Currently Reading

Here’s a list of books that I’m currently reading, as well as works I’ve finished recently. I love books. Just ’cause something shows up here doesn’t necessarily mean I agree with it or recommend it, but it’s just a list to know what things are tossing around in my brain.

Currently Reading (updated 3/2013):

The New Testament and the People of God, N. T. Wright
Surprised by Hope, N. T. Wright
Crazy Love,
Francis Chan

On Pause:
Greening Paul: Rereading the Apostle in a Time of Ecological Crisis, David Horrell, Cherryl Hunt, and Christopher Southgate
For the Fame of God’s Name: Essays in Honor of John Piper, edited by Sam Storms and Justin Taylor (3/2011)
Historical TheologyGregg Allison (12/2011)
God the Peacemaker: How Atonement Brings Shalom, Graham Cole (12/2011)
Starting a New Church, Ralph Moore
The Divine Conspiracy, Dallas Willard
The Meaning of the Pentateuch, John Sailhamer (Started 8/2010)
Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome, Kent and Barbara Hughes (Started 10/2010)
Exiles, Michael Frost
New Testament Theology, Thomas Schreiner (Started 11/2009)

Planning to Read:


Recently Completed:

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver
The Pursuit of God, A.W. Tozer
Hearing God’s Words: Exploring Biblical Spirituality, by Peter Adam
Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of Our Daily Choices, Julie Clawson
Neither Poverty nor Riches: A biblical theology of possessions, Craig Blomberg
Church Turned Inside Out: A Guide for Designers, Refiners, and Re-Aligners, Linda Bergquist and Allan Karr (Started 11/2009)
The Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon, Pillar New Testament Commentary, Douglas Moo (Started 11/2010, partial)
The Epistle to the Philippians, New International Greek Testament Commentary, Peter T. O’Brien (5/2010, almost entirely on the iPhone)
Pastoral Care Emergencies, David Switzer (5/2010)
The Art of Pastoring: Ministry Without All the Answers, David Hansen (5/2010)
The Spirit of the Disciplines, Dallas Willard (1/2010)
Self-Care: A Theology of Personal Empowerment and Spiritual Healing, Ray Anderson (1/2010)
Managing Intercultural Conflict Effectively, Stella Ting-Toomey and John Oetzel (11/2009)
Romans 1-5, St. Paul (7/2009)
The Tales of Beedle the Bard, J.K. Rowling (boring, 7/2009)
The Prodigal God, Tim Keller (almost, 7/2009)
Enter His Courts With Praise!, Andrew Hill (6/2009)
Praying Twice, Brian Wren (6/2009, partial)
The Forgotten Ways, Alan Hirsch (5/2009)
Not for Sale, David Batstone (partial)
The Root of the Righteous, A.W. Tozer (partial)
Planting Missional Churches, Ed Stetzer (partial)
Church Planting Movements, David Garrison (12/2008)
Christian Theology, Millard Erickson (12/2008)
From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya, Ruth Tucker (6/2008)
Biblical Hermeneutics, Corley, Lemke, Lovejoy (5/2008)
The Know-It-All, A.J. Jacobs (partial)
A God-Centered Church: Experiencing God Together, Henry and Mel Blackaby (partial)
Hearing God, Dallas Willard (partial)
Matthew 15-21, The Apostle Matthew
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling (11/2007)
The Skilled Helper, Gerard Egan (11/2007)
Integrative Psychotherapy, Mark McMinn and Clark Campbell (11/2007)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling (9/2007)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling (9/2007)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling (7/2007)
The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21st-Century Church, Michael Frost & Alan Hirsch (partial, 5/2007)
The Epistle to the Romans, NICNT, Douglas Moo (partial, 6/2007)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling (6/2007)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling (6/2007)
Shoeless Joe, W.P. Kinsella (5/2007)
New Testament Exposition, Walter Liefeld (5/2007)
Moneyball, Michael Lewis (5/2007)
The Collectors, David Baldacci (5/2007)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling (5/2007)
Galatians, Paul the Apostle (5/2007)
Bleachers, John Grisham (4/2007)
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (3/2007)
The Camel Club, David Baldacci (3/2007)
Life of Pi, Yann Martel (2/2007)
Colossians, Paul the Apostle
The Ambler Warning, Robert Ludlum (1/2007)
The Bourne Legacy, Eric Lustbader (1/2007)
The Story of Christianity, Volume 1, Justo Gonzalez (12/2006)
Radical Reformission, Mark Driscoll (partial, 12/2006, completed 2/2007)
Blue Like Jazz, Donald Miller (partial, 11/2006)
Organic Church, Neil Cole (10/2006)
The Caves of Steel, Isaac Asimov (10/2006)
I, Robot, Isaac Asimov (10/2006)
Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser (9/2006)
The Bourne Ultimatum, Robert Ludlum (9/2006)
Future Grace, John Piper (partial, 8/2006)
The Grace Awakening, Chuck Swindoll (partial, 8/2006)
The Bourne Supremacy, Robert Ludlum (7/2006)
Spiritual Leadership, Oswald Sanders (partial, 6/2006)
Knowing God, J.I. Packer (partial, 6/2006)
The Supremacy of God in Preaching, John Piper (5/2006)
Preaching with Bold Assurance, Hershael York & Bert Decker (5/2006)
The King of Torts, John Grisham (4/2006)
The Passion of Jesus Christ, John Piper (4/2006, partial)
The Street Lawyer, John Grisham (3/2006)
The Giver, Lois Lowry (3/2006)
In Pursuit of God: The Life of A.W. Tozer, James Snyder (3/2006)
A New Kind of Christian, Brian McLaren (3/2006)
The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster (3/2006)
Small Steps, Louis Sachar (3/2006)
Desiring God, John Piper (3/2006)
The Leadership Challenge, James Kouzes and Barry Posner (3/2006)

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