Thursday, July 7, 2011

Books I Am Enjoying

I thought I'd take a moment and let you all know some books that I highly recommend for your summer reading!

1.  The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World.
I got this book because I generally love the writings of John Piper (he is one of the main editors) and have been very interested in what respected writers are saying about the current postmodern mentality sweeping the world.  A favorite quote so far:

"Biblical truth contradicts this cultural spirituality, (self-centered and focused on MY path to God rather than on God's reaching down to a fallen creation with salvation to all who will believe) and that contradiction is hard to bear.  Biblical truth displaces it, refuses to allow its operating assumptions, declairs to it its bankruptcy.  Is the evangelical church faithful enough to explode the worldview of this new spiritual search?  Is it brave enough to contradict what has wide cultural approval?  the final verdict may not be in, but it seems quite apparent that while the culture is burning, the evangelical church is fiddling precisely because it has decided it must be so like the culture to be successful." (pg. 38)

2. For Women Only

I stumbled upon this book while staying at my brother and sis in law's house the last week.  Since I have had a lot of extra time on my hands, and since it is a very easy read (unlike John Piper which may take me a few months!) I finished it yesterday.  A lot of the points I have heard before but being reminded of what my husband needs from me as his wife was very good for me at this 2 year point in our marriage!  A great gift for newlyweds or those who have been married a long time but need a little push in the right direction to get their relationship back on track.

3.  Hinds Feet on High Places

I have mentioned this book before when we got home from our camping trip.  It's a book I read as a teen and I am greatly enjoying reading it out loud with my sweet Husband now.  It's in the allegorical style like Pilgrim's Progress and brings out some very good spiritual truths as it follows little Miss Much Afraid on her journey to the High Places.  I greatly appreciate this individual writing of Hannah Hurrard, but as a caution she left her Biblical beliefs later in life buying into universalism and New Age thought.  However, in Hinds Feet on High Places I don't see this shift and still believe it is a valuable book.  (in all my reading I try to accept what is good and BIBLICAL, while throwing out things that are said that may be unbiblical - as Christians we need to always be on our guard for untruth that can come from any direction.)

Happy Summer Reading!  I would love to hear about what you are reading and what you are learning this summer!

1 comment:

  1. I really want to read "The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World" but haven't gotten around to it yet. Looking forward to it though, when I do get to it. :)

    I just finished reading "The Saving Life of Christ" by Major W. Ian Thomas, it's one of the best books I've ever read and would highly recommend it!