Recommended Reading

As you might know reading is an important part of developing the Christian intellect. This is an ever-growing list of books that I have found useful in my journey, though I do not necessarily agree with everything in them. As the saying goes,"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."

This list is in no particular order.
  1. The Bible (it may seem obvious, but there are far too many Christians getting their knowledge from second hand sources)
  2. Systematic Theology (3 Volumes: The Living God, The Word of Life, Life In the Spirit)--Thomas Oden
  3. Across the Spectrum--Gregory A. Boyd & Paul R. Eddy
  4. Mere Christianity--C.S. Lewis
  5. The Great Divorce--ibid
  6. The Problem of Pain--ibid
  7. The Abolition of Man--ibid
  8. The Chronicles of Narnia--ibid
  9. Orthodoxy--G.K. Chesterton
  10. Life Together--Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  11. The Cost of Discipleship--ibid
  12. The Pursuit of God--A.W. Tozer
  13. The Knowledge of the Holy--ibid
  14. The Saint Andrews Seven--Stuart Piggin and John Roxborough
  15. The Climax of the Covenant--N.T. Wright
  16. The New Testament and the People of God--ibid
  17. The Challenge of Jesus--ibid
  18. Simply Christian--ibid
  19. Surprised by Hope--ibid
  20. Cold-Case Christianity--J. Warner Wallace
  21. An Open Letter On Translating--Martin Luther
  22. How To Read A Book--Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren
  23. The Art of Thinking--Ernest Dimnet
  24. Echoes of Scripture In the Letters of Paul--Richard B. Hays
  25. Biblical Exegesis In the Apostolic Period--Richard Longenecker
  26. On the Incarnation--Athanasius of Alexandria
  27. Crime and Punishment--Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  28. Notes From the Tilt-a-whirl--N.D. Wilson
  29. Invitation To World Missions--Timothy C. Tennent
  30. Theology In the Context of World Missions--ibid
  31. 1984--George Orwell
  32. Teaching To Change Lives--Howard G. Hendricks
  33. Living By the Book--Howard G. Hendricks and William D. Hendricks
  34. Inductive Bible Study: A Comprehensive Guide to the Practice of Hermeneutics--David R. Bauer & Robert A. Traina
  35. Interpreting the Psalms: An Exegetical Handbook--Mark D. Futato
  36. The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament--Craig Keener
  37. Spiritual Disciplines For the Christian Life--Donald S. Whitney
  38. The Story of Christianity vols. 1 & 2--Justo L. Gonzalez
  39. The King Jesus Gospel--Scot McKnight
  40. What Have They Done With Jesus?--Ben Witherington III
  41. Honor, Patronage, Kinship, and Purity--David A. DeSilva
  42. Habits of the Mind--James W. Sire
  43. Ancient-Future Faith--Robert Webber
  44. The Picture of Dorian Gray--Oscar Wilde
  45. The Devil's Delusion--David Berlinski
  46. Forsaken: The Trinity and the Cross, and Why It Matters--Thomas H. McCall
  47. Worship, Community, and the Triune God of Grace--James B. Torrence
  48. Commentary On the New Testament Us of the Old Testament--G.K. Beale & D.A. Carson
  49. The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate--John H. Walton
  50. The Epic of Eden--Sandra Richter
  51. Yawing at Tigers: You Can't Tame God, So Stop Trying--Drew Dyck
  52. The Unbelievable Gospel: Say Something Worth Believing--Jonathan K. Dodson

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