Lisa shared with us what she's reading, so I figured I'll join in while I recover from my workout.
Always Ready, by Greg Bahnsen: Can I just say, "Why I haven't I read this sooner?" This is a book about presuppositional apologetics. It is one of those books where as I read, things are clicking around in my brain in a good way. I like how Bahnsen continues to re-iterate how dependent we are upon God for our knowledge. I think we may often forget; I know I do.
Through His Eyes: God's Perspective on Women of the Bible, Jerram Barrs: I felt like with the plethora of, shall we say "alternative," understanding about women out there, I should have a look at this. So far, it's good. The first three chapters are about Eve. The one I'm reading now is about Sarah. I may do a review, depending on time.
The Discipline of Grace, Jerry Bridges: I'm reading along with Tim Challies' read through the classics. I've read this before, but I'm really enjoying it again. I think it's interesting how we react to books after a few years of growth and change.
Small Wonder, Barbara Kingslover: This is a collection of essays. I had never heard about this woman before, but I am joining with some other ladies online to discuss this book. I've read a few of the essays so far. I am already hearing objections in my head about her conclusions, because she does not approach life from a biblical view. Still, she is a gifted writer, and sometimes, reading good writing is benefit enough.
The Nine Tailors, Dorothy Sayers: Last weekend, I finished The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, and I loved it. This work of fiction will be different, and I'm looking forward to it as well.
I have a couple books on deck:
Women and the Word of God, Susan Foh. Yes, amid the complementarian/egalitarian debate, regardless of whether or not I should or should not spend so much time thinking about it, this is an issue I want to understand. More importantly, I want to understand how the bible presents womanhood. Maybe I should care more about other issues more, but as an older woman who teaches, I feel like this is probably important, too.
A Cord of Three Strands: Three Centuries of Christian Love Letters, Diana Lynn Severance: This is just what the title suggests, a book about love letters. Some of the couples Severance discusses are John and Margaret Winthorp, John and Mary Newton, and Charles and Susannah Spurgeon.