My Ten Favorite Books I read in 2021

My Ten Favorite Books I read in 2021

Here are my ten favorite books that I read in 2021: C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves It was my second time reading it but enjoyed it more this time. Carl R. Trueman, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self I found Trueman’s account very helpful and accessible. I appreciated the sweeping nature of the […]

Quotes from Love Thy Body

Quotes from Nancy Pearcey’s book Love Thy Body

Here are 10 quotes from Nancy Pearcey’s book Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality (Grand Rapids: Backer Books, 2018). It’s a really good and timely book.  Quote #1 “A worldview that says human life has no inherent value or dignity will never lead to utopia, no matter how advanced the tools and technology” (Nancy […]

Why read?

Why read? An argument for the importance of reading

Why read? Why am I committed to reading? For one, words matter. They matter to me and they mattered to Jesus and Paul too. I think words and reading should matter to you too. Jesus read Jesus apparently read or at least retained what He heard as a kid. He listened to the teachers and […]

Together

10 takeaways from Vivek H. Murthy’s book Together

Being connected in community is important. Murthy’s book, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World, concurs. Below are some quotes I appreciated from his book.  “The values that dominate modern culture… elevate the narrative of the rugged individualist and the pursuit of self-determination. They tell us that we alone shape our […]

Revelation

Quotes from Richard Bauckham’s The Theology of the Book of Revelation

Here are ten quotes from Richard Bauckham’s book, The Theology of the Book of Revelation, that especially stuck out to me. And if you’re interested in eschatology (the doctrine of last things) you can also see my post “Eschatology and Ethics.” “Revelation provides a set of Christian prophetic counter-images which impress on its readers a […]

Books

10 of the Books I Plan to Read in 2021

1. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque I actually already read this book this year. It’s hard to say it was good because it was tragic and heavy. But I’d say I’d give it four and half stars out of five.   2. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and […]

Best Books of 2020

The Ten Best Books I Read in 2020

Here are my ten favorite books that I read in 2020 (they’re listed in alphabetical order by the author’s last name): D.A. Carson, Showing the Spirit: A Theological Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12–14 Kevin DeYoung, The Ten Commandments: What They Mean, Why They Matter, and Why We Should Obey Them David Kinnaman, Faith for Exiles: […]

10 Ways to Read More Books in 2021

I read 70+ books in 2020.[1] Below I’ll tell you how. “If you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying.” I don’t think you should cheat. Cheating is wrong. But you should, however, make the most of every advantage you have as best as you can. That’s what I seek to do with reading. I take advantage […]

Quotes from The Christian Faith by Michael Horton

“A mystery is inexhaustible, but a contradiction is nonsense.  For example, to say that God is one in essence and three in persons is indeed a mystery, but it is not a contradiction.  Believers revel in the paradox of the God who became flesh, but divine and human natures united in one person is not […]

10 Quotes from John Piper’s book, Future Grace

“The commandments of God are not negligible because we are under grace.  They are double because we are under grace” (John Piper, Future Grace, 168). “The way to fight sin in our lives is to battle our bent toward unbelief” (Piper, Future Grace, 219). “The faith that justifies is a faith that also sanctifies… The […]

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