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

Calvin Beisner, Where Garden Meets Wilderness


Hendrik Berkhof, Christ and the Powers


Robert Bork, Slouching Toward Gomorrah


Edward Brown, Our Father’s World


Angelo Codevilla, The Ruling Class


John Dickerson, The Great Evangelical Recession


Mary Eberstadt, How the West Really Lost God


Niall Ferguson, The Great Degeneration


Kathleen Flake, The Politics of American Religious Identity


Greg Forster, The Contested Public Square


Wayne Grudem, Politics According to the Bible


Steven Hayward, Mere Environmentalism


Ian Hore-Lacy, Responsible Dominion


Jonathan Merritt, Green Like God


James Hunter, To Change the World


Charles Murray, Coming Apart


Robert Nelson, The New Holy Wars


Scott Sabin, Tending to Eden


Francis Schaeffer, A Christian Manifesto


Matthew Sleeth, The Gospel According to the Earth


Roy Spencer, The Great Global Warming Blunder


Brendan Sweetman, Why Politics Needs Religion


Stephen Vantassel, Dominion over Wildlife


James Wanliss, Resisting the Green Dragon


David Wells, Above All Earthly Powers


John Wilsey, One Nation Under God?

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