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Each year I look forward to Al Mohler's book survey for preachers for Preaching Magazine. "The 2012 Preaching Survey of the Year's Best Books for Preachers" is no disappointment.

The whole thing, which surveys a significant number of books, is worth reading in detail. At the end is his top 10, which I'm reprinting below:

  1. The Juvenilization of American Christianity by Thomas E. Bergler (Eerdmans)

  2. Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church by Gregg R. Allison (Crossway)

  3. Reading the Gospels Wisely: A Narrative and Theological Introduction by Jonathan T. Pennington (Baker Academic)

  4. Christ-Centered Biblical Theology: Hermeneutical Foundations and Principles by Graeme Goldsworthy (InterVarsity Press)

  5. Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD by Peter Brown (Princeton University Press)

  6. Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 by Charles Murray (Crown Forum)

  7. The Intolerance of Tolerance by D. A. Carson (Eerdmans)

  8. Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics by Ross Douthat (Free Press)

  9. God Is Love: A Biblical and Systematic Theology by Gerald Bray (Crossway)

  10. Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith by Michael Reeves (InterVarsity Press)

You can also read the podcast transcripts for Mohler's conversation with some of these authors: for example, see his interviews with Murray, Carson, and Douthat.


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Eerdmans All Over: February 22, 2013 « EerdWord

February 22, 2013 at 09:38 AM

[...] Albert Mohler discussed Brian Brock and John Swinton’s Disability in the Christian Tradition and Gareth Lee Cockerill’s NICNT volume on The Epistle to the Hebrews in his 2012 Preaching Survey of the Year’s Best Books for Preachers. Mohler also included both Thomas Bergler’s The Juvenilization of American Christianity and D. A. Carson’s The Intolerance of Tolerance (new in paperback this month!) on his list of 10 Books Every Preacher Should Read. Justin Taylor blogged about the list on Between Two Worlds. [...]