Top Ten 2021 Reads: #3-1 – A Bit of Theology

Time to wrap up this top ten list.

#3 – The Making of Biblical Womanhood by Beth Allison Barr

Barr argues that Biblical womanhood is Christian patriarchy. As a medieval historians, she brings in all sorts of insights a different writer would not. That said, she does get into the usual scriptures to support patriarchy. And she calls on Christian’s to do better. I wrote a pretty long review, so check it out here.

# 2 – Roland in the Moonlight by David Bentley Hart

David Bentley Hart is my favorite contemporary theologian. After this brilliant book, he could be considered simply my favorite writer. Here he gives us a delightful and imaginative work. Check out my review.

#1 – A More Christlike Word by Brad Jersak

I’ve spent my whole life reading the Bible. Because of this, I have spent a good portion of my life figuring out how to read the Bible. How do we reckon with violent portrayals of God in light of Jesus’ nonviolence? Jersak’s book is the best I’ve read that presents a Christ-centered view of scripture. Check out my review.

A good book that goes with Jersak’s is Randal Rauser’s Jesus Loves Canaanites.

On to 2022!

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