Well the new year is here and everyone is jumping on the new resolution band wagon. Like most, I’ve been guilty of having some lofty resolutions only to find my self the following December realizing that I haven’t accomplished much of what I set out to do. However, if there is a resolution that you should keep, it’s to spend more time reading. The benefits are countless! Earlier I posted a quick review of the best books I read in 2015.
Related: Best Books Of 2015
I wanted to give you my 2016 reading list. Some may wonder how I compiled this list? It’s actually really simple. I typically turn to people or other sites that I trust. I compile list based off of their recommendations. I also make sure to leave some breathing room for new books that set to release in 2016!
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After surveying what seems like hundreds of books, I landed on adding the following to my 2016 must read list.
Must Read Books For 2016
What Does The Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality, Kevin DeYoung – In a culture that that is seemingly getting more complex in regards to gender issues, I’m excited about taking a look at what Kevin DeYoung has to say from a gospel centered Biblical framework.
Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel, Russell D Moore – As Christians we need to engage culture. A seemingly significant challenge for many is keeping the Gospel central in our engagement with our culture.
The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings, Philip and Carol Zaleski – I’m a huge fan of both C.S Lewis and J.R Tolkien. One of the areas I hope to develop in 2016 is my writing, and there is nothing better than to study the lives of these literary giants!
The Pastor as Public Theologian: Reclaiming A Lost Vision, Kevin J. Vanhoozer and Owen Strachan – As I’ve gone through seminary I’ve been amazed at how so many of the theological giants in the past were both scholar and pastor!
Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism, Timothy Keller – This book covers two areas that are important to me. First, preaching and communication. Second, evangelism within our cultural context. When it comes to the topic of cultural context I think Tim Keller is a leading thought developer.
Doctrine of Repentance, Thomas Watson – This book was mentioned by Trevin Wax in an interview he did with the Gospel Coalition and peaked my interest. I enjoy puritan writing and am excited to jump into this one.
The Resurrection of the Son of God, N.T Wright – This has been on back log for some time and I think 2016 is the year to tackle this!