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

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

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

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

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

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Y. Hazony, The Virtue of Nationalism 

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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)

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F. Deist, Material Culture of the Bible

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

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

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

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Looking forward to reading:

J. Dryden, Hermeneutic of Wisdom

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J. Peckham, Theodicy of Love

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

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R. Alter, The Art of Bible Translation

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