The Collected Best Christian Books of 2016 | Tim Challies

For the previous couple of weeks my RSS feeder has been buzzing with listing after listing of the very best books of 2016. It appears that virtually each avid reader I observe is raring to share his or her picks for the 12 months that was. I really like these lists and determined I’d compile them to search for patterns and repeats. Right here, then, are the collected finest Christian books of 2016. Every one among these is from a weblog or site I learn repeatedly.

Up to date on December 19 with 3 extra lists (scroll to the underside)

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We are going to start with 7 titles that discovered their approach onto not less than 3 best-0f lists:

  • None Like Him by Jen Wilkin (5)
  • A Peculiar Glory by John Piper (5)
  • Making Sense of God by Tim Keller (5)
  • You Are What You Love by James Ok.A. Smith (4)
  • Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (4)
  • The Complete Christ by Sinclair B. Ferguson (4)
  • The Fractured Republic by Yuval Levin (3)
  • Do Extra Higher by Me (3)

In case you are searching for one thing to learn or one thing to purchase for a present, you in all probability can’t go fallacious with any of them!

And now listed below are every of lists of the very best Christian books of 2016. You’ll be able to go to the websites to learn the rationales or to buy the books. Alternatively, I’ve equipped hyperlinks to Amazon.

The Gospel Coalition (learn their critiques)

  • They Say We Are Infidels by Mindy Belz
  • None Like Him by Jen Wilkin
  • The Life We By no means Anticipated by Andrew and Rachel Wilson
  • Delicate Preaching to the Sexually Hurting by Sam Serio
  • Political Church by Jonathan Leeman
  • The Religion of Christopher Hitchens by Larry Alex Taunton
  • Robust and Weak by Andy Crouch
  • No God However One by Nabeel Qureshi

Needing God (learn their critiques)

  • The ESV Reader’s Bible, Six-Quantity Set by Crossway
  • Union with Christ by Rankin Wilbourne
  • C.S. Lewis’s ‘Mere Christianity’: A Biography by George Marsden
  • A Peculiar Glory by John Piper
  • No God However One by Nabeel Qureshi
  • You Are What You Love by James Ok.A. Smith
  • Dignity and Future by John Kilner
  • The Scars That Have Formed Me by Vaneetha Rendall Risner
  • Habits of Grace by David Mathis
  • The Vine Challenge by Colin Marshall and Tony Payne
  • Residing within the Gentle by John Piper
  • What About Free Will? by Scott Christensen
  • The Household Lifetime of a Christian Chief by Ajith Fernando
  • None Like Him by Jen Wilkin
  • The Radical Guide for Children by Champ Thorton
  • Dedicated to God by Sinclair B. Ferguson

Kevin DeYoung (learn his critiques)

  • Within the Starting Was the Phrase by Mark A. Noll
  • Unchanging Witness by S. Donald Fortson III and Rollin B. Grams
  • The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures by D.A. Carson, ed.
  • Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  • A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Outdated Testomony by Miles V. Van Pelt, ed.
  • A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testomony by Michael J. Kruger, ed.
  • Not Tragically Coloured by Ismael Hernandez
  • Calling on the Identify of the Lord by J. Gary Millar
  • Zeal with out Burnout by Christopher Ash
  • The ESV Reader’s Bible, Six-Quantity Set by Crossway

Trevin Wax (learn his critiques)

  • Robust and Weak by Andy Crouch
  • The Fellowship by Carol and Philip Zaleski
  • The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalie Sanmartin Fenollera
  • Making Sense of God by Tim Keller
  • They Say We Are Infidels by Mindy Belz
  • Silence by Shusaka Endo
  • Silence and Magnificence by Makoto Fujirama
  • Good Religion by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons
  • Manalive! by G.Ok. Chesterton
  • Happiness by Randy Alcorn
  • The Fractured Republic by Yuval Levin

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Jared C. Wilson (learn his critiques)

  • The Secret Place by Tana French
  • The Imperfect Pastor by Zack Eswine
  • The Instances That Hang-out Us by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker
  • When Individuals Are Huge and God Is Small by Ed Welch
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  • Biblical Authority After Babel by Kevin Vanhoozer
  • The Kingdom of Speech by Tom Wolfe
  • The Complete Christ by Sinclair B. Ferguson
  • Silence by Shusaka Endo

