Best Books

Here of some of the books that have been most helpful for me:

On Church and Mission
Exploring Protestant Traditions by David Buschart
The Temple and the Church's Mission by Greg Beale
The Mission of God by Christopher Wright
From Eden to the New Jerusalem by T. Desmond Alexander
Re-Imaging Election: Divine Election as Representing God to Others and Others to God by Suzanne McDonald

On the New Testament
Jesus and the Victory of God by N.T. Wright
The Gospel of Matthew (NIGNT Commentary) by R.T. France
Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament edited by Greg Beale and D.A. Carson
Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul by Richard Hays
Jesus and the God of Israel by Richard Bauckham
Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament by Christopher Wright
Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels by Kenneth E. Bailey
The New Testament in Antiquity: A Survey of the New Testament within its Cultural Contexts by Gary M. Burge, Lynn H. Cohick, and Gene L. Green
Discovering Jesus: Why Four Gospels to Portray One Person? by T. Desmond Alexander

On the Old Testament
In the Beginning by Henri Blocher
The Idea of Biblical Poetry by James Kugel
The Dynamics of Biblical Parallelism by Adele Berlin
Old Testament Ethics for the People of God by Christopher Wright
Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament by John Walton
Deuteronomy (NIV Application Commentary) by Daniel Block
The Gospel according to Moses: Theological and Ethical Reflections on the Book of Deuteronomy by Daniel I. Block
On the Reliability of the Old Testament by Kenneth Kitchen
A Guide to Old Testament Theology and Exegesis edited by Willem VanGemeren
A Theological Introduction to the Book of Psalms: The Psalms as Torah by J. Clinton McCann
Story as Torah: Reading the Old Testament Ethically by Gordon Wenham
Old Testament Theology, 3 vols. by John Goldingay
Reading the Old Testament: Method in Biblical Study by John Barton

On Interpretation of the Bible
Is There a Meaning in this Text? by Kevin Vanhoozer
The Eclipse of Biblical Narrative by Hans Frei
Deep Exegesis by Peter Leithart
Dictionary of Theological Interpretation of the Bible edited by Kevin Vanhoozer
Invitation to the Septuagint by Karen Jobes and Moises Silva
Practicing Theological Interpretation by Joel Green
The Word of God for the People of God by J. Todd Billings
The God i Don't Understand by Christopher Wright

On Ministry and the Spiritual Journey
Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation by Ruth Haley Barton
Called to Be Saints: An Invitation to Christian Maturity by Gordon T. Smith
Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home by Richard Foster
Reaching Out and Wounded Healer by Henri Nouwen
Shattered Dreams by Larry Crabb
The Care of Souls:Revisioning Christian Nurture and Counsel by David Benner
Half the Church: Recapturing God's Global Vision for Women by Carolyn Custis James
The Sweet Side of Suffering: Recognizing God's Best When Facing Life's Worst by Esther Lovejoy