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What I’m Reading in Feburary (02/2017)

Reading for 2017 is well under way (check out what I read in January here). Here’s what I’m looking forward to this month.

Habits of Grace: David Mathis

So far I’ve read the forward (by John Piper) and I love the way he sets the reader up with the expectation that Mathis’ aim is to help believers enjoy Jesus through the spiritual disciplines. Having practiced (or at the very least become aware of) many spiritual disciplines from various branches of Christianity throughout history, I’m very much looking forward to the encouragement of Mathis in deepening my Christian spirituality, and enjoying Jesus┬ámore.

Assassin’s Quest (Farseer Trilogy, Book #3): Robin Hobb

The Farseer Trilogy are the books that I both want to finish, and don’t want to finish. I love everything about the way that Robin Hobb’s immersive style of writing irresistibly and completely draws you in to the world she’s created. At the same time, there are another ten or so books after this one that Hobb has written in the same world; so I’m keen to get finished in order to get on to the next one.

Why We Love the Church: Kevin DeYoung & Ted Kluck

This topic never seems to be settled; it reappears in conversations of all kinds (somehow) with a far too regular frequency. The fact is, I love the church. I don’t think you can be a Christian and be isolated from attending the regular institution that is a local body of believers. I’m looking forward to reading how these two men I’ve followed for years articulate the deep love all Christians should feel for the church.

Help My Unbelief: Barnabas Piper

I’ve been struck lately by the importance of having the kind of faith which is both secure and yet possesses a healthy ability to ask questions and not shy away from (or supress in others) the difficult or controversial questions. Barnabas Piper’s book (recommended by a friend) encourages an increased understanding of curiosity and its role in the Chrisitan life.

Dandelion Fire (100 Cupboards, Book #2): N. D. Wilson

I thoroughly enjoyed book one of the 100 cupboards; I think it’s my favourite kind of fantasy. In a very The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe -esque mix of the wondrous meeting the ordinary, this is the ongoing story of Henry York, a boy who discovered in his bedroom portals to one hundred different worlds.
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