As 2014 was winding down, I realized that it might be nice to start tracking my reading. The following is a list of what I read in the last half of 2014, because I’m not sure which books I read before July. (This is why I thought it might be nice to keep track.) If I remember to do so, I’ll post a list at the end of each month as I go forward. Here’s what I’m sure I read from July-December, 2014:
Sunday morning services in Córdoba have proven themselves a fertile time for considering the forms employed by the local congregations when gathering for worship and the Word. Here are just a three differences that we’ve noticed between services here and those in the States, recognizing our very limited experience so far:
I’m reading through Matt Perman’s excellent What’s Best Next, and am encountering little gems on every page. His comment on Proverbs 19:17 struck me as particularly beautiful this afternoon.
What we give (especially to the poor) is loaned to the Lord (Prov. 19:17), and the Lord does not default on his “loans.” The Lord pays back everything that is “loaned” to him with great increase and even more abundance (Luke 6:38).
Though I’m only about a third of the way through the book, I can already confidently recommend the book. I should finish it this week, and plan to write up a review shortly thereafter. In the meantime, you can also check out his blog.
Martyn Lloyd-Jones in Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Its Cure