Top books (that I read) in 2018 (w/o comment)

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If you listen to our podcast (OnScript), then you already know some of the books I’ve been reading. But here are the standouts in no particular order (and note that I still haven’t read 50% of the books on my desk right now):

Fascinating and compelling books for normal folks:

K.S. Prior, On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books


Fikkert, Holt, and Rhodes, Practicing the King’s Economy: Honoring Jesus in How We Work, Earn, Spend, Save, and Give


D. Groothius, Walking Through Twilight: A Wife’s Illness—A Philosopher’s Lament (OnScript interview with the author)


G. Thornbury, Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?


L. Peppiatt, Unveiling Paul’s Women: Making Sense of 1 Corinthians 11:2–16  (OnScript interview with the author)


Y. Hazony, The Virtue of Nationalism 


Academic Books (if you share my peculiar interests):

J. Berman, Inconsistency in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism (OnScript interview with the author)


F. Deist, Material Culture of the Bible


I. Provan, The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture; esp. parts I & II. (OnScript interview with the author)


D. Livingstone, Adam’s Ancestor’s: Race, Religion, and the Politics of Human Origins


A. Bartor, Reading Law as Narrative: A Study in the Casuistic Laws of the Pentateuch 


Looking forward to reading:

J. Dryden, Hermeneutic of Wisdom


J. Peckham, Theodicy of Love


B. Mast, Second Forgetting: Remembering the Power of the Gospel during Alzheimer’s Disease


R. Alter, The Art of Bible Translation



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