Books I'm Reading

If you are looking for a good "summer read" check out the ones I am currently enjoying:

God is Love: A Biblical and Systematic Theology, by Gerald Bray.  Don't let the "theology" part scare you; this is the most accessible, devotional, and downright heart-rejoicing read you'll find. Dr. Bray teaches at Beeson Divinity School, and presents theology is brilliant prose that is more like a conversation than a lecture. Cherylyn and I chose this as our "book of the year" and we're reading through it together ... and loving it!

Fearless, by Eric Blehm. This is the true story of "undaunted courage and ultimate sacrifice of Navy Seal Team SIX operator Adam Brown." My son Andy gave this to me for Father's Day, and it stands out as one of the best biographies I've ever read. Warning: I cried on almost every page as the story of brokenness and redemption played out in Adam Brown's life, and those who loved him. This is a passionate and deeply impactful story of one man's determined struggle to overcome incredible obstacles, and the essential part his faith in Christ played in moving him from loser to hero.

Moment of Battle: The Twenty Clashes That Changed The World, by James Lacey and Williamson Murray. If you like history, this book is for you. Lacey and Murray brilliantly explain the 20 most significant battles in history and then show how the world would have been significantly changed if the outcome had been different. 

The Glory of Christ, by John Owen. This eminent puritan writer is often mocked as too wordy and too deep to be appreciated today. Not so! This volume from Christian Heritage Publishers is a "must read" for every Christ-follower. My advice: Keep it near your Bible, and read a page or two every day. You'll find your understanding, adoration, and appreciation of Jesus Christ will grow exponentially, as will your desire to please him in all you do and say.

Calvin on the Christian Life, by Michael Horton. Here you have two of my favorite writers: John Calvin explained by Michael Horton. If you think John Calvin was just an angry preacher who enjoyed beating people up with his predestination club, you're simply wrong. Calvin was a warm pastor whose gifts for exposition and clarification of the Bible may be unsurpassed even today. Ignore him and you will be depriving yourself of one of benefiting from one of God's foremost servants, and perhaps no one brings Calvin into our time better than Michael Horton. 

So, there you go. These are the books I am currently reading, or have recently finished. May the Lord bless us all as we seek to love him with our minds.