It is my ambition to read these books this summer. I am also working hard on writing a book this summer, pastoring the church, and speaking at Camp Barakel, Lincoln Lake, The Springs, and Spring Hill camps and a couple other places. We will see how far my ambition can carry me in the next three months. If you purchase any of these books by following the link I should get a wee bit of book money through the Amazon Associates program. (I don’t promise not to read other books, but I’m going public with my ambition to read these to counter the temptation to binge-watch T.V. shows on Netflix).
I will probably read all but the Keller book on preaching and The Confessions in hard-copies. I have Keller for Kindle and The Confessions, but my compelling copy of The Confessions is the Philip Burton translation. It is a beautifully-bound and type-set book-the Everyman’s Library Edition so it’s tempting to read it, but I trust Piper’s recommendation.
A Light in the Window-Jan Karon
I’m re-reading the whole series start to finish in anticipation of reading Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good for the first time. I should finish in time to read Come Rain or Come Shine when it comes out in late September.
Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good-Jan Karon
Come Rain or Come Shine-Jan Karon
Letters from Larksong-David Kline
Surprised by Joy-C.S. Lewis
Finally Alive-John Piper
(Pine-Coffin Translation-Recommended by John Piper. Listen to his biographical message on Augustine here.
Flowing Streams-Stuart Briscoe