Like the last several years, I read a lot of books in 2010. Over the summer I managed to broaden my scope and get outside the theology genre, and after this next semester will be able to do that again. But in the meantime, most of what I consume on a daily basis is theologically related. Some are required reading for class and I am delighted to see the last page. Some are closely related to class work and may be academically rigorous, but are worth the effort. Some though, are both rewarding to glean from, and an actual joy to read. Those books, are what I’ve listed here. Off the several hundreds of dollars of books I’ve read this past year, here are 10 I heartily recommend to you:
- The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God by John Frame
- You Can Change by Tim Chester
- Counsel from the Cross: Connecting Broken People to the Love of Christ by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Dennis Johnson
- Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church: A Guide for Ministry by Michael Lawrence
- In the Beginning Was the Word: Language – A God Centered Approach by Vern Poythress
- The Temple and the Church’s Mission: A Biblical Theology of the Dwelling Place of God by G. K. Beale
- Engaging With God: A Biblical Theology of Worship by David Peterson
- Why Johnny Can’t Preach: The Media Have Shaped the Messenger by T. David Gordon
- The Doctrine of the Word of God by John Frame
- God, Marriage, and Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation by Andreas Kostenberger with David Jones
I could give you a little blurb on each of these and why I think you should buy and read them, but I’ve already done that for several of these (here, here, and here). If you however, you want a more in-depth review of one of these, leave a comment and I’ll see what I can do.
Happy Reading in 2011!