This listing of twenty-five “choice” books among those written by evangelicals last year is intended to reflect a diversity of issues and views. Some of the titles would make any list of choice religious books; others are included because the subject matter is especially pertinent to an understanding of evangelicalism and some of its principal concerns. These twenty-five books should be in every theological and major-university library; most of them should be in most college, public, and congregational libraries.
None of the books is highly technical, and only five (Brown, Craigie, Henry’s two-volume work, Gundry-Johnson, and Rienecker) are primarily on a seminary level. Books by CHRISTIANITY TODAY’S editor, senior editor, former editor, and former co-editor are included without apology; they meet the criteria for this list.
This is not a list of “best-sellers,” nor is it meant to suggest that only evangelicals write worthwhile books on religion. The survey articles in this issue highlight many other significant books from differing theological perspectives.
Here are the choices, arranged in alphabetical order by author or editor.
The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology: Volume 1: A-F (Zondervan) edited by Colin Brown. The first of three volumes of what is certain to be a standard reference tool.
Papers of the Continental Congress on the Family (Word) edited by Gary Collins. Five separately titled volumes (Facing the Future, It’s O.K. to Be Single, Living and Growing Together, Make More of Your Marriage, and The Secrets of Our Sexuality) contain the presentations by dozens of leading evangelicals to a congress of thousands in late 1975. A wide range of views and suggestions ...1
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