Good Books

Check out this list of (growing, and painfully non-updated) good books, divided into categories of Exegetical, Systematic, Historical, and Practical theology. Some entries are hyper-linked to a book review.

Exegetical/Biblical Theology

Beale, G. K., and D. A. Carson. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2012.

Beale, G. K. Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament: Exegesis and Interpretation. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2012.

Black, David Allan. New Testament Textual Criticism: A Concise Guide. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 1994.

Clowney, Edmund P. The Unfolding Mystery: Discovering Christ in the Old Testament: With Study and Application Questions. Phillipsburg, NJ: P & R Pub., 1999.

Goldsworthy, Graeme. Gospel-centered Hermeneutics: Foundations and Principles of Evangelical Biblical Interpretation. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2006.

Greidanus, Sidney. Preaching Christ from the Old Testament: A Contemporary Hermeneutical Method. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Pub., 1999.

Johnson, Dennis E. Him We Proclaim: Preaching Christ from All the Scriptures. Phillipsburg, NJ: P & R Pub., 2007.

Robertson, O. Palmer. The Christ of the Covenants. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1980.

Wright, Christopher J. H. Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1995.

Systematic Theology


Frame, John M. Apologetics to the Glory of God: An Introduction. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Pub., 1994.

Keller, Timothy J. The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism. New York: Dutton, 2008.

Van Til, Cornelius. The Defense of the Faith, edited by Scott Olphint. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 2008.

Practical Theology


Chapell, Bryan. Christ-centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2005.

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