2022 Reading List

4 thoughts on “2022 Reading List”

  1. Hi James.

    Thank you for sharing your reading list.

    I am intrigued by your 2nd top book – “The Lost World of Genesis One.”

    I took an online course with Dr. Denis Lamoureux at the U of A this Fall. His perspective on Genesis One is almost an overlay of this author.

    How did the book shape your perspective on the Creation Account?

    There are younger believers who do not accept a literal 6-day creation as the only option for a believer who believes that the Bible is infallible and inerrant.

    What Denis and John Walton share in their works is a landing place on the origins story.

    Happy New Year, James.



    1. Hi Bob, that wounds like a great course to take! I heard Dr. Lamoureux present as part of a debate held at Wycliffe when I was a student there. Over the years I have become more convinced that we cannot read Genesis for a scientific account of creation. Walton offered a compelling (and fascinating) option for reading it within the ancient context. I do not believe Genesis 1 is poetry, but it is highly literary, and not a modernist account.


  2. Hi James,

    I would be interested in reading God’s righteousness, The Destruction of the Canaanites: God, Genocide, and Biblical Interpretation, The Prophets
    I was about to suggest you to read Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes but you did, i really enjoyed it.
    If you have not read this book already, you might like Knowing God through the old testament by Christopher J Wright.

    Happy New Year


    1. Hi Terence,
      ‘God’s Righteousness’ is not one I would highly recommend. It is dense and long, and does not need to be either of those things. ‘The Destruction of the Canaanites’ is a decent introduction to different approaches to the difficult questions. I like ‘Bloody, Brutal, and Barbaric?’ more, though it might not be as popular an approach. ‘The Prophets’ is such an interesting book. I am looking forward to having time to read volume 2.
      I’m glad you enjoyed Misreading Scripture! It certainly is good. I’ll likely read ‘Misreading Scripture with Individualistic Eyes’ later this year.
      I have not read ‘Knowing God through the Old Testament’ by Chris Wright, though I did read his other two volumes, ‘Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament’ and ‘Knowing the Holy Spirit through the Old Testament’ in College.


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