Finished up a few books recently, so here’s some little blurbs about each of them:
God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology by Jim Hamilton
I took my time and plodded through this a few pages at a time each evening for a few months. I love God’s glory. I believe it defines what we’re to ultimately be living for. So, I really resonated with Hamilton and his thorough approach to uncover this theme throughout the Bible. He even had a chapter that answered some objections of people who don’t see things the way he does. And, the book ended with a section I loved with what this means to life and ministry. I would highly recommend this volume to anyone who would like to take the time to see what God is up to in the Bible.
Create: Stop Making Excuses and Start Making Stuff by Stephen Altrogge
This was a very easy read, but a helpful, how do I put it?, kick in the pants to get about living a creative life. Many excuse their apparent lack of creativity saying, “Well, I’m just not gifted.” And, Stephen takes time to show how not only you are creative, since you are created in the image of a Creative God, but also how this imprint on your creative design is meant to be acted upon. He gets at motives, excuses we make and how we can take small steps to improve in our creativity. I was very helped by this short read and benefitted accordingly.
Father Hunger: Why God Calls Men to Love and Lead Their Families by Doug Wilson
Another helpful book by Wilson on manhood. I had the privilege of hearing Wilson speak on this subject at the Desiring God Conference for Pastors earlier this year. The big call in this book is for men to take responsibility. This is the definition of masculinity he gets at in this book: “The joyful accepting of responsibility.” There are numerous ways Wilson applies this and gets at both the need and application of these kind of men for the good of society and the church. Again, a helpful read to encourage men to men.
So, these are a few. Take your time this summer to read through a book and find your soul nourished and your life pointing to God Himself.