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. Halley’s Bible Handbook: Deluxe Edition
  8. The Didache: Text, Translation, Analysis, and Commentary, Milavec
  9. Reading Koine Greek, Rodney J. Decker
  10. Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Kittel and Friedrich
  11. A New English Translation of the Septuagint
  12. The New City Catechism
  13. Concordance to the Septuagint, Hatch and Redpath
  14. Genesis: A Commentary, Bruce K. Waltke
  15. The Art of War, Sun Tzu
  16. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Covey
  17. The Prince, Machiavelli
  18. The Reason for God, Timothy Keller
  19. The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins
  20. The IVP Bible Background Commentary (Old and New Testament)
  21. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, D. A. Carson and Gregory K. Beale
  22. Christian Theology, Erickson
  23. Confessions, Augustine
  24. Institutes, Calvin
  25. The Cross of Christ, Stott
  26. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (updated), Maxwell
  27. Light from the Ancient East, Deismann
  28. Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament, Moulton and Milligan
  29. How to Prepare Bible Messages, Braga
  30. Preaching, Keller
  31. A Story of Grace, Metzger
  32. War of Words, Paul Tripp
  33. One Thing You Can’t Do in Heaven, Cahill
  34. Debating Calvinism: Five Points Two Views, Hunt and White
  35. A Free Grace Primer, Hodges
  36. All of Grace, Spurgeon
  37. Making Sense of God, Keller
  38. Jacob Arminius: Theologian of Grace, Stanglin
  39. Manual of Christian Doctrine, Berkhof
  40. The Prodigal God, Keller
  41. Deep and Wide, Stanley
  42. The Next Generation Leader, Stanley
  43. Moral Letters to Lucilus, Seneca
  44. The Westminster Confession
  45. Extreme Ownership, Willink
  46. Effective Prayer Life, Chuck Smith
  47. Why We Pray, Philip
  48. Lifting Up Our Hearts, Calvin
  49. Prayer, Timothy Keller
  50. Praying the Bible, Whitney
  51. City Changers, Platt
  52. The Gift of Prophecy in the New Testament and Today, Grudem
  53. Are Miraculous Gifts for Today? Four Views, Grudem
  54. Center Church, Keller
  55. Systematic Theology, Grudem
  56. The Moody Handbook of Theology
  57. Basic Theology, Ryrie
  58. Reflections on the Psalms, Lewis
  59. Lectures in Systematic Theology, Thiessen
  60. The Songs of Jesus, Keller
  61. Psalms, Bonhoeffer
  62. A Tale of Three Kings, Edwards
  63. Brothers We Are Not Professionals, Piper
  64. The Leader’s Bookshelf, Stavridis
  65. Mere Christianity, Lewis
  66. The Great Divorce, Lewis
  67. (Everything else by Lewis)
  68. Maps of Meaning, Peterson
  69. 12 Rules for Life, Peterson
  70. On War, Von Clausewitz
  71. Married and How to Stay That Way, Carr
  72. What Did You Expect, Tripp
  73. The Meaning of Marriage, Keller
  74. Relationships a Mess Worth Making, Lane and Tripp
  75. Anything by Spurgeon
  76. Disciplines of a Godly Young Man, Hughes
  77. Homo Deus, Harari
  78. Sapiens, Harari
  79. Cross-Cultural Servanthood, Elmer
  80. 1984, Orwell
  81. Classic Philosophy for the Modern Man, Lynn
  82. The Essential Jonathan Edwards, Strachan
  83. Predictable Success, McKeown
  84. God’s Love, Sproul
  85. Autopsy of a Deceased Church, Rainer
  86. Spurgeon’s Sorrows, Eswine
  87. The Seven Basic Plots, Booker
  88. Spy the Lie, Houston
  89. The Code of Man, Waller Newell
  90. Man’s Search for Meaning, Frankl
  91. Meditations, Marcus Aurelius
  92. The entire LoTR series, including the Hobbit and the Silmarillion, Tolkien
  93. The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon (I-III)
  94. Fear and Trembling, Soren Kierkegaard
  95. Anything else by Kierkegaard
  96. The Republic, Plato
  97. The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  98. Anything else by Dostoevsky
  99. War and Peace, Tolstoy
  100. The Iliad & The Odyssey, Homer
  101. A River Runs Through It, Norman Maclean
  102. Lives, Plutarch
  103. To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
  104. The Histories, Herodotus
  105. Ulysses, James Joyce
  106. The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
  107. The Book of Deeds of Arms and Chivalry, Christine de Pizan
  108. Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes
  109. Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle
  110. Resilience, Eric Greitens
  111. Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Friedrich Nietzsche
  112. The Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri
  113. The Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper
  114. 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