A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life

A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Recent Reading Recommendations

I get emails from time to time from individuals asking me to recommend books on theology, church history, et al. But recently I received a request to periodically post some recommendations on my blog, which is something I have never done.

So, periodically I will post a list of books in a given area that I have found to be good and helpful reads. Please note-- just because I recommend a book doesn't mean that I essentially agree with it. I make it a point to read books that I know will challenge my perspective. Of course, I do read volumes from authors I find congenial, but I like to read from a wide variety of perspectives.

Today's recommendations are not on one particular subject, but are instead from among the books I have read in the last year or so that I commend to your reading.

David Alan Black, The Jesus Paradigm

Nigel Cawthorne, Witch Hunt: The History of Persecution

Bruce Chadwick, I am Murdered: George Wythe, Thomas Jefferson, and the Killing that Shocked a New Nation

David Fisher, Washington's Crossing

L. Daniel Hawk, Joshua in 3-D: A Commentary on Biblical Conquest and Manifest Destiny

James Hunter, To Change the World: The Irony, and Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World

John Polkinghorne, Quarks, Chaos, and Christianity: Questions to Science and Religion


Pumice said...

As if I don't have enough guilt already and a long shelf of books I am getting to. This could be a valuable resource. What about a page tab that had an ongoing list. It would take time but a brief sentence about each book might help, of course done in your spare time.

Grace and Peace

larry said...

the Polkinghorne book is a good read - have not read any of the others.

Allan R. Bevere said...

Pumice, an interesting suggestion. I will think on it.