Summer vacation is already here for some of us, and nearly upon us for others. Although my reading has left me feeling a little unfulfilled of late, I’m still looking forward to what some time off with a good book or two will bring. Here’s a look at what I’m planning to read this year:
The Prodigal Church: A Gentle Manifesto against the Status Quo by Jared C. Wilson
This is one I’ve been meaning to get to for a while now. I’ve read a few pages, though, and it’s delightful.
The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien
I’ve been reading the Lord of the Rings series for the last little while, so it’s going to be fun to finish it up.
Newton on the Christian Life by Tony Reinke
I am a big fan of the Theologians on the Christian Life series from Crossway, and based on what I’ve seen so far, this volume looks pretty spectacular.
Onward by Russell Moore
Though this one has the least practical relevance to my life (since I live in Canada), it should be a thought-provoking read nonetheless.
Buy it at: Amazon (pre-order)
Preaching by Timothy Keller
The people we have the most to learn from about preaching (aside from those to whom we preach) are those who have done it for a long time. Given Keller’s decades of pastoral ministry experience, I’m really looking forward to learning from this one.
The Batman Adventures, vol 2 by Puckett, Parobeck, and Burchett
For an entire generation, Kevin Conroy’s Batman from Batman: the Animated Series is the definitive Dark Knight. I finally introduced Abigail to this staple of the 90s, and she thinks it’s pretty rad. It’s also one of the few superhero comics I’ve been able to find that isn’t kind of porny or otherwise wildly inappropriate to share with my kids (but that is a story for another time…).
Buy it at: Amazon
That’s a quick look at what I’m trying to read. Some of it I’ll be done sooner than others, naturally, but I think it’s a reasonable goal. What’s on your reading list?