As I was walking through Wal-Mart, I noted Christmas stuff being stocked. It is not even Halloween! However, it got me thinking about what books I might put on my Amazon list from Santa Claus.(Hey, he leaves me gifts so who am I to argue?)
Anyway, some I would like for myself, some to give away to others. While the recommended books on this site make a pretty good start, here are a few books I especially wouldn’t mind seeing under the tree:
The New Interpreter’s Study Bible- I have plenty of Bibles, but this one was well reviewed by Enns and looks like it would fill a gap. I was looking at a Big Box Bookstore the other day to see if they have it, which they did not, and was a little nauseated by the number of study Bibles put out by celebrity preachers, most of the commentary of which was no doubt written by grad students, but that is another subject.
The Lost World of Adam and Eve by Walton. or pretty much anything he wrote. Looks like it would be good to read and pass on to friendly pastors etc.
Origins Deborah and Loren Haarsma . I gave away my copy, would like another to give away. Great little non-technical book that addresses the theologic problems of the common approaches to creation in Christianity.
Surprised by Scripture: Engaging Contemporary Issues
N.T. Wright - or again, almost anything he wrote. Good to receive, good to give.
What books would make you smile to see in your stocking?