A Union University grad kindly sent me David Dockery’s summer 2010 reading list. It’s listed below (in original order) and will be of help to those of us who enjoy little more than a beach towel and a good read.
Let me throw in a couple of quick comments: the Metaxas book on Bonhoeffer is excellent. You would not think 550 pages on a German pastor-theologian would read so quickly, but they do. If this was fiction, they would option it as a movie (it already has been and is). Though the work does not delve into Bonhoeffer’s theology as much as some would hope, it is a must-buy.
Also, Hunter’s book on the Christian cultural approach is richly stimulating. Not all of us will agree with everything, but the book cries out to be read by thinking Christians.
TO CHANGE THE WORLD, by James Davison Hunter (Oxford, 2010)
THE ESSENTIAL EDWARDS COLLECTION, by Owen Strachan and Doug Sweeney (Moody, 2010)
BONHOEFFER: PASTOR, MARTYR, PROPHET, SPY, by Eric Metaxas (Thomas Nelson, 2010)
BIBLICAL THEOLOGY IN THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH, by Michael Lawrence (Crossway, 2010)
AGAINST ALL GODS: WHAT’S RIGHT AND WRONG ABOUT THE NEW ATHEISM, by Phillip Johnson and John Mark Reynolds (InterVarsity, 2010)
CHRIST AMONG THE DRAGONS: FINDING OUR WAY THROUGH CULTURAL CHALLENGES, by James E. White (InterVarsity, 2010)
GOD AS AUTHOR, by Gene Fant (B&H, 2010)
EDUCATION FOR HUMAN FLOURISHING, by Paul Spears and Steven Loomis (InterVarsity, 2010)
AMERICAN SAINT: FRANCIS ASBURY AND THE METHODISTS, by John Wigger (Oxford, 2009)
THE HOLE IN OUR GOSPEL, by Richard Stearns (Thomas Nelson, 2009)
THE BEST KEPT SECRET OF CHRISTIAN MISSION, by John Dickson (Zondervan, 2010)
SAINT PETER, by Martin Hengel (Eerdmans, 2010)
TRANSFORMATIONAL CHURCH, by Ed Stetzer and Thom Rainer (B&H, 2010)
THE GREAT COMMISSION RESURGENCE, edited by Chuck Lawless and Adam Greenway (B&H, 2010)
REMYTHOLOGIZING THEOLOGY, Kevin Vanhoozer (Cambridge, 2010)
ENCOUNTERING THEOLOGY OF MISSION, by Craig Ott, Stephen Strauss, and Timothy Tennent (Baker, 2010)
THE END OF SECULARISM, by Hunter Baker (Crossway, 2009)
The New Yorker just published a lengthy profile of Mike Huckabee.
The Weekly Standard looks into the “populist insurgency” unfolding among American conservatives.