Friday, December 9, 2016

2017 VT Reading Challenge

Feel free to copy/paste as little or as much of this list as you need. You can replace the _ with an X or a ✔ (copy/paste if you want this bold one) when you finish reading a book. If you list here the books you read, that may help other people decide what to read.

This list was obtained from http://www.challies.com/resources/the....

Goal: +52 books
Progress: 22 books

The Light Reader

_ 1. A biography
_ 2. A classic novel
_ 3. A book about history
✔  4. A book targeted at your gender
Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together. Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. 2017. Moody. 352 pages. [Source: Review copy]
✔ 5. A book about theology
Three Treatises. Martin Luther. 1970. Fortress Press. 316 pages. [Source: Gift]
_ 6. A book with at least 400 pages
_ 7. A book your pastor recommends
_ 8. A book about Christian living
_ 9. A book more than 100 years old
✔ 10. A book published in 2017
The Heart of the Church: The Gospel's History, Message, and Meaning. Joe Thorn. 2017. Moody. 128 pages. [Source: Review copy]
_ 11. A book for children or teens
 12. A book of your choice
The Silent Gondoliers. William Goldman. 1983/2001. 128 pages. [Source: Library]
_ 13. A book about a current issue

The Avid Reader

_ 14. A book written by a Puritan
_ 15. A book by or about a missionary
_ 16. A book about Christian living
_ 17. A commentary on a book of the Bible
_ 18. A book about the Reformation
 19. A book about theology
Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth. John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue, eds. 2017. Crossway. 1008 pages. [Source: Review copy]
 20. A book recommended by a family member
A Christian's Pocket Guide to Loving the Old Testament. Alec Motyer. 2015/2016. Christian Focus. 144 pages. [Source: Borrowed]
_ 21. A book with a great cover
_ 22. A book on the current New York Times list of bestsellers
_ 23. A book about church history
✔ 24. A book of 100 pages or less
The Apple and the Arrow. Mary and Conrad Buff. 1951/2001. HMH. 80 pages. [Source: Bought]_ 25. A book of your choice
✔ 26. A book that won a prize
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch. Jean Lee Latham. 1955. 251 pages. [Source: Bought]

The Committed Reader

_ 27. A book from a theological viewpoint you disagree with
_ 28. A book about Christian living
_ 29. A book about apologetics
_ 30. A book of your choice
_ 31. A humorous book
_ 32. A book based on a true story
✔ 33. A book about prayer
Prevailing Prayer. D.L. Moody. Foreword by Erwin Lutzer. 1987/2016. Moody. 143 pages. [Source: Review copy]
_ 34. A book of poetry
✔ 35. A book with a one-word title
Scythe. Neal Shusterman. 2016. 448 pages. [Source: Library]
_ 36. A book by Sinclair Ferguson
✔ 37. A novel by an author you have never read before
Twelve Angry Men. Reginald Rose. 1954/2006. 79 pages. [Source: Library]
_ 38. A book about Christian living
_ 39. A memoir or autobiography
_ 40. A play by William Shakespeare
_ 41. A book of your choice
✔ 42. A book written by an author with initials in their name
Out of the Silent Planet. C.S. Lewis. 1938. 224 pages. [Source: Bought]
✔ 43. A book by a female author
No One Hears But Him. Taylor Caldwell. 1966/2017. Open Road Media. 212 pages. [Source: Review copy]
_ 44. A book about theology
_ 45. A book published by Crossway
_ 46. A self-improvement book
✔ 47. A graphic novel
Message to Adolf. Osamu Tezuka. Translated by Kumar Sivasubramanian. 1983/2012. Vertical. 648 pages. [Source: Library]
✔ 48. A book you own but have never read
Hiroshima. John Hersey. 1946/1989. 152 pages. [Source: Bought]
_ 49. A book targeted at the other gender
_ 50. A book about Christian living
_ 51. A book of your choice
_ 52. A book about race or racial issues

The Obsessed Reader

_ 53. A book you have started but never finished
_ 54. A book about church history
_ 55. A book about holiness or sanctification
_ 56. A book about science
_ 57. A book used as a seminary textbook
_ 58. A book on the ECPA bestseller list
_ 59. A book about productivity or time management
_ 60. A book of your choice
_ 61. A book about spiritual disciplines
_ 62. A book about parenting
_ 63. A book about Christian living
_ 64. A book by Iain Murray
_ 65. A book about business
_ 66. A book about theology
_ 67. A book about marriage
_ 68. A photo essay book
✔ 69. A book of comics
And the Beagles and the Bunnies Shall Lie Down Together. Charles M. Schulz. 1984. 100ish pages. [Source: Gift]
_ 70. A book about the Second World War
_ 71. A book by a Puritan
_ 72. A book about preaching or public speaking
_ 73. A book of your choice
_ 74. A book about suffering
_ 75. A book about evangelism
_ 76. A book by your favorite author
_ 77. A book you have read before
✔ 78. A Christian novel
Moonbow Night. Laura Frantz. 2017. Revell. 384 pages. [Source: Review copy]
_ 79. A biography of a Christian
_ 80. A book about the natural world
✔ 81. A novel for young adults
Blood Red Snow White. Marcus Sedgwick. 2016. 320 pages. [Source: Library; Audience: YA, Adult]
✔ 82. A novel longer than 400 pages
The Karamazov Brothers. Fyodor Dostoevsky. Translated by Ignat Avsey. 1880/2008. 1054 pages. [Source: Library]
_ 83. A book about history
_ 84. A book about the Bible
_ 85. A book recommended by a friend
✔ 86. A book published by P&R Publications
No Little Women. Aimee Byrd. P&R. 224 pages. [Source: Review copy]
_ 87. A book with an ugly cover
_ 88. A book by or about a martyr
_ 89. A book of your choice
_ 90. A book about Christian living
_ 91. A book about church history
_ 92. A book about money or finance
_ 93. A book about leadership
_ 94. A book by John Piper
_ 95. A book about theology
_ 96. A book for children or teens
✔ 97. A book about sexuality
Openness Unhindered. Rosaria Champagne Butterfield. 2015. Crown & Covenant. 200 pages. [Source: Bought]
_ 98. A book about writing
_ 99. A book about current events
_ 100. A biography of a world leader
✔ 101. A book about the church
The Character of the Church. Joe Thorn. 2017. Moody. 128 pages. [Source: Review copy]
_ 102. A book of your choice
_ 103. A book about a hobby
_ 104. A book written in the twentieth century


© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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