Book Ranking 2015.

Well, I failed my “New Year’s Resolution 2015”: I did not finish 50 books–I came up 3 short. Despite my failure, some books I’ve read this past year were extremely significant personally, spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, etc.

Below is my ranking of the books from 1-47 with 1 being the most insightful, provocative, and moving. It is fitting to make this my 100th post.

  1. The Christian Imagination // Willie James Jennings
  2. The Return of the Prodigal Son // Henri J. M. Nouwen
  3. The Spirituals and the Blues // James H. Cone
  4. My Name is Asher Lev // Chaim Potok
  5. On the Incarnation // Saint Athanasius (re-read)
  6. The Bluest Eyes // Toni Morrison
  7. The Power of Grace // Thomas C. Oden
  8. Grassroots Asian Theology // Simon Chan
  9. Justification // N.T. Wright
  10. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings // Maya Angelou
  11. On Such a Full Sea // Chang-rae Lee
  12. The Prophetic Imagination // Walter Brueggeman
  13. The Surrendered // Chang-rae Lee
  14. Emil Brunner: A Reappraisal // Alister E. McGrath
  15. Incarnation: The Person and Life of Christ // T.F. Torrance
  16. The Gospel According to Moses // Daniel I. Block
  17. The Future of Evangelical Theology // Amos Yong
  18. The Triune God // Robert W. Jenson
  19. Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology // Andrew Louth
  20. A Theology of Liberation // Gustavo Gutiérrez (re-read)
  21. Be Wise, My Son, and Make My Heart Glad: An Exploration of the Courtly Nature of the Book of Proverbs // Christopher B. Ansberry
  22. A Place at the Table // John A. D’Elia
  23. For the Glory of God // Daniel I. Block
  24. Lost Names // Richard E. Kim
  25. Tei: A Memoir of the End of War and Beginning of Peace // Tei Fujiwara
  26. That Hideous Strength // C. S. Lewis
  27. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban // J.K. Rowling
  28. In the Name of Jesus // Henri J. M. Nouwen (re-read)
  29. Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament // John H. Walton
  30. The Four Loves // C. S. Lewis
  31. The Time Machine // H. G. Wells
  32. Many Colors // Soong-chan Rah
  33. The Practice of the Presence of God // Brother Lawrence (re-read)
  34. The Trinity Controversy // Translated by William G. Rusch
  35. I Believe in the Living God // Emil Brunner
  36. Harry Potter and the Chambers of Secrets // J.K. Rowling
  37. Heresies and How to Avoid Them // Edited by Ben Quash and Michael Ward (re-read)
  38. Prayer // Karl Barth
  39. Aloft // Chang-rae Lee
  40. Children of the Mind // Orson Scott Card
  41. The Alchemist // Paulo Coelho
  42. Of Mice and Men // John Steinbeck
  43. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone // J.K. Rowling
  44. Reading the Epistle to the Hebrews // Edited by Eric F. Mason and Kevin B. McCruden
  45. The Martian // Andy Weir
  46. The Island of Dr. Moreau // H. G. Wells
  47. Sherlock Holmes in the Sign of Four // Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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