I love to read books. Reading is my addiction, my hobby if you will. I love the feel of paper and binding in my hands, the sound of pages flipping and the smell of a newly bound book. A goal of mine is to read 100 books of all different genres, by different authors, fiction and non-fiction. Reading provides the opportunity to grow and feeds my heart.
When the weather turns colder and life moves inside, there is nothing better than curling up with a blanket and a good book. I have to confess that I let this joy slip from my life last year. Not this year! My goal is to read 100 books this year! A lofty goal and odds are against me. But, a goal I choose to accept!
This is my preliminary book list.
Starting with a Classic by A Z Towzer
A classic volume that was written by a man who knew God and shared his wisdom on paper.
A Community Called Atonement by Scot McKnight
This book is an argument that the church is commissioned to share God’s love through the acts of justice and openly sharing God’s love in community.
Next, I love to study. So, on my lists are several commentaries. The first one is The New International Commentary on the New Testament: The Epistles to the Colossians, To Philemon and to the Ephesians. It is written by F.F. Bruce. Next, The New International Commentary on the New Testament: The Letter to the Colossians, authored by Scot McKnight. And the NIV Application Commentary: Ephesians by Klyne Snodgrass.
Four Portraits One Jesus by Mark L Strauss
This is a fascinating book on the four Gospels. Taking in the different viewpoints all considering the One and Only.
This is just the beginning. The list will include:
- a historical drama
- theological studies
- The Classics such as Shakespeare, Jane Asten etc.
I believe reading is invaluable. Learning never should end. It’s one of those areas in which if we don’t continue to learn and grow, we will lose it, we fail to grow. Although we can find almost anything quickly on the internet, I still love to hold paper and binding. I love books.