Who Shall Lead Them? The Future of Ministry in America
by Larry A. Witham (Oxford Press) *

Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places: A Conversation in Spiritual Theology
by Eugene H. Peterson (Eerdmans Publishing Company)

Johann Sebastian Bach: His Life in Pictures and Documents with CD
by Hans Conrad Fisher (Fortress Press)

Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why
by Bart D. Ehrman (HarperCollins Publishers)

Paul
by N. T. Wright (Fortress Press)

Render to Caesar: Jesus, The Early Church, and the Roman Superpower
by Christopher Bryan (Oxford Press)

The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C S. Lewis
by Alan Jacobs (HarperCollins Publishers)

Theology in a Global Context: The Last Two Hundred Years
by Has Schwartz (Eerdmans Publishing Company)

Saving Power: Theories of Atonement and Forms of the Church
by Peter Schmeichen (Eerdmans Publishing Company)

Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers
by Christian Smith with Melinda Lundquist Denton (Oxford Press)

Reference Books of the Year

1. The People’s History of Christianity series, General Editor Denis R. Janz (Fortress Press)

2. The Faith of the Christian Church: An Introduction to Theology by Tyron Inbody (Eerdmans Publishing Company)

3. The New Westminster Dictionary of Christian Spirituality edited by Philip Sheldrake (Westminster/John Knox Press)

 

* Another quality book by Larry Witham is The Measure of God (Fortress Press), on the intersection of science and religion.