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In 2016 we saw ten books from Eswine, Howard, the Wilsons, Ryken, Furman, Guthrie, Tada, Risner, Voskamp, and Taylor.
In 2017, six more titles were added from Lydia Brownback, Russ Ramsey, Sarah Walton and Kristen Wetherell, Richard Belcher, Kelly Kapic, and Connie Dever.
Female authors continue publishing new books at a swift pace, strong in 2014 and a little less prominent in 2015, but with more steam in 20.
“For the sake of the cut-ups and the screw-ups, the tired and the torn-up, the weary and the wounded — how about we demystify discipleship? Discipleship is for the cut-ups and the screw-ups, the tired and the torn-up, the weary and the wounded. One way is to find the threefold offices of Christ in the mix of characters that point to Christ.
Several significant books in 2017 again attempted to unknot the questions over how Christians best relate to politics and society (no small task).
The most talked about book of the year was Rod Dreher’s (a book I reviewed for The Gospel Coalition).
Whenever I read Jonathan Edwards on the glory of Christ, I am surprised again at how much time he devotes to Christ’s humility, obedience, and demonstrations of love — the nitty-gritty acts of Christ’s life. No hope without it.” The — because without the life-obedience of Christ, there would be no gospel hope for him to offer us.
To be a Christian in the first two centuries was to be weird — gloriously bizarre and odd.