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Pastor Blair’s Top Ten Books Read in 2018

Pastor Blair’s Top Ten Books Read in 2018

As usual, my top ten tend to reflect my interests in history. I choose the ranking on how much the book influenced my thinking. If I have found myself still pondering and dialoguing with the content much later, I rank the book higher.  The reviews can be found in my earlier blog posts.


  1. Traeger, Sebastian & Greg Gilbert. The Gospel at Work: How Working for King Jesus Gives Purpose and Meaning to Our Jobs. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013.


  1. Ureneck, Lou. The Great Fire: One American’s Mission to Rescue Victims of the 20thCentury’s Genocide. New York: Harper Collins, 2015.


  1. Parr, Katherine. The Lamentation of a Sinner. O’Fallon, MO: Good News Books, 2017.


  1. Mahaney, Carolyn & Nicole Whitacre. True Beauty. Wheaton: Crossway, 2014.


  1. Tripp, Paul David. Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change your Family. Wheaton: Crossway, 2016.


  1. Bacote. Vincent. The Political Disciple: A Theology of Public Life. Grand Rapid:Zondervan, 2015.


  1. O’Donnell, Douglas Sean. The Beginning and End of Wisdom: Preaching Christ from the First and Last Chapters of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Job. Wheaton: Crossway, 2011.


  1. Murray, John. O Death, Where Is Thy Sting? Philadelphia: Westminster Seminary Press, 2017.


  1. Chester, Tim. You Can Change: God’s Transforming Power for Our Sinful Behavior and Negative Emotions. Wheaton: Crossway, 2010.


  1. Ferguson, Sinclair. The Whole Christ: Legalism, Antinomianism and Gospel Assurances- Why the Marrow Controversy Still Matters. Wheaton: Crossway, 2016.




Honorable Mentions: Eyrich, Howard (with Judy Dabler). The Art of Aging: A Christian Handbook (2006), Kuyper, Simon. Football Against The Enemy (1996), Powlison, David. How Does Sanctification Work? (2017),