This morning Scot McKnight posted his list of 2012 Books of the Year. I have only read 2 of list of books. (Deep and Wide by Andy Stanley and Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis by Lauren Winner)
The book of the year is The Moral Minority: The Evangelical Left in an Age of Conservatism by David Swartz.
Some of the other authors that were honorable mentions are NT Wright, Lauren Winner, Christian Smith, Andy Stanley and more.