Continued from Part 1.
With approximately four weeks of summer vacation left, my summer to-read list is shorter than I’d like. Here are the books that are on the list along with a blurb about each – generally in the tone of an explanation of why I’d like to read that particular book.
How to Read a Book Having heard John Piper recommend this book multiple times, it was only a matter of time before I had to pick it up. That, along with a desire to get the most out the other books I’d like to read puts this book in the front of the queue.
Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood Being that I agree with both Paul Jewett, when he said that “[sexuality] conditions every facet of one’s life as a person,” and Emil Brunner who contended that “[sexuality] penetrates to the deepest metaphysical ground of our personality,” I figured that it was about time to make a concerted effort to understand how biblical manhood is to “condition every facet of [my] life” (quotes from RBMW, pg. 34).
The Glory of Christ I’ve had this book for a little while now and, though I’ve wanted to, I’ve yet to read anything from John Owen. I decided that a book revolving around how glorious Christ is would be a good introduction to his works.
The One True God is a workbook on the doctrine of God containing a lot of Scripture references. Though I have only made it through the first two chapters, it has been delightful being led in a structured meditation on God as He is portrayed in the Bible – for in the Bible is found the only divinely inspired exposition of Who God is. I also want to thank Mr. and Mrs. Leiter of Lake Road Chapel for kindly giving me this workbook (as well as “Thoughts For Young Men,” which was mentioned in my last post).
Institutes of the Christian Religion Having benefited much from what little of Calvin I have read, I’m hoping to make it through the first book of the Institutes (probably primarily so I can say that I have read through the first book of the Institutes) afore the summer is out.
So there you have it, my summer reading, both past and future.