Book Recommendations

This list is the best of the best. I will probably update it across time too, so make sure to check back every once in awhile.

The (somewhat arbitrary) categories are arranged alphabetically, as are the books by author’s last name.

Biblical Studies
Paul and the Gift (Barclay)
The Temple and the Church’s Mission (Beale)
Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels (Hays)
Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul (Hays)
The Moral Vision of the New Testament (Hays)
The Unseen Realm (Heiser)
Lord Jesus Christ (Hurtado)
Through New Eyes (Jordan)
On the Reliability of the Old Testament (Kitchen)
Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament (Walton)
Jesus and the Victory of God (Wright)

Literature
Orthodoxy (Chesterton)
A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
The Power and the Glory (Greene)
A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches (King, Jr.)
The Great Divorce (Lewis)
The Space Trilogy (Lewis)
Infinite Jest (Wallace)
The Pale King (Wallace)
Lament for a Son (Wolterstorff)

Philosophy
Naming and Necessity (Kripke)
Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language (Kripke)
After Virtue (MacIntyre)
The Nature of Necessity (Plantinga)
Warranted Christian Belief (Plantinga)
Philosophical Investigations (Wittgenstein)
Divine Discourse (Wolterstorff)

Practical Christian Books
Life Together (Bonhoeffer)
The Cost of Discipleship (Bonhoeffer)
Desiring God (Piper)

Theology
Institutes of the Christian Religion (Calvin)
On the Apostolic Preaching (Irenaeus)
The Priesthood of the Plebs (Leithart)
The Nature of Doctrine (Lindbeck)
The Drama of Doctrine (Vanhoozer)
Exclusion and Embrace (Volf)

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