Book List

2012 Books to Read

 
Words of Christ. Michel Henry
After Virtue. Alistair MacIntyre
On Christian Theology. Rowan Williams
Truth and Method. Hans-George Gadamer
Theology and Social Theory. John Milbank
Leading God’s People. Christopher A. Beeley
The Eclipse of Biblical Narrative. Hans Frei
Selected Spiritual Writings. Nicholas of Cusa
The Beauty of the Infinite. David Bentley Hart
Metaphysics: The Creation of Hierarchy. Adrian Pabst
The Bible and the Crisis of Meaning: Christopher Spinks
The Juvenilization of American Christianity. Thomas Bergler

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>Completed Reading (other than journals, theological dictionaries, commentaries, or portions of books I need for research – the following have been read from cover to cover).

2011

Practicing Theological Interpretation. Joel Green (213)
Why Narrative? Readings in Narrative Theology. Edited by Hauerwas and Jones
The Eerdmans Century 1911-2011. Larry ten Harmsel with Reinder Van Til
Paul Among the Postliberals. Douglas Harink
Mystical Paths. Susan Howatch
Scandalous Risks. Susan Howatch
Theological Hermeneutics: Development and Significance. Werner Jeanrond
Scripture & Metaphysics. Matthew Levering
Absolute Truths. Susan Howatch
Hermeneutics: An Introduction. Anthony Thiselton
The Promise of Reinhold Niebuhr (Third Edition) Gabriel Fackre
The Doors of the Sea: Where was God in the Tsunami? David Bentley Hart
Love Wins. Rob Bell
Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry. Hans Boersma
Nathan Coulter: A Novel. Wendell Berry
The Promise of Narrative Theology. George Stroup
The Transforming Vision: Shaping a Christian World View. Walsh and Middleton
Theology & Narrative: A Critical Introduction. Michael Goldberg

2010
Captive to the Word of God. Miroslav Volf
The Triads. Gregory Palamas
Rowan’s Rule: The Biography of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Rupert Shortt
Renewing Biblical Interpretation. Scripture and Hermeneutics
The Protestant Face of Anglicanism. Paul Zahl
Introducing Radical Orthodoxy. James K. A. Smith
Thinking in Tongues. James K. A. Smith
Justification: God’s Plan & Paul’s Vision. N. T. Wright
Whose Community? Which Interpretation? Merold Westpahl
Because of Christ: Memoirs of a Lutheran Theologian
Hannah’s Child: A Theologians Memoir. Stanley Hauerwas
Cascade Companion, Reading Paul. Michaiel Gorman
Desiring the Kingdom. James K. A. Smith.
Knowing Christ Today. Dallas Willard
What is New Testament Theology? Dan O. Via
The Word of God for the People of God. J. Todd Billings

2009
A Primer for Christian Doctrine. Jonathan R. Wilson
Seeing the Word: Refocusing New Testament Studies by Markus Mockmuehl
Theological Interpretation of Scripture. Stephen E. Fowl
Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism? James K. A. Smith
Reading in Communion. L. Gregory Jones and Stephen E. Fowl
Truth is Stranger than it Used to Be. Brian Walsh and Richard Middleton
Engaging Scripture: A Model for Theological Interpretation. Stephen E. Fowl
The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why. Phyllis Tickle
New Monasticism: What it has to say to today’s church. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
So Beautiful: Divine Design for Life and the Church. Leonard Sweet
Faith Thinking: The Dynamics of Christian Theology. Trevor Hart
Telling God’s Story: Bible, Church and Narrative Theology. Gerard Loughlin
Telling God’s Story: Narrative Preaching for Christian Formaion. John W. Wright
Struggling with Scripture. Brueggemann, Placher, and Blount

