Okay, it seems everyone is posting their “Top 10 Books of 2018” list this week (I’ve seen a bunch on Twitter) so I’ll get into the act. I listen to audio books while driving around, which allows me to get through a lot of material. What follows is my recommendation list. Most academic books on biblical studies never make it to audio. Unseen Realm is an exception, so I included it. Researching and writing it was life-changing for me so I think it will be for others.
In no particular order:
- Honestly, “incredible” doesn’t even begin to describe it
- There are reasons Newton’s papers are still not entirely published — his theological heterodoxy being one. Very interesting.
- Just awesome. Every snowflake in contemporary America should be chained to a desk and forced to read it.
- They succeeded where Da Vinci failed. Simple trial-and-error method married to keen observation of birds and tenacious perseverance. An amazing story.
- Didn’t know much about him. He’s now on my top-five list of great, honorable men I wish I had met.
- Absolutely soul-crushing. A book for our times whether we can stomach it or not.
- This book is now the place to start for a broad overview of government interest in these areas.
- A life-changing book. Data-driven explanation as to why the medical and nutritional community gets this entirely wrong. The author cites study after study, clinical trial after clinical trial. Basically, the real answer was discovered and well known in the first half of the 20th century, and then ignored. Pretty stunning. (I’ve lived the solution. I used to be 60 lbs heavier. I used the right strategy without knowing what I was really doing).
- Maybe someday I’ll be this ingenious. Probably not.
- So far the best thing I’ve produced. If you want to understand Scripture and biblical theology better, it will help you. Writing it helped me.