2017 Book List

The books I read in 2017, with links to reviews or comments where I had them to share. During 2017, this list will be updated as I start, stop, and/or finish books.

In Progress

Books I’m reading right now. Listed in the order I started them.

  • Theology and the Mirror of Scripture, Kevin J. Vanhoozer and Daniel Treier
  • Resurrection and Moral Order, Oliver O’Donovan
  • How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They’re Built, Stewart Brand


Books I’ve started reading, and which are currently on hold, but which I do expect to get back to.

  • Type-Driven Development with Idris, Edwin Brady ## Finished

Books I finished, in the order I finished them.

  • The Martian, Andy Weir (reread)
  • Reading Genesis 1–2: An Evangelical Conversation, J. Daryl Charles (classwork)
  • Four Views on the Historical Adam, eds. Matthew Barret and Ardel B. Caneday (classwork)
  • The Master Plan of Evangelism, Robert Coleman (classwork, reread)
  • Discipleshift, Jim Putnam and Bobby Harrington (classwork)
  • Rediscovering Discipleship: Making Jesus’ Final Words Our First Work, Robby Gallaty (classwork)
  • Mentor, Chuck Lawless (classwork)
  • Putting on the Armor, Chuck Lawless (classwork)
  • Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life (classwork, reread)
  • The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu, trans. Ken Liu
  • Shards of Honor, Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Old Man’s War, John Scalzi
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman – review
  • The Book of F♯: Breaking Free with Managed Functional Programming, Dave Fancher – review
  • Beren and Lúthien, J. R. R. Tolkien, ed. Christopher Tolkien – review
  • Icehenge, Kim Stanley Robinson – review
  • Evolution and the Fall, eds. William T. Cavanaugh and James K. A. Smith – review forthcoming
  • The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson (reread)
  • Words of Radiance, Brandon Sanderson (reread)
  • Oathbringer, Brandon Sanderson


Books I read parts of, but not the whole. There’s no implication about quality either way, only that I chose not to finish them—sometimes that came down to level of interest as I went on; other times to the fact that they were assigned for class.

  • 40 Questions About Creation and Evolution, Ken Keathley and Mark Rooker
  • God’s Good World: Reclaiming the Doctrine of Creation, Jonathan Wilson