Well, it has been quite a while since writing on my blog so my apologies to all my followers! 🙂
However, I thought it would be cool to let you guys know some books that I have been reading over the past year and books that I found to be fantastic and transformational.
#1 God with Us by Dr. Krieder – I greatly enjoyed this book and yes I am bias because the author was a wonderful mentor at DTS and continues to be someone I regularly enjoy company with. Apart from Krieder’s published dissertation, I believe this is his first book. God with Us is a great work that captures the wonderful historical portrayal of how God has been with his people. If you are familiar with Jonathan Edwards’ Work of Redemption, it reads much like that. I believe the author’s main point is to observe God with his people throughout history and recognize the humility of God as a major factor. Yes, I said the humility of God! God’s interaction with his people is God himself humbling (or even condescending) to us. I want to be constantly reminded of this because if God, the great creator, sovereign, all powerful, sustainer of all, is humble… How much more should I be.
Humility on the road, humility in my job, humility with my friends and family. This is a great book! Get it!
#2 Dwell by Dr. Jones – Yet another wonderful professor from DTS who also taught me a great deal about how to be a person with a heart for academics and a heart for the church. However, I apologize that this is not the Dr. Jones seeking after the Holy Grail, nonetheless, Dwell is worth getting and not as difficult to find…thank you Amazon. Anyway, Dwell deals with the doctrine of the incarnation and makes for the argument that we should be living incarnationally. Just as Christ dwelt with humanity and was involved and was in the fabric of society, so should we be. There were many things to learn from this book but I mostly came away with his thesis on how Christians should respond to culture. Since Christ dwelt in Culture, so should we. Improper responses would be: waring against culture, running from culture, and assimilating into culture (or adopting and accepting morals and norms). We are to dwell in culture, visit friends…even the ones who are not christians…have people over to our house, get to know your neighbors. That’s a good start! Seek for the peace of the city because in its peace is your peace.
These are great books. Other books I am not writing on here are the Exploring Christian Theology series. These are great and worth getting and dare I say…will replace Ryrie’s Christian Theology (and I do appreciate Ryrie).
I am also looking forward to two publications I have not yet received.
“A Critical Examination of the Doctrine of Revelation in Evangelical Theology” (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1498201938/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=1EHES1YSUCNEX&coliid=I2KDPTYU50RL7B)
“Dispensationalism and the History of Redemption: A Developing and Diverse Tradition” http://www.amazon.com/dp/080240961X/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=1EHES1YSUCNEX&coliid=I3239O37J4ZIOD
Here’s links to the other two books.
“God with Us” – http://www.amazon.com/God-Us-Exploring-Interactions-Throughout/dp/1596381183/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1440691578&sr=1-2&keywords=god+with+us
“Dwell” – http://www.amazon.com/Dwell-World-Barry-D-Jones/dp/0830836691/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1440691621&sr=1-1&keywords=dwell+jones