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I try to keep up with current trends in Christian thinking by reading books—often of a fairly scholarly kind—as they appear. Below I offer brief reviews and a selection of quotations from some of them. Most of the review pages have links to Amazon UK so that you can buy the book easily from there.


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Tom Wright

The Day The Revolution Began: Rethinking the meaning of Jesus’ crucifixion

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Derek Flood

Healing The Gospel: A Radical Vision for Grace, Justice and the Cross

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Peter Enns

The Sin Of Certainty: Why God desires our trust more than our ‘correct’ beliefs

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Clark H. Pinnock et al

The Openness Of God: A Biblical Challenge To The Traditional Understanding Of God

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Tony Jones

Did God Kill Jesus? Searching for Love in History’s Most Famous Execution

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Carolyn C. James

Malestrom: Manhood Swept Into The Currents Of A Changing World

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Bradley Jersak

A More Christlike God: a more beautiful Gospel

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N.T. Wright

Simply Good News: Why the Gospel is News and What Makes it Good

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John H. Walton

The Lost World Of Adam And Eve: Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate

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Jeff Turner

Saints In The Arms Of A Happy God: Recovering the Image of God and Man

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Michael Hardin

The Jesus Driven Life: Reconnecting Humanity With Jesus

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[1] William P. Young
and [2] C. Baxter Kruger

[1] The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity
and [2] The Shack Revisited

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Carolyn C. James

Half The Church: Recapturing God’s Global Vision For Women

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Marcus Borg & N.T. Wright

The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions

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J. Richard Middleton

A New Heaven And A New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology

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Derek Flood

Disarming Scripture:…learn to read the Bible like Jesus did

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N.T. Wright

Surprised By Scripture: Engaging With Contemporary Issues

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John Ortberg

The Life You’ve Always Wanted

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Brian D. Mclaren

A New Kind Of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming The Faith

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Frank Viola

Reimagining Church: Pursuing The Dream Of Organic Christianity

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Dave Tomlinson

How To Be A Bad Christian–And A Better Human Being

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Austin Fischer

Young, Restless, No Longer Reformed: Black Holes, Love and a Journey In and Out of Calvinism

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Scot McKnight

Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church

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Christian Smith

The Bible Made Impossible: Why Biblicism is not a Truly Evangelical Reading of Scripture

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Gregory A. Boyd

Seeing Is Believing: Experience Jesus Thro Imaginative Prayer

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Gregory A. Boyd

God Of The Possible: A Biblical Introduction To The Open View of God

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Peter Enns

The Bible Tells Me So: Why defending Scripture has made us unable to read it

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Roger Haydon Mitchell

The Fall Of The Church

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Karl Vaters

The Grasshopper Myth: Small Churches, Large Churches

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J.Merrick & S.M.Garrett, eds

Five Views On Biblical Inerrancy

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Brian Zahnd

A Farewell To Mars: The Biblical Gospel Of Peace

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John C. Lennox

God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?

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Bruce A. Ware

The Man Christ Jesus: Reflections On Christ’s Humanity

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Gerald Coates & N. Ferreira

Sexual Healing: Identity - Sexuality - Calling

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Ken Wilson

A Letter To My Congregation

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G.T. Meadors, ed.

Four Views On Moving Beyond The Bible To Theology

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Gregory A. Boyd

Benefit Of The Doubt: Breaking The Idol Of Certainty

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Carl Medearis

Speaking Of Jesus: The Art Of NotEvangelism

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Michael F. Bird

Evangelical Theology: A Biblical And Systematic Introduction

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Paul F. Pavao

In The Beginning Was The Logos: The Council Of Nicea

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David A. Croteau

Tithing After The Cross

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James R. White

What Every Christian Needs To Know About The Qur’an

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Miroslav Volf

Allah: A Christian Response

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Roger Harper

The Lie Of Hell

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Geoffrey W. Grogan

The Faith Once Entrusted To The Saints?

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Stephen Kuhrt

Tom Wright For Everyone

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David Platt

Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From The American Dream

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John H. Walton

The Lost World Of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology

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Scot McKnight

The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited

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E.R. Richards & B.J. O’Brien

Misreading Scripture With Western Eyes

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Tom Wright

Justification: God’s Plan And Paul’s Vision

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John C. Lennox

Gunning For God: Why the New Atheists are Missing the Target

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Gregory A. Boyd

Repenting Of Religion: Turning From Judgment To Love

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Tatha Wiley

Creationism And The Conflict Over Evolution

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Alex Tylee

Walking With Gay Friends: Showing informed compassion

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Robert E. Olson

Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities

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Tom Wright

How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels

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Robert E. Olson

Against Calvinism

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Michael S. Horton

For Calvinism

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Brian D. Mclaren

Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha and...Cross The Road?

