Best Reads 2013

readingFor those who like this sort of thing, here are my best reads from the last 12 months:

  1. Tim Keller, Center Church – simply magnificent. Buy it, read it, do it now!
  2. Paul Tripp, Dangerous Calling – personally very challenging as a church leader. One of the best books I’ve read on the subject.
  3. Lance Witt, Replenish – a ton of bite-size soul help to get yourself spiritually reoriented
  4. 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.
  5. John Walton, The Lost World of Genesis One – an immensely stimulating scholarly treatment of Gen 1 that will no doubt prove a game-changer.
  6. 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.