14 Books in 4 Categories for 2014

Kind of a take off the 999 challenge from several years ago (9 books in 9 categories in 2009).

4 categories – 14 books each – 56 books all together (my goal for 2014 is 75 books)
I don’t expect that I will actually read these exact books (I’m a mood reader so it depends what grabs my fancy at the time). So I reserve the right to substitute the below books for other books that fit the same category. 🙂

Category 1 – Missions
1. A Biblical Theology of Missions by George Peters
2. Perspectives on the World Christian Movement by Ralph Winter
3. Let the Nations Be Glad by John Piper
4. Missions in the Third Millennium by Stan Guthrie
5. The Open Secret: An Introduction to the Theology of Missions by Lesslie Newbigin
6. Reformation in Foreign Missions by Bob Finley
7. Revolution in World Missions by K.P. Yohannen
8. Toward a Theology of Missions by M. Thomas Starkes
9. Finish the Mission: Bringing the Gospel to the Unreached and Unengaged by John Piper
10. Run with the Vision by Bob Sjogren
11. The Quest: Changing a Church’s Culture from Missions-Minded to Missions-Active by David Herndon
12. Penetrating Missions’ Final Frontier by T. Mamamori
13. The Changing Face of World Missions: Engaging Contemporary Issues and Trends by Michael Pocock
14. The Reentry Team by Neal Pirolo
4. When Missions Shapes the Mission by David Horner
5. The Great Omission by Robertson McQuilkin
6. To the Ends of the Earth: Calvin’s Missional Vision and Legacy by Michael Haykin and C. Jeffrey Robinson
7. Holding the Rope by Clint Archer
8. Introduction to Global Missions by Zane Pratt
9. A Concise History of the Christian World Mission by J. Herbert Kane
10. Today’s All-Star Missions Churches by Tom Telford

Category 2 – Theology
1. Christian Beliefs by Wayne Grudem
2. Christian Thought Revisited: Three Types of Theology by Justo Gonzalez
3. Foundations of the Christian Faith by James Montgomery Boice
4. Housewife Theologian by Aimee Byrd
5. A Little Book for New Theologians: Why and How to Study Theology by Kelly Kapic
6. Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church by Gregg Allison
7. God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics by C.S. Lewis
8. Always Reforming: Explorations in Systematic Theology by A.T.B. McGowan
9. Putting Amazing Back Into Grace by Michael Horton
10. Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church by Michael Lawrence
11. The Christian Theology Reader by Alister McGrath
12. Conviction without Compromise: Standing Strong in the Core Beliefs of the Christian Faith by Norman Geisler
13. The Faith: What Christians Believe, Why They Believe It, and Why It Matters by Charles Colson
14. From Scripture to Theology by Charles Scalise
4. What Is Reformed Theology? by R.C. Sproul
5. God in the Whirlwind by David Wells
6. The Moody Handbook of Theology by Paul Enns
7. The Theology of the Westminster Standards by J.V. Fesko
8. Bible Doctrine by Wayne Grudem
9. Exploring Christian Theology, Vol. One by Nathan Holsteen and Michael Svigel

Category 3 – Christian Growth – specifically Discipleship or Bible Study
1. The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
2. Learn to Study the Bible by Andy Deane
3. Following the Master: A Biblical Theology of Discipleship by Michael Wilkins
4. Applying the Bible by Jack Kuhatschek
5. Reading the Bible with Understanding by Lane Burgland
6. Real-Life Discipleship by Jim Putman
7. Understanding and Applying the Bible by Robertson McQuilken
8. Choose the Life: Exploring a Faith that Embraces Discipleship by Bill Hull
9. The Contemporary Christian: Applying God’s Word to Today’s World by John Stott
10. Bible Study That Works by David Thompson
11. Grasping God’s Word by Scott Duvall
12. Methodical Bible Study by Robert Traina
13. The Master Plan of Discipleship by Robert Coleman
14. A Better Way: Making Disciples Wherever Life Happens by Dale Losch
5. Understanding Scripture by Mickelsen
6. Knowable Word by Peter Krol
7. Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin
8. His Word in My Heart by Janet Pope
9. Bible Study: Following the Ways of the Word by Kathleen Nielson
10. Make Mature Multiply: Becoming Fully-Formed Disciples of Jesus by Brandon Smith
11. Lord, Teach Me to Study the Bible in 28 Days by Kay Arthur
13. The Disciple Making Church by Glenn McDonald

Category 4 – Church History
1. Turning Points by Mark Noll
2. Church History: A Crash Course for the Curious by Christopher Catherwood
3. Exploring Church History: A Guide to History, World Religions, and Ethics by James Eckman
4. A Short History of Christian Thought by Linwood Urban
5. A History of Christian Thought, Vol. 1: From the Beginnings to the Council of Chalcedon by Justo Gonzalez
6. The 40 Most Influential Christians: Who Shaped What We Believe Today by Daryl Aaron
7. Church History in Plain Language by Bruce Shelley
8. Church History: An Essential Guide by Justo Gonzalez
9. A Concise History of Christian Doctrine by Justo Gonzalez
10. History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century by Jean Henri Merle D’Aubigne
11. A History of Christian Thought, Vol. 2: From Augustine to the Eve of the Reformation by Justo Gonzalez
12. A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada by Mark Noll
13. History of the Christian Church in the First Century by Edward Burton
14. A History of Christian Thought, Vol. 3: From the Protestant Reformation to the Twentieth Century by Justo Gonzalez
4. A Short History of Christianity by Stephen Tomkins
5. Know the Creeds and Councils by Justin Holcomb
6. Know the Heretics by Justin Holcomb
7. Why Church History Matters by Robert Rea


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