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📖 I really believe that one of the most important habits anyone can pick up is voracious reading. Below is a list of books that have really informed my more academic (read: wannabe-scholarly) endeavors and interests. All of these books represent reading specifically inline with Christian life and ethic, some politics, theology, or Biblical studies. While I may not fully agree with the theses or conclusions of each of these books, I nevertheless recommend them.

# Allberry, S. (2019). 7 Myths About Singleness. Crossway Books.
# Alter, R. (2018). The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary. W. W. Norton & Company.
# Barth, K. (1959). Dogmatics in Outline. Harper Perennial.
# Bates, M. W. (2017). Salvation by Allegiance Alone: Rethinking Faith, Works, and the Gospel of Jesus the King. Baker Academic.
# Bates, M. W. (2019). Gospel Allegiance. Brazos Press.
# Berry, W. (2010). The Hidden Wound. Counterpoint.
# Bevins, W. (2019). Ever Ancient, Ever New: The Allure of Liturgy for a New Generation. Zondervan.
# Boyd, G. A. (2007). Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power Is Destroying the Church. Zondervan.
# Bronner, S. E. (2017). Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.
# Brueggemann, W. (2020). Virus as a Summons to Faith: Biblical Reflections in a Time of Loss, Grief, and Uncertainty. Cascade Books.
# Butterfield, R. (2018). The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World. Crossway Books.
# Chan, F. (2018). Letters to the Church. David C. Cook.
# Chan, F., & Sprinkle, P. (2011). Erasing Hell: What God Said about Eternity, and the Things We Made Up. David C. Cook.
# Claiborne, S., & Martin, M. (2019). Beating Guns: Hope for People Who Are Weary of Violence. Brazos Press.
# Comer, J. M. (2019). The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World. WaterBrook.
# Cone, J. H. (2013). The Cross and the Lynching Tree. Orbis.
# Croteau, D. A. (2010). You Mean I Dont Have to Tithe?: A Deconstruction of Tithing and a Reconstruction of Post-Tithe Giving. Wipf & Stock Pub.
# Dempster, S. G. (2003). Dominion and Dynasty: A Theology of the Hebrew Bible. IVP Academic.
# DiAngelo, R. (2018). White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Beacon Press.
# Erickson, M. J. (2000). Making Sense of the Trinity: Three Crucial Questions. Baker Academic.
# Evans, R. H. (2010). Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions. Zondervan.
# Evans, R. H. (2015). Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church. Nelson Books.
# Evans, R. H. (2018). Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again. Nelson Books.
# Fea, J. (2018). Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump. Eerdmans.
# Hales, A. (2018). Finding Holy in the Suburbs: Living Faithfully in the Land of Too Much. IVP Books.
# Heiser, M. S. (2015). The Unseen Realm. Lexham Press.
# Hill, W. (2019). The Lord's Prayer: A Guide to Praying to Our Father. Lexham Press.
# Holcomb, J. S. (2014). Know the Heretics. Zondervan Academic.
# Holland, T. (2019). Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World. Basic Books.
# Hunter, T. D. (2010). The Accidental Anglican: The Surprising Appeal of the Liturgical Church. IVP Books.
# Jethani, S. (2013). The Divine Commodity: Discovering a Faith Beyond Consumer Christianity. Zondervan.
# Johnson, D. (2019). Human Rites: The Power of Rituals, Habits, and Sacraments. Eerdmans.
# Keller, T. (2012). Generous Justice: How God's Grace Makes Us Just. Penguin Books.
# LeFebvre, M. (2019). The Liturgy of Creation: Understanding Calendars in Old Testament Context. IVP Academic.
# Lewis, C. S. (1945). The Great Divorce. HarperOne.
# Lewis, C. S. (1961). A Grief Observed. HarperOne.
# Lubeck, R. (2005). Read the Bible for a Change: Understanding and Responding to God's Word. Authentic and World Vision.
# MacDonald, G. (1895). Lilith. Chatto and Windus.
# McKenzie, T. (2014). The Anglican Way: A Guidebook. Rabbit Room.
# McKinley, R. (2018). Faith for This Moment: Navigating a Polarized World as the People of God. Baker Books.
# McKnight, S. (2004). The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others. Paraclete Press.
# McKnight, S. (2016). The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited. Zondervan.
# McKnight, S. (2018). It Takes a Church to Baptize. Brazos Press.
# Niequist, A. (2018). The Eternal Current. WaterBrook.
# Noll, M. A. (1995). The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind. Eerdmans.
# Noll, M. A. (2001). Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity. Baker Academic.
# Noll, M. A. (2006). The Civil War as a Theological Crisis. The University of North Carolina Press.
# Packer, J. I. (2013). Weakness Is the Way: Life with Christ Our Strength. Crossway.
# Peterson, E. H. (2012). The Pastor: A Memoir. HarperOne.
# Richter, S. L. (2008). The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry into the Old Testament. IVP Academic.
# Richter, S. L. (2020). Stewards of Eden: What Scripture Says About the Environment and Why It Matters. IVP Academic.
# Rolheiser, R. (2011). Our One Great Act of Fidelity: Waiting for Christ in the Eucharist. Image.
# Rothstein, R. (2017). The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. Liveright.
# Saint Athanasius (2012). On the Incarnation: Saint Athanasius. St. Vladimir's Seminary Press.
# Smith, J. K. A. (2009). Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation. Baker Academic.
# Sprinkle, P. (2013). Fight: A Christian Case for Non-Violence. David C Cook.
# Sprinkle, P. (2015). People to Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is Not Just an Issue. Zondervan.
# Tannen, D. (2001). You Just Don't Understand. William Morrow Paperbacks.
# Tisby, J. (2019). The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism. Zondervan.
# Walton, J. H. (2009). The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate. IVP Academic.
# Walton, J. H. (2015). The Lost World of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate. IVP Academic.
# Walton, J. H. (2017). The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest: Covenant, Retribution, and the Fate of the Canaanites. IVP Academic.
# Walton, J. H. & Longman III, T. (2018). The Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology, and the Deluge Debate. IVP Academic.
# Warren, T. H. (2016). Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life. IVP Books.
# Willard, D. (1998). The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life In God. Harper.
# Witherington III, B. (2019). Priscilla: The Life of an Early Christian. IVP Academic.
# Wright, N. T. (2008). Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church. HarperOne.
# Wright, N. T. (2013). Evil and the Justice of God. IVP Books.
# Wright, N. T. (2014). The Lord and His Prayer. Eerdmans.
# Wright, N. T. (2016). The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixion. HarperOne.
# Wright, N. T. (2018). Paul: A Biography. HarperOne.