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Three Books: Good Reads from ’09

December 15, 2009

We all love to read.  Whether it is to relax, grow in our understanding of the God of the universe, or tackle a particular topic, picking up a good book is a special pleasure.  Over the next few days, each of us will recommend three books we particularly enjoyed during 2009.  These books were not necessarily published in the last year, their only common denominator is that we read them in 2009.

Please share your three favorite books of 2009 in the comments section.

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  1. December 15, 2009 4:34 pm

    Preaching and Preachers: D.Martyn Lloyd Jones
    http://www.amazon.com/Preaching-Preachers-D-Martyn-Lloyd-Jones/dp/0310278708

    Crazy Love: Francis Chan
    http://www.crazylovebook.com

    Simply Christian: NT Wright
    http://www.harpercollins.com/books/9780060507152/Simply_Christian/index.aspx

    PS…

    ESV Study Bible: Crossway
    http://www.esvstudybible.org

  2. Chris Tenny permalink
    December 15, 2009 9:59 pm

    Profound and very technical book about doing theology…

    Theology in Reconstruction, T.F. Torrance
    http://www.amazon.com/Theology-Reconstruction-Thomas-F-Torrance/dp/1579100244/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260939239&sr=8-1

    Every pastor today should read this and wrestle with it. He is right about a lot.

    The Gospel in a Pluralist Society, Lesslie Newbigin
    http://www.amazon.com/Gospel-Pluralist-Society-Lesslie-Newbigin/dp/0802804268/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260939334&sr=1-1

    Lastly, a popular book that has many parallels with Newbigin and Torrance in the realm of how knowledge and experience function. Just think of the power of equipping a congregation to be able to think through a gospel lens in a “blink”.

    Blink, Malcom Gladwell
    http://www.amazon.com/Blink-Power-Thinking-Without/dp/0316010669/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260939429&sr=1-1

  3. Joel Helveston permalink
    December 16, 2009 12:19 pm

    Forgotten God, Francis Chan
    http://www.forgottengod.com/

    >a book discussing and rebuking “our tragic neglect of the Holy Spirit”

    The Blind Side, Michael Lewis
    http://www.amazon.com/Blind-Side-Evolution-Game/dp/039306123X

    >the inspiring and tragic story of left tackle Michael Oher and the related evolution of football

    Trilogy, Francis Schaeffer (The God Who is There, Escape From Reason, and He is There and He is Not Silent)
    http://www.amazon.com/Francis-Schaeffer-Trilogy-Three-Essential/dp/0891075615

    >three books hinging on the provable, verified existence of God and a systematic response to disbelief

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