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Books Read in 2017

Every year, at the end of the year, I post the list of books that I read during the year. This year you will notice, the number has dropped down even more from the year before. This is mainly because I’ve been focused on other things. Also you will notice there were a lot of books read on atonement, prayer, and theological Anthropology. These are all related to my schoolwork and research. Finally, all of these are only the books I read to completion.

KEY:

* = Published in 2017
+ = This is the 2nd+ time reading this book

January

  1. The Social God and the Relational Self – Stanley Grenz
  2. Bodies and Souls or Spirited Bodies? – Nancey Murphy
  3. Same-Sex Attraction and the Church – Ed Shaw
  4. Body, Soul, and Human Life – Joel Green
  5. Neuroscience and the Soul – Thomas Crisp, Steven Porter, Gregg Ten Elshof

February

  1. Saving Calvinism – Oliver Crisp
  2. Did My Neurons Make Me Do It? – Nancey Murphy and Warren Brown
  3. Philosophical Approaches to the Devil – Benjamin McCraw and Robert Arp
  4. Being Human – Dwight Hopkins
  5. A Walk Through the Bible – Leslie Newbigin

March

  1. Creation and Humanity – Veli-Matti Karkkainen
  2. The Person of Jesus Christ – H.R. Mackintosh
  3. The Sentences Book Three: On the Incarnation of the Word – Peter Lombard
  4. On the Unity of Christ – St. Cyril of Alexandria

April

  1. Jesus: God and Man – Wolfhart Pannenberg
  2. Embodied Souls, Ensouled Bodies – Marc Cortez
  3. On the Incarnation – Athansius+
  4. The Way of Jesus – Jurgen Moltmann
  5. The Identity of Jesus Christ – Hans Frei
  6. Christ and Reconciliation – Veli-Matti Karkkainen
  7. The Unassumed is Unhealed: The Humanity of Christ in the Christology of T.F. Torrance – Kevin Chiarot+
  8. The Logic of God Incarnate – Tom Morris

May

  1. Martin Luther in His Own Words – Jack Kilcrease & Erwin Lutzer*
  2. Flesh and Blood: A Dogmatic Sketch Concerning the Fallen Nature view of Christ’s Human Nature – Daniel Cameron*
  3. The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture – Yoram Hazony
  4. Christ and Horrors – Marilyn Adams
  5. Christ the Key – Kathryn Tanner
  6. The Word Enfleshed – Oliver Crisp

June

  1. The Tech-wise Family – Andy Crouch*
  2. Embodied Hope – Kelly Kapic*
  3. The Struggle of Prayer – Donald Bloesch
  4. Knocking on Heaven’s Door – David Crump

July

  1. Uncommon Decency – Richard Mouw
  2. Beyond the Modern Age – Bob Goudzwaard and Craig Bartholomew*
  3. Enjoy Your Prayer Life – Michael Reeves
  4. Give God the Glory: Ancient Prayer and Worship in Cultural Perspective – Jerome Neyrey
  5. A Community Called Atonement – Scot McKnight
  6. Calvin and the Calvinists – Paul Helm
  7. Jonathan Edwards on the Atonement – Brandon Crawford*
  8. What are we Doing When We Pray? – Vincent Brummer+
  9. The Contemplative Pastor – Eugen Peterson

August

  1. Pillar New Testament Commentary: The Letters to the Thessalonians – Gene Green
  2. Praying with Paul: A Call to Spiritual Reformation – D.A. Carson
  3. All That is in God: Evangelical Theology and the Challenge of Classical Theism – James Dolezal*
  4. I am Not but I Know I Am – Louie Giglio
  5. The Pastor: A Memoir – Eugene Peterson
  6. The Great Omission – Dallas Willard
  7. Death by Living – N.D. Wilson
  8. NIV Application Commentary: 1 & 2 Thessalonians – Michael Holmes

September

  1. Atonement: A Guide for the Perplexed – Adam Johnson
  2. The Glory of Atonement – Charles Hill and Frank James III
  3. Cross Examinations: Readings on the Meaning of the Cross – Marit Trelstad
  4. Recovering the Scandal of the Cross – Joel Green & Mark Baker+
  5. Feminist Theories of Atonement – Linda Peacore+
  6. The Non-Violent Atonement – Denny Weaver+

