Monday, December 18, 2017

2018 Challenges: Cloud of Witnesses (Mine)

2018 Cloud of Witnesses Reading Challenge
Host: Operation Actually Read Bible (sign up)
January - December 2018
# of books: 24 is my goal

My goal is also to focus on the works of J.C. Ryle for the Victorian Reading Challenge.

_ Knots Untied
_ Light from Old Times
✔ Old Paths
Old Paths. J.C. Ryle. 536 pages. [Source: Bought]
✔ Five English Reformers
Five English Reformers. J.C. Ryle. 1890. 150 pages. [Source: Bought]
_ Christian Leaders of the Eighteenth Century
_ At the Pulpits of Liverpool
 ✔  Coming Events and Present Duties
. Coming Events and Present Duties. J.C. Ryle. 1879. 150 pages. [Source: Bought]
_ Holiness
_ Practical Religion
_ Expository Thoughts on the Gospels: Matthew
_ Expository Thoughts on the Gospels: Mark
_ Expository Thoughts on the Gospels: Luke
_ Expository Thoughts on the Gospels: John

Also some Charles Spurgeon: 

_ Morning and Evening

Spurgeon On the Christian Life: Alive in Christ (Theologians on the Christian Life) Michael Reeves. 2018. Crossway. 192 pages. [Source: Review copy]

My goal is also to focus on the works of the Reformers and Puritans for the Reformation Reading Challenge. I haven't created a book list yet, but I have plenty that I already own.

1. The Soul's Conflict with Itself and Victory Over Itself By Faith. Richard Sibbes. 1635. 328 pages. [Source: Bought]
2. Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans. Martin Luther. 1954/1976. Kregel. 224 pages. [Source: Gift]
3. "Commentary on Genesis." From Matthew Henry's Commentary on The Whole Bible Complete and Unabridged in One Volume. Matthew Henry. Updated by Martin H. Manser. 1710 for the original. [Source: Bought]
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My goal is also to focus on the works of R.C. Sproul who recently passed away. I'd love to see how many Sproul titles I can read in 2018! I have 44 unread books and 4 books I wouldn't mind rereading.

✔  Knowing Scripture
Knowing Scripture. R.C. Sproul. Foreword by J.I. Packer. 1977. IVP. 126 pages. [Source: Bought]
✔ Can I Have Joy In My Life?
Can I Have Joy In My Life. (Crucial Questions Series #12) R.C. Sproul. 2012. 66 pages. [Source: Free download]
_ Loved by God
_ The Character of God
_ Getting the Gospel Right
_ The Glory of Christ
_ Grace Unknown
✔  The Soul's Quest for God
The Soul's Quest for God. R.C. Sproul. 1992. 266 pages. [Source: Bought]
_ Willing To Believe
✔ Renewing Your Mind
Renewing Your Mind: Basic Christian Beliefs You Need To Know. R.C. Sproul. 1973/1998. 218 pages. [Source; Bought]
✔ The Invisible Hand
The Invisible Hand: Do All Things Really Work for Good. R.C. Sproul. 1996. 220 pages. [Source: Bought]
_ Essential Truths of the Christian Faith
✔ Five Things Every Christian Needs to Grow
Five Things Every Christian Needs To Grow. R.C. Sproul. 2002/2008. Reformation Trust. 135 pages. [Source: Free Download? Bought?]
✔  Are People Basically Good?
Are People Basically Good (Crucial Questions #25) R.C. Sproul. 2016. 70 pages. [Source: Free download]
✔  The Prayer of the Lord
The Prayer of the Lord. R.C. Sproul. 2009/2018. Reformation Trust. 130 pages. [Source: Review copy]
_ John (commentary)
_ Following Christ
_ Who Is The Holy Spirit?
_ What Is the Trinity?
_ Can I Know God's Will?
✔ Can I Be Sure I'm Saved?
Can I Be Sure I'm Saved? (Crucial Questions #7) R.C. Sproul. 2010. Reformation Trust. 72 pages. [Source: Free download.]
✔ Can I Trust the Bible?
Can I Trust the Bible? (Crucial Questions #2) R.C. Sproul. 2009. Reformation Trust. 65 pages. [Source: Free download]
 Are These The Last Days?
Are These The Last Days? (Crucial Questions #20) R.C. Sproul. 2014. Reformation Trust. 55 pages. [Source: Free download]
_ Faith Alone
_ What is Faith?
_ What Does It Mean To Be Born Again?
_ What Is the Church?
_ What is the Lord's Supper?
_ The Purpose of God: Ephesians: An Exposition of Ephesians
_ The Promises of God
_ How Then Shall We Worship?
_ Not A Chance
_ What's In the Bible?
_ Romans (commentary)
_ Acts (commentary)
_ In The Presence of God
_ Now That's A Good Question
_ After Darkness, Light
✔ Enjoying God
Enjoying God: Finding Hope in the Attributes of God. 2017. 242 pages. [Source: Review copy]
✔ What Can We Know About God?
 What Can We Know About God? R.C. Sproul. 2017. Reformation Trust. 53 pages. [Source: Review copy]
_ If There's a God, Why Are There Atheists? 
_ Reason to Believe
_ Defending Your Faith
✔  The Holiness of God
The Holiness of God. R.C. Sproul. 1985/2012. 226 pages. [Source: Bought]
_ A Taste of Heaven
✔  Surprised by Suffering
Surprised by Suffering. R.C. Sproul. 1989. Tyndale. 214 pages. [Source: Bought]
_ Pleasing God
_ Everyone's A Theologian
_ Chosen by God
✔ Moses at the Burning Bush
Moses and the Burning Bush. R.C. Sproul. 2018. Reformation Trust. 103 pages. [Source: Review copy]

Of course, there are others I want to read as well, including some Jerry Bridges! 

More of what I read:

1. Discipleship: What It Truly Means to Be A Christian. A.W. Tozer. 2018. [May] Moody Publishers. 176 pages. [Source: Review copy]
2.  Lloyd-Jones on the Christian Life: Doctrine and Life as Fuel and Fire. Jason Meyer. 2018. Crossway. 272 pages. [Source: Review copy]
3. Lewis on the Christian Life: Becoming Truly Human in the Presence of God. (Theologians on the Christian Life). Joe Rigney. Edited by Stephen J. Nichols and Justin Taylor. 2018. Crossway. 320 pages. [Source: Review copy]
4.  The Joyful Christian. C.S. Lewis. 1977. 256 pages. [Source: Bought]
5. The Quotable Tozer. A.W. Tozer. Compiled by James L. Snyder. 2018. Bethany House. 369 pages. [Source: Review copy]

Feel free to copy/paste this. You can replace the _ with an X or a ✔ (copy/paste it) when you finish reading a book.



© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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