Reading List 2016

So last year I put together a pretty hefty reading list as a personal goal.  Some of the books were quite large, others not so much, but I knew it was going to be a challenge.  Preaching every week, teaching three bible studies, and being the family school bus limits my time to read for personal advancement.  Nonetheless, I was able to scratch off nine books from my list.  Now that is not the only books I read last year.  There were several books, not on my list, that I felt compelled to read for sermon preparation.  So I carried over about half the list from last year and added some new books.  Lets see how I do this year.  I encourage you to join me in putting together your own personal list.


My Reading Wish List for 2016
 Classical Arminianism, by F. LeRoy Forlines
 Biblical Theology, Geerhardus Vos.
 A Biblical Theology of the New Testament, by G. K. Beale
 Salvation and Sovereignty: A Molinist Approach, by Kenneth Keathley
 A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology, by J. Richard Middleton
 The Drama of Doctrine, by Kevin J. Vanhoozer
 These Last Days: A Christian View of History, Eds. Richard D. Phillips & Gabriel Fluhrer.
Old & New Testament Studies
 Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony, by Richard Bauckham
 The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach, by Michael R. Licona
 True Sexual Morality: Recovering Biblical Standards for a Culture in Crisis, Daniel R. Heimbach
 The End of the Law: Mosaic Covenant in Paulin Theology, by Jason C. Meyer
 The Law and Its Fulfillment: A Pauline Theology of Law, by Thomas R. Schreiner
 God, Revelation, and Authority, 6 Vol., by Carl Henry.
Practical & Apologetic Studies
 Lost and Found: the Younger Unchurched and the Churches that Reach Them, Ed Stetzer
 Subversive Kingdom: Living as Agents of Gospel Transformation, Ed Stetzer
 In Defense of the Bible, by Steven Cowan and Terry Wilder
 Worldview: The History of a Concept, by David Naugle
 How Do You Know You are Not Wrong? By Paul Copan.

You will notice in this list a broad range of authors that span the spectrum from Arminian to Calvinist, Premillennial to Amillennial, Conservative and Moderate. I think it is important for a minister to read from a broad range of perspectives in order to be the most effective Pastor and Preacher that one can be. With so many educated people in our society and numerous voices both theistic and atheistic, pastors cannot neglect their continuing education.