My Recommended Reading List (Theological Topics)

I plan on adding more specifications on the various books. One thing at a time. 

- Women in Ministry -

Philip Payne -- Man and Woman, One in Christ 

Craig Keener -- Paul, Women & Wives

Ron Pierce, Rebecca Merrill Groothius & Gordon Fee -- Discovering Biblical Equality

Richard Bauckham -- Gospel Women

Linda Belleville -- Women Leaders in the Church

Lynn Cohick -- Women in the World of the Earliest Christian

Charles Knowles -- Let Her Be

- Heaven and Hell -

Robin Parry & Christopher Partridge -- Universal Salvation? The Current Debate

Samuele Bacchiocchi -- Immortality or Resurrection?

Jurgen Moltmann -- The Coming of God

Edward Fudge -- The Fire that Consumes

Christopher Date, Joshua Anderson, and Gregory Stump -- Rethinking Hell

Preston Sprinkle and Francis Chan -- Erasing Hell

Oscar Cullmann -- Immortality of the Soul or Resurrection of the Dead?

Preston Sprinkle, editor (due 2015/16) -- Four Views on Hell (ft. Jerry Walls, Robin Parry, John Stackhouse, and Denny Burk)

Hans Schwarz -- Eschatology

- Scripture & Ethics -

John Goldingay -- Models for Interpretation of Scripture

I. Howard Marshall -- Beyond the Bible

Richard Hays -- The Moral Vision of the New Testament

John Goldingay -- Models for Interpretation of Scripture

Kenton Sparks -- Sacred Word, Broken Word

Bruce Metzger and Bart Ehrman -- The Text of the New Testament 4th Edition

Paul Achtemeier -- Inspiration and Authority

Stanley Porter -- How We Got the New Testament

I. Howard Marshall -- Biblical Inspiration

Christian Smith -- The Bible Made Impossible

J. Merricks and Stephen M. Garrett -- Five Views on Inerrancy (Bird is likely where I land)

B.B.Warfield-- The Inspiration and Authority of Scripture

Michael Gorman -- Elements of Biblical Exegesis

- Christology -

Gordon Fee -- Pauline Christology

Veli-Matti Karkkainen -- Christology, A Global Introduction

Raymond Brown -- An Introduction to New Testament Christology

Chris Tilling -- Paul's Divine Christology

Richard Bauckham --Jesus and the God of Israel

Oliver Crisp -- God Incarnate

- Anthropology -

Joel B. Green -- Body, Soul, and Human Life

Kevin Corcoran -- Rethinking Human Nature

Nancey Murphy -- Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies?

- The Apostle Paul -

Douglas Campbell -- Framing Paul

F.F. Bruce -- Paul, Apostle of the Heart Set Free

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, Paul: A Critical Life

Michael Gorman -- Apostle of the Crucified Lord

E.P. Sanders -- Paul: A Very Short Introduction

Richard B. Hays -- Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul


  1. awesome list! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. I notice that Why We Eat Our Own by pastor Michael Cheshire isn't on this list. What's with that?

    1. Mostly because I haven't had the chance to read it. :)


  3. Can I offer another possible by an atheist lumberjack?

    'Bobo's Bible: A Dude Version Of The Holy Bible' (

    I condensed the KJV by 75% and added a sense of humour which you also seem to possess.

    If curious, some of the more amusing passages ar posted over on my blog.

    I did a year in LA pitching scripts as well, Nick. Can't say I was too happy with the situation down there. A postcard I sent back to Canuckland my first week in LA read: "Concrete, shopping carts, razorwire". Surely, Orange County has to be better than that.

    One film which you might appreciate is Jadorowsky's 'The Holy Mountain'. Get ready to have your mind blown.

  4. Have you heard about a Pastor of 68 years old walking across America?
    Go to to learn more about his causes and read more press releases about this amazing challenge.