Several folks have asked me, "what should I read this summer?" "Can you suggest a few books?"
Yes, I can.
Start with Mike Horton's People and Place (Westminster/Knox): Click here. This is a brilliant book.
Next up is David VanDrunen's Natural Law and the Two Kingdoms (Eerdmans): Click here. Given all the hubbub about the two kingdoms and natural law of late, isn't it time to find out what the Reformed have actually said about the matter? A very important book.
Third, is Scott Clark's Recovering the Reformed Confession (P & R): Click here. This is a provocative book which forces the reader to deal with the Reformed tradition as confessed and practiced in the Reformed and Presbyterian churches! I don't always agree with Scott on some of the fine points, but his treatment of the quest for illegitimate religious certainty and illegitimate religious experience are must reading.
Next is John Muether's, Cornelius Van Til: Reformed Apologist and Churchman (P & R). Click here. A very helpful treatment of an often misunderstood figure. A good read too.
The last one may come as a surprise. I enjoyed it and found it useful. Given the current political climate, you too might find it helpful. Jay W. Richard's Money, Greed, and God (HarperOne): Click here. A robust defense of capitalism which offers a short but solid critique of Ayn Rand's "greed is good" creed.