You might remember a few weeks ago, I wrote about my Summer Reading Docket:
I’ve made some great progress on this: For instance, I read…
Just Ride: A Practical Guide To Riding Your Bike by Grant Peterson
Just as I hoped, it provided some good, practical tips for riding.
Side By Side: Walking With Others in Wisdom and Love by Ed Welch
About halfway done with this and reading this as a devotional each morning. Soul penetrating with good questions towards application.
The Matheny Manifesto by Mike Matheny
I wish I could give a copy to EVERY PERSON involved in youth sports. So good. It’s even affected how I support my kids in summer baseball.
God Dwells Among Us by Greg Beale
Good, easy to read Biblical Theology. There are some interesting ideas set forth here, but, when you consider these in light of the Biblical storyline, many resonate with truth.
The Pastor and Counseling by Jeremy Pierre
Very practical help for allowing to Bible to be wielded in the lives of busy pastors.
India After Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha
It’s 800 pages long, roughly, but getting a lot of practical information on the backstory of India.
What Does The Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality? by Kevin DeYoung
This is a great, clear, relevant unpacking of the Biblical view of marriage as well as some of the pushback against that vision. Many will be helped by this.
Testimony of the Beloved Disciple by Richard Bauckham
Bauckham sees things differently that I do in many areas, but he is a great scholar on John and has given me some good things to think about.
I’m also (continuing to) work my way through Andrew Fuller’s sermons (I’m using the Logos edition)…
Tony Reinke’s book Newton on the Christian Life emerged, spoke and conquered me. What a book. It’s excellent. I have some copies if you’d like to read this. I’d be happy to give you one. I agree with Ray Ortlund, Jr. who said that for some, this may be one of the most important books they ever read. This is like sitting across for coffee with someone who’s thought about a lot of life and application. Newton speaks clear through Reinke’s pen. You’ll love this, I promise.
I still anticipate Don Whitney’s Praying the Bible for the summer.
I grabbed Keller’s book on Preaching and am working through it. Vintage Keller.
Also, I grabbed the NSBT on Trinity in John’s Gospel. That’s going to be fun.
I would reiterate, though, I am not allowing this reading to crowd out reading the Bible. I’m spending a lot of time in 1 John these days. So if you dig these recommendations, why not dig into 1 John with me this summer. Just read a chapter each weekday and you’ll be steeping long and with much fruit. Tolle Lege!