BEST 3 theology books you’ve ever read

BEST 3 theology books you’ve ever read
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  • Reply April 2, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    according to PEW majority of preachers have not read a single book in the past year Michael Ellis Carter Jr.

  • Reply April 2, 2019

    RichardAnna Boyce

    Charles Bing and Jodie Dillow books

  • Reply April 3, 2019

    Henry Milligan

    Charles Finney

  • Reply April 3, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    so no systematic theology book thus far?

  • Reply April 3, 2019

    RichardAnna Boyce

    Lewis Sperry Chafer (Systematic Theology, completed 1947)

  • Reply April 3, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    wow Chafer 🙂 lots in theology since him

    • Reply April 3, 2019

      RichardAnna Boyce

      none better as his Free Grace will be Jesus’s book in Millennium hehehe

  • Reply April 3, 2019

    John Duncan

    The Nature of the Atonment

  • Reply April 3, 2019

    Greg Baldwin

    Wayne Grudem Systematic Theology
    J Rodman Williams, Renewal Theology

  • Reply April 3, 2019

    Greg Baldwin

    Robert Shank, Elect in The Son and Life in the Son

  • Reply April 3, 2019

    Greg Baldwin

    Finis Dake, God’s Plan for Man

  • Reply April 3, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    speaking of systematic theology alone I would go with
    Erickson
    Horton
    Grudem

  • Gruden is a spirit-filled Calvinist! ( Is there such a person!)

    • Reply April 5, 2019

      Brian Roden

      Some have observed that it is through the Charismatic Calvinists that Reformed soteriology/TULIP is making inroads into classicaly Arminian Pentecostal groups. We like their defense of the continuation of the gifts, so we start using their material as textbooks. But unless we specifically point out where the disagreements are (soteriology, women in ministry leadership, etc.), their views start taking hold among those who consume their writings indiscriminately.

      I was just talking with a fellow minister at a district function yesterday who said a young man from his church had gone full TULIP and enrolled in Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (where the seminary president is Jason K. Allen, a protege of Albert Mohler from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)

    • Reply April 5, 2019

      Greg Baldwin

      Brian Roden
      Many years ago a great Holiness preacher sat me down and explained books to me. Very simple but true. Use them like eating fish. Throw away the bone. It is sad if someone ( young novice) let’s say doesn’t know the difference
      The preacher who took time with me was Mike Roberts from Richlands VA

    • Reply April 5, 2019

      Brian Roden

      Greg Baldwin At least he used the proper meat and bones illustration. I too often hear it where people are talking like it’s steak or pork chops — super easy to tell the difference. Separating fish meat from bones takes training and skill — which is why when I was little, my mother would pick through my Ma-ma’s fried catfish for me, mashing the meat up to make sure the bones were extracted before she put the plate in front of me. Discernment doesn’t just happen; it has to be honed.

  • Foundations of Pentecostal Theology and Stanley Horton’s Systematic Theology.

    • Reply April 3, 2019

      Greg Baldwin

      Jerome Herrick Weymouth
      I have The Foundations of Pentecostal Theology
      I will use it a little more
      I may have been overlooking a treasure

    • Reply April 3, 2019

      Greg Baldwin

      Jerome Herrick Weymouth
      I have found Stanley Horton rather general and not very deep
      I sold his stuff in my 1st library but will add it to my current studies

    • I have Bible soft and have both on my computer. I have in print the Full life Bible commentary by French Arlington and Roger Stonghart. I also got my Dake’s, Hayford’s Bible Handbook, and Jimmy Swaggert’s Expositors Study Bible.

    • Reply April 4, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      Horton is general but in a good way

    • Reply April 5, 2019

      Brian Roden

      Greg Baldwin The weakness of Dr. Horton’s volume was that it was an edited collection of chapters by multiple scholars. It didn’t cohere as well as a systematic theology written by one person (like Erickson, Grenz, or Grudem) or a pair/small team (Lewis and Demarest).

  • Check out Arminians Society recommended books, plenty of good theologians and Arminian web sites.

  • Reply April 4, 2019

    Louise Cummings

    Bible, Like a Mighty Army understand Parables , by Brian Cutshall

  • Reply April 4, 2019

    Johnny Baca Sr.

    The only book I read is the bible

    • Reply April 4, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      speaks volumes Michael Ellis Carter Jr.

    • Reply April 4, 2019

      Louise Cummings

      Johnny Baca Sr. You can’t beat that.

  • Reply April 4, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    hey Cecil Carpenter you should ask Greg Robinson about the 3 theological books they had them read @ Regent 🙂

    • Reply April 5, 2019

      Greg Robinson

      Troy Day I was merely making an attempt at humor…. I did not read Erickson at Regent. We read a variety of Pentecostal/ Charismatic scholars. I’m not sure what’s required there now.

    • Reply April 5, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      pls tell us YOUR TOP 3 of that variety – I think Erickson should be pre-req for getting into any Bible college – like before NT 101

  • Reply April 4, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    ok you are right one of them was Erickson not even Pentecostal per se 🙂

  • Reply April 4, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    what are surprise it would be if someone connected reading of theology books with best TOP preachers out there 🙂 Michael Ellis Carter Jr.

    • Troy Day wouldn’t that be amazing but you know over in Pentecost to read anything beside the Bible is a sin

    • Reply April 5, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      they dont teach you that in seminary (I think)

  • Reply April 4, 2019

    Louise Cummings

    I never knew that.

  • Reply April 5, 2019

    Brian Roden

    I read so many as assignments for my MATS, plus others I picked up because of interest areas, it’s hard to name the top 3. So I’ll just go for some very influential ones.

    Paul, the Spirit, and the People of God by Gordon Fee
    The Transforming Power of Grace by Thomas Oden
    Salvation by Allegiance Alone by Matthew Bates

    • Reply April 5, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      Fee Oden good choices – what is MATS?

    • Reply April 5, 2019

      Brian Roden

      Troy Day Master of Arts in Theological Studies — 48 hour degree. Kind of the academic/research courses of an MDiv, but not the counseling/preaching type classes.

    • Reply April 5, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      I should have known Back in the day my MDiv ended being 120hrs incl CPE – like another BA almost In a basic comparison a MBA is just about 50hrs while 1 of my semesters I ended up 26 hrs incl Greek and Hebrew 🙂

  • Reply April 5, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    FIRE from HEAVEN ?

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