The Books I’ve Read

For the last two years, I have been working through the seminar phase of my doctoral program at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  I am happy to report that I am #ABD (All But Dissertation – not sure the hashtag means anything other than that’s what you do when you use abbreviations and want to be socially acceptable on social media).  This morning, I submitted my last assignments prior to beginning work on my dissertation.  I’ve thought a lot about these last two years.    I am thankful that the seminars have challenged me to read books that I likely wouldn’t have read otherwise.  Though not all of them have been enjoyable, they have all provided much insight into many of the cultural issues we’re facing in our country.  I thought I would share my reading list for the last two years.  Please remember, however, listing them here is not an endorsement of their content.  Proceed at your own risk, particularly with some of the books on the environmental movement.  They come out of “left” field if you know what I mean!  Thanks for all the prayers and support over the last two years!

Jim Ball, Global Warming and the Risen Lord

http://www.amazon.com/Global-Warming-Risen-LORD-Discipleship/dp/B00CP6MPLO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1401454525&sr=8-2&keywords=global+warming+and+the+risen+lord

Calvin Beisner, Where Garden Meets Wilderness

http://www.amazon.com/Where-Garden-Meets-Wilderness-Environmental/dp/0802844340/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1401454392&sr=8-4&keywords=calvin+beisner

 

Hendrik Berkhof, Christ and the Powers

http://www.amazon.com/Christ-Powers-Hendrik-Berkhof/dp/0836118200/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401453806&sr=8-1&keywords=christ+and+the+powers

 

Robert Bork, Slouching Toward Gomorrah

http://www.amazon.com/Slouching-Towards-Gomorrah-Liberalism-American/dp/0060573112/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401453504&sr=8-1&keywords=robert+bork

 

Edward Brown, Our Father’s World

http://www.amazon.com/Our-Fathers-World-Mobilizing-Creation/dp/0830834842/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401454572&sr=8-1&keywords=edward+brown+our+father%27s+world

 

Angelo Codevilla, The Ruling Class

http://www.amazon.com/The-Ruling-Class-Corrupted-America/dp/0825305586/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1401453464&sr=8-2&keywords=the+ruling+class

 

John Dickerson, The Great Evangelical Recession

http://www.amazon.com/Great-Evangelical-Recession-The-American/dp/0801014832/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401453353&sr=8-1&keywords=great+evangelical+recession

 

Mary Eberstadt, How the West Really Lost God

http://www.amazon.com/How-West-Really-Lost-Secularization/dp/1599473798/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401453560&sr=8-1&keywords=how+the+west+lost+god

 

Niall Ferguson, The Great Degeneration

http://www.amazon.com/The-Great-Degeneration-Institutions-Economies/dp/1594205450/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401453413&sr=8-1&keywords=the+great+degeneration

 

Kathleen Flake, The Politics of American Religious Identity

http://www.amazon.com/Politics-American-Religious-Identity-Kathleen/dp/0807855014/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401454298&sr=8-1&keywords=kathleen+flake

 

Greg Forster, The Contested Public Square

http://www.amazon.com/The-Contested-Public-Square-Christianity/dp/083082880X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401454101&sr=8-1&keywords=the+contested+public+square

 

Wayne Grudem, Politics According to the Bible

http://www.amazon.com/Politics-According-Comprehensive-Understanding-Political/dp/0310330297/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401454162&sr=8-1&keywords=politics+according+to+the+bible

 

Steven Hayward, Mere Environmentalism

http://www.amazon.com/Mere-Environmentalism-Biblical-Perspective-Capitalism/dp/0844743747/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401454610&sr=8-1&keywords=steven+hayward+environmentalism

 

Ian Hore-Lacy, Responsible Dominion

http://www.amazon.com/Responsible-Dominion-Christian-Sustainable-Development/dp/1573833428/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1401454672&sr=8-3&keywords=ian+hore-lacy

 

Jonathan Merritt, Green Like God

http://www.amazon.com/Green-Like-God-Unlocking-Divine-ebook/dp/B00351DSFA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401454700&sr=8-1&keywords=green+like+god

 

James Hunter, To Change the World

http://www.amazon.com/To-Change-World-Possibility-Christianity/dp/0199730806/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401453661&sr=8-1&keywords=to+change+the+world

 

Charles Murray, Coming Apart

http://www.amazon.com/Coming-Apart-State-America-1960-2010/dp/030745343X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401453627&sr=8-1&keywords=coming+apart

 

Robert Nelson, The New Holy Wars

http://www.amazon.com/The-New-Holy-Wars-Environmental/dp/027103582X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401454435&sr=8-1&keywords=the+new+holy+wars

 

Scott Sabin, Tending to Eden

http://www.amazon.com/Tending-Environmental-Stewardship-People-Paperback/dp/B00DWYT2KA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1401454747&sr=8-2&keywords=tending+to+eden

 

Francis Schaeffer, A Christian Manifesto

http://www.amazon.com/Christian-Manifesto-Francis-A-Schaeffer/dp/1581346921/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401453726&sr=8-1&keywords=a+christian+manifesto

 

Matthew Sleeth, The Gospel According to the Earth

http://www.amazon.com/The-Gospel-According-Earth-Green-ebook/dp/B003C2SP4G/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1401455181&sr=8-3&keywords=matthew+sleeth

 

Roy Spencer, The Great Global Warming Blunder

http://www.amazon.com/The-Great-Global-Warming-Blunder/dp/1594036020/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401454482&sr=8-1&keywords=roy+spencer

 

Brendan Sweetman, Why Politics Needs Religion

http://www.amazon.com/Why-Politics-Needs-Religion-Religious/dp/0830828427/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401454209&sr=8-1&keywords=why+politics+needs+religion

 

Stephen Vantassel, Dominion over Wildlife

http://www.amazon.com/Dominion-over-Wildlife-Environmental-Human-Wildlife/dp/1606083430/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401454837&sr=8-1&keywords=vantassel+dominion

 

James Wanliss, Resisting the Green Dragon

http://www.amazon.com/Resisting-Green-Dragon-Dominion-Death-ebook/dp/B00A6Z5AWW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401454869&sr=8-1&keywords=james+wanliss

 

David Wells, Above All Earthly Powers

http://www.amazon.com/Above-All-Earthly-Powrs-Postmodern/dp/0802824552/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401453695&sr=8-1&keywords=above+all+earthly+powers

 

John Wilsey, One Nation Under God?

http://www.amazon.com/One-Nation-Under-God-Evangelical/dp/1608997928/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401454250&sr=8-1&keywords=john+wilsey

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