Joanne and I went to our local Christian book store for lunch and a browse today. They had a 20% sale, which allowed me to purchase a number of books. One was John Stott’s The Cross of Christ with study guide and the other was Tim Keller’s Prayer, Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God. I didn’t realize that they had the sale till I took the books to the cashier, and so went back to the shelves and picked up the Learn to Read New Testament Greek Work book which is one I have been looking out for.
I have wanted to own Stott’s book for a while now, having read it many years prior. I also had some motive to do so, as his section on the divine / human nature dying on the cross is well written, concise and he makes a good case for the totality of Jesus dying on the cross – while making the clear case that God didn’t die on the cross. Which I will blog about more in coming days.
Keller’s book is another book I have heard some great reviews about. Awe, and intimacy with God, isn’t something I often hear coming out of reformed circles. And so I have been intrigued enough to get it. I can tell you I had trouble putting it down. He has scoped widely in his references on prayer – and has generously incorporated those practices into his own prayer life. He humbly admits that a life crisis caused him to take prayer seriously – even though he had been in ministry for a long time prior. This is a book to be digested, rather then read. And once again, I shall be blogging on it also.
The third book, is a work book that goes along with David Allen Black’s book, Learn To Read New-testament Greek. I have had this book for for a while now, which is one of two books I use for Greek studies. I was pleased to be able to get the last one in the store.