We are reading a lot more!

Katya and I recently started seminary, which means we are reading a ton of more books. Also, my pastor has given me many more opportunities to preach or teach Bible studies, which means research… Which means more books! However, one of the problems with being a missionary overseas is the trouble of finding English books. I know that the obvious answer is Kindle; however, that starts to hurt my eyes after a little while, gets very expensive very fast, and is not nearly as enjoyable (or comprehendible) as reading a real, physical, paper book.

All of this is why our sending church has decided to help us by sending boxes of books over here from time to time – and you can help! Please take a look at this list, head down (or visit online) the local Half-Priced Books, and bring / send the books to this address:

Snead Missions
C/O Horizon Christian Fellowship
7702 Indian Lake Road
Indianapolis, IN 46236

P.S. Some of these books may be a little contraversial. Just because they are on the list doesn’t mean that I agree with them – they may be for research, for a class, a book that an unbeliever asked me to read, or for reference for something later. Several of them aren’t Christian books, but we use even those books in seminary to analyze current areas of thought and better minister to unbelievers.

Here’s the list of books that we need (already sent if crossed out):

Specifically for upcoming classes:

  1. Toward an Exegetical Theology, Kaiser
  2. How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, Fee
  3. The Hermeneutical Spiral, Osborne

Books for everything else:

  1. Harvest, Chuck Smith
  2. Why Grace Changes Everything, Chuck Smith
  3. ESV Reader’s Bible
  4. NIV, The Books of the Bible (4 volumes)
  5. New Morning Mercies, Paul Tripp
  6. Dear Timothy, Ascol
  7. The Didache: Text, Translation, Analysis, and Commentary, Milavec
  8. Reading Koine Greek, Rodney J. Decker
  9. Genesis: A Commentary, Bruce K. Waltke
  10. The Art of War, Sun Tzu
  11. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Covey
  12. The Prince, Machiavelli
  13. The Reason for God, Timothy Keller
  14. The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins
  15. The IVP Bible Background Commentary (Old and New Testament)
  16. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, D. A. Carson and Gregory K. Beale
  17. Christian Theology, Erickson
  18. Confessions, Augustine
  19. Institutes, Calvin
  20. The Cross of Christ, Stott
  21. How to Prepare Bible Messages, Braga
  22. Preaching, Keller
  23. A Story of Grace, Metzger
  24. War of Words, Paul Tripp
  25. Debating Calvinism: Five Points Two Views, Hunt and White
  26. A Free Grace Primer, Hodges
  27. All of Grace, Spurgeon
  28. Making Sense of God, Keller
  29. Jacob Arminius: Theologian of Grace, Stanglin
  30. Manual of Christian Doctrine, Berkhof
  31. The Prodigal God, Keller
  32. Deep and Wide, Stanley
  33. The Next Generation Leader, Stanley
  34. Moral Letters to Lucilus, Seneca
  35. The Westminster Confession
  36. Extreme Ownership, Willink
  37. Effective Prayer Life, Chuck Smith
  38. Why We Pray, Philip
  39. Lifting Up Our Hearts, Calvin
  40. Prayer, Timothy Keller
  41. Praying the Bible, Whitney
  42. City Changers, Platt
  43. The Gift of Prophecy in the New Testament and Today, Grudem
  44. Are Miraculous Gifts for Today? Four Views, Grudem
  45. Center Church, Keller
  46. Systematic Theology, Grudem
  47. The Moody Handbook of Theology
  48. Basic Theology, Ryrie
  49. Reflections on the Psalms, Lewis
  50. Lectures in Systematic Theology, Thiessen
  51. The Songs of Jesus, Keller
  52. Psalms, Bonhoeffer
  53. A Tale of Three Kings, Edwards
  54. Brothers We Are Not Professionals, Piper
  55. The Leader’s Bookshelf, Stavridis
  56. Mere Christianity, Lewis
  57. The Great Divorce, Lewis
  58. (Everything else by Lewis)
  59. Maps of Meaning, Peterson
  60. 12 Rules for Life, Peterson
  61. On War, Von Clausewitz
  62. Married and How to Stay That Way, Carr
  63. What Did You Expect, Tripp
  64. The Meaning of Marriage, Keller
  65. Relationships a Mess Worth Making, Lane and Tripp
  66. Anything by Spurgeon
  67. Disciplines of a Godly Young Man, Hughes
  68. Homo Deus, Harari
  69. Sapiens, Harari
  70. Cross-Cultural Servanthood, Elmer
  71. 1984, Orwell
  72. Classic Philosophy for the Modern Man, Lynn
  73. The Essential Jonathan Edwards, Strachan
  74. Predictable Success, McKeown
  75. God’s Love, Sproul
  76. Autopsy of a Deceased Church, Rainer
  77. Spurgeon’s Sorrows, Eswine
  78. The Seven Basic Plots, Booker
  79. Spy the Lie, Houston
  80. The Code of Man, Waller Newell
  81. Man’s Search for Meaning, Frankl
  82. Meditations, Marcus Aurelius
  83. The entire LoTR series, including the Hobbit and the Silmarillion, Tolkien
  84. The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon (I-III)
  85. Fear and Trembling, Soren Kierkegaard
  86. Anything else by Kierkegaard
  87. The Republic, Plato
  88. The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  89. Anything else by Dostoevsky
  90. War and Peace, Tolstoy
  91. The Iliad & The Odyssey, Homer
  92. A River Runs Through It, Norman Maclean
  93. Lives, Plutarch
  94. To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
  95. The Histories, Herodotus
  96. Ulysses, James Joyce
  97. The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
  98. The Book of Deeds of Arms and Chivalry, Christine de Pizan
  99. Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes
  100. Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle
  101. Resilience, Eric Greitens
  102. Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Friedrich Nietzsche
  103. The Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri
  104. The Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper
  105. Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl

… And whatever else you would like to send us!

Beware of the person of one book.

– Thomas Aquinas