15 Books You Should Check Out This Fall

Long-time readers of this blog will know that I used to do “book alerts” which were basically previews of new book releases.  I don’t really have the time to do those kinds of posts these days, but I thought I’d make a list of books, perhaps on a quarterly basis, that I think you should check out.  Here are 15 books scheduled to be published between August-November 2009 worth looking into (in some kind of order):

15 New Books This Fall to Check Out

1.  Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope That Matters by Tim Keller
2.  The Gospel-Driven Life: Being Good News People in a Bad News World by Michael Horton
3. The End of the Law: Mosaic Covenant in Pauline Theology by Jason Meyer
4.  Filling Up he Afflictions of Christ: The Cost of Bringing the Gospel to the Nations in the Lives of William Tyndale Adoniram Judson, and John Paton by John Piper
5. Gospel-Powered Parenting: How the Gospel Shapes and Transforms Parenting by William Farley
6. The Walk: Steps for New and Renewed Followers of Jesus by Stephen Smallman
7. The Intolerance of Tolerance by D.A. Carson
8. J.I. Packer and the Evangelical Future: The Impact of His Life and Thought by Timothy George
9. Christ-Centered Worship: Letting the Gospel Shape Our Practice by Bryan Chapell
10. Evangelicalism: What Is It and Is It Worth Keeping? by D.A. Carson
11. The Power of Words and the Wonder of God by John Piper
12. God the Peacemaker: How Atonement Brings Shalom – Graham Cole
13. Four Views of Moving Beyond the Bible to Theology by Stanley Gundry
14. Dual Citizens: Worship and Life Between the Already and Not Yet by Jason Stellman
15. Deep Church: A Third Way Beyond Emerging and Traditional by Jim Belcher

Any of these books pique your interest? If so, which ones and why?

Edit: Somehow I forgot two books that should be on this list, although I don’t know where to put them.  They are:

* A Habitual Sight of Him: The Christ-Centered Piety of Thomas Goodwin by Joel Beeke and Mark Jones
* The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown: An Introduction to the New Testament by Andreas Kostenberger, Scott Kellum, and Charles Quarles (eds.)

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12 Comments on “15 Books You Should Check Out This Fall”

  1. Timmy,

    There are a few others coming out that I am really excited about that you didn’t mention. The first is God Incarnate: Exporations in Christology by Oliver Crisp.

    The second is These Three Are One: Philosophical and Theological Essays on the Trinity edited by Tom McCall and Michael Rea.

    Next is Michael Sudduth’s The Reformed Objection To Natural Theology.

    Finally, I’m also looking forward to Randal Rauser’s Theology In Search Of Foundations.

    It should be a great (and expensive) fall!

  2. ChrisB Says:

    I’m not a fan of biography, but I like the way Piper does his — instead of just laying out the story, he actually pulls important themes and examples out, highlights them, and spells out how people should immitate them.

    Ok, he treats a biography like a sermon. But I like it.

  3. joshjcollins Says:

    Assuming the “Power of Words and the Wonder of God” is the pristine book form of the Desiring God Conference 2008, I might encourage those on a more limited budget to take advantage of the free Conference videos and MP3’s available at their site. I know Bob Kauflin’s talk for one wouldn’t translate the same in book form without his musical examples!

  4. I’ve been eyeing Belcher’s book.

  5. Chris Poe Says:

    I’ve had my eye on Jason Meyer’s “The End of the Law” ever since I saw it on the B&H Academic site as a forthcoming book in the New American series a few months ago. (Most if not all of the books in that series look worthwhile.) The main reason is the subject (the covenants, continuity and discontinuity) which has been an interest of mine for a long while, but also because Dr. Meyer is one of the new conservative faculty members at my alma mater. (Dr. Quarles is the dept. head.)

    You can seldom (if ever) go wrong with D.A. Carson as well, and “Evangelicalism: What Is It and Is It Worth Keeping?” is an intriguing title. I don’t know whether he will address everything that I’d like in 128 pages, but as it promises to provide an assessment and rebuttal to Mark Noll’s “Is the Reformation Over?” I’m sure it will be worthwhile.

  6. Jason M. Says:

    I just listened to Bryan Chapell’s message from Advance, and it was wonderful. I’ll bet it flowed from his new book. I will purchase this one soon. Tim Keller’s stuff if great too!


  7. Kenneth Clayton Says:

    Dual Citizens peaks my intrest espesially after listening to the white horse inn for a couple of years now.

  8. Ashley Says:

    After hearing D.A. Carson speak at NEXT, I am really interested to delve into more of his work…thanks for the recommends!

    I would add two books, for anyone interested:

    Unceasing Worship by Harold Best
    Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung

    DeYoung’s book, in particular, is well worth the read; short, easy to understand, but packed full.
    Can’t recommend it enough.

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  10. Denny Says:

    Anything from D.A. Carson and Tim Keller is a must. The book Gospel Driven Life seems very interesting also. Need more time in the day to read all these books!!

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