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Monday, 19 December 2016

2017 Christian Reading Challenge - The Grown-Ups' Books

Michael and I are also hoping to manage at least some of this reading challenge. We've each chosen our first set of books, which are as follows:

For Michael:

1) A biography: The Poetic Wonder of Isaac Watts by Douglas Bond

2) A classic novel: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

3) A book about history: Millennium by Tom Holland

4) A book targeted at your gender: Disciplines of a Godly Man by R. Kent Hughes

5) A book about theology: Why the Reformation Still Matters by Michael Reeves & Tim Chester

6) A book with at least 400 pages: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

7) A book your pastor (actually another pastor!) recommends: Dangerous Calling by Paul David Tripp

8) A book about Christian living: Mirror, Mirror: Discover your True Identity in Christ by Graham Beynon

9) A book more than 100 years old: The Atonement by Hugh Martin

10) A book published in 2017: He will chose one later in the year.

11) A book for children or teens: On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson

12) A book of your choice: Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics by Tim Marshall

13) A book about a current issue: What does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality? by Kevin DeYoung

My books:

1) A biography: The Poetic Wonder of Isaac Watts by Douglas Bond

2) A classic novel: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

3) A book about history: Germany: Memories of a Nation by Neil MacGregor

4) A book targeted at your gender: First Wives’ Club by Clare Heath-Whyte

5) A book about theology: Incomparable: Explorations in the Character of God by Andrew Wilson

6) A book with at least 400 pages: The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood

7) A book your pastor recommends: The Salvation of Souls by Jonathan Edwards (Edited by Richard A. Bailey & Gregory A. Wills) - Michael resisted the urge to suggest a huge tome for me to read so that I wouldn't get too far ahead!

8) A book about Christian living: Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges

9) A book more than 100 years old: Expository Thoughts on Mark by J. C. Ryle

10) A book published in 2017: To be decided!

11) A book for children or teens: The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce

12) A book of your choice: The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

13) A book about a current issue: The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield


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