Books 2012

Books Read in 2012
(those in bold are particularly recommended)

Knowing God – J. I. Packer (I actually read this in early 2011, but missed it off last year’s list)
Ministries of Mercy – Tim Keller
The Rage Against God – Peter Hitchens
Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Saved From What? – RC Sproul
Think – John Piper
Religious Affections – Jonathan Edwards
The Good God – Mike Reeves
Bible Doctrine – Wayne Grudem (started in 2011, finished in 2012)
Seeing and Savouring Jesus Christ – John Piper
The Trial – Franz Kafka
The Gagging of God – Don Carson (started in 2011, finished in 2012)
The Passion of Jesus Christ – John Piper
God Is The Gospel – John Piper
How Long, O LORD? – Don Carson
The Cost of Discipleship – Dietrich Bonhoeffer (started in 2011, finished in 2012)
Journal Keeping: Writing For Spiritual Growth – Luann Budd
The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness – Tim Keller
Redeeming Singleness – Barry Danylak
Erasing Hell – Francis Chan
Smart Faith: Loving God With All Your Mind – J. P. Moreland & Mark Matlock
The Explicit Gospel – Matt Chandler
Broken Down House – Paul David Tripp
How Sermons Work – David Murray
The Life of God in the Soul of Man – Henry Scougal
Loving Well – William Smith
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Could It Be Dementia? Losing Your Mind Doesn’t Mean Losing Your Soul – Louise Morse & Roger Hitchings
Spiritual Depression: It’s Causes and Cures – D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Joshua: No Falling Words – Dale Ralph Davis
Concerning The End For Which God Created The World – Jonathan Edwards
Born of God – D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (not finished reading 31/12/12)
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners – John Bunyan
What’s So Amazing About Grace? – Philip Yancey
What Does God Want Of Us Anyway? – Mark Dever
Crazy Love – Francis Chan (I also read this in 2011, but missed it off last year’s list)
Don’t Waste Your Life – John Piper
The Meaning of Marriage – Tim (& Kathy) Keller
The Pursuit of God – A. W. Tozer
Reformation: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow – Carl Trueman
Heaven: A World of Love – Jonathan Edwards
The Hole In Our Holiness – Kevin DeYoung
Preaching, Pure and Simple – Stuart Olyott
The Weight of Glory (Lewis’s most quoted essays) – C. S. Lewis
Fools Rush In Where Monkeys Fear To Tread – Carl Trueman
Finally Alive – John Piper
The Nature of True Virtue – Jonathan Edwards
Loving The Way Jesus Loves – Phil Ryken
Confessions – Augustine (not finished reading at 31/12/12)
Who Is Jesus? – Roger Carswell
The Quest For True Tolerance – Stephen McQuoid
George W. Bushisms – Edited by Jacob Weisberg

Books on my shelf waiting to be read:

The Fruitful Life – Jerry Bridges
Multiply – Francis Chan
Creature of the Word – Matt Chandler
Perspectives on the Sabbath – (edited by) Christopher John Donato
Eyes Wide Open – Steve DeWitt
The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Demons – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Every Good Endeavour – Timothy Keller
What In The World Is God Waiting For? – Ross Paterson
Let The Nations Be Glad – John Piper
Unapologetic – Francis Spufford
The Cross of Christ – John Stott

Some of the books on my wish list:

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert – Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
The Communist Manifesto – Karl Marx
The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money – John Maynard Keynes
The Road to Serfdom – F. A. Hayek
Small Is Beautiful – E. F. Schumacher
Meditations on the Glory of Christ – John Owen
Paradise Lost – John Milton
Out of the Depths – John Newton
When People Are Big and God Is Small – Ed Welch

Let me know if you’ve got any recommendations that I should add to my wish list.


5 thoughts on “Books 2012

  1. That is a long list, how do you absorb all that in a year?! I’m reading when people are big and God is small at the mo…it’s really good!

  2. Hi Naomi,
    Long time, no see.
    To be honest I’d probably be better off reading less but really taking time to absorb it and live out what I learn.
    Good to know you’re finding When People Are Big And God Is Small useful, anything else you’d recommend?

    1. Hi,
      I know…hope you’ve had a good year!
      ermmm well you might find different things relevent/useful to me but some books that have made it to my re-read pile recently are:
      Connected Christianity – Arturo Azurdia
      Out of the Saltshaker – Rebecca Pippert
      Worldliness – C.J. Mahaney (& others)
      Holiness – J.C. Ryle
      Respectable Sins – Jerry Bridges

      read any of those?

      1. I haven’t read any of those, although I was at the Aberystwyth conference that Art Azurdia’s Connected Christianity came from.
        My dad’s got Respectable Sins, keep meaning to read it at some point.

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