Summer is almost here. This will mean a lot of time at the beach, theme parks and family get together's. But if you're like me, you will go to these places with a lot of books. Between BBQ's, lines to the next ride, and that hour after you eat, you will find time to read. But for all my years of reading, I've never really had a summer reading list. Since a lot of people seem to be sharing their lists, I figured I'd share my first summer reading lost. I't's not complete, but it's a snapshot of what I've been trying to read for the last year or so. I think this summer is the time to catch up.
1. Tom Sawyer. Mark Twain's famous children's book is finally going to get the attention is deserves! I'm sorry to admit I haven't read it before, but I assure you I did read some great kid's books growing up.
2. The Reason for God. I'm a fan of Tim Keller. I can't wait to read and listen to a lot of his work. So I want to finally finish this book on apologetics before I start the rest of his works.
3. Christianity and Culture Revisited. D.A Carson wrote a book about the different ways Christians deal and engage with culture. I've heard some positive reviews. I have to admit the first chapter is very eye opening. In essence he asks if C.S. Lewis would be the C.S. Lewis we know, if he had been raised in the killing fields of Cambodia. A good place to start if you ask me.
4.Gospel in Life. Tim Keller's study guide to his Gospel and Life DVD just came out, and it has a lot of great information on living the gospel in the real world.
5. Dark Tower 2: The Drawing of the Three. A little Stephen King never killed anyone. I started reading his magnum opus in High School. Of course, he hand't finished it. All these years later, it's finished and I plan on reading all 7 books. I'm currently reading through this one.
6. Truth Decay. Ten years ago Douglas Groothuis released a book warning us about the dangers of relativism and post-modernism as they were related to the church. I'd like to see what he was warning us about in 2000 and see if his predictions have come to pass. I seriously want to interview him for the blog.
7. The Screenwriters Bible. I got this because I still believe in the stories that are floating around my brain. This summer, I want to started getting ready to get them out.
8. The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God. John Frame is a master of philosophical theology. His book is an introduction to theological method and it tries to answer a very tough question: What does it mean to KNOW God? How do you do it? What DO you know? As preparation for Seminary in the fall, I can think of no other book to sharpen the old thinking skills.
9. Don't Waste Your Life. John Piper's books has gotten a lot of the Young Restless Reformed people's attention. I plan on reading it this summer. Perhaps a good think to think through as I start seminary.
10. 1984. Orwelle's famous book on totalitarianism is still good reading, and a great piece of fiction to think through.
Well, that's my list. Please feel free to comment. How about you? What are you reading this summer?