New Material from Piper, McKnight and Wright

by Dave on January 8, 2011

in General

We all have those days when we suddenly get the urge to read and all the books out there look ripe for the picking.  A couple days ago I realized that there are two from some of my favorite people that I have not read so first, I went for Scot McKnight’s “The Blue Parakeet – Rethinking How You Read the Bible“.  I spend more time on the Jesus Creed blog (which is Scot’s blog) than any other single place on the internet.  I love his posts, the variety of people in conversation, and just about everything about that site.  So I am looking forward to this one, it is long overdue.

Next, I continue to round out my N.T. Wright Collection.  So far I have read “Jesus and the Victory of God”, “Simply Christian”, and “Paul in Fresh Perspective”.  Tom Wright is absolutely my favorite theologian, period.  So this time I went for “Surprised by Hope – Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church.”  I didn’t even realize until I was just writing this up the similarity in the subtitles to Scot and Tom’s books.  I guess I was in the mood for some rethinking.

Lastly, I realized that I have not read any John Piper books.  The reason I have never read anything of his is that he is a Calvinist and I am quite certain that I would not agree with much he has to say.  But one never learns unless we push the envelope so I got John Piper’s “The Future of Justification: A Response to N. T. Wright” (I bought it on audio, my preferred method for reading these days).  I think it is obvious why I picked that one.  Let’s give it a try.

So I am going to start with the Blue Parakeet, ready for a good day.

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