My own eyes are not enough for me, I will see through those of others. . . . In reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself. Like a night sky in the Greek poem, I see with a myriad of eyes, but it is still I who see.
I’ve seen some folks catalogue the most influential books they’ve ever read. Less ambitiously, I’d like to share a list of influential books I read in 2015—one for each month and in no particular order.
Obviously, this list in no way serves as an affirmation of all the things contained in the works; but it does enumerate books which shaped, enlivened, informed, challenged, or reinforced my thinking in the past year.
1. “The Divine Conspiracy,” Dallas Willard
2. “Where The Conflict Really Lies,” Alvin Platinga
3. “Basic Christianity,” John Stott
4. “The New Chosen People,” William W. Klein
5. “The Lost World of Adam and Eve,” John H. Walton
6. “The Pursuit of God,” A.W. Tozer
7. “A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and A Great War,” Joseph Loconte
8. “Simply Christian,” N.T. Wright
9. “Christ Among The Dragons,” James Emery White
10. “Kingdom Triangle,” JP Moreland
11. “Two Views of Hell,” Eward William Fudge & Robert A. Peterson
12. “Did Adam & Eve Really Exist?” C. John Collins
The above books, and all books, should be read in conjunction with and through the lens of God’s holy word, The Bible. As I like to advise: Eat the meat and spit out the bones.
Read carefully, my friends.