My Best 11 Books from ’11

Looking over the list of books I finished in 2011, here are the ones that stand out in my mind.  They are listed in the order that I finished them and don’t include the ESV Bible nor the Porterbrook Network material (both of which I highly recommend).

1. 1776 by David McCullough
Removed my romantic notion of the American revolution. War is brutal.

 
2. Learning Evangelism from Jesus by Jerram Barrs
A very helpful book by one of my favorite Covenant Seminary professors looking at the way Jesus interacted with a variety of people.

 
3. The Black Book by Rakin
  Enjoyed the Scottish cop show, Rebus; I tried the book and enjoyed it as well.

 
4. Surprised by Hope by Tom Wright
Brilliant look at where God is taking this world.

 
5. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This is the classic American book that I’m embarrassed to say that I’d never read before 2011.

 
6. Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe by Mark Driscoll
One seminary professor said in his review, “I wish I had written this book.”  So do I.

 
7. Generous Justice by Tim Keller
Seems like I’m reading a new book each year from Keller these days.

 
8. Good News We Almost Forgot by Kevin DeYoung
Comments on The Heidelburg Catechism.  I’ve visited the city, figured I should study the catechism.

 
9. A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks
Any novel which mentions Shepherd’s Bush on the first page has to make this list.

 
10. Free of Charge by Miroslav Volf
How do we live with grace when no one else in the society does?

 
11. John by DA Carson
Classic commentary on John’s gospel.  

 

 

 

 

Got any book recommendations for 2012?

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5 thoughts on “My Best 11 Books from ’11”

  1. I am so glad Free of Charge made it! Agreed on it’s impact. So worth reading. And it does reflect your actions when Tim was so in need.

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