Recent Reading

First, please understand the tenor of this post, I am not trying to show off a list of books that I have read, nor am I trying to impel you to read them.  When I read a book that I really enjoy or find insightful I always look in its bibliography, or make a note of the authors that are quoted in the book.  Then I chase the rabbits and read the other books.  I do the same with books I do not like.  I believe this is a good practice.  Now I wish that all bloggers would occasionally give a bibliography or a list of what they recently read which could give us insight into how there thoughts are being shaped.  Anyway, here is a list of books I have read or partially read over the last 12 months or so.  Again, this is not to make you think positive or negative about me, consider more of a bibliography for a blog.  These are in no particular order. And note that a few of these books I did not like at all.

Heaven Misplaced - Douglas Wilson
Law and Gospel - Walther (I have only read about 1/10th of this book)
Desiring God - John Piper
The Attributes of God - AW Pink
Christianity and Liberalism - J.Gresham Machen
The Heidleberg Catechism
Luther's Small Catechism
Spiritual Depression - Martyn Lloyd Jones
Exposition of Romans 6 - Martyn Lloyd Jones
Christless Christianity - Michael Horton
Attributes of God - Stephen Charnock (I have only read about 1/3)
Seeing with New Eyes - David Powlison
Preface to the Romans - Martin Luther
Concerning Christian Liberty - Martin Luther
The Deeper Journey - M. Robert Mulholland Jr.
The Certain Sound of the Trumpet - Samuel D. Proctor
The One True God - Paul Washer
The Truth about Man - Paul Washer
Justification and Regeneration - Charles Leiter
Institutes of Christian Religon - John Calvin (picking thru this on occasion probably read 3%)

Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
Robby Braveheart - David Krewson
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck (got to bored about halfway and quit)
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo (read for about 8hrs on my iPod kindle app, realized it was the unabridged version which was 1600 pages and quit.)
Screwtape Letters - CS Lewis

Commentaries Used
Mathew Henry
JC Ryle - Expository Thoughts on the Gospels
John Wesley's notes on the bible
CH Spurgeon - Treasury of David
John Calvin - Commentary on the Psalms
John Calvin - Commentary on Philippians
Jamieson, Fausset and Brown
Alec Motyer - Commentary on Isaiah
John Oswalt - Commentary on Isaiah


1 comment:

Joe said...

This is quite a list Pastor. One writer I've been helped by tremendously of late is David Powlison, although I've only read articles and small booklets from him. I'll look out for the title you have listed here. Ryle, Spurgeon and Thomas Watson are probably the three that have had the biggest impact on me.

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