What I’m reading

I started keeping a list of every book I have read since 2016. I am keeping this list up to date.  Some include the dates that I read them (not the dates they were published).

Disclaimer: I don’t always read books that I agree with. A book in this list is not an endorsement.

  • The Ancient Dead Sea Scroll Calendar By Ken Johnson (Oct 2020)
  • The New Syriac Primer: An Introduction to the Syriac Language by George Kiraz (Sep 2020)
  • Puppy Training 101, by Camille Holloway (Jun 2020)
  • Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution, by Zak George (Jun 2020)
  • The Secret History of the World by Mark Booth (Jun 2020)
  • Oooooh . . . Say it Again: Mastering the Fine Art of Verbal Seduction and Aural Sex by Alan Roger Currie (May 2020)
  • Gabriele Boccaccini
    • Roots of Rabbinic Judaism (March 2020)
    • Beyond the Essene Hypothesis. The Parting of the Ways between Qumran and Enochic Judaism (Feb 2020)
  • Parenting With Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility, by Foster Cline, Jim Fay (Feb 2020)
  • Carlo Rovelli
    • The Order of Time (Feb 2020)
    • Reality Is Not What It Seems
  • Who Built the Moon? by Christopher Knight and Alan Butler
  • Getting Things Done by David Allen
  • The Lost Gospel: Decoding the Ancient Text that Reveals Jesus’ Marriage to Mary the Magdalene, by Simcha Jacobovici, Barrie Wilson
  • The Da Vinci Code, by: Dan Brown
  • Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary, by Brant James Pitre
  • Hamlet, By: William Shakespeare
  • Spin Selling, Neil Rackham
  • Ancient Greek Civilization, By: Jeremy McInerney, The Great Courses
  • Jesus and His Jewish Influences, Jodi Magness, The Great Courses
  • John the Baptist, Father Raymond Collins
  • The Unseen Realm, Michael S. Heiser
  • This Is the Day, By: Tim Tebow
  • Jesus and the Essenes by Dolores Cannon
  • King and Messiah as Son of God by Adela Yarbro Collins and John J. Collins
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls a biography by John J Collins
  • A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming By: Dylan Tuccillo, Jared Zeizel, Thomas Peisel
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot By: Bart D. Ehrman
  • Lost Christianities by Bart D. Ehrman
  • The Hidden Gospel by Neil Douglas-Klotz
  • Acid Test by Tom Shroder
  • The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World Bart D. Ehrman
  • The Little Prince
  • Revelation by Elaine Pagels
  • The Three-Body Problem series
  • THE PLEIADIAN TANTRIC WORKBOOK AWAKENING YOUR DIVINE BA
  • Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West by Tom Clavin
  • The Secret Sex Life of Angels, IJ Weinstock
  • Brazil, Michael Reid
  • The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God’s Holy Warriors, Dan Jones
  • The Kybalion Written by The Three Initiates
  • The Power Paradox Written by Dacher Keltner
  • Collusion by Luke Harding
  • Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff
  • Family of Secrets, By: Russ Baker
  • The Hacking of the American Mind
  • The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
  • The Gnostic Gospels of Philip, Mary Magdalene, and Thomas by Joseph B. Lumpkin
  • The Influential Mind by Tali Sharot (not good)
  • Influence, Robert Cialdini
  • After Disclosure, Richard Dolan and Bryce Zabel
  • Plant Paradox, Steven Gundry
  • Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most
  • The Physics of Angels: Exploring the Realm Where Science and Spirit Meet
  • The Book of Enoch: A Complete Guide and Reference By Joseph Lumpkin
  • The Book of Enoch By: Robert Bagley III
  • Seal Survival Guide, By: Cade Courtley
  • Graham Hancock
    • Fingerprints of the Gods
    • Magicians of the Gods
  • David Wilcock
    • The Synchronicity Key
    • The Source Field Investigations
    • The Ascension Mysteries, David Wilcock
  • The Art of Sexual Magic, Margo Anand (not good)
  • Living A Course in Miracles, Kenneth Wapnick
  • Preparing to die, Andrew Holecek
  • Surrender The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life’s Perfection
  • New Earth, Eckhart Tolle
  • The Messenger of God, Fethullah Gulen (not good)
  • The Delta of Venus by Anais Nin
  • The Sufis, Idries Shah
  • The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra
  • Paul and Jesus by James D Tabor
  • The Jesus Dynasty by James D Tabor
  • Ego is the Enemy – Ryan Holiday
  • In Search of Paul by John Dominic Crossan and Jonathan Reed
  • A Course in Miracles
  • The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle
  • Autobiography of a Yogi
  • Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ, by Giulia Enders
  • Neil Strauss, the Game
  • Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  • The Future of the Mind, Michio Kaku
  • Mind Reader, Lior Suchard
  • The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease – by Daniel Lieberman. I loved this.
  • Brain Rules by John Medina. This is an easy read — perhaps good to recommend for novices on how to improve their brain functionality.
  • The Headspace Diet: 10 Days to Finding Your Ideal Weight by Andy Puddicombe.
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. This was perhaps the best book I read in regards to mindfulness, even though it’s primary subject is not mindfulness. It talks about the two types of “brains” we have: the lizard brain, as you call it (fast, impulsive, emotional) and the slow brain (logical, rational).
  • The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control by Walter Mischel.

About the author

Ryan Masterson

I'm the CEO and Co-founder of Green Hat Web Solutions, a great web development and branding agency founded in Denver in 2010. But my greatest passion is studying Jesus and ancient writings about him. Recently I've been spending time participating in online groups for speaking Koine Greek as a living language with other enthusiasts. I also enjoy good discussions on the possibility of sentient and intelligent life throughout the universe. I have bachelor's degrees in Art and Biblical Studies from Colorado Christian University. Click here to learn where to find me.

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