2011 – My year in reading

“When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes.” ~ Erasmus

I was reflecting back on the books I read last year and thought I would list them to see just what I had posted. Some of the reviews of these books will be published here either as re-posts from my old blog, or new posts containing unpublished reviews. This is the list to the best of my knowledge. I am sure that there are countless blog posts, PDF’s, books I forgot about, and various journal publications that I read along the way, but these are ones I know for sure I read because I wrote reviews.

This list is in no particular order.

The Cost of Discipleship – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Life and Diary of David Brainerd –  Jonathan Edwards

The Quotable Chesterton – Kevin Belmonte

Come to the Table – John Mark Hicks

Making a Meal of It: Rethinking the Theology of the Lord’s Supper – Ben Witherington III (My Review)

Fasting: The Sacred Practices Series – Scot McKnight (My Review)

Keep You Greek, Strategies for Busy People – Constantine R. Campbell (My Review)

Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream – David Platt (My Review)

Following Jesus, the Servant King: A Biblical Theology of Covenantal Discipleship – Jonathan Lunde (My Review)

The Essential Bible Companion to the Psalms – Brian L. Webster and David R. Beach (My Review)

Radical Together: Unleashing the People of God for the Purpose of God – David Platt (My Review)

Pagan Christianity?: Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices – Frank Viola (My review)

Read the Bible for Life: Your Guide to Understanding and Living God’s Word – George Guthrie (My review)

What’s With Paul and Women?: Unlocking the Cultural Background to 1 Timothy 2 – Jon Zens (My review)

Except for Fornication: The Teaching of the Lord Jesus on Divorce and Remarriage – Van Parunak (My review)

Desiring God, Meditations of a Christian Hedonist (Revised) – John Piper (My review)

Reimagining Church: Pursuing the Dream of Organic Christianity – Frank Viola (My review)

Man Alive: Transforming Your 7 Primal Needs into a Powerful Spiritual Life – Patrick Morley (My review)

As Christ Submits to the Church: A Biblical Understanding of Leadership and Mutual Submission – Alan Padgett (My review)

Well, there you have it. I think the overall theme of my reading habits was “Ecclesiology” or, the study of the Church. You can probably sprinkle a bit of Christian Living and Theology in there as well. I enjoyed most of these books and I am generally not too critical in my reviews. I like to take most books as they are, allow them to impact me for what they are worth, and incorporate the views of others into my perceptions of the world. It sure makes things interesting most of the time, and helps me keep my closed mind slightly cracked!

 

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James

I love writing about books, theology, and the Kingdom of God. I also enjoy viewing my vocation through a biblical lens. It is here at Seeking A Kingdom that I aim to hash out my thoughts on all these things.

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