Top Reads of 2015

The final tally for 2015 is 113 books read at a total of 32,642 pages. The book and page counts are based on books I’ve completed, not books in progress. Thus, books listed under a particular month are those finished, but not necessarily started, in same month.

I tried to read somewhat broadly, trying to balance my tendency toward theology and commentaries. Areas included math/science, history, historical fiction, biography, fantasy, poetry (ancient and modern), and yes, theology and commentaries.

My favorite reads of the year, in no particular order:

Qureshi, Nabeel. Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity (329 pages, Kindle Edition).

See my review here.

Stein, Robert H. Jesus, the Temple, and the Coming Son of Man: A Commentary on Mark 13 (160 pages, Kindle Edition).

See my review here.

Butler, Joshua Ryan. The Skeletons in God’s Closet: The Mercy of Hell, the Surprise of Judgment, the Hope of Holy War (353 pages, Paperback).

See my review here.

Akin, Daniel L. Exalting Jesus in Mark (Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary) (368 pages, Kindle Edition).

Gregory, Bryan R. Inconspicuous Providence: The Gospel according to Esther (212 pages, Paperback).

Larson, Erik. The Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America (447 pages, Kindle Edition).

Walker, Lars. The Year of the Warrior (576 pages, Kindle Edition).

Walker, Lars. West Oversea: A Norse Saga of Mystery, Adventure, and Faith (296 pages, Kindle Edition).

Walker, Lars. Hailstone Mountain (The Erling Skjalgsson Saga) (290 pages, Kindle Edition).

See my posts here and here on these three books.

Robertson, O Palmer. The Flow of the Psalms: Discovering Their Structure and Theology (336 pages, Kindle Edition).

 

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