What’s on your to-read pile?

Here’s a look at mine:

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If you can’t see all the titles, they are:

What’s on your to-read pile?

Posted by Aaron Armstrong

Aaron is the author of several books including the Big Truths Bible Storybook, Epic Devotions, Awaiting a Savior: The Gospel, the New Creation, and the End of Poverty, and Contend: Defending the Faith in a Fallen World. His next book, published by Lexham Press, will release in Spring 2023.

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7 Replies to “What’s on your to-read pile?”

  1. Aaron — I’m curious to know whether or not you have any particular method for selecting the books that you’ll read. I appreciated the advice by Tone Reinke to form a plan for your reading, because I find that if I don’t, I’ll read exclusively “new” books. (This is mainly because the blogs I follow tend to review new, not old, books.) But I heartily believe in the C.S. Lewis advice to avoid chronological snobbery. Any particular advice here?

    1. This is actually something I’ve had trouble with in the past. I try to be really intentional about reading one older book a month, if not more.

    2. C.S. Lewis’ explicit advise on reading was to not allow yourself another new book until you read an old one. And if you do not have the time for both, read the old.

  2. Girgis, Anderson, and George, “What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense”
    David Platt, “Follow Me”
    Jonathan Pennington, “Reading the Gospels Wisely”
    Gregory Thornbury, “Recovering Classic Evangelicalism: Applying the Wisdom and Vision of Carl F. H. Henry”

  3. The Bruised Reed – Sibbes

    The Church – Dever

    Tough Topics – Storms

    Church Planter – Patrick

    Center Church – Keller

    Jesus and Divorce – Wenham/Heth

    Divorce and Remarriage in the Bible – Instone-Brewer

    No worries…I’m helping my church reexamine it’s stance on M, D & R (Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage).

  4. I know I have a lot in my “to-read” pile on Goodreads, but the ones that I have in the near future are:

    It Is Well by Mark Dever and Michael Lawrence
    The Work of Christ by R.C Sproul
    Puritan Theology
    The Holy Trinity by Robert Lethan
    Not By Sight by Jon Bloom
    Rhythms of Grace by Mike Cosper

  5. Books that I’ve started but haven’t yet finished:

    Community by Brad House
    God Redeeming His Bride by Robert Cheong
    The Permanent Revolution by Alan Hirsch and Tim Catchim
    Give The Grace by Elyse Fitzpatrick

    Books I think I’m going to read next:

    The Bruised Reed by Richard Sibbes
    Exegetical Fallacies by D A Carson
    Preaching and Preachers by Martin Loyd Jones
    The Art of Neighboring by Jayshree Pathak and Dave Runyon
    Top 10 Theologians by Tim Kimberley

    And let’s not even start on the 2.5 shelves of unread books….

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