Saturday, June 26, 2010

Some Suggested Reading

Food for Your Soul

We will see this summer filled with many backyard BBQ’s and Picnics at the Park. There is no doubt that we will consume some great goodies and wonderfully delicious food for our tummies. I don’t know about you but I love grilled meats, mmm I can taste them now! Grilled and smothered in Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce of Chicago, Ill. I am just drooling with thoughts of watermelon, macaroni salad; Boston baked beans, potato chips, sweet tea, and butter-drenched corn of the cob.

Last night in fact, I BBQ'ed skinless - boneless chicken breasts that had marinated all day. I then seasoned them perfectly with salt, pepper, chicken spices, and Cajun salt. Then just before they finished I sealed them and set them with Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce! We then served it with homemade tater salad, watermellon, and sweet tea! So...

In addition to all this wonderful summer food, let’s not forgot our soul. Our soul needs in addition to our regular bible reading and study, some special BBQ’s and Pic-Nics! Let me occasionally through the summer recommend some books to pick up and meditate through this summer.

Introductory Reading

  • Basic Christianity – John Stott

  • Christian Beliefs – Wayne Grudem

  • Christian Life – Vern Ferguson
Intermediate Reading

  • The Attributes of God – A. W. Pink

  • The Holiness of God – R. C. Sproul

  • Knowing God – J. I. Packer

Advanced Reading

  • Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God – D. A. Carson
  • Systematic Theology – Wayne Grudem

  • 1689 London Confession of Faith

Classics & Favorites

  • The Bondage of the Will – Martin Luther

  • The Christian in Complete Armour (3 vol.) – William Gurnall

  • Religious Affections – Jonathan Edwards

  • Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan


welcome to my world of poetry said...

Some good reading tips there Gregg.

Enjoy your week-end.

Kansas Bob said...

That BBQ sounds great.. I have had Sweet Baby Rays and think it is pretty good.. not KC BBQ good.. but pretty good :)

Have a great weekend!

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Mike said...

"The Holiness of God" and "Knowing God" stand as 2 of my top reads of all time. I honestly think one could spend a lifetime just in "Knowing God" and that would be sufficient for extra-biblical reading.

Great suggestions.

Gregg said...

Yvonne - thanks, I hope you pick one or two up and enjoy them!

KB - I edited my post, I did say Famous Ray but I meant Sweet Baby Ray, I guess I can't argue, evryone says KC BBQ is the very definition of BBQ and sauses.

Mike - you are right Mike, both of those are so full that you could chew on them for a good long time and still be more than full!

The Old Geezer said...

I've read 2 on your list. - Knowing God – J. I. Packer and Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan. If I tried to read some of the others you suggested it would probably fry my brain and cause smoke to come out of my ears!

Pilgrim Mommy said...

Thanks for the book recommendations. My "Books I would like to read if I had time" list would keep me busy for the rest of my life.

JD Curtis said...

Grudem is GREAT and he put together the very best defense of slavery in the Bible that I have ever come across. Link

Insofar as BBQ sauces are concerned check out for the very best in mustard seed based, mixed with apple cider vinegar gladness this side of Heaven.

Brian Ray Todd said...

Some time ago, I found a series of Christian books by great Christian writers of the past. That series is called "Classics of Faith & Devotion". Thanks for the suggested summer readings as food for the soul.

Michelle said...

Great reading list! I'm telling ya...I'm going to like being around here! Love Pilgrim's Progress, Knowing God, and Pinks' Attributes of God.

I also like Bunyan's Grace Abounding.