Thursday, December 29, 2016

Top Reads 2016 (in chronological order by category)

Top Reads for 2016 (in chronological order by category)

A few of my favorite reads this year were not published in 2016, but I've included them because they were so impactful and relevant to issues that arose this year. I've broken them into a few separate categories and listed them chronologically (rather than in order of most preferred). I decided to categorize books separately that were written on the topic of women's ministry, as women's Bible studies, or by women with particular interest to women in the church. The books with an asterisk have been reviewed on Good Reads - or will be reviewed soon.
What were some of your favorites? What do you think of my list?

General Theology and Church History:

*The Whole Christ: Legalism, Antinomianism, and Gospel Assurance by Sinclair Ferguson
*From the Finger of God: The Biblical and Theological Basis of the Threefold Division of the Law by Phillip Ross (Published in 2010)
For a Continuing Church: The Roots of the Presbyterian Church in America by Sean Michael Lucas
The Holy Trinity: In Scripture, History, Theology, and Worship by Robert Letham (original: 2004, Kindle 2016)
The Trinity and the Covenant of Redemption by J.V. Fesko
Church History 101 The Highlights of Twenty Centuries by Joel Beeke, Michael Haykin, and Sinclair Ferguson
*You are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit by James K.A. Smith
The Triune God (New Studies in Dogmatics) by Fred Sanders (edited by Michael Allen and Scott Swain)
Devoted to God: Blueprints for Sanctification by Sinclair Ferguson

Women's Ministry/Women's Bible Study:

From Garden to Glory: A Bible Study on the Bible's Story by Courtney Doctor
Get Your Story Straight: A Guide to Learning and Living the Gospel by Kristen Hatton
*A Heart Set Free: A Journey of Hope through the Psalms of Lament by Christina Fox
*Unashamed: Healing our Brokenness and Finding Freedom from Shame by Heather Davis Nelson
*None Like Him: 10 Ways God is Different from Us by Jen Wilkin
*Transformed: Life-taker to Life-giver (A Gospel-centered Bible Study on Eve, Sarah, and Mary) by Susan Hunt and Karen Hodge
*Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul by Hannah Anderson
*No Little Women: Equipping all Women in the Household of God by Aimee Byrd

Non-Theological Fiction/Non-Fiction:

The Revenant by Michael Punke
*Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
Story of Your Life (Arrival) (from Stories of Your Life and Others) by Ted Chiang

2 comments:

Diane said...

Hi Deb - would you consider speaking at a women's retreat? If so, how can I contact you?
Diane S

Deb W . said...

Hi Diane,
I emailed you on Friday about your inquiry. I look forward to speaking with you soon. -- Deb