What Are You Reading?

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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]
 

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
 

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.
 

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
 

BayouHuguenot

Puritanboard Amanuensis
[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?
 

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....
 

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.
 

toddpedlar

Iron Dramatist
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
 

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
 

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
 

matt01

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

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.
 

Irishcat922

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

Very Good Read
:up::up::up:
 

Pilgrim

Puritan Board Doctor
With Reverence and Awe by D.G. Hart and John R. Muether
Christianity and Liberalism by J. Gresham Machen
 

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]
 

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
 

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]
 

toddpedlar

Iron Dramatist
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
 

caddy

Puritan Board Senior
Kuiper's Lectures on Calvinism
Watson's Picture of a Godly Man
Crabtree The Language of God
 

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:
 

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.
 

VaughanRSmith

Puritan Board Sophomore
Watson's Picture of a Godly Man
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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