Unstoppable: The Reading List
Some of you asked about this, so I wanted to let you know the books I've been reading to get a handle on the Book of Acts for this upcoming series. Feel free to chime in and let me know of books I missed. The Message of Acts: The Spirit, The Church, and the World (Bible Speaks Today) by John R.W. Stott
Okay, I got a little "link-happy" today. It started innocently enough: I was going to link you to Conrad's blog because he's kind of a friend and fellow-blogger. Then I remembered that Rubel Shelly is kind of a friend (although he never remembers me). So, I figured I'd link to his website, which has all sorts of helpful items. Then I found John Stott's website, and it all went downhill from there.
Anyway, you can see from the reading list that I've got a little diversity but not too much. I wanted a good commentary written by a woman, so I ordered Beverly Gaventa's. I also had to order Jervell -- the others I had in my library already -- except for Pelikan, which I found at a local bookstore. I'm hoping they arrive before I head to California Monday; they'll give me something good for the airplane.
I've got some non-American scholars (Stott, Marshall, Fernando and...what do you consider yourself, Conrad?), a non-evangelical (Pelikan and his wife had been received into the Orthodox Church of America before he wrote his commentary), a preacher (Shelly) and an attorney (Mauck).
I'm not sure I have the bandwidth to add anything at this point, but -- if I could add something to the list, what should it be?
Follow up question (written after going back and reading this post): On a scale of 1-10, how much of a preacher nerd am I?