What shall I read?

Summer is now upon us (I understand it’s the greatest week and a half of our lives here in Canada), and that means three things:

  1. It’s going to be sticky and hot in my house for the next three months (it’s old and lacks air conditioning)
  2. I’m actually going to take some real time off this summer (three days next week and one week in August, I think)
  3. It’s time for a Summer reading list!

I really dig books, so much so that I have a backlog of things to read (I’ve got the pile down to 9 or so). I want to get through at least some of these.

Here’s what’s on the list:

  1. Lord, Change My Attitude by James MacDonald
  2. God’s Passion for His Glory by John Piper
  3. The Complete C.S. Lewis Signature Classics by, obviously, C.S. Lewis (I’m partly through Mere Christianity now—note, this contains seven books)
  4. The Imitation of Christ by Thomas A Kempis
  5. The Apostolic Fathers
  6. Leading with Love by Alexander Strauch
  7. The Confessions by Augustine
  8. The Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin
  9. Selections from the Spurgeon Sermon Archives

My question for you, my friends out there, is which should I read first? Or is there a book that needs to be added to the list?

  • Clark

    I would read ‘The Imitation of Christ’ first and then add ‘The Divine Conspiracy’ by Dallas Willard to the list if you haven’t read it yet.

    Enjoy your time off!

    • http://hardwords.wordpress.com Aaron Armstrong

      Thanks Clark – great suggestions. I will definitely enjoy the time off!