Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thoughts after one semester...

Classes are done! I have a week off and then I take four finals and the first semester is complete. I want to share some thoughts about seminary over the next two weeks. My first thought is this: Choose the books you read carefully. Kimberly and I have both been affirmed that we have chosen good books to read. In each of the classes we have taken we have owned and read about half of the books that were required. There are so many good books out there. Let me encourage you to read and to read wisely. Read your Bible daily. Read good theological books, books about Jesus, the trinity, spiritual disciplines, etc. Read biographies and autobiographies of people like Hudson Taylor, George Mueller, Jonathan Edwards. Read to your children. You will be amazed at how much they pick up and how much you learn as well. Enough thoughts for today, however, I would like to hear from you. What books would you recommend? What book would you read again? I will be compiling my top ten list sometime in the next week or two and will post it when finished.

p.s. Reading fiction is fine, actually we love to read fiction. My caution to you is this: do not read fiction alone. If you love fiction and that is all you read, start alternating between fiction and good theology and biography.


Chris said...

Here are two books I liked.
Fiction: Yada, Yada Prayer Group
(All of them :-) Neta Jackson
Non-Fiction: The Pursuit of Holiness. Jerry Bridges
Non-Fiction: The Savage, My Kinsman Elisabeth Elliot

There you have it. Nothing stays in my hopper for long so the fact that I remember that these were great books tells you something!

Chris said...

Ok, so that is three books :-)

Amy said...

Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire. Jim Cymbala. Wow. It encourages & challenges me to know that God's light is still penetrating even the darkest places.

This is a good idea for a post. I'm always looking for more to read, & will check back to see what you come up with! :)