2008
The Brothers Karamozov. Fyodor Dostoevsky
Jesus Wants to Save Christians. A Manifesto for the Church in Exile. Rob Bell and Don Golden
Introducing Theological Interpretation of Scripture. Daniel J. Treier
On Christian Doctrine, Book III
On Christian Doctrine, Book II.
On First Principles, Book IV. Origen
Narrative Reading, Narrative Preaching. Joel B. Green and Michael Pasquarello III
Engagement with God. Hans Urs von Balthasar
The Anglican Vision. James E. Griffiss
Surprised by Hope. N.T. Wright
The Man Who Was Thursday. G.K. Chesterton
How the Irish Saved Civilization. Thomas Cahill
Glorious Companions: Five Centuries of Anglican Spirituality. Richard H. Schmidt
In the Beginning: A Catholic Understanding of the Story of Creation and Fall. Joseph Ratzinger
Christians at the Cross: Finding Hope in the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus. N.T. Wright
For the Life of the World (Sacraments and Orthodoxy). Alexander Schmemann
Matthew for Everyone: Chapter 1-15. Tom Wright
Love Alone is Credible. Hans Urs Von Balthasar
Ancient Future Time. Robert Webber

2007
Trinitarian Doctrine for Today’s Mission. Lesslie Newbigin
Reading Scripture with the Church. AKM Adam, Stephen Fowl, Kevin Vanhoozer, Francis Watson
Beyond the Bible: Moving from Scripture to Theology. I. Howard Marshall
Test Everything: Hold Fast to What is Good. Hans Urs von Balthasar
Colossians & Philemon. N.T. Wright
Between Two Horizons. Editors Joel B. Green and Max Turner
Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail. Robert Webber
The Nonviolent Atonement. J. Denny Weaver
God Crucified: Monothesism and Christology. Richard Bauckham
Bible and Mission. Richard Bauckham
The Art of Reading Scripture by Ellen F. Davis and Richard B. Hays
The Climax of the Covenant. N.T. Wright
Evangelical Futures. John G. Stackhouse Jr.
The Text that Breaths New Breath. Walter Brueggemann
(2nd Reading) Contours of Pauline Theology. Tom Holland
Who Do You Say That I Am? Edited by Donald Armstrong
Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality. Anthony De Mello
The Way of the Heart. Henri J. M. Nouwen
In the Name of Jesus. Henri J. M. Nouwen
The Myth of a Christian Nation. Gregory A. Boyd

NOTE: In January 2007 I began the pursuit of a degree in theology (Master of Theology: Scripture and Theology for Practice) through the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David (Lampter. As you can see – I’ve read a few less books this year than previous years – or so it seems. This list is only of those I’ve read through entirety. Therefore, the many books that I’ve used for research and essay writing are not listed here. Those can only be found in bibliographies.

2006
God of the Oppressed. James H. Cone
The Powers That Be. Walter Wink
Bread Not Stone. Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza
The Church and Churches. Karl Barth
Theology and Feminism. Daphne Hampson
Evil and the Justice of God. N.T. Wright
Abraham’s Promise. Michael Wyschogrod
After Our Likeness. Miroslav Volf
The Truce of God. Rowan Williams
Everything Belings. Richard Rohr
The Resurrection of the Son of God. (Volume 3) N.T. Wright
For the Beauty of the Earth. Steven Bouma-Prediger
Colossians Remixed. Brian Walsh and Sylvia Keesmaat
The Emotionally Healthy Church. Pete Scazzero
Free of Charge. Miroslav Volf
Contours of Pauline Theology. Tom Holland
Ultimate Prizes. Susan Hawatch
Jesus and Empire. Richard A. Horsley
The Conversion of the Imagination. Richard B. Hays
The Scriptures, the Cross, & the Power of God. Tom Wright
The Heart of Chrisianity. Marcus Borg
The Millennium Myth. N.T. Wright
Simply Christian. N.T. Wright
Missional Church. Darrel L. Guder and Lois Barrett
The Meal Jesus Gave Us. N.T. Wright
For All The Saints? N.T. Wright
Christ Plays In Ten Thousand Place. Eugene Peterson
The Contemplative Pastor. Eugene Peterson
Hamlet. William Shakespeare
As You Like It. William Shakespeare
The Merhant of Venice. William Shakespeare
Richard the Third. William Shakespeare
Paul: In Fresh Perspective. N.T. Wright
Sex God. Rob Bell

