What Are You Reading?

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  1. cupotea

    cupotea Puritan Board Junior

    John M. Frame - [i:dfd470399d]The Doctrine of God[/i:dfd470399d] - Halfway through: man, this is a big book!

    Ronald Nash - [i:dfd470399d]The Gospel and the Greeks[/i:dfd470399d] - I watched [i:dfd470399d]Troy[/i:dfd470399d] and just really felt in the mood for some Greeks stuff!

    Garry Friesen - [i:dfd470399d]Decision Making and the Will of God[/i:dfd470399d] - I'm on pg. 10.


    BTW: I heard that Ron Nash is an open-theist (at least, Norm Geisler calls him a "neotheist" in his [i:dfd470399d]Encyclopedia of Apologetics[/i:dfd470399d]. Can anyone confirm this for me?
     
  2. dswatts

    dswatts Puritan Board Freshman

    J. Gresham Machen's [u:268c583412]The Christian View of Man[/u:268c583412]

    I have a horrible confession to make...this is actually the first book of his I have read. I love it! Why haven't his works been collected and published in a set?!

    Thomas Halyburton Vol 1 of Works, [u:268c583412]Faith and Justification[/u:268c583412]

    good stuff, so far; just started it. again, my first exposure to this Scot.


    Have been reading Lloyd-Jones, Pink, Boice, and Ferguson on Sermon on the Mount for a series I have been preaching the last several months.

    Grace,
    Dwayne
     
  3. crhoades

    crhoades Puritan Board Graduate

    Reading list

    The One and the Many - R.J. Rushdoony
    Foundations of Christian Scholarship - ed. North
    The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe - Elizabeth L. Eisenstein
    History of Greek Philosophy Vol. I - The Pre-Socratics - Guthrie
     
  4. Saiph

    Saiph Puritan Board Junior

    "Rimbaud Complete" (Modern Library)

    "Ficciones" by Jorge Luis Borges
     
  5. Bryan

    Bryan Puritan Board Freshman

    The abridged version of Augustine's City of God. Jsut about doen book 1, 21 more to go ;)

    Bryan
    SDG
     
  6. Craig

    Craig Puritan Board Senior

    [quote:263a49ecce]
    BTW: I heard that Ron Nash is an open-theist (at least, Norm Geisler calls him a "neotheist" in his Encyclopedia of Apologetics. Can anyone confirm this for me?
    [/quote:263a49ecce]
    Nope. He's Reformed. From what I've read, he's very sharp.
     
  7. JonathonHunt

    JonathonHunt Guest

    A few of my open books at the moment:

    The God of the Bible and other gods - Lightner
    Has Science got rid of God? - Blanchard
    Preaching with spiritual vigour - Caphill
    How Christian is Christian Counselling? - Almy
     
  8. DanielC

    DanielC Puritan Board Freshman

    Biblical Prophets
    Marrow of Modern Divinity - Edward Fisher
    Marrow of Theology - Dr. Ames
    Paradigms in Polity - Hall
    Band of Brothers
     
  9. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritan Board Doctor

    Calvin's [i:9af9d4f2b4]Institutes, City of God, [/i:9af9d4f2b4]
    Augustine's [i:9af9d4f2b4]City of God[/i:9af9d4f2b4]
    James Sire's [i:9af9d4f2b4]Discipleship of the Mind[/i:9af9d4f2b4]
    Greg Bahnsen's [i:9af9d4f2b4]Van Til's Apologetic: Readings and Analysis[/i:9af9d4f2b4]
    Greg Bahnsen's [i:9af9d4f2b4]Theonomy and Christian Ethics[/i:9af9d4f2b4]
    Abraham Kuyper's [i:9af9d4f2b4]Lectures on Calvinism[/i:9af9d4f2b4]
     
  10. wsw201

    wsw201 Puritan Board Senior

    Just started Machen's "The Origin of Paul's Religion".
     
  11. SmokingFlax

    SmokingFlax Puritan Board Sophomore

    Jacob...nice quote! at the bottom of your post...

