Monday, April 29, 2013

Formation in 5 Books

I once again find myself in the tension between having the formation of a post stealing my sleep, and the end of the semester breathing down my neck (3 papers, 1 quiz, and 2 finals remain).  The post that is consuming my waking, non-study time is one I want to address with appropriate thoughtfulness and research, as it is in response to a comment about my previous abortion post.  I will return to it later this week; yet , for today, it sadly has to yield to my assignments.    

In its place, I offer a list of the five most formative books I’ve read since I’ve been in seminary.  Three of which have also provided me with the distinct pleasure of studying under the authors; and to which I return most frequently.  I know these may seems cumbersome because they are textbooks, but if you desire to love the Lord your God with all your mind as we are commanded to, I highly recommend these: 
Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey
 by Dr. Craig L. Blomberg
From Pentecost to Patmos: An Introduction to Acts through Revelation
by Dr. Craig L. Blomberg
Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith
by Dr. Douglas Groothuis

Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices that Transform Us
by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun


Discovering Biblical Equality: Complentarity without Hierarchy
edited by Ronald W. Pierce and  Rebecca Merrill Groothuis


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