As I look forward to my final semester to attain my bachelors degree in Humanities, I have realized that reading has become a huge part of my life. There is that famous phrase, “Readers are leaders and leaders are readers.” However it goes, you get the point. Reading develops leadership type skills. Now I’m tired of Leadership books and seminars that use the OT as the primary manual for Leadership, don’t get me wrong, the OT is principally relevant, and Jesus said not to be abolished, but He came to fulfill it. That’s another blog for another time though, trying not to rabbit trail…the urge is strong… OKAY, phew. Anyways. Reading is so good for your mind, but also your influence in the lives of others. My wife said the other day that I seem to be an encyclopedia of random facts, well a lot of that has to do with my reading. I try to read widely and always try to incorporate what God says about what I’m reading, by laying God’s Word along side it, if I have sufficient time. Sometime school is crazy.
Anyhoo, I wrote a short potential summer reading list and if anyone is interested on hearing more about these books, or wants to recommend me some. I would be glad to receive any tips on good books to read. I tried going widely on topics. Hope it benefits your summer, I will repost a final list around summer time.
Summer reading list:
1.) The Reformers and their Step-Children (History)
[This one was recommended to me by Dr. Paige Patterson, the President of SWBTS. He said it is one of 5 books he would bring on a island if he were stranded.] Must be good!
2.) Boethius – The Consolation of Philosophy (Philosophy)
3.) Peter Kreeft, JFK, Huxley, Lewis (Philosophy/Religion)
4.) Jonathan Edwards – Religious Affections
5.) Ken Boa – God I Don’t Understand (Foundational Christian Teaching)
6.) The Meaning of Marriage – Tim Keller (Purpose of Marriage)
7.) Amazing Grace – Eric Metaxas (Biography)
8.) The Lamb’s Agenda – Samuel Rodriguez
(Christian perspective on Politics)
9.) The Power of Kingdom Authority – Adrian Rodgers
10.)The Poverty of Nations – Wayne Grudem
(Christian worldview on Economics)
11.) Tim Keller- The Reason For God
13.) Rodney Stark – How the West Won.
14.) The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
15.) Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
16.) The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis