Sunday, December 26, 2010

Books Roundup

If you are a fan of U2 and don't know much about them, do yourself a favor and pick up U2 by U2. It contains the most in-depth interviews with the whole band and has some wonderful pictures too. And splurge for the coffee table sized hardcover edition. It's worth it.

Tana French has written three Murder Squad books set in Ireland and this years' Faithful Place is her best. It is beautifully written and full of longing to belong. It stayed with me for days after finishing it.

And finally three books on Christianity:

John: An Expositional Commentary by R.C. Sproul. Dr. Sproul believes in the tradition of lectio continua and has been preaching through books of the Bible verse-by-verse at his home congregation, turning those sermons into books that contain a great deal of insight.
Christless Christianity by Michael Horton. A polemic against the sentimental, trivial Christianity preached in so many churches today, that forgets the Reformed confessions that put Christ and his atoning sacrifice at the center of faith (the five solas).
Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris. An accessible introduction to the core doctrines of Christianity. It is patient and walks slowly through these teachings but stays true to an orthodox reading of Scripture.

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