Yesterday I asked via Twitter and Facebook, "What's the best book you've read so far in 2009?" I got a pretty good response and thought I would share it on the blog. Some interesting stuff. Of course, some of these books received multiple votes (And don't start slamming someone else's pick). Here's most of what I got back:
Christless Christianity: The Alternative Gospel of the American Church The Cross of Christ Divinity and Humanity: The Incarnation Reconsidered Dracula Dracula Was a Woman: In Search of the Blood Countess of Transylvania Exegetical Fallacies Fluke God's Big Picture: Tracing the Story-Line of the Bible A Gospel Primer for Christians The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture Holiness: Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties, and Roots In My Place Condemned He Stood: Celebrating the Glory of the Atonement In the Dust of the Rabbi Jonathan Edwards: A New Biography Just Do Something Leading with a Limp Let the Reader Understand: A Guide to Interpreting and Applying the Bible The Living Church: Convictions of a Lifelong Pastor Living for God's Glory: An Introduction to Calvinism The Message of Prayer The Man Who Ate Everything Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor: The Life and Reflections of Tom Carson The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible's Grand Narrative The Noticer Planting Missional Churches The Prodigal God The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism Same Kind of Different As Me Sexuality and Holy Longing Simple Church Total Church The Truth War Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) Vintage Church What He Must Be: ...If He Wants to Marry My Daughter You Can Change: God's Transforming Power for Our Sinful Behaviour and Negative Emotions
I didn't define "best" - intentionally letting this be as subjective as anyone would want. My answer points to the most helpful and enjoyable book I have read so far this year. There have been some powerful reads, but for me, the bright spot is A Gospel Primer for Christians
Feel free to drop your best read of the year so far in the comments.