One of my disciplines that I try to keep is reading. I try to read every day for at least an hour a day. Sometimes I make the quota sometimes I fall far short. For me as an avid reader in theology it seems like the end of 2013 is going to be a great year for new theology books. Here are some of the books I am looking forward to reading:
The book I am most looking forward to is edited by my friend Jonathan Gibson and his brother David. It is called From Heaven He Came and Sought Her: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspective and with contributors like Henri A. Blocher, Sinclair B. Ferguson, Paul Helm, Robert Letham, John Piper, Thomas R. Schreiner,Carl R. Trueman , Lee Gatiss, Donald Macleod, J. Alec Motyer, Garry J. Williams it will be the book on definite (or limited) atonement
N.T Wright has three books coming out. If you know anything about theology you will know that his books always cause debate! His latest book in His Christian Origins and the Question of God series is Paul and the Faithfulness of God which will be a demanding and yet important read. His other books are Paul and His Recent Interpreters and Pauline Perspectives: Essays on Paul, 1978-2013 which also will be required reading for anyone wanting to keep abreast of new studies in Pauline theology.
The New Studies in Biblical Theology series has two books coming out to go along with it’s vast array of great books it has released. The God Who Became Human: A Biblical Theology of Incarnation Is written by Aussie Graham Cole and another Aussie, Brian Rosner, has written Paul and the Law: Keeping the Commandments of God. I have heard first hand some of Brian’s material in this book and it was amazing and this boo looks like it will be a cracker of a book!
Anthony Thistleton has a book on the Holy Spirit entitled The Holy Spirit: In Biblical Teaching, through the Centuries, and Today coming out in June. If you have read any of Thistleton’s other work I am sure you will concur with me saying this will be an exhaustive and illuminating book.
On a more popular Level but still good for pastors to read a three books one by Jared Wilson entitled The Pastor’s Justification: Applying the Work of Christ in Your Life and Ministry which seems to join the growing ranks of books addressing the spiritual needs of pastors. Matt Chandler has book coming out called To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain which is based on the book of Phillipians. And finally, Tullian Tchividjian’s latest book lands early October and it is called One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World.
Which one of these book are you hoping to buy and read?
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