Short Outline of Blogsite Posts:

I.  Posts on the Bible itself:

The Old Testament

The New Testament

Other Bible posts

II.  Books discussed:

Apologetics

Bible commentary

Biblical biographies

Greece and Rome and other ancient history

Prayer

By or about C.S. Lewis

Christian literature

Other books

III.  Other posts:

Posts related to Pascal’s Wager

Poems

Miscellaneous

I.  Posts on the Bible itself:

Before You Read the Bible:  A Preliminary Decalogue

The Old Testament:

Genesis

The four Moses books (Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy)

A thousand years of Jewish history (overview of Joshua through Esther)

Joshua and Judges

Ruth

Saul

David

Solomon

The divided kingdom

Ezra

Nehemiah

Esther

Job

Psalms

Proverbs

Ecclesesiastes

Song of Solomon

Isaiah

Jeremiah

Lamentations

Ezekiel

Daniel

The minor prophets (Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi)

The New Testament:

The four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John)

Acts

Romans

I Corinthians

II Corinthians

Galatians

Ephesians

Philippians

Colossians

I and II Thessalonians

I and II Timothy

Titus

Philemon

Hebrews

James

I Peter

II Peter

I John

II and III John

Jude

Revelation

Other Bible posts:

Fun Facts about the Bible

Random Textual Thoughts

Another “Genre” Angle

Elaboration of a Good Point by C.S. Lewis in “Miracles”

The Dozen Things We Pray in the Lord’s Prayer

Jesus’ First Two Converts

A Proverbs 31 Wife for 2018

II.  Books discussed:

Books Overview

Apologetics:

Amir D. Aczel, “Why Science Does Not Disprove God”

Francois Bovon, “The Last Days of Jesus”

Francis S. Collins, “The Language of God:  A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief”

William A. Dembski & Michael R. Licona, editors, “”Evidence for God:  50 Arguments for Faith from the Bible, History, Philosophy, and Science”

Dinesh D’Souza, “Life after Death:  The Evidence”

Dinesh D’Souza, “What’s So Great about Christianity”

Patrick Glynn, “God:  The Evidence”

Daniel Hillel, “The Natural History of the Bible:  An Environmental Explanation of the Hebrew Scriptures”

Dr. Timothy Johnson, “Finding God in the Questions”

Timothy Keller, “Encounters with Jesus”

D. James Kennedy, “Skeptics Answered”

Erwin W. Lutzer, “Seven Reasons Why You Can Trust the Bible” 

Louis Markos, “Apologetics for the Twenty-First Century”

Josh & Sean McDowell, “More Than a Carpenter”

Eric Metaxas, “Miracles”

Frank Morrison, “Who Moved the Stone?”

M. Scott Peck, “Glimpses of the Devil:  A Psychiatrist’s Personal Accounts of Possession, Exorcism, and Redemption”

John Polkinghorne, “The Faith of a Physicist”

Gerald L. Schroeder, “The Science of God:  The Convergence of Scientific and Biblical Wisdom”

Jeffrey L. Sheler, “Is the Bible True?:  How Modern Debates and Discoveries Affirm the Essence of Scripture”

Lee Strobel, “The Case for the Real Jesus:  A Journalist Investigates Current Attacks on the Identity of Christ”

Michael J. Wilkins & J.P. Moreland, editors, “Jesus under Fire:  Modern Scholarship Reinvents the Historical Jesus”

Ben Witherington III, “New Testament History:  A Narrative Account”

N.T. Wright, “Simply Christian:  Why Christianity Makes Sense”

Ravi Zacharias, editor, “Beyond Opinion:  Living the Faith We Defend”

Ravi Zacharias, “Can Man Live without God?”

Ravi Zacharias, “The Grand Weaver”

Ravi Zacharias, “Jesus among Other Gods”

Bible commentary:

Randy Alcorn, “The Law of Rewards”

Robert Alter, “The Book of Psalms”

Robert Alter, “The David Story:  A Translation with Commentary of I and II Samuel”

Robert Alter, “The Wisdom Books:  Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes”

Richard Bauckham, “Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony” (second edition)

Harold Bloom, “The Shadow of a Great Rock:  A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible”

Marcus J. Borg, “Reading the Bible Again for the First Time:  Taking the Bible Seriously but Not Literally”

Ellen F. Davis, “Getting Involved with God:  Rediscovering the Old Testament”

Terence E. Fretheim, “The Pentateuch”

Joseph F. Girzone, “Jesus:  His Life and Teachings”

David Lyle Jeffrey, “Luke” (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible)

Timothy Keller, “King’s Cross:  The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus”

Adam Nicolson, “God’s Secretaries:  The Making of the King James Bible”

