These are my recommendations for books and specific editions of them. When I buy a book I want a nicely bound one, hardback if it’s available. I’d rather have a good book that’s well made than one that will fall apart in a few years, so I try to find the best one available. That’s what I list here. It’s a work in progress, and there’s more to come, so keep checking back for updates.
Theology & Biblical Studies:
This could easily be an unmanageable list, so I’ll list books I recommend as well as links to booklists that I use.
Helpful Reference Tools for Biblical Studies, Dr. Andreas Köstenberger’s list of the best of the best.
Favorite New Testament Commentaries, Dr. Andreas Köstenberger’s list of the best of the best.
Building a Theological Library (PDF), Dr. Danny Akin’s list
Desiring God’s Recommended Books, a comprehensive list organized by topic
Ten Great Christian Biographies, Dr. Al Mohler’s top 10
Iliad and Odyssey (box set), Nicely bound paperbacks of Robert Fagles’ widely acclaimed NIV-style translation of Homer.