And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. (Rom 5:3-6)

Let not those who hope in you be put to shame through me, O Lord GOD of hosts; let not those who seek you be brought to dishonor through me, O God of Israel. (Psalm 69:6)

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Books I am About to Begin Reading

Just as a point of interest, I thought I would share a few of the titles on my, "Read within the next Six Weeks," project.  Each one of these titles came to mind as I was in a week long class for Biblical counseling. 

Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp 
Why I am reading it: I am hoping to use its wisdom to grow and help others in enduring ministry as a faithful shepherd.

Gospel Treason, Betraying the Gospel with Hidden Idols, by Brad Bigney.
Why I am reading it: Because we must be ever vigilent against false idols and compromises to our faith.

Christ -Centered Biblical Theology, Graeme Goldsworthy
Why I am Reading It: Not only must we guard against idols, we need to keep what we have centered on Christ.

Seeing With New Eyes, David Powlison
Why I am reading it:  To better grasp hos scripture applies to each and everyo one of us.
Finding Your Child's Way on the Autism Spectrum, Laura Hendrickson
Why I am reading it:  One of seventy male children are now being diagnosed with Autism.  I have family and friends who are autistic. Autism affects not only the child but the whole community.  By understanding Autism we can minster in a much more loving and cooperative way.
Not Under Bondage, Biblical Divorce for Abuse, Adultery, & Desertion Barbara Roberts
Why I am reading it:  Divorce is one of the most prevelent crisis in society and the church.  It need to be understood from a scriptural standpoint.
Divorce and Remarriage in the Church, David Instone-Brewer
Why I am reading it:  This book has been said to be the best in examining the scrptures on divorce.
At the Alter of Sexual Idolatry, Steve Gallagher
Closing the Window, Steps to Living Porn Free, Tim Chester
Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God, C J Mahaney
Why an I reading these:  With internet porn as the dominate use of the internet, the present and future hold a critical need to help men, and women too, in the battle for purity of the heart and mind.


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