'Christianity Today' Reveals Top Christian Books You Should Read in 2018

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December 18, 2017Dec 18, 2017

Every December, "Christianity Today" gives out book awards for the following year. They choose a series of books that are "most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture."

The CT editor included 13 categories in their 2018 awards. Each category included a top choice book award as well as an "award of merit" book. 

Below are the books that were included in the list. 

Apologetics / Evangelism

Top: "The Story of Reality: How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything Important that Happens in Between" by Gregory Koukl. 

Award of Merit: "Winsome Persuasion: Christian Influence in a Post-Christian World" by Tim Muehlhoff and Richard Langer.

Biblical Studies

Top: "Reading Paul with the Reformers: Reconciling Old and New Perspectives" by Stephen J. Chester. 

Award of Merit: "Paul and Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle's Vision for Men and Women in Christ" by Cynthia Long Westfall.

Children and Youth

Top: "The Day the Angels Fell" by Shawn Smucker.

Award of Merit: "This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years" by Jaquelle Crowe.

Christian Living / Discipleship

Top: "The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place" by Andy Crouch.

Award of Merit: "Adopted: The Sacrament of Belonging in a Fractured World" by Kelley Nikondeha.

The Church / Pastoral Leadership

Top: "Immeasurable: Reflections on the Soul of Ministry in the Age of Church, Inc." by Skye Jethani.

Award of Merit: "God's Country: Faith, Hope, and the Future of the Rural Church" by Brad Roth. 

CT Women

Top: "You Carried Me: A Daughter's Memoir" by Melissa Ohden.

Award of Merit: "Enjoy: Finding the Freedom to Delight Daily in God's Good Gifts" by Trillia J. Newbell.

Culture and the Arts

Top: "Giving the Devil His Due: Demonic Authority in the Fiction of Flannery O'Connor and Fyodor Dostoevsky" by Jessica Hooten Wilson.

Award of Merit: "Culture Care: Reconnecting with Beauty for Our Common Care" by Makoto Fujimura. 

Fiction

Top: "Can You See Anything Now?" by Katherine James.

Award of Merit: "Do We Not Bleed? A Jon Mote Mystery" by Daniel Taylor.

History / Biography

Top: "Martin Luther: A Spiritual Biography" by Herman Selderhuis.

Award of Merit: "PTL: The Rise and Fall of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's Evangelical Empire" by John Wigger. 

Missions / Global Church

Top: "Engaging Globalization: The Poor, Christian Mission, and Our Hyperconnected World" by Bryant L. Myers.

Award of Merit: "Mending the Divides: Creative Love in a Conflicted World" by Jon Huckins and Jer Swigart. 

Politics and Public Life

Top: "Just Immigration: American Policy in Christian Perspective" by Mark R. Amstutz.

Award of Merit: "Restoring the Soul of the University: Unifying Christian Higher Education in a Fragmented Age" by Perry L. Glanzer, Nathan F. Alleman, and Todd C. Ream. 

Spiritual Formation

Top: "Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life" by Tish Harrison Warren.

Award of Merit: "The Science of Virtue: Why Positive Psychology Matters to the Church" by Mark R. McMinn. 

Theology / Ethics

Top: "Embodied Hope: A Theological Meditation on Pain and Suffering" by Kelly M. Kapic.

Award of Merit: "Scripture as Real Presence: Sacramental Exegesis in the Early Church" by Hans Boersma.

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