Reading for March 2015

The War on Humans by Wesley J. Smith
Seven Days That Divide the World: The Beginning According to Genesis and Science by John Lennox
Jeremiah: Prophet of Courage and Hope by J. Philip Hyatt
Basic Forms of Prophetic Speech by Claus Westermann
What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done by Matt Perman
Next Generation Leader: Five Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future by Andy Stanley
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni
The Sign of the Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Favorite Reads of 2014

These lists are notoriously difficult, so I’ll simply narrow to my top three books per category.

Favorite in Fiction:
1. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
2. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
3. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Favorite in Creative Non-Fiction:
1. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
2. Eight Twenty Eight: When Love Didn’t Give Up by Ian & Larissa Murphy
3. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcom Gladwell

Favorite in Theology:
1. Antinomianism: Reformed Theology’s Unwelcome Guest? by Mark Jones
2. The Untamed God: A Philosophical Exploration of Divine Perfection, Simplicity, and Immutability by Jay Wesley Richards
3. Beyond the Control of God? Six Views on the Problem of God and Abstract Objects by Paul Gould, et al

Favorite in Philosophy/Apologetics:
1. Consciousness and the Existence of God: A Theistic Argument by J.P. Moreland
2. Being as Communion: A Metaphysics of Information by William Dembski
3. The Bible Among the Myths: Unique Revelation or Just Ancient Literature? by John Oswalt

Favorite in Pastoral Ministry:
1. Counseling the Hard Cases: True Stories Illustrating the Sufficiency of God’s Resources in Scripture by Stuart Scott & Heath Lambert
2. Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God, A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope by Christopher Yuan & Angela Yuan
3. Slogging Along in the Paths of Righteousness: Psalms 13-24 by Dale Ralph Davis

Reading for November 2014

Being as Communion: A Metaphysics of Information by William Dembski
The Romantic Rationalist: God, Life, and Imagination in the Work of C.S. Lewis by John Piper & David Mathis, et al
Understanding Sexual Identity: A Resource for Youth Ministry by Mark A. Yarhouse
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcom Gladwell
Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Giver by Lois Lowry

Reading for October 2014

From Exegesis to Exposition: A Practical Guide to Using Biblical Hebrew by Robert Chrisholm
The Edge of Evolution: The Search for the Limits of Darwinism by Michael Behe
Contending with Christianity’s Critics: Answering New Atheists & Other Objectors by Paul Copan & William Lane Craig
The System Has a Soul: Essays on Christianity, Liberty, and Political Life by Hunter Baker
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Reading for September 2014

The Untamed God: A Philosophical Exploration of Divine Perfection, Simplicity, and Immutability by Jay Wesley Richards
Old Testament Textual Criticism: A Practical Introduction by Ellis R. Brotzman
Political Thought: A Student’s Guide by Hunter Baker
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Dickens’s Great Expectations (Christian Guides to the Classics) by Leland Ryken
Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Reading for August 2014

The Soul Hypothesis: Investigations into the Existence of the Soul by Mark Baker & Stuart Goetz, et al
The Concept of God: An Exploration of Contemporary Difficulties with the Attributes of God by Ronald Nash
Chance and the Sovereignty of God: A God-Centered Approach to Probability and Random Events by Vern Poythress
Finishing Our Course with Joy: Guidance from God for Engaging with Our Aging by J.I. Packer
Eight Twenty Eight: When Love Didn’t Give Up by Ian & Larissa Murphy

Reading for July 2014

Consciousness and the Existence of God: A Theistic Argument by J.P. Moreland
Taking Christian Moral Thought Seriously by Jeremy Evans & Daniel Heimbach
Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God, A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope by Christopher & Angela Yuan
Being a Dad Who Leads by John MacArthur
Phantastes: A Faerie Romance by George MacDonald
The Cuckoo’s Calling (A Cormoran Strike Novel) by Robert Galbraith

Reading for June 2014

Actuality, Possibility, and Worlds by Alexander Pruss
Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics by William Lane Craig
Miracles: Is Belief in the Supernatural Irrational? by John Lennox
Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully: The Power of Poetic Effort in the Work of George Herbert, George Whitefield, and C. S. Lewis by John Piper
Slogging Along in the Paths of Righteousness: Psalms 13-24 by Dale Ralph Davis
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
All You Needs is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka

Reading for May 2014

Beyond the Control of God? Six Views on the Problem of God and Abstract Objects by Paul Gould, et al
Inerrancy and the Gospels: A God-Centered Approach to the Challenges of Harmonization by Vern Poythress
The Resurrection of Jesus: A Rational Inquiry by Gary Habermas
Counseling the Hard Cases: True Stories Illustrating the Sufficiency of God’s Resources in Scripture by Stuart Scott & Heath Lambert, et al
Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith
The Warden and the Wolf King by Andrew Peterson