As I look back on the year, one of the highlights has been the amount and scope of reading I've done. This was an intentional move which was fuelled by me deleting all the games from my phone in February. I have really loved re-discovering the many benefits of reading books.
In 2016 I read 40 books. In 2017 this increased to 134! There has been a total mixture of themes from science to humour via typography and transport. It’s almost impossible to pick favourites, but I’ve chosen 8 particular topics and highlighted books that I've particularly valued reading from each. I hope you enjoy your own journey of literary discovery in 2018.
Contemplation / spiritual disciplines
Celebration of Discipline by Richard J. Foster
I read this whilst on holiday in France this summer and it not just challenged me to make changes in my Christian life, but inspired me to rely on the Holy Spirit and surrender more to God. A practical, biblical and inspirational guide to the spiritual disciplines of meditation, prayer, fasting, study, simplicity, solitude, submission, service, confession, worship, guidance and celebration.
“We do not need to be hung on the horns of a dilemma of either human works or idleness. God has given us the Disciplines of the spiritual life as a means of receiving his grace. The Disciplines allow us to place ourselves before God so he can transform us.” (P. 7)
- A Better Story by Glynn Harrison
- The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
- Is God anti-gay? by Sam Allberry
Internet, social media and culture
- Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung
- Wherever the River Runs by Kelly Minter
- The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer
Church, mission and Christian life
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