Some suggestions for books worth picking up if you want to keep thinking down the lines of this blog:

For those interested in practicing Christianity, albeit with a decidedly Lutheran bias

  • The Bible
  • The Apostles' Creed
  • The Nicene Creed
  • The Athanasian Creed
  • Anselm; Prayers and Meditations
  • Benne; Ordinary Saints
  • The Formula of Concord, Epitome
  • Hoffman; Faith Forming Faith
  • Jenson; Story and Promise
  • Johnson; Crossing the Bar
  • Keifert; We Are Here Now
  • Kolden; The Christian's Calling in the World
  • Luther; Large Catechism
  • Luther; Small Catechism
  • Melanchthon; The Augsburg Confession
  • Schmit; Sent and Gathered

 

For those leading Christian communities

  • Ammerman, Carroll, Dudley, and McKinney; Studying Congregations
  • Arand; That I May Be His Own
  • Atkins; Memory and Liturgy
  • Bernstein; Beyond Objectivism and Relativism
  • Bertram; A Time for Confessing
  • Chaves; Congregations in America
  • Dykstra; Growing in the Life of Faith
  • Ellison and Keifert; Dwelling in the Word
  • The Formula of Concord, Solid Declaration
  • Grane; The Augsburg Confession
  • Hovda; Strong, Loving and Wise
  • Jenson; Lutheran Slogans
  • Jenson; Visible Words
  • Keifert; Welcoming the Stranger
  • Lange; Trauma Recalled
  • Lathrop; The Pastor
  • Luther; The Babylonian Captivity of the Church
  • Maas and O'Donnell; Spiritual Traditions for the Contemporary Church
  • Melanchthon; The Apology of the Augsburg Confession
  • Padgett and Keifert; But Is It All True?
  • Palmer; The Company of Strangers
  • Soskice; The Kindness of God
  • Spinks; Luther's Liturgical Criteria and His Reform of the Canon of the Mass
  • Taylor; A Secular Age
  • Taylor; Sources of the Self
  • Volf; Captive to the Word of God
  • Wannennwetsch; Political Worship
  • Webber; The Congregation in Mission
  • Wengert; A Formula for Parish Practice
  • Wind; Places of Worship
  • Wingren; Luther on Vocation

For those who want to think God first and/or help others do the same

  • Adams; Christ and Horrors
  • Ammerman; Congregation and Community
  • Beilby; For Faith and Clarity
  • Crisp; A Reader in Contemporary Philosophical Theology
  • Crisp and Rea; Analytic Theology
  • Cunningham; To Teach, To Delight, and To Move
  • Davis; God, Reason, and Theistic Proofs
  • Elert; The Christian Ethos
  • Gadamer; Truth and Method
  • Hunter; To Change the World
  • Jenson; Systematic Theology
  • Juel; Shaping the Scriptural Imagination
  • Kelsey; Proving Doctrine
  • Kelsey; To Understand God Truly
  • Luther; The Smalcald Articles
  • Luther; Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope
  • Ricour; The Rule of Metaphor
  • Socskice and Lipton; Feminism and Theology
  • Taylor; Sources of the Self
  • Taylor; A Secular Age
  • Tracy; Plurality and Ambiguity
  • Vajta; Luther on Worship
  • Van Huyssteen; Alone in the Wolrd?
  • Welker; God the Spirit
  • Wind; American Congregations