A few books on the Church Fathers:
Getting to know the Church Fathers by Bryan Litfin
Justin Martyr and His Worlds by Sarah Parvis and Paul Foster
Irenaeus of Lyons by Eric Osborn
Ignatius of Antioch: A Martyr Bishop and the origin of Episcopacy by Allen Brent
Political History of Early Christianity by Allen Brent
Then the second book on the two sacraments recognized by Souther Baptists:
The Lord’s Supper by Thomas Schreiner and Matthew Crawford
And two bibles, one for me in protest of Southern Baptists, the other for my mother to better follow our pastor:
The Bibles, the Lord’s Supper, and Getting to know the Church Fathers were all bought at Lifeway, and all using a 30% discount card, so I really got the NIV 2011 more or less free.
My problem now is I have so many interesting books I don’t know where to start. If only all my problems were so painless….