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Books I’m Reading

May 15, 2009

Missional/Cultural

  • Culture Making, Crouch – a significant contribution to discussion on Christ and Culture, emphasizing not so much the transformation of existing culture, but the creation of new culture.
  • Transforming Worldviews, Paul Hiebert – anything by Hiebert will rock your mind and change your missiology…for good.

Practical

  • A Praying Life, Miller – one of the most realistic, encouraging, prayer inspiring books I have read in a long time.
  • You Can Change, Chester – an accessible, transforming book on gospel centered change
  • Relationships: A Mess Worth Making, Lane – great book on how the gospel shapes and renews all kinds of relationships from family to friends.
  • How People Change, Lane – more nuanced, technical book on how the gospel can lead us into cross-centered change

Theological

  • Justification, N.T. Wright – thoughtful reflections on Justification that aim at keeping the gospel central, clarifying previous statements on justification, and a much needed emphasis on the Spirit in Justification.
  • Christ, our Righteousness, Seifrid – excellent contribution to the NPP debate, particularly his contribution to justification as resurrection, not imputed righteousness
  • Romans, Moo – superb commentary on Romans
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4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 15, 2009 3:46 pm

    What do you think of Wright’s Justification? I’ve not really gotten into the “new perspective” on Paul and justification debate. Is wright in agreement with Piper ultimately or no?

  2. May 15, 2009 3:58 pm

    That question has generated tons of books and blog posts. Short answer is I like a hybrid view between Wright and Seifrid. Not too much into Piper on this one. Piper and Wright are separated on a number of issues surrounding justification but are in large agreement on the rest of the gospel doctrines.

    See this post: https://creationproject.wordpress.com/2007/11/08/the-forgettable-future-of-justification/

  3. May 15, 2009 4:16 pm

    Wow–there’s a lot to read and catch up on. I read Wright’s summary on his page but it just led to more questions. Whew.

  4. May 15, 2009 5:58 pm

    Yeah, Wright has several papers on some site that are multiple pages in length written in response to the more polarized theological responses to his thoughts on justification. It’s heady stuff. I’m not to clear on the distinctions, and since I struggle with reading my Bible regularly, I’ll leave this one to those who are a little more varsity.

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