The next 30 books on my reading list

Part of my annual performance review is to establish my learning and  growth objective for the year (July 1-June 30). This year I decided my objective would be to read or re-read thirty books in electronic format and create a database of copied-and-pasted quotes, organized by topic, from these books. Here they are:

Old Testament

  1. Brueggemann, Theology of the Old Testament

New Testament

  1. Wright, Paul and the Faithfulness of God
  2. Davids, A Theology of James, Peter and Jude
  3. Witherington, Indelible Image, vol 1


  1. Deppe, All Roads Lead to the Text
  2. Greidanus, Modern Preacher, Ancient Text
  3. Witherington, What’s in the Word?

Philosophy, mind and intellect

  1. Owner’s Manual for the Brain
  2. Comte-Sponville, Little Book of Philosophy
  3. Geisler, Introduction to Philosophy
  4. Comte-Sponville, Bellas reflexiones sobre la vida


  1. Show Them No Mercy
  2. Keller, Reason for God
  3. Keller, Making Sense of God
  4. Copan and Flannagan, Did God Really Command Genocide?
  5. Frame, Christian Apologetics


  1. Justification, Five Views
  2. Role of Works in the Final Judgment, four views
  3. Wright, Justification
  4. Ladd, Gospel of the Kingdom
  5. Berkhof, Introductory Volume to Systematic Theology
  6. Berkhof, Systematic Theology

Life and ministry

  1. Comte-Sponville, Small Treatise on the Great Virtues
  2. Duhigg, The Power of Habit
  3. Wright, The Mission of God
  4. Patterson, et al, Change Anything
  5. Dickson, Best Kept Secret of the Christian Mission
  6. Keller, Center Church
  7. Piper, Desiring God
  8. Frame, Doctrine of the Christian Life

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