Here’s a list of my 10 favorite Christian books I read in 2017. By best, I do not mean I agree with everything in the books. Rather, I mean, I found the books thought provoking and helpful in stimulating my own thinking. Not all of the books were published in 2017 (also, 2008, 2009, and 2011) but I read each volume for the first time in 2017. The books will be listed alphabetically.
I will also put out my favorite preaching and sports books I read in 2017.
Sons in the Son: The Riches and Reach of Adoption in Christ – David B. Garner (P & R Publishing, January 31, 2017), 400 pages.
Reconciliation Blues: A Black Evangelical’s Inside View of White Christianity – Edward Gilbreath (IVP Books, June 21, 2008), 2017 pages.
The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race – Willie James Jennings (Yale University Press, May 17, 2011), 384 pages.
Reset: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture – David Murray (Crossway, March 31, 2017), 208 pages.
The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing: A Theological Commentary – Jonathan T. Pennington (Baker Academic, June 20, 2017), 352 pages.
Dream with Me: Race, Love, and the Struggle We Must Win – John M. Perkins (Baker Books, January 31, 2017), 224 pages.
The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture – Iain Provan (Baylor University Press, September 25, 2017), 724 pages.
The Christ of Wisdom: A Redemptive-Historical Exploration of the Wisdom Books of the Old Testament – O. Palmer Robertson (P & R Publishing, May 31, 2017), 432 pages.
John Calvin: A Pilgrim’s Life – Herman J. Selderhuis (IVP Academic; 1st edition, February 21, 2009), 287 pages.
Christ Alone—The Uniqueness of Jesus as Savior: What the Reformers Taught…and Why It Still Matters