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?