    Currently being overwhelmed by:

    The Bondage of the Will -Martin Luther
    The Last Days According to Jesus -R.C. Sproul
    The Second American Revolution -John Whitehead
    Glorious Freedom -Richard Sibbes
    The Marrow of Theology -William Ames
    Systematic Theology (Abridged) -Charles Hodge (ed. Edward Gross)
    The Existence and Attributes of God -Stephen Charnock

    I really want to get to Calvin's Institutes before the end of this summer but I have too much on my plate right now...
     
  12. Scot

    Scot Puritan Board Sophomore

    Fair Sunshine - Jock Purves
    Not A Chance - Sproul
    Puritan Papers Volume 2
    Pilgrim's Progress - Bunyan

    Scot
     
  13. pelos

    pelos Inactive User

    A.W. Pink's "The seven sayings of our Savior on the Cross."

    Rosemary Jensen's "Praying the attributes of God."

    Anything else is just filler when my brain needs a rest.
     
  14. robot

    robot Puritan Board Freshman

    Fiction wise, I just finished The Hobbit two days ago, and now I'm reading LOTR and The Divine Comedy.
     
  15. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritan Board Doctor

    Finished [i:8c6cbf0b35]Bondage of the Will[/i:8c6cbf0b35]!
    Warfield was right when he says that it has hands and feet!
     
  16. daveb

    daveb Puritan Board Sophomore

    Curently reading:

    Diary of David Brainerd - Edwards
    A Body of Divinity - Thomas Watson

    Enjoying both! :thumbup:
     
  17. Ianterrell

    Ianterrell Puritan Board Sophomore

    [quote:11a0252e81][i:11a0252e81]Originally posted by Finn McCool[/i:11a0252e81]
    Finished [i:11a0252e81]Bondage of the Will[/i:11a0252e81]!
    Warfield was right when he says that it has hands and feet! [/quote:11a0252e81]

    Hands and feet? Interesting! I don't know what that means, but that book was one of the most influential books in my library. It sealed the deal that made me a Calvinist.
     
  18. Craig

    Craig Puritan Board Senior

    Ian,
    same here. Funny way to become Calvinistic, eh?

    Right now I'm taking a bit of a break from theological books (not for long, though)

    I'm reading through Hebrews, just finished 1 Timothy, 1 & 2 Peter, and am reading through the Westminster Confession. Oh, and I'm also trudging through Amos with a couple of commentaries. Very intersting book! Oh, and also reading sections of Calvin's Institutes. Basically, I want to read the Bible and compare it with what my church teaches and what Calvin taught. From the discussions of late on the board, I am finding some things "troubling". I'm a paedobaptist, but am finding my understanding of it to be a minority here. But, I'm also finding a weird trend from Reformed people toward doctrines of Rome. I really want to see what is Biblical, and what it is to be Reformed and avoid the superstitions and any other things that undermine the gospel and weed them out!
     
  19. LadyFlynt

    LadyFlynt Puritan Board Doctor

    The Excellent Wife

    The Hobbit...with my children

    Sense and Sensibility to be followed by The Third Sister

    Just finished the first 3 books of the Shannondoah Sisters, A Thorn in My Heart, and the 3rd book of Abram's Daughters

    Plan on getting back into Pilgrims Progress and Imitation of Christ

    :book::book::book::book::book::book::book::book::book:
     
  20. ChristianasJourney

    ChristianasJourney Puritan Board Sophomore

    LadyFlynt,

    I notice as your avitar you have a book cover from one of Michael Phillips series...Have you read that series? How do you like it?

