Melanchthon: The Quiet Reformer is a fantastic biography about the often under-appreciated Protestant Reformer. His theology is unpacked in an intelligible, systematic way. It records his failures and his triumphs, his faults and his strengths. A particularly interesting section is how his thought and theology was affected by his belief and practice of astrology and superstition. Well written, enjoyable to read, important information on an important person. Read it.
Reformation Thought: An Introduction is an interesting concept. It is a presentation of Reformation thought... *wait for it*... without any footnotes. It seems absurd, but somehow McGrath makes it work. Not only that, but he presents it in a narrative style prose. The book is thus quite enjoyable, informative, and extremely helpful. It has few, if any, primary sources. But, used a supplement to reading primaries, this is a great introduction to the Reformation.
Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament is a fantastic book. It's not overly academic (at all), but it does hit on some topics that Evangelical academicians need to (re-)evaluate. Indeed, they seem so set on not reflecting on many of the points Enns brings up in here that they (WTS in particular) have been going crazy trying to retain their doctrine of inerrancy (if this book really challenges inerrancy at all, properly understood). This is one of many places that I think needs re-evaluation amongst evangelicals. What does it mean that ANE parallels exist? What does it mean that the Enuma Elish creation story matches in a significant way the Genesis creation story? Or the Gilgamesh account of the flood and the Genesis account of the flood? Enns does not give us a definitive answer, but I'm glad he doesn't. It's up to us to evaluate the evidence and judge for ourselves how we will deal with the problem. He, of course, does throw in his two cents when appropriate, but it is very appreciated by his readers. This book resonated well with me because it gave voice to those thoughts in my head that I had myself concerning inerrancy and inspiration. Highly recommended.
There's a few books for all you readers' benefit that I've read recently. I've only recommended a few this time 'round, even though it's been a good while, but I will return soon and recommend a few more. 'Til then, read up!