|(Monroe County. 10/8/20)|
Linda and I are readers, as are many of you.
Here is what I continue to read, in my alone times with God.
- The Book of Proverbs. I continue to use Proverbs in my devotional times.
- The Gospel of Luke. I am constantly reading about Jesus, my Savior and Lord!
- Faith That Matters: 365 Devotions from Classic Christian Leaders. This is a beautiful collection of God-thoughts from Christian authors I admire.
- Hearing God Through the Year: A 365-Day Devotional, by Dallas Willard. Willard remains one of the great influences in my spiritual life.
- How to Pray: Reflections and Essays, by C.S. Lewis. I read Lewis's Mere Christianity in 1970, as a new believer in Jesus. Reading him is returning to a familiar friend who has guided me on my Christian journey.
Here are books I am now reading.
- The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success, by Ross Douthat. Douthat has become one of my favorite writers. He posts for the New York Times. He's Roman Catholic. I enjoyed his book Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics.
- Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World, by Vivek Murthy. I received this for my birthday. Linda and I are especially concerned about the loneliness epidemic, and how to foster social connection in our church family and beyond.
- The Unseen World: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible, by Michael Heiser. My friend Rick Goodin recommended this to me. Very interesting! You can hear Michael Brown interview Heiser, on demons, HERE.
- Into the Abyss: A Neuroscientist's Notes on Troubled Minds, by Anthony David. Linda and I do a lot of counseling. We are always reading books that help us in this area of our ministry. She just finished the book; I'm halfway through!
- Following Jesus: Biblical Reflections on Discipleship, by N. T. Wright. $1.99 on Kindle!
- Hidden in Plain View: Undesigned Coincidences in the Gospels and Acts, by Lydia McGrew. Introduction by Craig Keener. A great apologetic resource for the historical reliability of the Gospels and Acts.