My church has been gracious enough to give me three weeks off for a sabbatical this year. Among other things, I plan to spend time with my family, spend extended time in prayer and the Word, and write a book for our church.
But I also plan to read through several books that have been sitting on my “to read” pile for a while. Here are the books I plan to read:
- The Transforming Power of the Gospel by Jerry Bridges
- Preach the Word: Essays in Honor of R. Kent Hughes, edited by Leland Ryken and Todd Wilson
- A God-Sized Vision: Revival Stories that Stretch and Stir by Colin Hansen and John Woodbridge
- Union with Christ: Reframing Theology and Ministry for the Church by J. Todd Billings
- Fight to the Death: Taking Aim at Sin Within by Wayne Mack and Joshua Mack
- Gospel-Powered Humility by William Farley
- The Fight by John White
- The Everlasting God by Broughton Knox
- Practicing Affirmation: God-Centered Praise of Those Who Are Not God by Sam Crabtree
- The Hidden Life of Prayer: The Lifeblood of the Christian by David McIntyre
- The Mighty Weakness of John Knox by Douglas Bond
- The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon by Steven Lawson
Now, realistically, will get all of those books done? Probably not. But it’s helpful, I think, to have a plan and give a disciplined try rather than have good desires but no real execution as I find other things to do everyday besides read. Most importantly, though, you’ll notice the top book is the Bible. Even if I get no other book finished over the next few weeks, I want to spend as much time as I can reading the Book, for my own benefit and the benefit of the church I serve.
What books are you reading now?