Here is a list of books I am attempting to complete (or just recently finished) for the month of April.
Resurrection and Eschatology edited by Lane Tipton and Jeffrey Waddington – This is a book of essays written by various authors and organized into a festschrift in honor of Richard Gaffin of Westminster Theological Seminary. The authors interact with biblical theology and exegesis as they relate to systematic theology, historical and polemical theology and pastoral theology in line with the reformed tradition championed by Gaffin throughout his career. This is a fascinating compilation of essays exploring everything from the relationship of Christ’s persistence to his post-existence to Calvin’s theology of baptism.
Risen by Steven Mathewson – This is a wonderful and accessible devotional book reflecting on 50 of the most stimulating resurrection texts in the New Testament. Mathewson capably handles and applies the Scripture and will likely shed new insight on your understanding of what the resurrection means and how it applies.
The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way by Michael Horton – I am about 2/3’s of the way through this book. Horton’s theology is written with an attempt at simplicity and beauty and so far has all the strengths of reformed orthodoxy as well as all the typical qualifications of a thoroughly presbyterian summary of Scripture. He argues for the covenant, and the knowledge of God, as the anchoring motifs undergirding systematic theology and attempts to flesh this out (sometimes less successfully than one might hope), in every field of doctrine. As far as readable, reformed systematic theologies go, this is on the less technical, but still relatively thorough end of the spectrum. I wouldn’t recommend this as a first systematic theology but I would probably recommend it as a second.
The Final Days of Jesus by Andreas Köestenberger – I read through this text every Easter for my own edification. Köestenberger has done the hard work of organizing the last week of Jesus’ life into a helpful chronology enabling thoughtful reflection for every day of Easter week. This book is accessible and readable though not exactly written for devotional purposes (i.e. he’s kind of a dry writer). In any case, this would be a helpful resource for anyone interested in growing in their knowledge of our Lord’s final week or hoping to lead their family in thoughtful devotionals leading up to Easter Sunday.
Let me know if I can help you find a book about something you are interested in learning more about. Happy reading!