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Top 50 Books for Christian Readers to Watch for in 2016!


Here are the top 50 books that are slated for release in 2016 that we think will be beneficial for Christians.  Our focus here at the ERB is the life, health and flourishing of God’s people, and specifically we focus on the themes of Community, Mission, Imagination and Reconciliation.

Also note that there are many more books here from the first half of the year than from the second half, as many publishers have not released their full summer and fall catalogs yet.

We’ve broken this list up into the Top 10 books and the remaining 40, which are sorted into five categories: Christian, Non-Fiction, Poetry and Fiction…

What books are you most looking forward to in 2016?

[ Top 10 – Pt A ]  [ Top 10 – Pt B ]  [ Top 10 – Pt C ]  
[ Christian Practice ] 
[ Theology ] [ Non-Fiction ] [ Fiction ]  [ Poetry

Top 10 Books to Watch for in 2015
(Sorted Alphabetically
By Author’s Last Name)

#7  [easyazon_link identifier=”0465048951″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture[/easyazon_link]

By Pamela Haag
April – Basic Books

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#8  [easyazon_link identifier=”160142857X” locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right[/easyazon_link]

By Lisa Sharon Harper
June – WaterBrook

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#9  [easyazon_link identifier=”083084449X” locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Reading for the Common Good: How Books Help Our Churches and Neighborhoods Flourish[/easyazon_link]

By C. Christopher Smith
August – IVP Books

Full disclosure: This is my book, and I’m very excited for its release!


#10  [easyazon_link identifier=”1587433427″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America[/easyazon_link]

By Jim Wallis

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Reading for the Common Good
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