Jaroslav Pelikan, “Acts” (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible)

Jaroslav Pelikan, “Interpreting the Bible and the Constitution”

Garry Wills, “What Jesus Meant”

Garry Wills, “What Paul Meant”

Garry Wills, “What the Gospels Meant”

Ben Witherington III, “The Jesus Quest:  The Third Search for the Jew of Nazareth”

N.T. Wright, “The Lord and His Prayer”

N.T. Wright, “What Saint Paul Really Said”

Philip Yancey, “The Bible Jesus Read”

Biblical biographies:

William Barclay, “The Master’s Men:  Character Sketches of the Disciples”

Michael Grant, “Saint Peter:  A Biography”

Jerome Murphy-O’Connor, “Paul:  His Story” and “Paul:  A Critical Life”

Hershel Shanks & Ben Witherington III, “The Brother of Jesus:  The Dramatic Story and Meaning of the First Archaeological Link to Jesus and His Family”

Elie Wiesel, “Five Biblical Portraits”

N.T. Wright, “Paul”

Greece and Rome and other ancient history:

Leslie Adkins & Roy A. Adkins, “Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome”

Apuleius, “The Golden Ass”

Rosalie F. & Charles F. Baker III, “Ancient Romans:  Expanding the Classical Tradition”

Mary Beard & John Henderson, “Classics:  A Very Short Introduction”

Anthony Birley, “Marcus Aurelius:  A Biography”

Boethius, “The Consolation of Philosophy”

Bob Brier, “Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt” (audiobook lecture)

Edward Gibbon, “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” (abridged audiobook)

“Gilgamesh”

Edith Hamilton, “The Roman Way”

Roberta L. Harris, “The World of the Bible”

R.K. Harrison, editor, “Major Cities of the Biblical World”

Hesiod, “Works and Days” and “Theogony”

Erica C.D. Hunter (updated by Mike Corbishley), “First Civilizations”

Elaine Landau, “The Assyrians,” “The Sumerians,” and “The Babylonians”

Louis Markos, “From Achilles to Christ:  Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics”

R.J. Page, “Norse Myths”

Amanda H. Podany & Marni McGee, “The Ancient Near Eastern World”

Elizabeth Powers, “Nero”

Donald P. Ryan, “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the World of the Bible”

Christopher Scarre, “Chronicle of the Roman Emperors”

Robert N. Schwartz, “The Roman Empire:  A Concise History of the First Two Centuries”

Peter Thonemann, “The Hellenistic Age”

Robert L. Wilken, “The Christians as the Romans Saw Them”

Greg Woolf, “Rome:  An Empire’s Story”

Elizabeth Vandiver, “Classical Mythology” (Teaching Company CD, part 1)

Prayer:

Mark Galli & James S. Bell, Jr., “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Prayer”

Timothy Keller, “Prayer:  Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God”

Linus Mundy, “The Complete Guide to Prayer-Walking:  A Simple Path to Body-and-Soul Fitness”

Charles Stanley, “How to Listen to God”

By or about C.S. Lewis:

Devin Brown, “A Life Observed:  A Spiritual Biography of C.S. Lewis”

James Como, “Branches to Heaven:  The Geniuses of C.S. Lewis”

James T. Como (editor), “C.S.Lewis at the Breakfast Table and Other Reminiscences”

David C. Downing, “The Most Reluctant Convert:  C.S. Lewis’s Journey to Faith”

Douglas Gresham, “Jack’s Life”

William Griffin, “Clive Staple Lewis:  A Dramatic Life”

Walter Hooper, “C.S. Lewis Companion and Guide”

Alan Jacobs, “The Narnian:  The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis”

Peter Kreeft, “C.S. Lewis:  A Critical Essay”

John Lawler, “C.S. Lewis:  Memories and Reflections” (with a foreword by Walter Hooper)

C.S. Lewis, “Christian Reflections”

C.S. Lewis (editor and preface’s author), “George MacDonald:  365 Readings”

C.S. Lewis, “The Great Divorce”

“Letters of C.S. Lewis”

C.S. Lewis, “Letters to an American Lady”

C.S. Lewis, “The Pilgrim’s Regress”

C.S. Lewis, “Surprised by Joy” (audiobook)

“The Timeless Writings of C.S. Lewis”

George M. Marsden, “C.S. Lewis’s ‘Mere Christianity’: A Biography”

Alister McGrath, “C.S. Lewis — A Life:  Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet”

Alister McGrath, “If I Had Lunch with C.S. Lewis”

Robert L. Purtill, “C.S. Lewis’s Case for the Christian Faith”

George Sayer, “Jack:  A Life of C.S. Lewis”

Christian literature:

G.K. Chesterton, “Manalive”

