You may have noticed I accidentally posted this last week with only three book titles. Obviously, that was a few days worth of reading, not entire month. And actually, this month ended up being the peak of the year so far. Rather than blurb each of the 20 books, I’m going to list them and then offer brief summary comments. I’m trying to ease back into regular blogging after starting strong in June and then realizing I needed a production break before school started.
If you’re keeping score at home, the 20 books in July brings me to 99 for the year. Well, actually, it’s at 101 now because we’re a ways into August. Anyway, here’s the list of what I read in July:
- An Edible History of Humanity
- Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
- Christ Alone—The Uniqueness of Jesus as Savior: What The Reformers Taught and Why It Matters
- One by One: Welcoming the Singles in Your Church
- Salt: A World History
- Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
- Brewing Up a Business: Adventures in Beer from the Founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
- Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae: A Guide and Commentary
- Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels
- God Is: A Devotional Guides to the Attributes of God
- Reformed Dogmatics: Soteriology
- Chasing Contentment: Trusting God in a Discontented Age
- The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing: A Theological Commentary
- T. rex and The Crater of Doom
- Ruth: The King is Coming
- Jesus the Eternal Son: Answering Adoptionist Christology
- The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone
- The Essentials of Christian Thought: Seeing Reality through the Biblical Story
- The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest: Covenant, Retribution, and the Fate of the Canaanites
- Writing on the Wall: Social Media – The First 2,000 Years
While there are still a considerable amount of theological and biblical studies in this mix, I think I diversified pretty well. Of the books listed, only 6 were specifically for reviews, which should start rolling out more frequently this fall. Chasing Contentment was for a member offering at Christ and Pop Culture, and you can read my write up here. The rest were primarily pleasure reads, although there are still a few “I feel like I read should read this book because it’s important to what I teach.” You can probably spot those with a quick glance.
The books that I care about on here (i.e. really liked), I’ll be thinking about ways to write about them in the coming weeks and months. My reading will slow considerably now that it’s August and there is prep to be done for both school and SHIFT. I need to get some systems in place and need to do so in the next week or so, but once they’re there, I should be back in a reading routine going into the fall.