This warrior poet reading list will stay living and active–expect updates. The list is comprised of books John Lovell has found personally impactful and does not serve as a representation of the many different theologies and philosophies represented within the Warrior Poet community.


Fighter Mindset

Principles of Personal Defense by Jeff Cooper – http://amzn.to/2v0MsJE

Left of Bang by Patrick Von Horne, Jason A. Riley – http://amzn.to/2uY4Ch3

Fighting Smarter by Tom Givens – http://amzn.to/2uYnYCz

Deadly Force by Massad Ayoob – http://amzn.to/2vju9lO

On Combat by Dave Grossman – http://amzn.to/2hoEV4e

On Killing by Dave Grossman – http://amzn.to/2v0yjfI

The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker – http://amzn.to/2uXwx0i

Leadership and Training for the Fight by Paul Howe – http://amzn.to/2vki3Zk

Leadership in the Shadows by Kyle Lamb – http://amzn.to/2vkkP13

The Art of War by Sun Tzu – http://amzn.to/2ulzjc9

Tides of War by Stephen Pressfield – http://amzn.to/2uYkYWS

Gates of Fire by Stephen Pressfield – http://amzn.to/2u5zZHq

Virtues of War by Stephen Pressfield – http://amzn.to/2uXUPYi

The Warrior Ethos by Stephen Pressfield – http://amzn.to/2v0yQhr

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli – http://amzn.to/2hs1aq0


History

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand – http://amzn.to/2v0NSnn

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade – http://amzn.to/2w8q4ON

1776 by David McCollough – http://amzn.to/2w8iV0O

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Gibbon – http://amzn.to/2wpeM8d

Foxes Book of Martyrs by John Foxe – http://amzn.to/2u7OKti

Church History in Plain Language by Bruce Shelley – http://amzn.to/2hrAk15

Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides – http://amzn.to/2u8kYof

Patton: Genius for War by Carlo D’Este – http://amzn.to/2hrtAR2

Black Hawk Down by Scott Bowden – http://amzn.to/2vmluil


Masculinity, Femininity, & Family

Wild at Heart by John Eldridge – http://amzn.to/2vknYxG

The Book of Man by William J. Bennett – http://amzn.to/2hpudus

Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood – http://amzn.to/2v0JINW

Financial Peace by Dave Ramsey – http://amzn.to/2vmPxXf

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman – http://amzn.to/2wpKsdJ


Philosophy

Francis Schaeffer Trilogy – http://amzn.to/2faeaQq ( tough read–very worth it)

C.S Lewis collection – http://amzn.to/2v0AqjE

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis – http://amzn.to/2v0GIzG

Ravi Zacharias – http://amzn.to/2uYmQyS

On Guard by William Lane Craig – http://amzn.to/2v0DCNI

The Design of Life by William Dembski – http://amzn.to/2wndGJS

Truth Project DVD Series – http://amzn.to/2vktEI6


Theology

ESV Study Bible by God – http://amzn.to/2falBa6

ESV Reference Bible – http://amzn.to/2ulAecO

Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem – http://amzn.to/2faxhKd


Fiction & Inspiration

Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace – http://amzn.to/2vk8lGz

William Shakespeare Complete Works – http://amzn.to/2v08JJi

Sir Knight of the Splendid Way by W.E. Clue – http://amzn.to/2uY22aI

Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan – http://amzn.to/2uYgy2b

Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis – http://amzn.to/2uXwIIY

Manalive by G.K. Chesterton – http://amzn.to/2v0CkR5

1984 by George Orwell – http://amzn.to/2v1gjSm

Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis – http://amzn.to/2faiKhz

Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde – http://amzn.to/2v0IFO7

Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas – http://amzn.to/2wbefqX

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo – http://amzn.to/2hrIDKm

Lord of the Rings by J.R. Tolkien – http://amzn.to/2wpWBiM


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