It's depressing not because the books aren't great (see, for example, Tullian Tchividjian's list), but because it only reminds me of books I've wanted to read this year and haven't. So, here's my list of regrets with the hope that these great titles get read in '09!
1. Christless Christianity, Michael Horton
2. Don't Stop Believing, Michael Wittmer
3. The Prodigal God, Tim Keller
4. Christ and Culture Revisited, D.A. Carson
5. John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine and Doxology, ed. Burk Parsons
6. In My Place Condemned He Stood, J.I. Packer and friends
7. The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, Amity Shlaes
8. Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief, James McPherson
There's plenty more in convicting stacks in the study. But these come to mind as personal "should-have-reads" in 2008.
All I want for Christmas is more time.
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About Mike Pohlman
Mike serves as the senior pastor at Immanuel Bible Church in Bellingham, Washington. Mike is a former church planter in the Pacific Northwest, and served for three years as the executive producer of The Albert Mohler Program, a nationally syndicated radio show dedicated to Christianity and culture. Mike has a PhD in American church history from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mike is husband to Julia and father to four wonderful children: Samuel (12), Anna (10), John (9) and Michael (4). When not pastoring, Mike loves sports, music, and hanging out with his family.
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