Around this time last month, I posted my February Update as part of Tim Challies Reading Challenge. Reading was down slightly this past month, as was blogging. That was mainly because I had spring break and took advantage of having spring training games in my backyard. That, and I’ve started watching Mad Men. Once again, I have a slightly more annotated list this time around. Key word is slightly. I’ve also truncated the checklist to just include books I’ve finished at this point. If you want the whole list, see either my January Update or Challies original post.
Here’s the March reads:
- People To Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is Not Just An Issue
- See my review
- The Whole Christ: Legalism, Antinomianism, and Gospel Assurance
- I’ll have more to about this one when I post a review
- Locating Atonement: Explorations in Constructive Dogmatics
- This is most recent collection of essays from the Los Angeles Theology Conference. Already looking forward to the ones from this year being in print later this fall.
- Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics: An Introduction and Reader
- See my review
- The Work of Christ (Contours in Christian Theology)
- I’d highly recommend all the volumes in this series. I’ve had this one for a while and finally got aroudn to reading it.
- Christological Anthropology In Historical Perspective
- I’ll have post on this one at some point, maybe not a full review though.
- The God Ask
- I’ll explain in the next month or so why I read this.
- King’s Cross: The Story of The World in The Life of Jesus
- Still working my way through Keller’s writings. I wish I had read this a few years ago when our church was going through Mark.
- Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business
- I really liked the Power of Habit, and so grabbed this as soon as it was released. Maybe not as revolutionary (for me at least) as the previous work, but definitely a good read.
- Mad Men and Philosophy
- Since I’ve been watching the series, I wanted to read this. It only covers the first three seasons, and I just started season 4. Hoping there’s another collection down the road.
- Theological Theology: Essays in Honor of John Webster
- Glad I could get a review copy of this because it is way out of my price range. When it’s available in paperback, you should probably try to get a hold of it.
- Theology and The Mirror of Scripture: A Mere Evangelical Account
- Anything by Vanhoozer is going to end up on my shelf and this is no exception. I’ll have more to say when I review it.
THE LIGHT READER (7/13 BOOKS)
- ☒ A book about Christian living (Sanctified by Grace)
- ☒ A commentary on a book of the Bible (The Promise of His Appearing:)
- ☒ A book about theology (Theology as Discipleship)
- ☒ A book with the word “gospel” in the title or subtitle (The Gospel according to Heretics)
- ☒ A book more than 100 years old (The Bruised Reed)
- ☒ A book published in 2016 (From Topic to Thesis)
- ☒ A book about a current issue (Five Views on The Church and Politics)
THE AVID READER (1/26 BOOKS)
- ☒ A book written by an Anglican (Paul and The Trinity)
THE COMMITTED READER (6/52 BOOKS)
- ☒ A humorous book (This is Awkward)
- ☒ A book about money or finance (The God Ask)
- ☒ A memoir (The Pastor: A Memoir)
- ☒ A book about joy or happiness (Happiness)
- ☒ A book whose title comes from a Bible verse (Eat This Book)
- ☒ A book you own but have never read (The Work of Christ (Contours in Christian Theology))
THE OBSESSED READER (15/104 BOOKS)
- ☒ A book used as a seminary textbook (The Birth of The Trinity)
- ☒ A book about productivity (Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business)
- ☒ A book about philosophy (Philosophy in Seven Sentences)
- ☒ A book about prayer (Habits of Grace)
- ☒ A book about marriage (The Dude’s Guide to Marriage)
- ☒ A book by or about a pastor’s wife (Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife)
- ☒ A book by your favorite author (Theology and The Mirror of Scripture: A Mere Evangelical Account)
- ☒ A book about homosexuality (People To Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is Not Just An Issue)
- ☒ A historical book (American Exceptionalism and Civil Religion)
- ☒ A book about the Bible (The Miracles of Jesus)
- ☒ A book about astronomy (The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy)
- ☒ A book by or about the church fathers (Augustine on The Christian Life)
- ☒ A book about science (How to Be an Atheist)
- ☒ A book about preaching (Preaching the Whole Counsel of God)
- ☒ A book about the church (The Scandal of The Evangelical Mind)