Reading List

At the end of December, I posted a list of my Top Ten books for 2007. Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Seminary recently posted his Top Ten for preachers in 2008. Here's his list (ht: Preach The Word):

1. Preach the Word: Essays on Expository Preaching: In Honor of R. Kent Hughes, edited by Leland Ryken and Todd Wilson

2. Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics: Foundations and Principles of Evangelical Biblical Interpretation, by Graeme Goldsworthy

3. Truth War: Fighting for Certainty in an Age of Deception, by John MacArthur

4. A City Upon a Hill: How Sermons Changed the Course of American History, by Larry Witham

5. Pierced for Our Transgressions: Rediscovering the Glory of Penal Substitution, by Steve Jeffery, Michael Ovey, and Andrew Sach

6. Renewing Minds: Serving Church and Society Through Christian Higher Education, by David S. Dockery

7. After the Baby Boomers: How Twenty- and Thirty-Somethings Are Shaping the Future of American Religion, by Robert Wuthnow

8. God’s Ambassadors: A History of the Christian Clergy in America, by E. Brooks Holifield

9. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, edited by D. A. Carson and G. K. Beale

10. Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters, edited by Donald K. McKim

I've read a few of these, and ordered a couple of the others. Two questions for comment: (1)What books should I be reading in 2008? And, (2) What do you think of the books on Dr. Mohler's list?


Graham said...

I just finished the Shack, a really cool look at the Trinity and how God responds to our deepest questions and longings... I liked it, but not until I finished it. It kinda grows on you.

I cant believe that you havent read all of the books your blog suggested, what have you been doing?