Erik Raymond (learn his critiques)

  • The Intolerance of Tolerance by D. A. Carson
  • Know the Creeds by Justin Holcomb
  • Discipling by Mark Dever
  • A Peculiar Glory by John Piper
  • A Place in Time by Wendell Berry
  • Do Extra Higher by Tim Challies
  • The Life We By no means Anticipated by Andrew and Rachel Wilson
  • Resplendent Bride by Evan Welcher
  • Deep Work by Cal Newport
  • The Complete Christ by Sinclair B. Ferguson

David Qaoud (learn his critiques)

  • Kingdom Calling by Amy L. Sherman
  • Do Extra Higher by Tim Challies
  • Life Collectively by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Strolling with God by means of Ache and Struggling by Timothy Keller
  • Evangelism by J. Mack Stiles
  • Reworking Grace by Jerry Bridges
  • Chicken by Chicken by Anne Lamott
  • The Mission of God’s Individuals by Christopher Wright
  • The Which means of Marriage by Timothy Keller
  • Preaching and Preachers by Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Melissa Kruger (learn her critiques)

  • None Like Him by Jen Wilkin
  • Praying Collectively by Megan Hill
  • A Coronary heart Set Free by Christina Fox
  • Seasons of Ready by Betsy Childs Howard
  • Humble Roots by Hannah Anderson
  • The Radical Guide for Children by Champ Thorton
  • Valuable Cures In opposition to Devil’s Units by Thomas Brooks
  • From Backyard to Glory by Courtney Physician
  • 1 Peter by Jen Wilkin

Aaron Armstrong (learn his critiques)

  • Rooted by J.A. Medders and Brandon D. Smith
  • True Worshipers by Bob Kauflin
  • Understanding the Congregation’s Authority by Jonathan Leeman
  • Outlaws of Time by N.D. Wilson
  • The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson
  • A Story of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • As You Want by Cary Elwes
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • I Should Say by Martin Quick
  • DC Universe: Rebirth by Geoff Johns, Gary Frank, et al.
  • Grayson Vol 4 by Tom King and Tim Seeley
  • Queen and Nation by Greg Rucka

Russell Moore (learn his critiques)

  • Echoes of Scripture within the Gospels by Richard B. Hayes
  • Adventures in Evangelical Civility by Richard J. Mouw
  • C.S. Lewis’s ‘Mere Christianity’: A Biography by George Marsden
  • Love, Henri by Henri J.M. Nouwen
  • Destroyer of the Gods by Larry W. Hurtado
  • Bobby Kennedy by Larry Tye
  • The Fractured Republic by Yuval Levin
  • A Peculiar Glory by John Piper
  • Biblical Authority After Babel by Kevin Vanhoozer
  • A Small Porch by Wendell Berry

Andrew Wilson (learn his critiques)

  • Humble Roots by Hannah Anderson
  • Christian Dogmatics by Michael Allen and Scott Swain
  • The Pursuing God by Josh Ryan Butler
  • That is London by Ben Judah
  • Making Sense of God by Tim Keller
  • Delivered from the Parts of the World by Peter Leithart
  • The Fractured Republic by Yuval Levin
  • Inventing the Particular person by Larry Siedentop
  • You Are What You Love by James Ok.A. Smith
  • None Like Him by Jen Wilkin

Christine Hoover (learn her critiques)

  • When Breath Turns into Air by Paul Kalanthini
  • None Like Him by Jen Wilkin
  • The Run of His Life by Jeffrey Toobin
  • The Ology by Marty Machowski
  • The Residence by Kate Anderson Brower
  • Being There by Dave Furman
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • Parting the Waters by Taylor Department
  • Tribe by Sebastian Junger
  • Unashamed by Lecrae
  • Galatians for You by Timothy Keller
  • Unbroken by Laura Hlilenbrand

Jen Oshman (learn her assessment)

  • The Heat of Different Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

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Steven Kryger (learn his critiques)