G.K. Chesterton, “The Annotated Innocence of Father Brown”

Sally Fitzgerald, editor, “The Habit of Being:  Letters of Flannery O’Connor”

Jessica Hooten Wilson, “Reading Walker Percy’s Novels”

P.G. Wodehouse, “The Mating Season”

Other books:

Geoffrey Barlow, editor, “Vintage Muggeridge:  Religion and Society”

Paul W. Barnett, “Jesus and the Logic of History”

Richard Bauckham, “Jesus:  A Very Short Introduction”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “Life Together”

G.K. Chesterton, “St. Thomas Aquinas”

Michael Cook, “The Koran:  A Very Short Introduction”

Confucius, “The Analects”

Hermann Diem, “Kirkegaard:  An Introduction”

Ross Douthat, “Bad Religion” (audiobook)

Richard J. Foster & James Bryan Smith, editors, “Devotional Classics”

Hugh Hewitt, “The Happiest Life”

Thomas Howard, “Chance or the Dance?:  A Critique of Modern Secularism”

Bill Hybels, “Just Walk across the Room:  Simple Steps Pointing People to Faith”

Luke Timothy Johnson, “Early Christianity:  The Experience of the Divine” (Teaching Company CD, parts 1 & 2)

Timothy Keller, “The Prodigal God:  Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith”

Carter Lindberg, “A Brief History of Christianity”

Paul E. Little, “Know What You Believe”

Dwight Longenecker & David Gustafson (with forewords by Richard John Neuhaus & J.I. Packer), “Mary:  A Catholic-Evangelical Debate”

Debbie Macomber:  “Once upon a Time:  Discovering Our Forever After Story”

Evan Moffic, “What Every Christian Needs To Know about the Jewishness of Jesus: A New Way of Looking at the Most Influential Rabbi in History”

Malcolm Muggeridge, “Jesus Rediscovered”

John M. Mulder, editor, “Finding God:  A Treasury of Conversion Stories”

David Murray, “The Happy Christian”

Marvin R. O’Connell, “Blaise Pascal:  Reasons of the Heart”

Adam & Monica Potkay, “The Bible as the Root of Western Literature:  Stories, Poems, and Parables”

Michael Reeves, “Theologians You Should Know” 

Julia L. Roller, editor, “25 Books Every Christian Should Read:  A Guide to the Essential Spiritual Classics”

David B. Ruderman, “Between Cross and Crescent:  Jewish Civilization from Mohammed to Spinoza” (audio lectures, pars 1 & 2)

Dorothy L. Sayers, “The Mind of the Maker”

Paul Strathern, “Kant in 90 Minutes”

Robert J. Wicks, “Everyday Simplicity:  A Practical Guide to Spiritual Growth”

David Wilkie, “Coffee with Jesus”

Rowan Williams, “Christ on Trial:  How the Gospel Unsettles Our Judgment”

Garry Wills, “Saint Augustine” (audiobook)

N.T. Wright, “Simply Jesus:  A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why It Matters”

Philip Yancey, ‘The Jesus I Never Knew”

Ravi Zacharias, “Recapture the Wonder”

III.  Other posts:

Posts related to Pascal’s Wager:

Why I Am a Christian (and You Should Be, Too), in 600 Words

“Pasquale in the Alley”

A List of Reasons To Believe, One Sentence Each

“Theolimerick”

Another Way of Using Pascal’s Wager

Random Additional Thoughts on Pascal’s Wager

The Underused Wager

Pascal’s Wager and the Old Folks

A Flipside to Pascal’s Wager?

Is “Cultivating Faith” Dishonest?

How Should You “Cultivate Faith”?

Marvin R. O’Connell, “Blaise Pascal:  Reasons of the Heart”

Some Notes on Pascal’s Wager and the Search for Truth

Poems:

“The Graced Land”

“Son”

“Theolimerick”

Miscellaneous:

A Dozen Thoughts on Evangelism

Is It Hard To Be a Christian?

It Just Takes One

Faith and Works

Predestination

Just a Word on the Predestination versus Free Will Problem

What’s True and What Might Be True

If I Were God, How Would I Run the Universe?

What Triggers “Adoration”?

An Obvious Difference

Three Challenges

A Note on the God-Man Relationship

What Should Be Our Attitude Toward God?

Ten Thoughts on Politics and the Bible

Rendering Unto Caesar What Is Caesar, and Unto God What Is God’s

Why Pray?

Protestant/Catholic and Truth-Seeking

A Good Point by William Gladstone

“Fill in the Blanks” for Self-Improvement

Scripture and Theology from “First Things”

Christmas Thoughts on Jesus’ Coming

Just a Note on Owen Barfield, “Poetic Diction”

Best Bible Couple

Miscellany