Mindy’s Good Reads 2017

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Every year I promise myself “less Facebook, more reading”… this year I read almost entirely nonfiction.  Here’s what I read in 2017: (alphabetical, *seminary reading)

1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ, Jen Wilkin.

Epic of Eden: Isaiah, Sandra Richter.

Gutenberg’s Apprentice, Alix Christie. (historical fiction, printing press & church power)

*Honor, Patronage, Kinship, and Purity: Unlocking New Testament Culture, David deSilva. (excellent, but dense)

Prodigal God, Tim Keller. (new look at the parable)

*Recovering the Full Mission of God: A Biblical Perspective on Being, Doing, and Telling, Dean Flemming.  (how we preach the gospel)

Revival Rising: Preparing for the Next Great Wave of Awakening, Mark Nysewander. (history and character of revival)

Surprised by Oxford, Carolyn Weber. (memoir)

*The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life, Os Guiness.

*The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited, Scot McKnight.

The Meaning of Marriage, Tim Keller.

*The Shadow of the Galilean, Gerd Theissen. (historical fiction by NT professor)

Unashamed, Lecrae. (memoir, excellent)

Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, Lonely, Lysa Terkeurst.

What is the Bible? Rob Bell. (intriguing, but not recommended)

*What Saint Paul Really Said, N.T. Wright. (new perspective on Paul)

*Who Chose the Gospels?  C.E. Hill. (origin of the NT texts, academic)

Wisdom of the Enneagram, Riso & Hudson.  (personality types & motivations)

What have you enjoyed this year?  What should I consider adding to my list?

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