  • Jesus, Continued… by J.D. Greear
  • You Are What You Love by James Ok.A. Smith
  • Outdated Paths, New Energy by Daniel Henderson
  • The Madness of God by Nik Ripken and Gregg Lewis
  • The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

Jesse Johnson (learn his assessment)

  • A Peculiar Glory by John Piper

Christianity Immediately (learn their critiques and full picks)

  • Making Sense of God by Tim Keller
  • Crossing the Waters by Leslie Fields
  • Saving the Saved by Bryan Loritts
  • The way to Preach and Educate the Outdated Testomony for All Its Value by Christopher Wright
  • The Confessions of X by Suzanne Wolfe
  • The Promise of Jesse Woods by Chris Fabry
  • Kierkegaard: A Single Life by Stephen Backhouse
  • Getting Faith by Kenneth Woodward
  • You Are What You Love by James Ok.A. Smith
  • Searching for Refuge by Stephan Bauman
  • Biblical Authority after Babel by Kevin Vanhoozer

Me (learn my critiques)

  • Sexual Morality in a Christless World by Matthew Rueger
  • Married for God by Christopher Ash
  • Conscience by Andy Naselli & J.D. Crowley
  • Sojourner Songs by Ben Palpant
  • Black and Reformed by Anthony Carter
  • Rescuing the Gospel by Erwin Lutzer
  • For the Glory by Duncan Hamilton
  • The Temple and Tabernacle by J. Daniel Hays
  • Huge Beliefs by David Helm
  • Core Christianity by Michael Horton
  • When Breath Turns into Air by Paul Kalanthini
  • Dedicated to God by Sinclair B. Ferguson
  • The Complete Christ by Sinclair B. Ferguson
  • Church Historical past 101 by Sinclair B. Ferguson

Al Mohler (learn his critiques)

I’ll add Dr. Mohler’s listing as effectively, although this isn’t a listing of the 12 months’s finest as a lot as a listing of beneficial winter studying.

  • Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard
  • A Torch Saved Lit by William F. Buckley Jr.
  • The Pursuit of Energy by Richard J. Evans
  • Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  • Pearl Harbor by Craig Nelson
  • True Believer by Kati Marton
  • The Earth is Weeping by Peter Cozzens
  • Getting Faith by Kenneth L. Woodward
  • The New York Occasions Guide of the Useless by William McDonald, ed.
  • The Common vs. the President by H.W. Manufacturers

Sam Storms (learn his critiques)

  • The Unseen Realm by Michael S. Heiser
  • Supernatural by Michael S. Heiser
  • The Enduring Authority of Christian Scriptures by D.A. Carson, ed.
  • The Unfinished Reformation by Gregg Allison and Chris Castaldo
  • Why the Reformation Issues by Michael Reeves and Tim Chester
  • Speaking with Catholics concerning the Gospel by Chris Castaldo
  • Making Sense of God by Timothy Keller
  • Progressive Covenantalism by Stephen J. Wellum and Brent E. Parker, ed.
  • God’s Kingdom By God’s Covenants by Peter J. Gentry and Stephen J. Wellum, ed.
  • Bearing False Witness by Rodney Stark
  • A Peculiar Glory by John Piper
  • When God Isn’t There by David Bowden
  • Echoes of Scripture within the Gospels by Richard Hays
  • What About Free Will? by Scott Christensen

Mike Leake (learn his critiques)

  • Do Extra Higher by Tim Challies
  • Below the Unpredictable Plant by Eugene Peterson
  • Heroes and Monsters by Josh Riebock
  • Designed to Lead by Eric Geiger and Kevin Peck
  • Biblical Church Revitalization by Brian Croft
  • A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Nice Warfare by Joseph Loconte
  • Disappearing Church by Mark Sayers
  • The President and the Murderer by Scott Miller
  • Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  • The Complete Christ by Sinclair B. Ferguson

Derek Rishmawy (learn his critiques)

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  • Who Shall Ascend to the Mountain of the Lord? by L. Michael Morales
  • The Crucifixion by Fleming Rutledge
  • Making Sense of God by Timothy Keller
  • The Triune God by Fred Sanders
  • Delivered From the Parts of the Universe by Peter Leithart

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