The Display Posts Shortcode allows users to easily display listings of posts. This allows you to create sets of navigation links on your site easily. Note: the Make theme has a similar function built into its page builder template.
Add the shortcode in a post or page, and use the arguments to select based on tag, category, post type, and many other possibilities.
There are also some extra options to display something more than just the title: include_date, include_excerpt, and image_size.
Examples in the Wild
Film Class a blog of film literacy tasks for the classroom used the display posts plugin to provide visual indexes.