“Read or get out of the ministry” was a quote a I learned when I started seminary at SEBTS 11 years ago this month. Yes, I do like to read, but I’m not a fast reader. Love actual books – not electronic reading. Love a pen in hand, book in hand, maybe a drink in hand – its a good life! I read 28 books in 2010. My goal for 2011 is 52. We’ll see. Goals are goals. They take work. Here are some of my favorites:
1. Mudhouse Sabbath: Lauren Winners. Thanks to Janel for introducing me to this book. Great Christian look at her Jewish upbringing and how she can still live the traditions and laws under the new grace of Jesus.
2. What is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert. The coolest thing about this little book is that Greg, and his wife, Moriah, live out what he wrote in this helpful book. Always a winner.
3. Counsel from the Cross by Elyse Fitzpatrick. So nourishing for the soul and especially to have walked through it over breakfasts with Becca.
4. Girls Gone Wise by Mary Kassian. Biblical truths for living out God’s Word in today’s world.
5. Big Truths for Young Hearts by Bruce Ware. Especially if you are a parent, or new in your faith – ok, everyone. You need to read this book. Theology 101 – or 99 – or 50.
6. Surprised by Grace by Tullian. Meaningful commentary and life application on the book of Jonah. You’ll never read Jonah the same again.
7. Radical by David Platt. I know this will be in almost everyone’s top 10 for 2010. But, what are you going to do with what you read?
What are your reading goals for 2011? What are your favorite books? Do you have favorite authors? What are you reading right now?