While in London, a couple of weeks ago, I purchased the following books:
- John Ziesler, Paul's Letter to the Romans. For just 1 pound! A big Benny Hinn 'AAMMMMEEEENNN' for that (and a Benny Hinn 'TOUCH!' for good measure)
- Robin Parry, Worshipping Trinity. I have already mentioned this one. A fun and important read, especially for those of us in the broadly evangelical / charismatic tradition.
- Graham Tomlin, The Provocative Church. Ever have the feeling that evangelism and theology often operate in two different worlds? Or that those interested in one are inversely interested in the other? Ever wondered why the NT doesn't often speak about 'telling your friends' about Jesus? Reading this has both been challenging and liberating at the same time, and Anja too is now reading it (which is always a good sign!)
- Francis Watson, Paul, Judaism, and the Gentiles. Picked up at LST bookshop (thanks for the loan, Nick!). I haven't started it yet, but I am really looking forward to this one.
- Mike Bird, A Bird's-Eye View of Paul. I had this as a pdf already, but it is so good I just had to get a hard copy. I will use this when I teach Paul.
- Michael Lloyd, Café Theology. While I'm not finished yet, this has been a delight to read. Very rarely will you find a footnote to Derek Prince, immediately followed by a footnote to Hans Urs von Balthasar. But you do in this book! Though he has taught theology at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and is presently lecturer at St Paul's Theological Centre, he writes very smoothly for a wider audience. It will help some to think through their faith at a completely new level, and prompt others to simply put the book down and worship. Highly recommended (You may know Mike - and Graham above for that matter - from Godpod).
Yesterday I popped into a few bookshops in Tübingen. I found some great deals:
- Richard Swinburne, Was Jesus God? I've not read any Swinburne before, so this will be a new experience for me.
- Peter Stuhlmacher, Biblische Theologie des Neuen Testaments. Band 1 (Jesus and Paul). Flippin only 16 euro! YEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!
- Utterly shockingly, I found a special deal on Alois Grillmeier's five volume work, Jesus der Christus im Glauben der Kirche. Get this: five volumes for only 39,90 euro! Originally these books totalled to 274 euro! I saved 234,10 euro!
Right, enough blogging. I'm off to read.