Summer Reading

Posted: June 7, 2011 in Uncategorized

It seems many are posting what they are reading during the summer on their blogs.  I thought I would join in.

As a note, I think it is helpful to plan your reading schedule out.  Having a plan helps make sure you accomplish some things.  I also believe that reading multiple works that deal with a singular issue is the best way to guide your reading.  If you read on book on church history, and then one book on the doctrine of God, and then another book on family ministry, and a collection of essays on the evangelism, you will have a broad introduction to a few things but will, most likely, have failed to think deeply about any of them. 

So, plan your reading and read multiple works on a single issue and give that issue a season of concentrated thought.

My summer plan:

  1. 40 Questions About Elders and Deacons–Benjamin Merkle
  2. Who Runs the Church–4 Views (multiple authors)
  3. Historical Theology–Gregg Allison (Church government and Lord’s Supper sections)
  4. Why We Love the Church–Kevin DeYoung & Ted Kluck
  5. The Lords Supper–Thomas Schriener & Matthew Crawford
  6. Multiple articles and sections of major Systematic Theologies on Lord’s Supper and Church government

As you can see I am keeping my reading focused on the church and one of the two ordinances given to the church.  My hope is to gain a better understanding of the nature of the church, a firmer grasp on the doctrine of the Lord’s Supper, and to cultivate in my heart a deeper love for the Bride of Christ.





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