Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. 7Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength! 8Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts!

Psalm 96:6-8 

5 Really Good, Short Books

| Apr 7, 2013

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In one of my daughters’ favorite books Dr. Seuss tells us, “The more you read, the more things you will know.”

True. Reading is thinking is learning — and there are “mountains of treasures waiting to be mined.” But this doesn’t mean the books we read have to be long. As Pastor John explains,

What I have learned from [years] of serious reading is this. It is sentences that change my life, not books. What changes my life is some new glimpse of truth, some powerful challenge, some resolution to a long-standing dilemma, and these usually come concentrated in a sentence or two. (Quantitative Hopelessness and the Immeasurable Moment)

And sometimes this “sentence or two” is found in a short book. In fact, there’s quite a collection of short books that are chocked full of insight.

Here’s my favorite list of five books less than 150 pages.

1Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer
2Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die, John Piper
3Holiness, John Webster
4Redemption Accomplished and Applied, John Murray
5Resurrection and Redemption, Richard Gaffin

Though the books are small, the truths in them are great.

 

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Called to Worship a Holy God

| Apr 1, 2013

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Psalm 96:6-8, Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. 7 Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength! 8 Ascribe to the Lordthe glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts! Worship the Lord. That is the theme […]

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