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 […]

10 Quotes from Jonathan Pennington’s book, Jesus the Great Philosopher

I appreciated Pennington’s book. He did a good job showing that “Christianity is more than a religion. It is a deeply sophisticated philosophy” (Jonathan T. Pennington, Jesus the Great Philosopher: Rediscovering the Wisdom Needed for the Good Life, 159). Here are 10 quotes that stuck out to me: “When we try to live without knowledge of physics […]

Back to Virtue by Peter Kreeft

I recently read Peter Kreeft’s book Back to Virtue. Kreeft is a Roman Catholic philosopher, theologian, apologist, and a prolific author. He is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and The King’s College. Here are some quotes from Back to Virtue that stuck out to me: “We control nature, but we cannot or will […]

There was and never will be a meaningless moment.

“If we knew a millionth of the magnitude of our lives we’d be moved to wonder and crippled by the significance of it all. Our lives and our every action have significance because this world and this life is not all there is.”

Revelation: Triumph of the Lamb

Dennis E. Johnson’s book, Triumph of the Lamb: A Commentary on Revelation, has a lot of important and relevant things to teach us. Here are a few highlights from the introduction…  1. Revelation Is Given to Reveal. 2. Revelation Is a Book to Be Seen. “One of the key themes of the book is that […]

C.S. Lewis on Scientism in Out of the Silent Planet

Have you ever heard of C.S. Lewis’ book series, The Chronicles of Narnia? It’s good. But, Lewis’ Ransom Trilogy is even better. And one of the reasons for that is because he confronts scientism. Scientism exalts the natural sciences as the only fruitful means of investigation. In the words of Wikipedia: “Scientism is the promotion […]

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