Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Best Books of 2009?

We are putting together our lists for the best books of 2009. Some of them were published in 2009 and some of them we just happened to get around to reading in 2009! You can read about last year's winners here: Derek's picks part 1 & part 2; Walt's picks part 1 & part 2.

Look for posts presenting CPYU Book Award Winners sometime in early 2010. For now, we're interested in hearing from you:

What were the best books you read this year?

(Just a reminder: whenever we have 15 or more comments we giveaway a FREE book. The winner is randomly selected from the "comment-ers.")


Chris said...

The best books I read this year were:
Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem

The Pleasures of God by John Piper

Vintage Church by Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears

What Jesus Demands from the World by John Piper

The Great Exchange by Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington

Religion Saves and 9 Other Misconceptions by Mark Driscoll

Crazy Love by Francis Chan

9 Marks of a Healthy Church by Mark Dever

The Gospel & Personal Evangelism by Mark Dever

The Jesus You Can't Ignore by John MacArthur

John Calvin: Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, & Doxology

Death By Love by Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears

James (Reformed Expository Commentary) by Daniel M Doriani

Unknown said...

I read the Bible alot this year.

Clay said...

Crazy Love by Francis Chan

Total Church by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis

Vintage Jesus by Driscoll and Breshears

Tribes by Seth Godin

An Unstoppable Force by Erwin McMannus

The Great Divorce by CS Lewis

Anonymous said...

best books for me this year were:
The Next Evangelicalism by Soong Chan Rah
A Community Called Atonement by Scot McKnight
Who's Afraid of Postmodernism by James K. Smith
unChristian by Kinnaman & Lyons
Youth Ministry 3.0 by Mark Oestreicher

bran_and_shann said...

Commentary on 1 John by Candlish (excellent dead guy reading)
How People Change by Tripp and Laine
Prayer: A Cry for the Kingdom by Grenz

Louis said...

Crazy Love by Chan

Forgotten God by Chan

ReJesus by Frost

Do Hard Things by Harris brothers

Stop Dating the Church by Joshua Harris

The Prodigal God by T. Keller

Teach by Alan Jackson

Life & Diary of David Brainerd

The Holiness of God by Sproul

Confessions of Reformation Rev. by Mark Driscoll

Unknown said...

Some of my favorites were:

Youth Ministry 3.0 by Mark Oestreicher

This Way to Youth Ministry by Duffy Robbins

Crucial Conversations by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, and Switzler

Biblical Preaching by Haddon Robinson

Communicating for a Change by Stanley and Jones

Anonymous said...

The best books I read this year were

Overcoming Fear, Worry, and Anxiety by Elyse Fitzpatrick

Classics of the Reformation by Kirsten Birkett

Adopted for Life by Russell Moore

Get Outta My Face by Rick Horne

Join the Movement by Alvin Reid