SOME OF THE BEST BOOKS I READ IN 2009

Best book I’ve read this year – Culture Making: Recovering our Creative Calling by Andy Crouch

Best New Testament Biblical Studies book – Seeing Jesus through Middle Eastern Eyes by Kenneth E. Bailey

Best Old Testament/Biblical Theology book – The Servant King by T.D. Alexander

Best book on missiology – Mission in Christ’s Way by Lesslie Newbigin

Best book on ecclesiology – Deep Church by Jim Belcher

Best book on hermeneutics – Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul & The Conversion of the Imagination: Paul as Interpreter of Israel’s Scripture by Richard B. Hays

Best book on apologetics – The God I Don’t Understand by Christopher J. Wright

Best book church history related – The Apostolic Fathers by Michael Holmes

Best pastoral book – Can You Drink this Cup? by Henri Nouwen or The Prodigal God by Tim Keller

Best sociology book – The Lonely Crowd by David Riesman

Best business book – Tribes by Seth Godin

Best entrepreneurial book – The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki

SOME BOOKS IN 2010 I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO READING

Chosen by God for the Sake of the World: A Missional Ecclesiology for Today by Michael Goheen (forthcoming by Baker Academic).

Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God by Daniel Kirk.

The Meaning of the Pentateuch by John H. Sailhamer

After you Believe: Why Christian Character Matters by N.T. Wright

The Household of God: Lectures on the Nature of the Church by Leslie Newbigin (Reprinted edition)

Against the Tide by Miroslav Volf

Escape from Cubicle Nation by Pamela Slim

Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults by Christian Smith and Patricia Snell

The Purple Cow: Transform your business by being remarkable by Seth Godin

Situational Leader by Paul Hersey

Cultural Intelligence: Living and Working Globally by David Thomas & Kerr Inkson

Downtown Owl: A Novel by Chuck Klostermann