These are books I read in 2018, not necessarily books newly published in 2018.
Dolezal, James E. All That Is In God: Evangelical Theology and the Challenge of Classical Christian Theism (176 pages, Kindle Edition).
Dr. Dolezal writes a defense of the classical doctrine of divine simplicity and its importance for the church today. This was my first real introduction to the doctrine, and it’s fascinated me ever since.
Cham, Jorge, and Daniel Whiteson. We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe (361 pages, Kindle Edition).
A scientist and a cartoonist team up to explain (sort of) various things in science taken for granted but that we have no real understanding of why they are the way they are. It’s really refreshing.
Holmes, Christopher R.J. The Lord is Good: Seeking the God of the Psalter (292 pages, Kindle Edition).
Dr. Holmes uses the Psalms to explain the goodness of God as His nature (another adventure into divine simplicity, as it turned out). One of my favorites of the favorites.
Miller, Jr., Walter M. A Canticle for Leibowitz (338 pages, Paperback).
Ray Van Neste recommended this dystopian novel, which I had never heard of before. After a future nuclear apocalypse, a monastic order strives to preserve its heritage.
Myers, Ben. The Apostles’ Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism (112 pages, Kindle Edition).
Dr. Myers walks through each article of the Apostles’ Creed, clearly and helpfully explaining each in an accessible way.
Terry, Thomas J and J. Ryan Lister. Images and Idols: Creativity for the Christian Life (160 pages, Hardcover).
Thomas Terry (of Beautiful Eulogy and Humble Beast) and Ryan Lister write a defense of arts and creativity from a Christian perspective.
Dekker, Thomas and Robert Hudson. Four Birds from Noah’s Ark: A Prayer Book from the Time of Shakespeare (176 pages, Paperback).
Thomas Dekker lived as a contemporary of Shakespeare and wrote these prayers for believers to use. I found it to be much more accessible than Valley of Vision.
Enger, Leif. Virgil Wander (303 pages, Kindle Edition).
This is Enger’s third and newest novel, released in the second half of 2018. I began the year with Peace Like a River and ended with Virgil Wander, both of which were wonderful. These will certainly be added to the regular re-read regimen.