Some Recommended Theology Books

Note: It should go without saying, but doesn’t, that I don’t agree with all the theological positions taken by the authors of these books.

Making the Case for Theology:

For the Theologically Resistant or Uncertain:

If you’re not into nonfiction or systematics, but like stories:

  • Doing Theology With Huck and Jim: Parables for Understanding Doctrine, Mark Shaw.

For everybody; understandable, accurate and thorough single resources:

Daily Doses of Great Theology:

Church History:

Solid classics (Rich, Deep and Understandable):

History of theology (lots of great stories: biblical doctrine throughout church history):

Big and Deep on Theology Proper:

The Trinity:

Calvinism/Arminianism issues:

The Christian’s Mind (and consequent importance of pursuing theology):

Christian Worldview:

Doctrine of Sanctification:

Open Theism (Critiques):

InterVarsity and Zondervan “4 Views” books (each view presented by an advocate, not just summarized by an opponent; in some cases there’s interaction, not always):


Biographies of Theologians:

Theological Dictionaries:


Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over sixty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries