Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Some Favorite Books from 2011

As the year winds down and I finish a couple more books, I thought I’d highlight a few of my favorites from the last year that I’ve enjoyed:

Desiring God, Revised Edition—The cornerstone of the John Piper library, this book introduces you to a concept that holds implications for every part of your life, namely, glorifying God and enjoying Him forever.

40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible—This book answers some common questions I hear from believers of all ages. The most helpful questions I found dealt with interpreting specific genres (proverbs, narratives, letters, etc.). It’s not quite a reference book, but for the average believer, it is gold.

Dracula (free Kindle edition)—A classic horror-mystery story that introduced vampires to the broad masses. Twilight and other book series owe so much to this novel. If only they had take more cues from it.

The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch—Set in medieval England, a young boy begins his training as a Spook, the person responsible for clearing out the things that go bump in the night. This children’s book is a little darker and scarier than Harry Potter and may give you a few nightmares.

Matar a Lutero—A fictional story about Martin Luther following the Diet of Worms leading up to the publication of the first German Bible. The book was fast-paced and gives a Spanish twist to the events of the Reformation.

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