I figured, with this initial post, I would begin with giving a list of the things I’ve read this year (as of May 2016) and am in the process of reading. The list isn’t too long (so I included a couple of things that I finished in Dec 2015), I’m terribly inconsistent with my reading. I’d like to read a chapter a day from each of these works but normally never get much past 10-12 pages from one alone. These are in no particular order.
Books I’ve finished (as of May 2016)
- ‘Outlasting the gay Revolution’ – Michael Brown
- ‘The Heresy of Orthodoxy’ – Andres Kostenburger & Michael Kruger
- ‘After Acts’ – Bryan Litfin
- ‘Urban Legends of the New Testament’ – David Croteau
- ‘The Religious Beliefs of America’s Founders’ – Gregg Frazer
- ‘The God who is There’ – D.A. Carson
- ‘I dare You not to Bore me with the Bible’ – Michael Heiser
- ‘Acting the Miracle’ – John Piper & David Mathis
Each one of these was excellent. I highly recommend each for your own personal enjoyment and education. My personal favorite Was by far Gregg Frazer’s book, though all are equally fantastic. I inserted links to each on Amazon if you are interested.
Books I’m currently working on (as of May 2016)
- ‘Canon Revisited’ – Michael Kruger
- ‘Mere Christianity’ – C.S. Lewis
- ‘With the Clouds of Heaven’ – James M. Hamilton Jr.
- ‘Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God and other writings’ – Johnathan Edwards
- ‘Synopsis of the Four Gospels’ – RSV ed. Kurt Aland [this is a daily read that reoccurs every year]
- ‘Institutes of the Christian Religion’ – John Calvin ed. John t. McNeill [this is a work that is reread every year]
- ‘Praying with Paul’ – D.A. Carson
- ‘Moby Dick’ – Herman Melville [I read the kids version when I was younger]
So that’s it, as far as published works go. I’ve read dozens more articles, a dissertation or two, and have a plethora of works I am waiting to open (I have to finish one of the currently reading ones before I add one to the queue). I also have quite a few in my Amazon wish list that I am looking to purchase in the near future, so the list keeps growing. I was never much of a reader in the past; I think I’ve read about 10-15 books (that contain over 50 pages) in my entire life (I’m in my 31st year of life). But a few years ago I got inspired to study Theology with everything I have and in the process got hooked into reading. I mainly read theological work but do want to delve into some less thought provoking literature. Though, I’d love to get a concise history of Pirates… however I don’t think something I’m looking for exists as of the current time.