On My Shelf: Life and Books with Trillia Newbell

Matt Smethurst | June 18, 2015


On My Shelf helps you get to know various writers through a behind-the-scences glimpse into their lives as readers. I talked with Trillia Newbell, author and director of community outreach at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), about what’s on her nightstand, books she re-reads, biographies that have shaped her, and more. 


What's on your nightstand right now?

I laughed as I read this question. I have several books on my nightstand at the moment (well, on the floor and in a basket). I’m currently doing research for a writing project that has me exploring a wide range of topics from church history to the canon to work. Here are a few: Knowing God by J. I. Packer, Canon Revisited by Michael Kruger [review], Christianity Through the Centuries by Earle Cairns, In Light of Eternity by Randy Alcorn, The Dangerous Dutyof Delight by John Piper, and Every Good Endeavor by Tim Keller [review].

For leisure (not study or research), I’m currently reading Newton on the Christian Life by Tony Reinke.

What are some books you regularly re-read and why?

Future Grace by John Piper is one of my all-time favorites and one I return to often…


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