The great preacher, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, said, “The man who never reads will never be read; he who never quotes will never be quoted. He who will not use the thoughts of other men’s brains proves he has no brains of his own.”
Lately, God has been impressing upon the need to gain wisdom from men who already possess it. This has motivated me to start asking more and better questions of different people I admire. It has also motivated me to start reading more non-fiction books by the great contemporary theologians.
I know from experience that these commitments usually fizzle away without two secret ingredients: discipline and accountability. You all can help me with both. I've decided to make a goal of reading ten books by the end of next year.
Why ten? I don't know. It just seemed like a good round number. Likewise, I think it is both a doable goal and a goal that will take a bit of effort. Upon finishing each book I'll be posting a brief review here.
This is my list thus far:
Just Do Something By Kevin DeYoung
Religion Saves and 9 Other Misconceptions By Mark Driscoll
Desiring God by John Piper
Humility: True Greatness by CJ Mahaney
Knowing God by JI Packer
God is the Gospel by John Piper
Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World - Various contributors
How Should We Then Live by Francis Schaeffer
What do you think? Good list? Bad list? What books have been meaningful to you? What books would you recommend?