Friday, July 1, 2011

My Summer's Reading List

According to the calendar, which obviously has not consulted the Pacific Northwest, the first day of Summer was, June 21, 2011. Summer is typically defined as,

"The usually warmest season of the year, occurring between spring and autumn and constituting June, July, and August in the Northern Hemisphere, or, as calculated astronomically, extending from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox."

Many husbands are more familiar with the following definition, "The usually busiest season of the husband's year, occurring between daily honey-do lists and outdoor projects as assigned and constituted by the wife during June, July, and August in the normal household, or, as calculated painfully from the summer vacation to the autumnal equinox when bad weather prevents further outdoor projects."

With the awareness that summer (June 21-September 23) is now bearing down upon us, I am seeing a lot more "summer reading lists" from various believers, pastors, and "theologians." As a result, I thought I would share with you my summer reading list. My goal for this summer is to read, digest, and benefit from nine (9) books June 21, 2011 and and September 23, 2011.

1.  The Incredible Christian - A. W. Tozer

2. The Pursuit of God - A. W. Tozer

3.  A Hunger for God - John Piper

4.  God's Passion for His Glory - John Piper

5.   Charity and its Fruits - Jonathan Edwards

6.  John MacArthur: Servant of the Word and Flock - Ian Murray

7.  Life of Charles Hodges - A. A. Hodges

8.  The Old Evangelicalism: Old Truths for a new Awakening - Ian Murray

9.  Concerning the True Care of Souls - Martin Bucer


My Wish List:     For the Fall and Winter. (Didn't get it for Birthday, Father's Day or 38th Anniversary)
The Works of Stephen Charnock (Five Volumes)


welcome to my world of poetry said...

Another enjoyable post Gregg.

There is always Christmas for your wish list.


Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

That's a long list, Gregg! If you can avoid interruption to your days, I'm sure it's manageable to complete them all. ☺

Was that a hint to your daughters and wife about the 5 volumes of Charnock? ☺

Happy Friday!

Persis said...

That's a good list, Gregg. I have the MacArthur biography waiting to be read, too.

Trisha said...

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on what you're reading, Gregg. :) Great books help make a great summer!

Josh Litton said...

Looks like a good list.

Michael Wright said...

Great list, The Pursuit of God is a wonderful book, I know you'll enjoy it.

Penned Pebbles said...

Looks like a great list. You're inspiring me to read more. Do you read one book at a time or several all at once?

Corey P. said...

You go, brother Gregg! :) Looks like a great list!

Joel the Immerser said...

I haven't read any of those, but I'm sure there are some great gems in there. Books are wonderful. Enjoy!

God bless.

Cathy M. said...

There are so many good books out there, and so little time! I keep thinking if I got one of those handy little readers, I'd read more. I like to think so.

Hope you get your Charnock set!

*The Old Geezer said...

An impressive list indeed! It would be a challenge for me to read one or two books a year!


I like your summer reading list!!! I want to read all those books as well.. still working on getting them. haha Hope you are doing well! God bless you!!!