Christianity Today regularly introduces you to important books. But I'd like to get people talking about books as well as reading about them. That's one purpose of this new feature, Editor's Bookshelf.

Another purpose: when I read a thought-provoking book, I share it with friends. But until now I have shared my reactions with CT subscribers only now and then.

Beginning with our November 18, 2002, print issue, I have been reporting about the books that get me thinking. And I use our website to enhance and extend our interaction. Here you'll find more detailed versions of our print reviews and interviews, the best lines from the book we're discussing, and a message board to engage other readers in conversation. (And if you want the convenience of ordering the book online, we can accommodate you.) So let's get talking to one another about the books that stir ideas.

This month's selection J.I. Packer and Thomas C. Oden's One Faith: The Evangelical Consensus is this month's selection for CT's Editor's Bookshelf. Elsewhere on our site, you can

This December's selection: Joshua Hammer's A Season in Bethlehem is this month's selection for CT's Editor's Bookshelf. Elsewhere on our site, you can

November's selection: The Creed by Luke Timothy Johnson. Elsewhere on our site, you can:

October's selection: In the Shadow of the Temple: Jewish Influences on Early Christianity ...

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Editor's Bookshelf
David Neff
David Neff was editor in chief of Christianity Today, where he worked from 1985 until his retirement in 2013. He is also the former editor in chief of Christian History magazine, and continues to explore the intersection of history and current events in his bimonthly column, "Past Imperfect." His earlier column, "Editor's Bookshelf," ran from 2002 to 2004 and paired Neff's reviews of thought-provoking books and interviews with the authors.
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