Books; summer reading

Last night I finished my pilgrimage through Augustine’s City of God . Considering it took Augustine almost a decade to finish book nineteen after starting I would say that I made better time on the reading than he did the writing. I wish that I could say all twenty-two books and eight hundred and...
On Our Bookshelves Every college professor, theologian, and pastor takes on a substantial load of book study in the daily performance of his duties. Most, however, enjoy a bit of leisure reading whenever possible, and our hard-working hosts are no exception. Today Jonathan and James discuss the...
Today’s guest asserts that natural revelation is like a work of art. And what it shows us about the Artist is Natural Theology . That’s the title of David Haines’ latest book, a biblical and historical introduction and defense of an essential element of Christian theology throughout history. Haines...
This World Is Not My Home We long for the end of the current pandemic and the opportunity to gather freely with old friends face-to-face. For now, our hosts make do with an online meeting with pastor, church planter, and author Mark Johnston. Mark has curated a series of his articles posted at...
“In the Last Days of Narnia, far up to the west.” This is how C.S. Lewis begins the end of The Chronicles of Narnia, The Last Battle . I reread this book last year, right in the middle of the pandemic lock-downs, and since doing so I’ve found myself more and more referring to the book to help find...
Why Should You Be Acquainted with John Owen? Jonathan and James are pleased to be talking with Crawford Gribben today. He’s the professor of Early Modern British History at Queen’s University in Belfast. Gribben has written An Introduction to John Owen: A Christian Vision for Every Stage of Life ,...
Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom by Thomas Ricks I’m a few chapters into this and am already hooked. It is the story of how these two men, so different from each other, found a common cause in the defeat of tyranny. The author also demonstrates the power of ideas when they are...
My plan is to add the following to my current reading list for this summer. I have already started on the two biographies. Great stuff. Truman by David McCullough John MacArthur by Iain Murray The U Turn Church by Harney & Bouwer
Over at First Thoughts, Joe Carter has posted his top 50 Summer Reads . This is a great list because many of the books are quite accessable rather than a bunch of high brow nonsense. Of the books that make Carter's list that I have read I heartily recommend: Enders Game All The Pretty Horses The...
Thabiti Anyabwile
A while back, someone started us off with a list of their summer reading. Seeing that I didn't finish last summer's reading, I'm being a little less ambitious this year. But here are a few things I'm enjoying or hope to enjoy before the summer is over. What Is the What: The Autobiography of...