Thursday, March 29, 2007

It's good to read

I'm about to take a blog-holiday and pick up some books.

So far I have two books to read, What Jesus demands of the world and Velvet Elvis. The first looks like a very challenging read, and the second seems immensely popular with some students today so it seems worth reading. They're both very recent books so I'd like to add something older as well - maybe Calvin or Edwards... and lastly some fiction to be selected.

I'll blog reflections on my return.

9 comments:

  1. What Jesus Demands From The World is incredible. Read it slowly and let it sink in. I normally whizz through books, particularly Piper but I've been slowly simmering through this since Christmas because it's so challenging. Really helps to bring Jesus and His teaaching into 3D. Amazing stuff.

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  2. I'm agreed with Nathan, WJDFTW is excellent and a slow-and-sinker. Pauline theology from Jesus' words. It's by no means as difficult as something like 'Pleasures of God' - it's easier in terms of understanding.

    Have you read Owen's Glory of Christ? Old, beautiful and very difficult, but much up your street...

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  3. Just reading Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, which would be good thought provoking well written fiction, if you haven't read it, and have yet to choose your fiction.

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  4. Paul - I have read Owen. I think my puritan option will be to properly read Sibbes Glorious Freedom. I read some of it earlier this year and then lent it out... now back in my possession!

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  5. Velvet Elvis will get on your nerves. Maybe read it alongisde something else!

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  6. How about Richard Muller's four volume Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics as a companion to Velvet Elvis?

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  7. I recently read Velvet Elvis. It's interesting and provoked me to check out some of the Bell's sources.

    Another great non-fiction writer is Leonard Ravenhill. He writes fire.

    www.morefire.wordpress.com

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