CCP 2019 Reading Challenge
Dear Members and Friends of Christ Church
Setting reading goals for the new year is important for the conscientious Christian, especially in a world dominanted by myriad distractions and temptations. For your encouragement and guidance, therefore, I have selected twelve excellent books for you to read for our 2019 CCP Reading Challenge. Most of these books are quite short, and may be read in a few sittings. As you can probably discern from the titles, there are a wide variety of subjects in these volumes, from Biblical interpretation to church history to cultural analysis.
I have also included a link to Ligonier's large selection of Bible reading plans (see link below), so that you can devote yourself to daily Bible reading in 2019.
Tolle Lege! ~ Pastor Jon
Christ Church Presbyterian -- 2019 Reading Challenge
January— Do More Better: A Practical Guide to Productivity by Tim Challies (Challies, 2015)
February— Journeys With Jesus: Every Path In The Bible Leads Us To Christ by Dennis E. Johnson (Presbyterian & Reformed, 2018).
March— Five Pioneer Missionaries: David Brainerd, William C. Burnes, John Eliot, Henry Martyn, John G. Paton (Banner of Truth, 1965)
April— The Christian Mind: Escaping Futility by William Edgar (Banner of Truth, 2018)
May— Duties of Christian Fellowship by John Owen (Banner of Truth, first published in 1648 in London)
June— But for the Grace of God: An Exposition of the Canons of Dort by Cornelius P. Venema (Reformed Fellowship Inc., 2011)
July— Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman (Penguin Books, first published in 1985)
August— Christ is All by Horatius Bonar (Reformation Heritage Books)
September— When Everything is Missions by Denny Spitters and Matthew Ellison (Botton Line Media)
October— The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation by Michael Reeves (B&H Academic, 2010)
November— A Little Book On The Christian Life by John Calvin (Excerpts from John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion (1559) and published by Reformation Trust, 2018)
December— Love Came Down At Christmas: Daily Readings for Advent by Sinclair Ferguson (The Good Book Company, 2018)