Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Reading in 2008

Each year in Preaching Magazine Al Mohler lists his "top 10 books every preacher should read." Here's the list for 2008:

1. Preach the Word: Essays on Expository Preaching: In Honor of R. Kent Hughes, edited by Leland Ryken and Todd Wilson

2. Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics: Foundations and Principles of Evangelical Biblical Interpretation, by Graeme Goldsworthy

3. Truth War: Fighting for Certainty in an Age of Deception, by John MacArthur

4. A City Upon a Hill: How Sermons Changed the Course of American History, by Larry Witham

5. Pierced for Our Transgressions: Rediscovering the Glory of Penal Substitution, by Steve Jeffery, Michael Ovey, and Andrew Sach

6. Renewing Minds: Serving Church and Society Through Christian Higher Education, by David S. Dockery

7. After the Baby Boomers: How Twenty- and Thirty-Somethings Are Shaping the Future of American Religion, by Robert Wuthnow

8. God’s Ambassadors: A History of the Christian Clergy in America, by E. Brooks Holifield

9. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, edited by D. A. Carson and G. K. Beale

10. Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters, edited by Donald K. McKim

Instead of what's in your wallet, I'll ask, "What's in your reading queue?"


Jared Nelson said...

I'll bite, in my reading queue is:

The Future of Justification by John Piper.

Against Heresies by Ireneaus

Finding the Will of God: A Pagan Notion? by Bruce Waltke

The Christian Tradition Vol 2 by Jaroslav Pelikan

Revivalism by Iain Murray

GUNNY said...

Of those, I've read Murray and Waltke and enjoyed them both.

In fact, Waltke is the best I've read on that subject, at least the one that most resonated with me.

What I'm reading:
Wells & Zaspel, New Covenant Theology
Clapton, Autobiography of Eric Clapton
McLaren, A Generous Orthodoxy
Strauch, Leading with Love

In the on-deck circle:
Sider, The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience
Schaeffer, How Should We Then Live?
Driscoll, Confessions of a Reformission Rev
Driscoll, The Radical Reformission
Wilson, Easy Chairs, Hard Words

Timothy said...

Hi Gunny,
I love these type posts because they help me see what is out there worth reading.

What I'm reading:
An Old Testament Theology by Bruce K. Waltke.
Brothers, WE Are Not Professionals, by John Piper.
A Memoir of the Second World War by Winston Churchill.

On Deck? Not really sure at this point.

GUNNY said...

Timothy, that's some good Piper action and a needed message for pastors far and wide.