Book Recommendations

While I do not necessarily endorse every word in the following books, I believe that each title provides overall enriching content. For now, I am starting with books that I have read within the past 10 years to ensure that they are still familiar enough to merit my endorsement. This will be an ever-growing list, so check back often!

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Top Ten (Based on personal significance) - This is subject to change with the seasons

1. Augustine, The Confessions

2. Augustine, On the Trinity

3. Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy

4. Calvin, John, The Institutes of the Christian Religion

5. Chesterton, G.K., Orthodoxy

6. Lewis, C.S., Til' We Have Faces

7. Kierkegaard, Søren, The Concept of Anxiety

8. Kierkegaard, Søren, The Sickness unto Death

9. Tolkien, J.R.R., The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King)

10. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Silmarillion

Introduction to Philosophy & Christian Thought

1. Allen, Diogene & Springsted, Eric, Philosophy for Understanding Theology

2. Deweese, Garrett & Moreland, J.P., Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult

3. Groothuis, Dogulas, Philosophy in Seven Sentences

4. Peterson, Michael Et. al, Philosophy of Religion

5. Sproul, R.C., The Consequences of Ideas: Understanding the Concepts that Shaped Our World

6. Stevenson, Leslie, Et. al, Thirteen Theories of Human Nature

7. Stevenson, Leslie, The Study of Human Nature: A Reader

8. Thielicke, Helmut, A Little Exercise for Young Theologians

Philosophy & Psychology

1. Barrett, Lee, Eros and Self-Emptying: The Intersections of Augustine and Kierkegaard

2. Barnett, Christopher, From Despair to Faith: The Spirituality of Søren Kierkegaard

3. Beabout, Gregory, Freedom and Its Misuses: Kierkegaard on Anxiety and Despair

4. Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy

5. De Saint-Exupéry, Antoine, Flight to Arras

6. Grzybowski, Jacek (ed.), Philosophical and Religious Sources of Modern Culture

7. Jung, Carl, Man and His Symbols

8. Kierkegaard, Søren, Eighteen Upbuilding Discourses

9. Kierkegaard, Søren, Fear and Trembling

10. Kierkegaard, Søren, The Concept of Anxiety

11. Kierkegaard, Søren, The Diary of Søren Kierkegaard

12. Kierkegaard, Søren, The Sickness unto Death

13. Marcel, Gabriel, The Philosophy of Existentialism

14. Peterson, Jordan, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

15. Peterson, Jordan, Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief

16. Plato, Five Dialogues

17. Plato, The Republic

18. Poythress, Vern, Logic

19. Weaver, Richard, Ideas Have Consequences

Fiction - This category will receive much attention in time to come

1. Lewis, C.S., The Screwtape Letters

2. Lewis, C.S., Til' We Have Faces

3. Tolkien, J.R.R., The Hobbit

4. Tolkien, J.R.R., The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King)

5. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Silmarillion

Biblical & Systematic Theology

1. Alexander, T. Desmond, From Paradise to the Promised Land: An Introduction to the Pentateuch

2. Allen, Michael, Grounded in Heaven: Recentering Christian Life and Hope in God

3. Athanasius, On the Incarnation

4. Augustine, City of God

5. Augustine, Four Anti-Pelagian Writings

6. Augustine, On the Trinity

7. Augustine, The Confessions

8. Calvin, John, The Institutes of the Christian Religion

9. Chan, Simon, Spiritual Theology: A Systematic Theology of the Christian Life

10. Covington, David, A Redemptive Theology of Art: Restoring Godly Aesthetics to Doctrine and Culture

11. Fee, Gordon, New Testament Exegesis

12. Frame, John, Doctrine of the Knowledge of God

13. Horton, Michael, Rediscovering the Holy Spirit

14. Kline, Meredith, Kingdom Prologue

15. Luther, Martin, The Freedom of a Christian

16. Niehaus, Jeffery, God at Sinai: Covenant & Theophany in the Bible and Ancient Near East

17. Niebhur, H. Richard, Christ & Culture

18. Piper, John, Desiring God

19. Poythress, Vern, The Shadow of Christ in the Law of Moses

20. Sailhamer, John, The Pentateuch as Narrative

Christian Apologetics

1. Bahnsen, Greg, Van Til's Apologetic

2. Chesterton, G.K., Orthodoxy

3. Groothuis, Douglas, Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith

4. Keller, Timothy, The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism

5. Lewis, C.S., Mere Christianity

6. Sweis, Khaldoun and Meiste, Chad (eds.), Christian Apologetics: An Anthology of Primary Sources

7. Van Til, Cornelius, The Defense of the Faith

History & Historical Theology

1. Constable, Giles, The Reformation of the Twelfth Century

2. Ferguson, Everett, Backgrounds of Early Christianity

3. Gonzalez, Justo, The Story of Christianity

4. Green, Michael, Evangelism in the Early Church

5. Gregory, Brad, The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society

6. Hart, D.G., Defending the Faith: J. Gresham Machen and the Crisis of Conservative Protestantism in Modern America

7. Holder, R. Ward, Crisis and Renewal: The Era of the Reformations

8. Ladner, Gerhart, The Idea of Reform: Its Impact on Christian Thought and Action in the Age of the Fathers

9. Levi, Anthony, Renaissance and Reformation

10. McGrath, Alister, Historical Theology: An Introduction to the History of Christian Thought

11. Noll, Mark (ed.), Confessions and Catechisms of the Reformation

12. Sproul, R.C., and Nichols, Stephen, The Legacy of Luther

My Book Publications

1. "Calvin and the Holy Spirit: Pneumatological Union with Christ" in The Holy Spirit and the Reformation Legacy