It Was Very Good: God, Genesis, and the Joys of Faith

Give us Jesus Christ, our Freedom and our Glory,
for He has freed us from our sins by his blood;
to him be glory forever and ever. Amen.

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Sunday, July 6, 2014
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Summer Reading List 2014 (Part 2) 

Bring the books (2 Timothy 4:13).

Karen and I continue our list of suggestions for summer reading. “Tolle lege: take up and read!”

  • Read for the Heart: Whole Books for Wholehearted Families, Sarah Clarkson (Amazon: $15). Want to read an inspiring biography as a family but don’t know what to choose? Want to know what the best picture books are for your toddler? Does your child enjoy fiction and you want to wisely choose? This is the book for you! It picks up where this reading list ends.
  • What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done, by Matt Perman (Amazon: $16). Perman looks to God and his gospel to find out what lasting productivity looks like. He provides a workable plan, based on the acronym DARE, which can help anyone become more productive to God’s glory in his/her calling.
  • A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction, by Joel Greenberg (Amazon: $13). The sobering story of how the passenger pigeon, once the most abundant bird in North America, disappeared. The last one, Martha, died in a Cincinnati zoo 100 years ago.
  • The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life, by Rick Warren, Daniel Amen, and Mark Hyman (Amazon: $15). Pastor Rick led 15,000 people from his church in California on a journey to glorify God with their bodies. The results include changed lives, stronger faith, and the loss of a combined 260,000 pounds of body weight.
  • The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything, by Fred Sanders (Amazon: $14). Sanders believes that if Christians lose a doctrinal and experiential grasp of the Trinity, they forget why they do what they do as Christians. They also forget who they are and what difference the gospel makes. Find out what he means!
  • Is God Anti-Gay, by Sam Alberry (Amazon: $7). A brief readable introduction to what Scripture and Christian theology say about some pressing issues of our day.
  • Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death, by James Runcie (Amazon: $13). Sidney Chambers is a clergyman, 32-year old bachelor, and on the side a skilled amateur detective. Set in early 1950s England, it’s a fun read!