Thursday, 13 September 2007

So much to read...

How in parish ministry can one keep reading a good range of books, which aren't directly related to sermon study?

One way might be to set myself a ridiculously ambitious target. So here's a list of books I'm aiming to read/re-read in the next, what shall we say, two years (grouped for convenience):

Biblical Studies
J. B. Jordan, Through New Eyes

Covenant Theology
O. P. Robertson, The Christ of the Covenants

H. Witsius, The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man

Ecclesiology
T. Bradshaw, The Olive Branch

E. P. Clowney, The Church

P. J. Leithart, The Kingdom and the Power

J. M. Frame, Worship in Spirit and Truth

J. J. Meyers, The Lord’s Service

Soteriology
J. Edwards, The Freedom of the Will

R. B. Gaffin, Resurrection and Redemption

J. Murray, Redemption Accomplished and Applied

J. Owen, The Death of Death in the Death of Christ

Preaching
R. Bewes, Speaking in Public Effectively

S. Greidanus, The Modern Preacher and the Ancient Text

J. Hughes, Expository Preaching with Word Pictures

H. W. Robinson, Expository Preaching

Ethics
G. L. Bahnsen, Theonomy in Christian Ethics

W. G. Strickland ed., Five Views on Law and Gospel

O. M. T. O’Donovan, Resurrection and Moral Order

O. M. T. O’Donovan, The Desire of the Nations

V. S. Poythress, The Shadow of Christ in the Law of Moses

J. M. Frame, Medical Ethics

Family
D. Wilson, For a Glory and a Covering

R. K. &. B. Hughes, Disciplines of a Godly Family

N. Piper, Treasuring God in our Traditions

D. Wilson, Future Men

Counselling
J. Adams, Competent to Counsel


Wish me luck!

5 comments:

Dawn said...

27 books! That's a lot of books Neil...

ros said...

Well I wouldn't bother with the Richard Bewes book, for a start. And only one biblical studies book? Neil, surely you know better than that!

Neil Jeffers said...

Dawn, better to aim at 27 and read 10, than aim at 5 and not read any, which is my usual pattern.

Ros, I figure that I'm reading a lot more biblical studies during sermon prep anyway.

Dawn said...

So perhaps you should aim for 50 and then read 27!

Neil Jeffers said...

Touche!