- Tim Keller, Center Church – simply magnificent. Buy it, read it, do it now!
- Paul Tripp, Dangerous Calling – personally very challenging as a church leader. One of the best books I’ve read on the subject.
- Lance Witt, Replenish – a ton of bite-size soul help to get yourself spiritually reoriented
- C.S.Lewis, God in the Dock – Not a new book, but read by me for the first time in the summer. Wish I’d read it 10 years ago – some gems in there.
- John Walton, The Lost World of Genesis One – an immensely stimulating scholarly treatment of Gen 1 that will no doubt prove a game-changer.
- Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics IV.3.2 – perhaps a slightly controversial choice but Barth is intellectually stimulating and has some great insights on stuff.
And one more that I haven’t yet finished but would surely make the list if I had: Eric Mataxas, Bonhoeffer – simply brilliant on so many levels.
Why don’t you leave a comment giving a couple of your own recommendations for my new year’s reading.