Theology / Biblical Studies:
Historical Theology by Gregg Allison
I have not read this book cover-to-cover. However, it is extremely helpful; a great "one stop shop" for the history of the development of Christian doctrine.
What is the Mission of the Church? by DeYoung and Gilbert
Excellent. Clarifying. Careful. Readable. Important. Need more?
Union With Christ by J. Todd Billings
I am thankful for what may be a renewed focus on a sadly neglected doctrine. Dr. Billings's volume is a great example of theology in service of doxology and the church.
The Deity of Christ, Morgan and Peterson ed.
Outstanding! Readable and doxological instruction.
The Doctrine of the Word of God by John Frame
The best single volume I have read on the doctrine of the Word of God. Man, does Frame love appendices!
Good News for Anxious Christians by Phillip Cary
I love this book! Dr. Cary offers an important correction to the errors of what he calls "the new evangelicalism."
Reverberation by Jonathan Leeman
Excellent. Leeman helps the reader understand how God uses his Word to transform his people. This is one of those books I wish every church member would read.
Jesus + Nothing = Everything by Tullian Tchividjian
A refreshing journey through Colossians with an eye toward the radical nature of the gospel.
A Gospel Primer for Christians by Milton Vincent
Read this book...now.
Non-Fiction / Biography:
Raven by Tim Reiterman
* Okay, I understand how some of you may be concerned about my seeming fascination with tyrants and cult leaders.
Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy by Paul C. Gutjahr
I confess that I have not completed this yet but so far it is excellent.
The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst by Tomalin and Hall
An amazing story but little known in the U.S. The story of Donald Crowhurst is a compelling mix of adventure, mystery and tragedy.
Billy Bathgate by E.L. Doctorow
Hitler's Niece by Ron Hansen
The following are some books I have recently begun reading and are, so far, excellent:
Truman by David McCullough
Washington: The Indispensable Man by James Thomas Flexner
Feast Day For Fools by James Lee Burke
Salvation Accomplished by the Son by Robert Peterson
Authentic Church by Vaughan Roberts
The Christian Faith by Michael Horton