Books Read in 2019

By now it’s a tradition: at the end of each year I post all the books that I finished reading during year.  Here are all the books I read in 2019. Some are brand spanking new books. Others are older books. The books published in 2019 are marked by an asterisk. There were a total of 13 in this category.


  1. The Christian Frame of Mind – T.F. Torrance
  2. Divine and Contingent Order – T.F. Torrance
  3. Communion with the Triune God – Dick Eugenio
  4. Thomas F. Torrance and the Church Fathers – Jason Radcliff



  1. The Theological Anthropology of Thomas F. Torrance: A Critical and Comparative Exploration – Wei Jing
  2. Union with Christ: The Way to Know and Enjoy God – Rankin Wilbourne



  1. Paul: A Biography – N.T. Wright
  2. A Disruptive Witness – Alan Noble
  3. Jesus: The End and the Beginning – Telford Work*



  1. The Color of Compromise – Jemar Tisby*
  2. In Search of Ancient Roots – Kenneth Stewart
  3. Pictures at a Theological Exhibition – Kevin Vanhoozer
  4. Reader Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World – Maryanne Wolf



  1. Christ and the Created Order: Perspectives from Theology, Philosophy, and Science – Andrew Torrance and Thomas McCall
  2. It Keeps Me Seeking: The Invitation from Science, Philosophy, and Religion – Andrew Briggs, Hans Halvorson, Andrew Steane
  3. The Logic of Evangelism – William Abraham
  4. Redemption Accomplished and Applied – John Murray
  5. Four Views on the Historical Adam – Matthew Barrett
  6. Becoming Dallas Willard: The Formation of a Philosopher, Teacher, and Christ Follower – Gary Moon



  1. None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God – Matthew Barrett*
  2. Human Rites: The Power of Rituals, Habits, and Sacraments – Dru Johnson*
  3. The Ground and Grammar of Theology – T.F. Torrance
  4. Union with Christ: John Calvin and the Mysticism of St. Bernard – John Tamburello
  5. Partakers of the Divine Nature: The History and Development of Deification in the Christian Traditions – Michael Christensen and Jeffery Wittung
  6. State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Means for America’s Future – Manuel Pastor
  7. Persons, Divine and Human – Christoph Schwöbel and Colin Gunton
  8. Judaism: Revelation and Traditions – Michael Fishbane



  1. The Cosmic Mystery of Jesus Christ – Maximus the Confessor
  2. Theosis in the Theology of Thomas Torrance – Myk Habets



  1. The National Parks – Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns
  2. Abraham’s Promise: Judaism and Jewish Christian Relations – Michael Wyschogrod
  3. Los Angeles in Civil War Days, 1860–1865 – John Robinson
  4. In Search of Christ in Latin America – Samuel Escobar*
  5. Jews and Christians: People of God – Carl Braaten and Robert Jenson



  1. The Naturalist: Theodore Roosevelt, a Life Time of Exploration, and the Triumph of American Natural History – Darrin Lunde
  2. Seven Theories of Human Nature – Leslie Stevenson
  3. I and Thou – Martin Buber
  4. The God of Israel and Christian Theology – R. Kendall Soulen
  5. A Practical Primer on Theological Method – Glenn Kreider and Michael Svigel*
  6. The Call to Personhood: A Christian Theory of the Individual in Social Relationships – Alistair McFadyen
  7. John Calvin: A Pilgrim’s Life – Herman Selderhuis
  8. Personhood: What Philosophers Say About You – Warren Bourgeois



  1. The Apostles Creed – C.E.B. Cranfield
  2. Learning Theology – Amos Yong
  3. Being and Communion – John Zizioulas
  4. Communion and Otherness – John Zizioulas
  5. The Victory of the Cross: Salvation in Eastern Orthodoxy – James Payton*
  6. Baptist Theology – Stephen Holmes
  7. Original Sin – Peter Martyr Vermigli*



  1. Persons in Communion – Alan Torrance
  2. Trinitarian Personhood: Investigating the Implications of a Relational Definition – William Ury
  3. Paul and the Person – Susan Eastman
  4. Persons in Relation – John MacMurray
  5. Hot Protestants: A History of Puritanism in England and America – Michael Winship



  1. The Culture of Theology – John Webster*
  2. Tertullian, Cyprian, and Origen on the Lord’s Prayer – Tertullian, Cyprian, and Origen
  3. The Mosaic of Atonement – Joshua McNall*
  4. The Word Made Flesh: A Theology of the Incarnation – Ian McFarland*
  5. Seeking Church: Emerging Witnesses to the Kingdom – Darren Duerksen and William Dyrness*
  6. The Mirage Factory: Illusion, Imagination, and the Invention of Los Angeles – Gary Kirst
  7. The Lord’s Prayer: A Guide to Praying Our Father – Wesley Hill*




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Chris Woznicki is an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He works as the regional training associate for the Los Angeles region of Young Life.

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