2005
Engaging God’s World. Cornelius Plantanga Jr.
The Last Word. N.T. Wright
The Drama of Scripture. Bartholomew and Goheen
The Character of Thology. John R. Franke
Jesus and the Victory of God. (Volume 2) N.T. Wright
The New Testament and the People of God. (Volume 1) N.T. Wright
Glamorous Powers. Susan Howatch
Glittering Images. Susan Howatch
Velvet Elvis. Rob Bell
Harry Potter – Year 3. J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter – Year 2. J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter – Year 1. J.K. Rowling
Following Jesus. N.T. Wright
Texts Under Negotiation. Walter Brueggemann
Life Together. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
A Primer on Postmodernism. Stanly Grenz
The Crown and the Fire. N.T. Wright
The Parables of the Kingdom. Robert Farrar Capon
Death of the Church. Mike Regele, Mark Schulz
Making All Things New. Henri Nouwen
The Last Word and the Word After That. Brian McLaren
The Lord and His Prayer. N.T. Wright
Renovation of the Heart. Dallas Willard
Jewish Spirituality. Intro for Christians. Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
Wild at Heart. John Eldredge
The Challenge of Jesus. N.T. Wright
Desire of the Everlasting Hills. Thomas Cahill
Reaching Out. Henri Nouwen
The Gift of the Jews. Thomas Cahill
Let Your Life Speak. Parker Palmer
God was in this place and I, I did not know. Lawrence Kushner
The Secular City. Harvey Cox
Religion in the Secular City. Harvey Cox
If Grace Is True. Gulley and Mulholland
What Saint Paul Really Said. N.T. Wright
The Foolishness of Preaching. Robert Farrar Capon

2004
The Fingerprints of God. Robert Farrar Capon
Between Noon and Three. Robert Farrar Capon
Honest to God. Walsch & Blanton
Honest to God. John A.T. Robinson
Gospel & Law. Daniel Fuller
Slaves, Women and Homosexuals. William Webb
Redemptive History and the New Testament Scriptures. Ridderbos
The Five Points of Calvinism. Steele and Thomas
Messy Spirituality. Yaconelli
For All Gods Worth. N.T. Wright
A Generous Orthodoxy. McLaren
Biblical Religion and the Search for Ultimate Reality. Paul Tillich
God Here and Now. Karl Barth
The New Reformation. John A.T. Robinson
Our Father Abraham. Marvin Wilson
Yeshua. Dr. Ron Moseley
The Original Jesus. N.T. Wright
Who was Jesus? N.T. Wright
Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time. Marcus J. Borg
Hermeneutics. Henry Verkler
Every Man’s Battle. Stephen Arterburn
The Search to Belong. Joseph Myers
Emerging Worship. Dan Kimball
Experiential Storytelling. Mark Miller
Ancient-Future Evangelism. Robert Webber
Uprising. Erwin McManus
Rumors of Another World. Yancy

2003
The Great Worship Awakening. Redman
An Unstoppable Force. McManus
A New Kind of Christian. Brian D. McLaren
The Story We Find Ourselves In. McLaren
Adventures In Missing The Point. McLaren & Campolo
The Post-Evangelical. Tomlinson
The Unity of the Bible. Daniel Fuller
Ancient-Future Faith. Robert Webber
The Younger Evangelicals. Robert Webber
The Divine Conspiracy. Dallas Willard
Celebration of Discipline. Richard Foster
A is for Abductive. Sweet, McLaren, Haselmayer
The Church on the Other Side. McLaren
Finding Faith. McLaren
Orthodoxy. G.K. Chesterton
Johannes Climacus. Soren Kierkegaard
More Ready Than You Realize. McLaren
The Gospel According to Moses. Athol Dickson
Rabbi Jesus. Bruce Chilton
The Unquenchable Worshiper. Matt Redman
The Dynamics of Corporate Worship. Vernon M. Whaley
Authentic Worship in a Changing Culture. CRC Publications

NOTE: This next list is made up of random books that I remember reading before 2003. They are in no particular order. I know this sounds funny but the following are most, if not all of the books I read before 2003.

Fatherland. Robert Harris
Honor Among Thieves. Jeffery Archer
The Chamber. John Grisham
The Rainmaker. John Grisham
The Client. John Grisham
The Runaway Jury. John Grisham
The Street Lawyer. John Grisham

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