Matthew R. Perry

My Summer Reading List

In Uncategorized on May 27, 2007 at 1:59 pm

 

  1. Spirit-Led Preaching by Greg Heisler
  2. Questioning Evangelism by Randy Newman
  3. Mek Some Noise: Gospel Music and the Ethics of Style in Trinidad by Timothy Rommen
  4. Preaching the Parables by Craig L. Blomberg
  5. Religious Affections by Jonathan Edwards
  6. Simple Church: Returning to God’s Process for Making Disciples by Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger
  7. With One Voice: Singleness, Dating, and Marriage to the Glory of God by Alex Chediak
  8. God’s Bestseller: William Tyndale, Thomas More, and the Writing of the English Bible—A Story of Martyrdom and Betrayal by Brian Moynihan
  9. Worship by the Book, Edited by D.A. Carson

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  1. Matt – none of those are really old books. Don’t get too pragmatic on us 🙂

  2. You wound me, sir! 🙂 Edwards’ Affections?!? A biography on Tyndale? Man! Tough room! 🙂

  3. I’ll accept Edwards as old as long as you read some Early Church Fathers in Greek too.

  4. May I recommend Francis S. Bremer’s “John Winthrop”. It will show you through the biography of Massachusetts’s first Governor the beginning of the English Reformation, its ties to Geneva, the difference between Puritans and Pilgrims, and that despite their problems and errors, that it was theology that sustained and fed the New England Colonies. It also shows the beginnings of American “individualism” and how wrong-headed it was.

    I think if people could know the depth of the piety of lay people like John Winthrop, they would see the value of theology driving worship.

    Its a fun read.

  5. Brother Matt,

    Just a note: I do not wish to build you up superficially, but can I say something?

    There are lots of blogs out there. And books. There is so much to read, more books and blogs than time.

    Having read so many blogs, it becomes apparent that lots of people engage in all kinds of evil in the comments section, even when their opinions seem correct. Secondly, it becomes clear that there is not that much originality in blogs (see mine for an example…zero originality).

    So I really don’t read to many blogs these days. Yet, I have become a faithful reader of yours. I enjoy your perspective, the variety and originality of your articles, and your wit that comes through your comments.

    Just wanted to encourage you. I see a Christ-centered approach that comes through and I like it.

    Thats all.

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