I’m probably thinking a tad too ambitious, but this ought to keep me busy…
Here’s some books I’m hoping to tackle this summer:
Just Ride: A Practical Guide To Riding Your Bike by Grant Peterson
Hoping to get a nugget or two of encouragement and practical help for my hobby.
Side By Side: Walking With Others in Wisdom and Love by Ed Welch
I’ve never been disappointed with a Welch book and I’m sure the practical wisdom will be helpful.
The Matheny Manifesto by Mike Matheny
My favorite baseball team’s manager wrote this and I haven’t gotten to it yet.
God Dwells Among Us by Greg Beale
Beale has abbreviated some themes he’s written on elsewhere in this book and it will be a good Biblical theology to dig in to.
The Pastor and Counseling by Jeremy Pierre
I always like to read practical books on helping me help people make progress in the “stuff” of life.
India After Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha
Hoping to learn some history of a country I’ve grown to love.
What Does The Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality? by Kevin DeYoung
While much of our culture war isn’t about the Bible at all, this is important for people who claim to be Christians to know. Reading this by a typically clear writer to get more perspective.
Testimony of the Beloved Disciple by Richard Bauckham
My next series in 2016 will be on the Gospel of John so this will be good background reading.
And, Tony Reinke’s book Newton on the Christian Life will emerge soon.
Also, I anticipate Don Whitney’s Praying the Bible to be a great addition for the summer.
Having said all of this, though, I will not allow this reading to crowd out the regular, unhurried time in THE BOOK, 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!