A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy. ~Edward P. Morgan
1. From Eden to the New Jerusalem, by T. Desmond Alexander. I’m reading this primarily because I loved his From Paradise to the Promised Land: An Introduction to the Main Themes of the Pentateuch.
2. Contagious Holiness: Jesus’ Meals with Sinners, by Craig L. Blomberg. It’s challenging–not so much on an intellectual level, but in its application.
3. Man and Woman, One in Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Paul’s Letters, by Philip B. Payne. I just need to understand this issue as much as possible.
4. The Mentor Leader, by Tony Dungy. An inspirational read because Dungy is such a man of integrity. There is application in this book for husbands, parents, teachers, ministry leaders, bosses…there is something for anyone who desires to lead others well in any environment.
5. Great is the Lord: Theology for the Praise of God, by Ron Highfield. This is not a book you’ll want to speed through. It’s transformational…if you let it be so.
6. By My Spirit, by Jonathan Goforth. Writing of his missionary experiences in China, Goforth provides a valuable reminder to all ministry leaders of the need to depend upon and rejoice in God’s work. His humility and dedication is inspiring.
7. Sports Illustrated. It’s football time, so once again I care what’s being talked about in the sport’s world. Will the Seahawks give us something to cheer about this year??? Maybe??? Please?
What are you reading? Any recommendations?