LOOKING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 18 No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

Friday, January 05, 2007

Books I'm Reading Now

Did you know that lowly factory workers actually read books too? Yes, yes, however, they do so much more slowly than everybody else.

Here are some that I am working on:

Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology - cover to cover. I'm about three quarters through now.
Ian Murray's "The Forgotten Spurgeon"
Philip Schaff's 8 vol. "History of the Christian Church", every page.
Vern Poythress' "Understanding Dispensationalists"

Unlike Jonathan Moorhead, who could do all of the above in two, three days, this is a 3 year project for little ol' me.


Blogger bluecollar said...

Now, off to read some more...

January 05, 2007 11:20 AM

Blogger bluecollar said...

Please visit Frank Turk's blog and sign that petition that he has written to Pat Robertson...

January 05, 2007 11:47 AM

Blogger jazzycat said...

If you think it's tough for factory workers, you should be from Mississippi and have to read by candle light. I hope we get electricity soon so I won't have to run this forty mile extension cord to La. to power up this computer?


January 05, 2007 5:13 PM

Blogger Jonathan Moorhead said...

Very funny Mark. I must say, you have picked some . . . let's say, less than fun books to plow through. In order not to read as simply an academic endeavor, I encourage you to constantly read in a spirit of prayer. That always helps me prevent the cold side of study, while preserving the doxological character of history, science, etc.

January 05, 2007 5:57 PM

Blogger Baptist Girl said...

Hi Mark,
I have never been a big reader. The web had helped. I read so much more then I ever did. My husband juggles 3-4 devotional books each morning and has 3-4 books on the go. His Library is growing and growing. We need to purchace a few more shelves as the ones he has are overflowing. All the christian books stores here in London know him personally and the used book stores too. LOL

Right now he is reading up a lot on the Purose Driven books. he wants answers for so many that follow Rick Warren. It's scary the ammount of churches that use his material.

Enjoy your reading Mark!


January 06, 2007 9:26 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Mark, I guess we'll see you sometime in the fall. ;)

I have Grudem's, Bible Doctrine and Evangelical Feminism & Bible Truth. I haven't read them cover-to-cover, but use them as reference books.

I admire you for taking the plunge.

I like what Jonathan said about reading in a spirit of prayer. That's a good word for me, too, as I tend to 'just study.'

Wayne, I'd hate to see your electric bill, what with interstate energy prices. :)

January 06, 2007 12:35 PM

Blogger Joe said...

Except that there is no such thing as a lowly factory worker.

January 06, 2007 12:54 PM

Blogger bluecollar said...

Wayne - I'm keeping your wife's January 15 neck surgery in Prayer. Please friends pray for Wayne's wife's neck surgery.

Jonathan - Thanks for taking the time to share some excellent advise. I appreciated your visit.

Cristina - Sounds like me and Jim have a lot in common. London, Ontario is not all that far from Rochester, NY. Thanks for the visit. How are your dad and mom?

Gayla - Grudem's Bible Doctrine and Bible Truth are smaller versions of his Systematic. Happy reading. I'm looking forward to your first post here, young lady!

Joe - Good to see you again. Thanks for the visit.

January 06, 2007 8:17 PM

Blogger Baptist Girl said...

Hi Mark,
My dad and mom are doing ok. My mom is making sure my dad is eatting properly and taking a 10 minute walk up and down their hallway. I just keep thanking the Lord for another day. My mom looks tired, so please pray for strenth and good night sleep but mostly please keep their salvation in prayer.

Thankyou for your prayers Mark.


January 07, 2007 2:05 AM

Blogger J. Wendell said...

Hi Mark,

I like how Grudem’s Systematic Theology includes historical creeds, confessions, hymns, and memory verses. I also like his general layout. Though there are points of contention and controversy, over all, I would recommend this only to serious Bible students who are up to the challenge. I’m glad you are reading it. Someone has said, “Readers are leaders, and leaders are readers.”

In His fellowship,
Brother John

January 07, 2007 6:57 AM

Blogger bluecollar said...

John - I still pray for you and yours on a regular basis. Thanks for the visit.

January 08, 2007 2:01 PM


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