March 21, 2008
Lots of great book title ideas from all of you on what to name a book with this year’s T4G sermons. We’ll probably continue to weigh a number of them when we come to actually deciding on a title. Thanks again for your input!
In the meantime, a free T4G registration goes to the first entry which came in, simply because (whether or not we use it) it satisfies the criteria of all good titles–it’s both creative and concise: Sound Systems or Sound Doctrine? Subtitle: "The triumph of truth over technique."
That answer comes from Larry Knowles of Vernon, Vermont. Congratulations, Larry!
AS FOR Question NUMBER 8, it’s extremely tempting for me to select the brave brother who nominated the Baptist Hymnal as the "most read book" (aside from the Bible) among the T4G 08 attendees. But I decided to base my decision on statistics. Out of 59 answers provided, several went to John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress; several to John Stott’s Cross of Christ; a couple to C. S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity; and several to CJ’s books. Ten votes were placed for J. I. Packer’s Knowing God. But a whopping TWENTY went to John Piper’s Desiring God. If over one-third of the answers went to Desiring God, it’s not unreasonable to think that it may be the most read book among T4G attendees.
So the question becomes, which of the twenty nominees shall we credit with the best answer? Whether it’s the best or not, we’re going with Andy Naselli’s short and sweet proposal. Naselli, who lives in Deerfield, Illinois, writes, "This richly theological and warmly devotional best-seller has been the means for sending countless Christians on a trajectory towards theology that is increasingly joyful, robust, God-centered, Christ-exalting, and gospel-treasuring." The only thing missing from Naselli’s answer is the additional descriptive "hyphen-making"!
Thanks to everyone for their answers. And be praying for the conference, and particularly the speakers as we (I!!!!) work on our addresses.