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Brian D. Mclaren

The Word of the Lord to Evangelicals

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David Instone-Brewer

The Jesus Scandals

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Christopher J.H. Wright

The God I Don’t Understand: Tough questions of faith

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Edward W. Fudge

The Fire That Consumes: The Doctrine of Final Punishment

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Tom Wright

Paul: Fresh Perspectives

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Tom Wright

Surprised By Hope

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Peter Enns

The Evolution Of Adam

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Peter Enns

Inspiration And Incarnation

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Kenton L. Sparks

God’s Word In Human Words

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Chad Owen Brand

Perspectives On Election: Five Views

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Ian Rossol & Tony Wastall

Win The World Or Escape The Earth?

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N.L. Geisler & A. Saleeb

Answering Islam: The Crescent in Light of the Cross

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Stephen Hackney

Through My Eyes: A Husband’s Diary

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Alexander/Gathercole eds.

Heaven On Earth: The Temple In Biblical Theology

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Dan Brown

The Lost Symbol

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Gordon Fee & D. Stuart

How To Read The Bible For All Its Worth

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John Sanders

No Other Name: The Destiny of the Unevangelized

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Colin Chapman

Cross And Crescent: Responding To The Challenge Of Islam

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Keith Ward

What The Bible Really Teaches

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Kenneth E. Bailey

Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes

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Denis Alexander

Creation Or Evolution: Do we have to choose?

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Charles Foster

The Selfless Gene: Living with God and Darwin

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Philip Jenkins

The Next Christendom: The coming of global Christianity

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Scot McKnight

The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking how you read the Bible

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W. Jacobsen & D. Coleman

So You Don’t Want To Go To Church Anymore

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Gregory MacDonald

The Evangelical Universalist

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Mike & Ann Thomas

Mormonism: A Gold Plated Religion

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Daniel J. Treier

Introducing Theological Interpretation Of Scripture

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Joe McIntyre

E.W. Kenyon - The True Story

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Mark R. McMinn

Why Sin Matters

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Gustaf Aulén

Christus Victor

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Christopher Jamison

Finding Sanctuary

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A.T.B. McGowan

The Divine Spiration of Scripture

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John Macquarrie

Mary For All Christians

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Stephen Sizer

Zion's Christian Soldiers?

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Johnson & Feinberg, eds.

Continuity And Discontinuity

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I. Howard Marshall

Beyond the Bible

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Gilbert Bilezikian

Beyond Sex Roles

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David P. Parris

Reading The Bible With Giants

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Stephen Sizer

Christian Zionism

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William K. Kay

Apostolic Networks In Britain

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Pierce & Groothuis, eds.

Discovering Biblical Equality

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Tony Wastall

From Home To The Throne

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Greg Haslam, ed.

Preach The Word!

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Philip Greenslade

A Passion For God's Story

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Brother Andrew

Light Force

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Robin Parry

Worshipping Trinity

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Tom Smail

Like Father Like Son

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David F. Wright

What Has Infant Baptism Done To Baptism?

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D.H. Williams

Evangelicals and Tradition

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Ian Stackhouse

The Gospel-Driven Church

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Jim Packer

Serving The People Of God

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Nigel G. Wright

A Theology of the Dark Side

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Amos Yong

Beyond the Impasse

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David Peterson, ed.

Holiness and Sexuality

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Nick Page

And Now Let's Move Into A Time Of Nonsense

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D.B. Clendenin, ed.

Eastern Orthodox Theology

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R.Parry & C.Partridge, eds

Universal Salvation? The Current Debate

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A.Walker & K.Aune, eds

On Revival: A Critical Examination

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David Pawson

Jesus Baptises in One Holy Spirit

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Tony Lane

The Lion Book of Christian Thought

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Roland Bainton

Here I Stand: Martin Luther

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Andrew Perriman, ed.

Faith, Health and Prosperity

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Paul Theroux

Dark Star Safari

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Robert C. Doyle

Eschatology and the Shape of Christian Belief

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Timothy Larsen, ed.

Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals

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David Instone-Brewer

Divorce & Remarriage in the Church

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Bill Scheidler

Apostles: The Fathering Servant

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D.A. Carson

The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God

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Arnold Dallimore

Spurgeon: A New Biography

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Colin Chapman

Whose Promised Land?

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