October

  1. The Crucified God – Jurgen Moltmann+
  2. Prayer and Providence – Terrence Tiesen
  3. A Little Book for New Bible Scholars – Randolph Richards & Joseph Dodson*
  4. Was the Reformation a Mistake? Matthew Levering*
  5. The Metaphor of God Incarnate – John Hick+
  6. NIV Application Commentary: 1 Corinthians – Craig Bloomberg

Novemeber

  1. Responsibility and Atonement – Richard Swinburne+
  2. The Pastor Theologian – Gerald Heistand and Todd Wilson+
  3. Jesus the Eternal Son – Michael Bird*
  4. Atonement, Law and Justice – Adonis Vidu+
  5. Calling on the Name of the Lord: A Biblical Theology of Prayer – J. Gary Millar
  6. Unnamed Book on Atonement – Oliver Crisp*
  7. The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism – Carl Henry

December

  1. TheologyGrams – Rich Wyld*
  2. Walking Through Twilight – Douglas Groothius*
  3. Petitionary Prayer: A Philosophical Investigation – Scott Davision*
  4. The New Christian Zionism – Gerald McDermott*
  5. Immeasurable: Reflections on the Soul of Ministry in the Age of Church, Inc. – Skye Jethani*
  6. The Economics of Neighborly Love – Tom Nelson*
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Books Read in 2015

I know this is super late! Every year, right at the beginning of the year I post a list of all the books I read that year. However the end of last year was a bit crazy. I was gone in Africa for half of January, then I jumped right into a theological method seminar which kept me really busy, then the baby came! All that to say here are the books I read in 2015, my list of best books of 2015 will be posted soon!

January

  1. Giving Blood – Leonard Sweet – 1/2/15
  2. Reformed Catholicity – Michael Allen & Scott R. Swain 1/6/15
  3. Space, Time, and Resurrection by T.F. Torrance 1/19/15
  4. God the Peacemaker: How Atonement Brings Shalom 1/21/15
  5. Two Views on the Trinity by Jason Sexton 1/24/15
  6. Speaking to Teenagers by Doug Fields & Duffy Robbins 1/28/15
  7. Exodus: Kregel Exegetical Library Commentary by Duane Garrett 1/31/15

February

  1. Total Church by Tim Chester & Steve Timmis 2/2/15
  2. The Happy Christian by David Murray 2/6/15
  3. Introducing Paul by Michael Bird 2/11/15
  4. Shepherding God’s Flock by Benjamin Merkle and Thomas Schreiner 2/13/15
  5. Retrieving Doctrine: Essays in Reformed Theology by Oliver Crisp 2/16/15
  6. Surprised by Grace by Tullian Tchividjian 2/18/15
  7. A God Entranced Vision of All Things by John Piper & Justin Taylor 2/24/15
  8. Scary Close by Donald Miller 2/25/15
  9. Studies in the Pauline Epistles: Essays in Honor of Douglas J. Moo 2/26/15
  10. The Paleo Chef by Pete Evans 2/28/15

March

  1. The Pastor’s Ministry by Brian Croft 3/4/15
  2. Nonviolent action by Ronald Sider 3/6/15
  3. Rejoicing in Christ by Michael Reeves 3/7/15
  4. The Challenge of Jesus by N.T. Wright 3/12/14
  5. Faith, Freedom and the Spirit by Paul Molnar 3/23/15
  6. The Mission of Preaching by Patrick Johnson 3/27/15
  7. Treatise on Grace & Other Posthumously Published Writings by Jonathan Edwards 3/29/15
  8. Teams that Thrive by Ryan Hartwig & Warren Bird 3/31/15

April

  1. Advancing Trinitarian Theology by Oliver Crisp & Fred Sanders 4/1/15
  2. Spiritual Friendship by Wesley Hill 4/3/15
  3. Confronted by Grace: Meditations of Theologian by John Webster 4/3/15
  4. Recovering Classical Evangelicalism by Greg Thornbury 4/6/15
  5. Jonathan Edwards’ Theology: A Reinterpretation by Kyle Strobel 4/11/15
  6. The Real Scandal of the Evangelical Mind by Carl Trueman 4/13/15
  7. Edwards and the Christian Life by Dane Ortlund 4/15/15
  8. The Story that Chooses Us: A Tapestry of Missional Vision by George Hunsberger 4/21/15
  9. Called to the Life of the Mind: Some Advice for Evangelical Scholars by Richard Mouw 4/23/15
  10. Encountering Romans by Douglas Moo 4/24/15
  11. The Lord and His Prayer by N.T. Wright 4/27/15

