2017 Reading List

2017 One-Word Reviews

January:

1. Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel / James Luceno / Enjoyable
2. Mountains of Spices / Hannah Hurnard / Unfulfilled-Potential
3. The Gifts of the Jews / Thomas Cahill / Moderately-Thought-Provoking
4. The Complete Green Letters / Miles J. Stanford / Nonsense
5. Do More Better / Tim Challies / Excellent
6. Visioneering: God’s Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Vision / Andy Stanley / Inspiring
7. The Power of the Blood of Jesus / Andrew Murray / Encouraging
8. The Confessions / St. Augustine, Trans. by Maria Boulding / Classic
9. Reading the Bible in Wesleyan Ways / Edited by Barry Callen & Richard Thompson / Thought-Provoking

February:

10. Reclaiming Hope / Michael Wear / Eye-Opening
11. The Case for the Psalms / N.T. Wright / Needed
12. Humility / Andrew Murray / Wonderful

March:

13. Christian Theology: Volume 1 / Albert Gray / Solid
14. Immortality of the Soul or Resurrection of the Dead? / Oscar Cullmann / Fantastic
15. The Art of Work / Jeff Goins / Inspiring
16. A Hunger for God / John Piper / Essential
17. Is the Bible Good for Women? / Wendy Alsup / …Meh…
18. Reversing Hermon: Enoch, the Watchers & the Forgotten Mission of Jesus Christ / Dr. Michael S. Heiser / Fascinating
19. Using the Book of Common Prayer: A Simple Guide / Paul Thomas / Practical
20. The Last Temple / Hank Hanegraaff & Sigmund Brouwer / A Fitting Conclusion
21. Salvation by Allegiance Alone / Matthew Bates / Outstanding

April:

22. A Grief Observed / C.S. Lewis / Psalm-like
23. Beyond Death: Exploring the Evidence for Immortality / Gary Habermas & J.P. Moreland / Encouraging
24. The Triumph of Christianity: How the Jesus Movement Became the World’s Largest Religion / Rodney Stark / Eye-Opening
25. Christian Theology: Volume 2 / Albert Gray / So-So
26. Theology: The Basics / Alister McGrath / Excellent
27. Theology: The Basic Readings / Alister McGrath / Challenging
28. Where Is God When It Hurts? / Philip Yancey / Comforting

May:

29. After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters / N.T. Wright / Excellent
30. Star Wars: Thrawn / Timothy Zahn / Enjoyable
31. Classic Christianity: Life’s Too Short to Miss the Real Thing / Bob George / A-Mixed-Bag

June:

32. Leading the Other Way: How to Change the Church Planting World / J.D. Pearring / So-So

July:

33. The Kingdom Matrix: Designing a Church for the Kingdom of God / Jeff Christopherson / Thought-Provoking
34. Church in the Making: What Makes or Breaks a New Church Before it Starts / Ben Arment / Excellent
35. Write to Market: Deliver a Book that Sells / Chris Fox / Inspiring & Encouraging & Practical

August:

36. Dune / Frank Herbert / Okay…
37. Dune Messiah / Frank Herbert / Okay…

September:

38. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich / Timothy Ferriss / Inspiring
39. Honor, Patronage, Kinship & Purity: Unlocking New Testament Culture / David A. deSilva / Enlightening!
40. Minding the Good Ground: A Theology for Church Renewal / Jason E. Vickers / Thought Provoking
41. God’s Battalions: The Case for the Crusades / Rodney Stark / Educational

October:

42. Hearing the New Testament: Strategies for Interpretation / Edited by Joel Green / Deep
43. The Shadow of the Galilean / Gerd Theissen / Fascinating
44. On Augustine / Rowan Williams / Technical (listened on Audible)
45. Santa Biblia: The Bible Through Hispanic Eyes / Justo L. Gonzalez / Eye-Opening
46. Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians: Finding Authentic Faith in a Forgotten Age with C. S. Lewis / Chris Armstrong / Valuable
47. On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision / William Lane Craig / Essential
48. God Dwells Among Us: Expanding Eden to the Ends of the Earth / G.K. Beale & Mitchell Kim / Paradigm-Shifting

November:

49. How to Write Copy That Sells: The Step-By-Step System for More Sales, to More Customers, More Often / Ray Edwards / Informative
50. History of the World Christian Movement: Earliest Christianity to 1453 / Dale Irvin & Scott Sunquist / Excellent

December:

51. Classic Christianity: A Systematic Theology / Thomas Oden / Essential
52. Theology in the Context of World Christianity: How the Global Church Is Influencing the Way We Think about and Discuss Theology / Timothy Tennent / Eye-Opening
53. Ready Player One: A Novel / Ernest Cline / Fun
54. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? / Philip K. Dick / Thought-Provoking
55. Introducing the New Testament: Its Literature and Theology / Marianne Thompson / Highly Informative
56. Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen / Donald Miller / Informative & Inspiring
57. As Kingfishers Catch Fire: A Conversation on the Ways of God Formed by the Words of God / Eugene Peterson / Encouraging
58. God Is Red: The Secret Story of How Christianity Survived and Flourished in Communist China / Liao Yiwu (trans. by Wenguang Huang) / Powerful
59. Church Elders: How to Shepherd God’s People Like Jesus / Jeramie Rinne / Practical
60. Church Membership: How the World Knows Who Represents Jesus / Jonathan Leeman / Thought-Provoking

Thoughts from Canaan by teslathemes