At the beginning of the year, I published 10 Christian Books to Look Out for in 2022. That’s something I’ve been doing every January for the past several years as a way to provide awareness for Christian readers on forthcoming Christian books that may be of interest. It dawned upon me, however, that there are many Christian books I miss toward the latter half of the year simply because they haven’t been posted yet on Amazon.
So let’s add to the list. Here are seven more Christian books set to release during the second part of 2022 that intrigue me and may do the same for you.
7 (More) Christian Books to Look Out for in 2022
In no particular order:
1. Spurgeon the Pastor: Recovering a Biblical and Theological Vision for Ministry by Geoffrey Chang
I love Charles Spurgeon. He’s one of my favorite men from history. Although Spurgeon has been the subject of many biographies, this book examines Spurgeon specifically as a pastor. Pastors who admire Spurgeon will want to give this a look.
This is a book about learning how to read the Bible. These kinds of books are essential to the life of the church because it is imperative for God’s people to know how to read Scripture correctly. From what I’ve read of the first edition, this book is gold. I keep it close by for sermon application. If you are looking to become a better reader of Scripture, look no further than this volume.
3. Seasons of Sorrow: The Pain of Loss and the Comfort of God by Tim Challies
As a local church pastor, one thing you discover quickly is the number of people going through suffering, which means we constantly need books on the subject. In this book, Challies provides real, raw, and in-time thoughts on suffering and sorrow. For those of you looking for comfort amid sorrow and pain, check out this book. And if you know someone who is currently grieving, consider giving that person this book. I look forward to reading it myself.
Theology is a thrill. Too often, the truths of the Christian life do not resonate with the deep places of our hearts. I’m preaching through Colossians right now and Paul warns the church not to be deluded by false teaching. We need books like these because it helps God’s people stay (or get back on) track.
5. Forgive: Why Should I and How Can I? by Tim Keller
When people ask me who are some of my favorite authors, Tim Keller’s name makes the list. Despite me having read multiple Keller volumes, I have sadly neglected to read a Keller book in a while. I’m going to remedy that with this book. Forgiveness is required, but not easy. For you Tim Keller fans who are ready for his next book, this one’s due in November.
6. Redeeming Productivity: Getting More Done for the Glory by Reagan Rose
This book explores the intersection of Christian faith and personal productivity. As a productivity aficionado, I’m always on the lookout for these kinds of books. I’m excited to read this one.
7. How to Inhabit Time: Understanding the Past, Facing the Future, Living Faithfully Now by James K.A. Smith
Jamie Smith is an unusually gifted writer and thinker, probably one of the best Christian writers that I’m aware of. If you haven’t read one of his books, you may want to consider checking out this volume.
I figured one of the ways I can be most useful to you is by getting books into your hands. If you like book lists, here are a few more to consider reading.
- 30 Books Every Christian Should Read Before Turning 30. Just like the title says, here are 30 books to read before turning 30.
- My Top 7 Systematic Theology Books. Written by David Steele. This one is for you systematic theology lovers.
- 7 Best Theology Books for Beginners. And here’s one for those just starting out.