In case we may have forgotten to mention it before: Happy 2013!

In honor of the occasion, here is this year’s edition of our Best of the “Best of” Lists List — a roundup of all the best “best books of 2012″ posts we’ve come across this year.

(By “best lists,” of course, we mean: “those with the taste, discernment, and good sense necessary to include one or more Eerdmans books.” It’s not a perfect definition, but it does help us narrow the field a bit.)

Enjoy!

Media

Englewood Review of Books's 2012 Book of the Year

Englewood Review of Books’s 2012 Book of the Year

Englewood Review of Books
Englewood Honor Books — Best Books of 2012

Book of the Year
Living into Community: Cultivating Practices that Sustain Us
Christine Pohl

Library Journal
Best Books of 2012: Spiritual Living

Sharing God’s Good Company: A Theology of the Communion of Saints
David Matzko McCarthy

ABC Religion and Ethics 
Testaments to secular exhaustion; or, Why the best books of 2012 were so good

Metaphysics: The Creation of Hierarchy
Adrian Pabst

Love and the Dignity of Human Life: On Nature and Natural Law
Robert Spaemann

The Devil and Pierre Gernet: Stories
David Bentley Hart

The Catholic World Report
Best Books I Read in 2012 . . .  (Parts One, Two, and Three)

From Eric Cunningham:
Fighting the Noonday Devil — and Other Essays Personal and Theological
R. R. Reno

From Joseph Martin, Christopher S. Morissey, Edward Peters, and Brandon Vogt:
Will Many Be Saved? What Vatican II Actually Teaches and Its Implications for the New Evangelization
Ralph Martin

From William Patenaude:
Ordering Love: Liberal Societies and the Memory of God
David L. Schindler

Blogs

The Intolerance of Tolerance

The Intolerance of Tolerance

Kevin DeYoung: DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed
Top Ten Books of 2012

The Intolerance of Tolerance
D. A. Carson

Faith and Theology
Best Books of 2012

And God Spoke to Abraham: Preaching from the Old Testament
Fleming Rutledge

Near Emmaus
The Top Ten Books I Read This Year (2012)

Historical Jesus: What Can We Know and How Can We Know It?
Anthony LeDonne

Ponderings on a Faith Journey
Best Books of 2012 

The Bible, Disability, and the Church: A New Vision for the People of God
Amos Yong

Summoned from the Margin: Homecoming of an African
Lamin Sanneh

Reading Acts
Top Biblical Studies Books of 2012

A Companion to Biblical Interpretation in Early Judaism
Matthias Henze, ed.

The Gospel of John: A Commentary
Frederick Dale Bruner

Paul’s Letter to the Romans (PNTC)
Colin G. Kruse

Unsettled Christianity
The Official UnsettledChristianity.com Top Five Books of the Year

Thomas and the Gospels: The Case for Thomas’s Familiarity with the Synoptics
Mark Goodacre

Parchment and Pen Blog (Credo House Ministries)
The Best Books of 2012

The Intolerance of Tolerance
D. A. Carson

An Accidental Blog
Best Books of 2012

Hearing the Old Testament: Listening for God’s Address
Craig Bartholomew and David J. H. Beldman, eds.

Pastor Matt
The Best Christian Books of 2012

The Intolerance of Tolerance
D. A. Carson

Marturo: Theology/Scripture/Apologetics
The Twelve Best Books I Read in 2012

Hearing the Old Testament: Listening for God’s Address
Craig Bartholomew and David J. H. Beldman, eds.

All Roads Lead to the Text: Eight Methods of Inquiry into the Bible
Dean Deppe

Children’s Books

The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau

The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau

A Fuse 8 Production
100 Magnificent Children’s Books of 2012

John Jensen Feels Different
Henrik Hovland; illus. Torill Kove

The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau
Michelle Markel; illus. Amanda Hall

Rogue Librarian
Best of Indies 2012

The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau
Michelle Markel; illus. Amanda Hall

If you’ve discovered or written a “best of” list featuring one or more Eerdmans books that isn’t mentioned above, let us know in the comments and we’ll happily update our post to include it.