A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” ~ George Martin
The thrill of a book between the fingers is one of the greatest thrills bestowed upon our modern era. Reading provides enjoyment while causing growth and learning, therefore, reading is one of the greatest disciplines to be instilled into every person.
For myself, this month provided some opportunities to continue in my understanding of the Word while looking towards personal growth, combined with some lighter reading that took me to my childhood. So what did I read this past month? Here’s a look at the list (click the links to see the books if any look enticing or motivating to you for your own reading):
Intense Bible Reading: Scripture and books related to Scripture that I made my way through this month.
- ESV Reader’s Bible, Six-Volume Set: Prophets
- Reformed Expository Commentary: Galatians by Philip Graham Ryken
- Reformed Expository Commentary: Revelation by Richard D. Phillips
Intense Thinking & Growth: Books that caused me to think more deeply about the world around us (Past, present, and future) and what that means from a Christian worldview.
- Spiritual Maturity by J. Oswald Sanders (Read the review here)
- The Prayer War by Biblical Ministries Worldwide (Read the review here)
- The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols (Read the review here)
- Intimate Issues by Linda Dillow and Lorraine Pintus
- Browsings by Michael Dirda
Intense Reading: Books of leisure and history that I read quickly for pleasure; thus I can read more of them because I am not taking major notes.