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23 Books for 2023

December 18th, 2023 | 19 min read

By Jake Meador

For the first time, we're running some end of year books coverage to pair up with our Eliot Awards. That being said, in the spirit of Mere Orthodoxy, we are doubling up on old book recommendations to pair with a few recommendations on new books. So below we have 23 book recommendations to wrap up 2023: Eight new books, all recommended by me. Then we have 15 old book recommendations solicited from contributors and friends to our work. We hope they are a blessing to you as you close out the year and that they might help you begin your new year's reading well.

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Jake Meador

Jake Meador is the editor-in-chief of Mere Orthodoxy. He is a 2010 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he studied English and History. He lives in Lincoln, NE with his wife Joie, their daughter Davy Joy, and sons Wendell, Austin, and Ambrose. Jake's writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Commonweal, Christianity Today, Fare Forward, the University Bookman, Books & Culture, First Things, National Review, Front Porch Republic, and The Run of Play and he has written or contributed to several books, including "In Search of the Common Good," "What Are Christians For?" (both with InterVarsity Press), "A Protestant Christendom?" (with Davenant Press), and "Telling the Stories Right" (with the Front Porch Republic Press).