Reading List 2020

My reading list for 2019 went mostly unread. I was stuck in a reading rut for most of the year, and didn’t get to cross off more than a few books. Some of those books will carry over to this year’s reading list. Others will have to be pushed back. In 2020, I want to […]

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One Word 365 (2020)

The purpose of One Word 365 is to put aside the usual New Year’s resolutions that we never seem to keep. Instead, you pick one word. Just one word that you want to spend the year focusing on and living out… whatever that may mean for you, personally. My One Word for 2020 is focus. […]

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Do You Pray? by J. C. Ryle

Prayer is an important part of the Christian life, but do you pray? In this short book, Ryle asks this question, and explains why it is important that the answer is “yes.” Ryle gives warning to those who do not pray, encouragement to those who don’t know where to begin, and advice to those who […]

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Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald S. Whitney

Contrary to popular belief, the Christian life is not an easy life. Out of gratefulness for Christ and our love for Him, God calls us to be holy. But how do we become holy? Using both Scripture and the lives of godly believers throughout history, Donald Whitney lays out the basics for us here. His […]

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A Slight Shift

Right off the bat, let me say that the focus of this blog is not changing. Being a writer, reader, and Christ follower is still what will drive the content here. But I will be making some changes. My personal and professional goals demand it. But I still want to provide content for you guys. […]

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The Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul

We tend to talk a lot about God’s love; His mercy and His grace. Have you ever considered God’s holiness? If not, why not? In this book, Dr. R. C. Sproul explains what God’s holiness is, and how we are to respond to it. The one thing we should never do is try to ignore […]

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Praying with Paul by D. A. Carson

The apostle Paul often spoke of prayer. In the openings of his letters, Paul told his readers how he prayed for them, and asked for prayers in return. Paul’s focus on prayer should draw our attention. D. A. Carson lays out several prayers from Paul’s letters. He breaks them down to reveal what Paul is […]

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2019 Reading List

I mentioned in my OneWord post that I would be focusing more on non-fiction Christian books in the new year, and I wanted to share some of the books I plan to read. Her-Story is a devotional. Each day of the year, you learn about a woman from the Bible or Christian history who had […]

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A Little Book on the Christian Life by John Calvin

Published in 1539, the second edition of Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion contained a new chapter: On the life of a Christian Man. It has since been published many times in various languages as part of the entirety of the Institutes, as well as separate books, such as this one. In this new English […]

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What Jesus Demands from the World by John Piper

When we think of Jesus, we tend to think of the mild teacher, or the suffering servant who died on a cross for our salvation. We don’t usually think of him as demanding things from us. That was under the law, and Jesus frees us from the law, right? Not really. Not in that way. […]

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Chasing Contentment by Erik Raymond

We live in a time when people seem to be generally discontent; Impatient, moody, complaining and jealous. Though we have moments of happiness, we’ve lost what it means to be truly content. The good news is that we can learn this, as the Apostle Paul says. Erik Raymond lays out what true contentment is and […]

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