The Dancing Puritan

Saturday, February 2, 2013

What I am Reading

Here are a few of the books that I am reading. I follow with a comment or two.


This is an unabridged version of Ryle's classic work. It has taken me all my life to read what may be the most important book that I have ever read. I am crushed with conviction and overwhelmed with encouragement as I read this fantastic book. This book is truly a must read!


The goal of writing should be to help people and to do so with creativity. When I look at some of the required texts of college students, I am bored by just the titles. If I were a college professor I would assign books with titles like Wordsmithy by authors like Douglas Wilson. This is a fun book for writers of all ages (and for folks who would just like to communicate a little better). My daughter Mary (age 13) read several chapters to me recently as we were travelling. I am looking forward to our next journey together. You will love this book!


I have been reading small sections of this book over the past several months. This book has encouraged me to think and write about friendship  You will have to find it at a used shop. You can get my book: Friendship: Someone to Walk With at the Amazon Kindle Store: Friendship.  


See my post from yesterday on this fine book: Leadership Post. I don't know if I will read any more books on leadership in 2013 but I may not need to. One of the many reasons that I like this book is because Mohler gives us glimpses into his life as a leader at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  You don't have to be a preacher to benefit from this book. Fred Barnes from The Weekly Standard writes: Having rarely thought about leadership, I was hooked from the first chapter--to my complete surprise.  This is a powerful book and gracefully written. Order here:The Conviction to Lead


Reading good books is one of the most valuable things that you can do with your time. The folks that stand out in history had a love for and commitment to reading.

Let me recommend Books That Nourish as a good place to purchase good books.