Englewood Honor Books – Best Books of 2014

December 18, 2014


Here is our list of 2014′s Englewood Honor Books, the 25 Best Books of the year for the life and flourishing of the Church.

Our criterion both for selecting books to review and for honoring the year’s best books is to choose books that are “for the life and flourishing of the Church” – i.e., books that energize us to be the local community of God’s people that God has called us to be and that nurture our mission of following in the way of God’s reconciliation of all things (in all its broadness!).

[ Book of the Year ]  [ Slow and Local ] [ Theology ] [ Praxis ]
[ Fiction ]  [ Non-Fiction ]  [ Poetry/ Young Readers ]


Best Theology Book of 2014:

A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology
J. Richard Middleton
Paperback: Baker Academic, 2014
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It is my hope that every Bible teacher, every pastor and preacher, and every Christian who longs for a more coherent, meaningful, faithful daily discipleship struggles long and hard with the content of this book. It is that important.  Our visions of the future, and our faithfulness to the Biblical story, matters more than we may know. “ – Byron Borger

Other Winners:

Inventing Hell: Dante, the Bible and Eternal Torment
Jon M. Sweeney
Paperback: Jericho Books, 2014


Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Charles Marsh
Hardback: Knopf, 2014
*** Read our review

Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance
Reggie Williams
Hardback: Baylor UP, 2014
No Irrelevant Jesus
Gerhard Lohfink
Hardback: Liturgical Press, 2014


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