    [Edited on 6-12-2004 by ChristianasJourney]
     
  21. LadyFlynt

    LadyFlynt Puritan Board Doctor

    Yes, ma'am! That is a crop from the cover of Angels Watching Over Me, the first book in the Shenandoah Sisters (sorry, I spelled it wrong in the post above...I had a sleeping baby on my lap at the time). I can't wait to read the fourth book...I can't wait to collect the books! (I borrowed them)

    My name is....
    I am a book-a-holic...
    I am not...nor ever will be...recovered...
    I admit...I enjoy my addiction...
    :book:

    :lol:
     
  22. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritan Board Doctor

    [quote:6600d6daa7][i:6600d6daa7]Originally posted by Ianterrell[/i:6600d6daa7]


    Hands and feet? Interesting! I don't know what that means, but that book was one of the most influential books in my library. It sealed the deal that made me a Calvinist. [/quote:6600d6daa7]

    I didna give the entire quote. He means that it has the ability to grab you and absorb you. It is probably the second most influential book in my library.
     
  23. Ianterrell

    Ianterrell Puritan Board Sophomore

    Oh it certainly grabbed a hold of me too!
     
  24. interested_one

    interested_one Puritan Board Freshman

    I know that I am reading at this time:

    The Life and Times of Jesus The Messiah by Alfred Edersheim

    Protestant Biblical Interpretation by Bernard Ramm ( I just finished it. It is really good and would highly recommend it for people who would like to begin breaking ground in hermanuetics).

    How To Read A Book by Mortimer Adler (More than half way through, it again is a good read. I know the title sounds funny but it is actually very good. It certainly give the read food for thought)

    The Autobiography of George Mueller (Excellent Book!!! Everyone should take the time to sit down and read it)

    The Complete Works of Augustus Toplady (I just reading daily through the sermons it is actually pretty good)

    The Letters of Samuel Rutherford (I use this as a good devotional read after Bible study... very thought provoking)

    Poor Doubting Christian by author??? (I forgot the author, but I got this book off the Reformation CDs sold by Still Water Revival Ministry)

    I know that it sounds like a have a lot to read, but I have actually allotted time and divided up my reading so it doesn't get lost.

    Dylan
     
  25. D. Paul

    D. Paul Puritan Board Sophomore

    I just purchased from SGCR [b:5369ab7b66][i:5369ab7b66]Robert Hawker Poor Man Commentary[/i:5369ab7b66][/b:5369ab7b66]. I hope to gain much from it.
     
  26. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    The Gospel According To Jesus by John MacArthur

    Non-religious: Broken Harts: The life and death of Owen Hart
     
  27. Athaleyah

    Athaleyah Puritan Board Sophomore

    Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices - Thomas Brooks

    Systematic Theology - Hodges - Volume 1: Theology

    Anxiety Attacked - John MacArthur
     
  28. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritan Board Doctor

    [i:cd3aa67a52]A Bruised Reed[/i:cd3aa67a52] by Richard Sibbes. Martyn Lloyd-Jones said this book soothed him during a down moment in his life. Having read his incredible 2-volume biography, courtesy of Iain Murray, I can say that I am going through something similar.

    [i:cd3aa67a52]A Puritan Golden Treasury[/i:cd3aa67a52], ed. I D E Thomas.
     
  29. dado6

    dado6 Puritan Board Freshman

    Right now:

    By the Sword: A history of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers and Olympic Champions by Richard Cohen

    The (very inaccurately named) Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. As a bedtime story for the kids (with occasional editing of course). Very funny stuff to read aloud.

    Just finished:

    Given for You: Recovering Calvin's View of the Lord's Supper by Keith Mathison

    Retief Unbound by Keith Laumer. Some more very funny sci-fi by its most underrated author.

    A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism: Economics, Politics and Ethics by Hans-Hermann Hoppe. An excellent long article on the subject. I was prompted to read it again by my recent exchange with Anonymousrex on the Politicks and Government board (thanx Rex).

    Thanks,
    Rob
     
  30. Don

    Don Puritan Board Freshman

    Reading through Children of the Promise by Randy Booth and trying to study it hard. Infant baptism looks to have a world of biblical support.

    Also, started reading Reymond's Systematic Theology and "A Lifting Up for the Downcast" by William Bridge.
     
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