I have read more in 2016 than I have any other year so far in my life. And it’s only August! This is a milestone year for me, so I figured that I would share some of my favorite books so far.
Most of these will have to do with ministry and theology, so I apologize in advance if those are not what you’re particularly interested in. Here goes (in no particular order):
Unparalleled – Jared C. Wilson, Baker Books 2016. I love reading Jared C. Wilson’s books, and this one did not disappoint. Wilson interestingly, humorously, and intelligently describes how Christianity is unparalleled when compared to the other religions of the world. I highly recommend this book to both Christians and non-Christians alike.
Out of the Silent Planet – C. S. Lewis, MacMillan 1965. Ah, Lewis. One of my favorite authors in several genres. He could do it all. This was my first time reading his science fiction, and I loved it. Lewis was a master of the English language, and hooks me in with every word.
Thoughts for Young Men – J. C. Ryle, Banner of Truth 2015. A classic that should be read by every man. I’ll leave it at that.
The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation – Michael Reeves, B & H Academic 2001. As an introduction to the Reformation of the 16th century, Reeves has provided an astounding work. This is a concise look at the events and characters that shaped much of modern theology. This is an easy read, and I would highly suggest it.
Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther – Roland H. Bainton, Hendrickson 2015. This is regarded as one of the best biographies ever written on the life of Martin Luther. This is the first biography I have read on Martin Luther, but Bainton blew me away. I was enamored with the whole book and could not put it down. This is a weighty volume, and Bainton is quite detailed, but I think he does a great job.
I hope you’ll give some of these books a quick read if you have some time! Happy reading!