Well, I’ve been officially initiated into the world of blogging. A couple of months back Stephen over in the Deep South (Africa, to be exact) “tagged” me regarding my reading habits. Since its a snow day, I thought I would finally answer! (Sorry for the delay Stephen).
One Book that changed your life:
2) Children of the Living God, Sinclair Ferguson - I can never just narrow these things down to 1 book. Ferguson’s book on the doctrine of Adoption is absolutely incredible. Clear and compelling. I can think of no other book (other than Abide in Christ that has helped me understand more what it means to be a child of God (i.e. Christian).
One book that you’ve read more than once
2) Genesis 1-4, John C. Collins – Mostly because Dr. Collins requires this for every class he teaches! (But, its also really, really good too.)
One book that you’d want on a desert island
2) Anything by John Owen – as I would finally have time to really read and digest Owen. And since I’m alone on an island, it would be pointless to say Mission of God by Christopher J.H. Wright, wouldn’t it?
2 Books that made you laugh:
2) Confessions of a Reformission Reverend, Mark Driscoll – Very honest and candid reflections on the life of a young church planter. I think I starting laughing at the Table of Contents, and didn’t stop throughout the rest of the book. Its a rare book that both has you holding your stomach because your laughing, and at the same time, challenging your life at the same time. This was one of those for me.
One book that made you cry
2) The New Testament People of God, N.T. Wright – because after reading the first 300 pages of the book, I found out my professor’s were only requiring us to read the last 300 pages!!!
One book you wish had been written
1) You Believe That? Historical Theology and Those Who Love Their Doctrines, For God Only Knows Why
One book you are currently reading:
2) On Being Presbyterian, Sean Lucas – Because I’m having denominational identity issues (Sort of…).
One book you’ve been meaning to read:
1) Biblical Theology, Geerhardus Vos - everybody lately has been talking about Vos, and Biblical Theology (vs. Systematic Theology). I figure I’m getting enough of the Systematics, so why not try to get some of the other stuff. Problem is finding the time, or, re-arranging the time to allow for more reading.