chief Inspector Gamache series Ashley Hales is the producer of The Russell Moore Show, founder of Willowbrae Institute, and an author. Find out more at “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today. Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore Producer: Ashley Hales Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper Director of Operations for CT Media: Matt Stevens Production Assistance: CoreMedia Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu Associate Producer: Abby Perry Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit