What Are You Reading?

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  1. Fly Caster

    Fly Caster Puritan Board Sophomore

    I'm currently reading:
    [i:db47e1c425]The Ten Commandments[/i:db47e1c425] by Thomas Watson
    [i:db47e1c425]The God Who Justifies[/i:db47e1c425] by James White
    [i:db47e1c425]Quest for Godliness[/i:db47e1c425] by JI Packer

    & slowly working my way through Calvin's [i:db47e1c425]Institutes[/i:db47e1c425] and the [i:db47e1c425]Works of Jonathan Edwards.[/i:db47e1c425]
     
  2. Ianterrell

    Ianterrell Puritan Board Sophomore

    [i:0a7ba92248]The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man[/i:0a7ba92248], by Herman Witsius

    [i:0a7ba92248]Summary of Christian Doctrines[/i:0a7ba92248], Louis Berkhof

    [i:0a7ba92248]The Westminister Confession of Faith for Study Classes [/i:0a7ba92248] G.I.Williamson

    A friend of mine saw my copy of Witsius and said,"Whoa that looks serious!" haha
     
  3. matt01

    matt01 Puritan Board Senior

    It sounds as though everyone is reading some great stuff. I am currently reading [i:615e032027]Microsoft Windows 2000 Server - MCSE Training Kit[/i:615e032027]. It is as boring as reading could possibly get. I am looking forward to doing some good reading when I finish school in a couple weeks.
     
  4. gfincher

    gfincher Inactive User

    Technology?

    [quote:808a6bba72][i:808a6bba72]Originally posted by matthew[/i:808a6bba72]
    It sounds as though everyone is reading some great stuff. I am currently reading [i:808a6bba72]Microsoft Windows 2000 Server - MCSE Training Kit[/i:808a6bba72]. [/quote:808a6bba72]

    Hate to tell you, but... it would be much better to concentrate on Windows 2003 Server! Kind of like studying the Papacy after Wittenberg! :D

    (I am also a techno-geek in another life!)

    Reading the Knox Colloquy on the Federal Vision - various authors.

    Stop Wasting your Life: Piper
    Calvin a biography: Bernard Cottret
     
  5. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritan Board Doctor

    [quote:ac91369bb3][i:ac91369bb3]Originally posted by Athaleyah[/i:ac91369bb3]
    Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices - Thomas Brooks
    [/quote:ac91369bb3]

    Someone has mentioned that book to me as a model of Puritan counseling; how accurate is that description? Secondly, that book is on my reading list; how good is it?
     
  6. matt01

    matt01 Puritan Board Senior

    [quote:74eb86f375][i:74eb86f375]Originally posted by gfincher[/i:74eb86f375]
    [quote:74eb86f375][i:74eb86f375]Originally posted by matthew[/i:74eb86f375]
    It sounds as though everyone is reading some great stuff. I am currently reading [i:74eb86f375]Microsoft Windows 2000 Server - MCSE Training Kit[/i:74eb86f375]. [/quote:74eb86f375]

    Hate to tell you, but... it would be much better to concentrate on Windows 2003 Server! Kind of like studying the Papacy after Wittenberg! :D

    (I am also a techno-geek in another life!)

    Reading the Knox Colloquy on the Federal Vision - various authors.

    Stop Wasting your Life: Piper
    Calvin a biography: Bernard Cottret [/quote:74eb86f375]

    I would say that it is better to read Windows 2000, as 2003 automates a number of features from 2000....
     
  7. robot

    robot Puritan Board Freshman

    Lord of the Rings
    The Divine Comedy
    City of God
    Leviathan (Thomas Hobbes)
    The Middle Ages, by Morris Bishop

    After Lord of the Rings, I'm going to read Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe.
     
  8. toddpedlar

    toddpedlar Iron Dramatist Staff Member

    On my nightstand

    Since I can never keep track of exactly everything that I'm technically 'reading' at any one moment, here is as good a place as any to put down what I think I've got going...

    Commentary on Hosea, John Calvin
    Holiness, J. C. Ryle
    Worship in the Presence of God, David Lachman and Frank Smith
    A Display of Arminianism, John Owen
    Letters of Samuel Rutherford, Samuel Rutherford (who else?)
    Antiquities of the Jews, Josephus

    and, for good measure,

    Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes

    Well maybe this publicly-posted list will keep me accountable :pray2:

    Yours in Christ,

    Todd
     
  9. Bryan

    Bryan Puritan Board Freshman

    Future Grace By Piper
    The Cost of Discipleship by Bonhoeffer

    I'm curious what people's thoughts on Bonhoeffer's book is. I understand some of his other work is not quite orthodox, yet while admitting this Phil Johnson praises this book by him...

    Bryan
    SDG
     
  10. wsw201

    wsw201 Puritan Board Senior

    Halfway through "The Westminster Confession of Faith into the 21st Century". Each chapter is written by a different author. This is volume one in a three volume set edited by Ligon Duncan. So far so good :D
     
  11. matt01

    matt01 Puritan Board Senior

    [i:e37a4ab0a7]Knowing God[/i:e37a4ab0a7] J.I. Packer-- It is wonderful to read something other than a dry textbook.
     
  12. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    Bryan asked:

    I'm curious what people's thoughts on Bonhoeffer's book is.

    It's been a while since I read [u:dd94c7f91f]The Cost of Discipleship[/u:dd94c7f91f] (I read it before my conversion from evangelical to Reformed), and I certainly am leary of Bonhoeffer's ecumenism, but I think his critique of "cheap grace" is right on.
     
  13. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    Currently reading:

    The Path of True Godliness by Willem Teellinck

    The Christian's Reasonable Service by Wilhelmus à Brakel

    :book2:
     
  14. matt01

    matt01 Puritan Board Senior

    Race, Class, and Gender in the United States - Paula S. Rothenberg
     
  15. polemic_turtle

    polemic_turtle Puritan Board Freshman

    A Sure Guide to Heaven by Joseph Aleine
     
  16. Irishcat922

    Irishcat922 Puritan Board Sophomore

    All things for good,
    The steadfast faithfulness of Stonewall Jackson
    J. Steven Wilkins

    Very Good Read
    :up::up::up:
     
  17. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Puritan Board Doctor

    With Reverence and Awe by D.G. Hart and John R. Muether
    Christianity and Liberalism by J. Gresham Machen
     
  18. Puddleglum

    Puddleglum Puritan Board Sophomore

    Let's see . . .

    Professional Nursing by Chitty
    Caring for Patients from Different Cultures by Spector (which is not a well-written book, btw!)
    Should also be reading . . . Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems by Lewis, Heitkemper and Dirksen and Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children by Hockenberry. And I just finished The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Fadiman.

    Oh, wait . . . were you asking about non-assigned reading? (What's that?)
    I'm VERY SLOWLY reading Don't Waste Your Life by Piper. (Very slowly meaning that I've been reading, on average, not much more than a chapter a month).

    [Edited on 5-3-2006 by Puddleglum]
     
  19. beej6

    beej6 Puritan Board Sophomore

    Phew - I'm glad to see that it's a Reformed trait to have more than two books "going" at the same time :D Besides the books below, there's about five other ones with bookmarks that are waiting patiently for me to return to them.

    The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards: American Religion and the Evangelical Tradition, edited by DG Hart, Sean Michael Lucas, & Stephen J Nichols
    God of Promise: Introducing Covenant Theology, Michael Horton
     
  20. Bladestunner316

    Bladestunner316 Puritan Board Doctor

    more than 2 at least Ive got bookmarks in about 15 books Im reading!!!!!!
     
  21. beej6

    beej6 Puritan Board Sophomore

    Nathan, I feel ya brother!!!:p
     
  22. LadyCalvinist

    LadyCalvinist Puritan Board Junior

    Calvin's Golden booklet of the true Christian life. Excellent and very convicting. Also, I am very slowly making my way through his Institutes.

    [Edited on 5-4-2006 by LadyCalvinist]
     
  23. Average Joey

    Average Joey Puritan Board Junior

    Just got through reading "Hard to Believe" by John MacArthur.Awesome and eye opening read!
     
  24. toddpedlar

    toddpedlar Iron Dramatist Staff Member

    As one who is always reading more books than he can keep track of, here's the set on my bedside table:

    The Institutes of the Christian Religion, John Calvin
    Soul Depths and Soul Heights, Octavius Winslow
    Family Man and Family Leader, Philip Lancaster
    The Covenant of Life Opened, Samuel Rutherford
    Always Ready: Directions for Defending the Faith, Greg Bahnsen
    The Great Christian Revolution, Otto Scott
     
  25. caddy

    caddy Puritan Board Senior

    Kuiper's Lectures on Calvinism
    Watson's Picture of a Godly Man
    Crabtree The Language of God
     
  26. bradofshaw

    bradofshaw Puritan Board Freshman

    Finishing Neil Peart's Ghost Rider :up: and C.S. Lewis' That Hideous Strength :down:

    I'm on a record pace to finish my 5th book of the year. :cheers:
     
  27. wsw201

    wsw201 Puritan Board Senior

    Finally getting around to reading Water's book on FV.
     
  28. Average Joey

    Average Joey Puritan Board Junior

    I will be starting The Gospel for Real Life by Jerry Bridges today or tomorrow.:)
     
  29. MrMerlin777

    MrMerlin777 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Recently read Genesis in Space and Time by Francis Schaeffer.
    Read through No Man is an Island by Thomas Merton for about the third time in my life.
    This past summer I read Augustine's City of God and I'm begining on his Confessions again.

    Read a few political books this year as well one of which was Bad Trip by Joel Miller, and a few others.

    Read through Luther's shorter Catechism earlier in the year.

    Right now I'm not reading too much more than the Confessions I mentioned earlier.
     
  30. VaughanRSmith

    VaughanRSmith Puritan Board Sophomore

    That book changed my life. I'd never read any puritans, and was just treading water in my walk with God.

    I was given a copy by my mum, and read it in 2 days. Absolutely fantastic.

    Slowly making my way through:

    Death of death in the death of Christ - John Owen
    Calvin's Institutes
     
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