May

  1. The Bees by Laline Paull 5/7/15
  2. The Kuyper Center Report (Vol 5): Church and Academy by Gordon Graham 5/11/15
  3. The Divine Mentor by Wayne Cordeiro 5/17/15
  4. Theology and California by Jason Sexton and Fred Sanders 5/19/15
  5. Ordinary Hero by Neil Cole 5/30/15

June

  1. The Insanity of Obedience by Nik Ripken 6/1/15
  2. A Fellowship of Differents by Scot McKnight 6/7/15
  3. F. Torrance: An Intellectual Biography by Alister McGrath 6/15/15
  4. Reading Barth with Charity by George Hunsinger 6/16/15
  5. The Holy Trinity Revisited: Essays in Response to Stephen R. Holmes by Thomas Noble and Jason Sexton 6/19/15
  6. Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Spoke in the Wind by Renate Wind 6/23/15
  7. Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer 6/29/15

July

  1. Paul’s Theology of Preaching by Duane Liftin 7/5/15
  2. Defending Substitution by Simon Gathercole 7/6/15
  3. Joy in the Journey by Steve Hayner 7/7/15
  4. Ethics by Dietrich Bonhoeffer 7/14/15
  5. Hearing Her Voice: A Biblical Invitation for Women to Preach by John Dickson 7/15/15
  6. Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer 7/15/15
  7. Paul’s Divine Christology by Chris Tilling 7/30/15
  8. Preaching by Tim Keller 7/31/15

August

  1. Letters and papers from Prison by Dietrich Bonhoeffer 8/1/15
  2. The Tangible Kingdom Primer by Hugh Halter and Matt Smay 8/6/15
  3. Romans 1-7 For You by Tim Keller 8/10/15
  4. Teaching Romans: Unlocking Romans 1–8 for the Bible Teacher by Christopher Ash 8/11/15
  5. Paul and the Trinity by Wesley Hill 8/18/15
  6. Exploring Christology and Atonement by Andrew Purves 8/29/15

Septmember

  1. Which Trinity? Whose Monotheism? By Thomas McCall 9/7/15
  2. The Trinity (De Trinitate) by Augustine 9/10/15
  3. The Trinity by Karl Rahner 9/15/15
  4. Unburdened: The Christian Leader’s Path to Sexual Integrity 9/17/15
  5. When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert 9/23/15
  6. A Commentary on the Manuscripts and Texts of the New Testament by Phillip Comfort 9/28/15

October

  1. The Trinity by Karl Rahner 10/5/15
  2. The Trinity and the Kingdom by Jurgen Moltmann 10/8/15
  3. Renew Your Life by Kai Mark Nilsen 10/19/15
  4. The Christian Doctrine of God by T.F. Torrance 10/25/15
  5. The Triune Identity by Robert Jenson 10/26/15

November

  1. The God We Worship by Nicholas Wolterstorff 11/8/15
  2. Which Trinity? Whose Monotheism? By Thomas McCall 11/9/15
  3. Metaphysics and the Tri-Personal God by William Hasker 11/14/15
  4. One God in Three Persons by Bruce Ware and John Starke 11/15/15
  5. Apostolic Church Planting by J.D. Payne 11/17/15
  6. God, Sexuality, and the Self: An Essay on the Trinity by Sarah Coakley 11/30/15

December

  1. Theology and the Mirror of Scripture: A Mere Evangelical Account by Kevin Vanhoozer and Daniel Trier 12/3/15
  2. Reordering the Trinity by Rodrick Durst 12/8/15
  3. Theology as Discipleship by Keith Johnson 12/15/15
  4. Crossing Cultures with Jesus by Katie Rawson 12/20/15
  5. Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation and Mission by Michael Gorman 12/22/15
  6. The Ecumenical Edwards by Kyle Strobel 12/24/15
  7. People to Be Loved by Preston Sprinkle 12/27/15
  8. Pioneering Movements by Steve Addison 12/27/15
  9. Introducing Paul by Michael Bird 12/28/15