April 2022 Reading Challenge

Who says you have to wait until the new year to start something? What’s wrong with starting something new in say… oh… April? Not a thing. So, that’s what I’m doing. Welcome to The Reformed Writer Reading Challenge! This challenge is theme-based. It’s not about quantity, but about broadening what we read. Each month will […]

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Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody

I’ve heard many times that there is no magic formula for writing a novel. There may not be a formula, but there’s definitely a pattern that good novels follow. In Save the Cat! Writes a Novel, Jessica Brody walks us through the 15 “beats” of a well-written novel. These beats, or plot points, can be […]

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Awake & Alive to Truth by John L. Cooper

When a rock and roll front man releases a book, you don’t expect it to be on theology. Life on the road? Sure. The ups and downs of fame? Absolutely. Finding truth in a postmodern world? Not so much. But that’s what John Copper has given us, and it is awesome! The Christian world has […]

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The Inefficiency Assassin by Helene Segura

I struggle with staying organized and staying focused. It’s a product of having too much to do and feeling like there isn’t enough time in the day. Helene Segura was a speaker at a business conference I attended several years ago. She walked through the basics of her strategies with handouts, and talked about just […]

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Lady Jane Grey: Nine Day Queen of England by Faith Cook

I’d never heard of Lady Jane Grey until I found this book, but after reading the summary I knew I had to learn more. Over the past few years I’ve developed a growing interest in English history, especially the period of the English Reformation. Lady Jane, used as a pawn by those around her who […]

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Making a Difference by R. C. Sproul

Christians want to make a difference in the world. We want to see society change for the better. We want people to know Jesus. How do we begin to do that when the world is so different? In this book, R. C. Sproul explains the word views that make up today’s culture, from secularism to […]

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Looking for a Book Journal? This is the one!

When reading is a big part of your life, you want to keep track of what you read and share your thoughts. If you’re nodding your head right now, you want this book journal. It’s the perfect gift for any bibliophile. There’s a two-page entry for 70 books. Take notes, write out a review, keep […]

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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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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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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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