Saturday, May 12, 2007

Book Learnin'

Spring and summer aren't the best time for me to snuggle up with a good book. There are flower beds to tend to, planting to be done, a pool to clean (daily), a bike to ride and badminton games to be played. In other words, I'm outside a lot between now and October.

With that said, however, I do have a "currently reading" and "to read" list that I'm hoping to get through before summer is over.

Right now, Truth is under attack, and much is at stake. In a postmodern culture, Christians are caught in the crossfire of alternative Christian histories, emerging faulty texts, and a cultural push to eliminate absolute Truth altogether. As a result, many churches and Christians have been deceived. Worse still, they propagate the deception that poses itself as Truth! In The Truth War, John MacArthur reclaims the unwavering certainty of God's Truth and anchors Christians in the eternal, immovable promises found in His Word.

A friend and fellow blogger sent me this book last week and I'm SO thankful. You know who you are, and a million thank yous to you.

And now for the TO READ list:

Scripture AloneScripture Alone by James White

From the author of The King James Only Controversy comes a look at the principle behind Luther's rallying cry: "Sola Scriptura."

Why do we believe God's Word trumps religious tradition? White, a Reformed Baptist, offers answers and argues that the biblical canon must remain "the sole infallible rule of faith for the church."

224 pages, softcover from Bethany.

The Forgotten Trinity

The Forgotten Trinity by James White

Even amidst today's emphasis on the reviving work of the Holy Spirit, the foundational doctrine of the Trinity is often neglected.

White answers objections to this essential teaching and offers a balanced look at all three persons of the Trinity, to encourage a rediscovery of the heart of Christian belief and a deeper understanding of the Godhead.

224 pages, softcover from Bethany.

The two books by James, by all rights, I should have read a long time ago. However, our book budget is so tight it never happened. Both of these are on loan from a friend, so that's a motivation to read them even sooner. Only because I have the opportunity to chat with him in #pros, reading his books is so much more enjoyable. He writes the way he speaks, and he speaks in a clear way, with grace and truth. He's also got a great sense of humor, and even that comes through in his books.

I might be extremely busy over the next 4 months, but I'm determined to read all three of these books if at all humanly possible.

And now... it's time for buttermilk pancakes with homemade strawberry syrup. Yes you're welcome to come, bring your own fork though. We're low on forks these days. I think they're being used by the kids in the flower beds.