Books 2011

I never used to be much of a reader (except on holiday), but about a year ago, God used John Piper to induce in me a hunger to learn more about Him, and as a result I’ve consumed probably more books this past year than the previous 5 years put together (plus a couple of secular books).

Books I’ve read this year (most were very good, but the ones that particularly stood out are highlighted in bold):

Living For God’s Glory – Joel Beeke
The Heart of Christianity – Marcus Borg (not recommended)
The Discipline of Grace – Jerry Bridges
The Pursuit of Holiness – Jerry Bridges
The Pilgirm’s Progress – John Bunyan
Uncovered: True Stories of Changed Lives – Jonathan Carswell
Things God Wants Us To Know – Roger Carswell
Reasonable Faith – William Lane Craig (very good, but hard work)
Judges – Dale Ralph Davis
The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins (weirdly this helped reassure me of God’s existence at a time when I was having doubts)
Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God – Jonathan Edwards
The Air I Breathe – Louie Giglio
The Grace Outpouring – Roy Godwin (interesting, I’d like to go and see it for myself)
Stop Dating The Church – Josh Harris
10 Second Sermons – Milton Jones (yes, the guy off of Mock The Week)
Counterfeit Gods – Tim Keller
Generous Justice – Tim Keller
King’s Cross – Tim Keller
The Prodigal God – Tim Keller
Freakonomics – Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
Servant Leadership For Slow Learners – David Lundy
Christ Our Mediator – C.J. Mahaney
The Cross Centred Life – C.J. Mahaney
Humility: True Greatness – C.J. Mahaney
The Hidden Life of Prayer – David McIntyre
The Mortification of Sin – John Owen
Battling Unbelief – John Piper
The Dangerous Duty of Delight – John Piper (if the thickness of Desiring God is too daunting, try this mini-version)
Desiring God – John Piper (see my review here)
Don’t Waste Your Life – John Piper
God Is The Gospel – John Piper (I started this one in 2010)
When I Don’t Desire God – John Piper
Real Success and How To Achieve It – David Short
The Holiness of God – R.C. Sproul
Discovering The Power of The Cross of Christ – C.H. Spurgeon
The Case For Christ – Lee Strobel
Republocrat – Carl Trueman
Walking Away From Faith – Ruth Tucker (helped me out of my summer of Cartesian doubt)
The Bourne Legacy – Eric Van Lustbader
The Bourne Deception – Eric Van Lustbader
The Dark Side of Christian Cousnselling – Dr E.S. Williams

Books I’m currently part way through:

The Cost of Discipleship – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The Gagging of God – Don Carson (very good, but hard work)
Bible Doctrine – Wayne Grudem

Books on my shelf, waiting to be read:

Journal Keeping: Writing For Spiritual Growth – Luann Budd
How Long, O Lord? – Don Carson
Joshua – Dale Ralph Davis
Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Nature of True Virtue – Jonathan Edwards
Religious Affections – Jonathan Edwards
The Rage Against God – Peter Hitchens
Ministries of Mercy – Tim Keller
Smart Faith: Loving God With All Your Mind – J.P. Moreland
Think – John Piper

Have you read any particularly good books this year that I should add to my wishlist?


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