Reading Widely: The Pastor’s White Bookshelf

When I was in seminary, I took a required class on church history with an assigned two-volume text called, The Story of Christianity by Justo Gonzáles. Upon receiving the tomes in the mail, I can remember staring at the cover as I realized I had never read a theology book by someone with a name like his.

As an English major, I had of course read wonderful writers from the Central and…