Monday, January 07, 2008

The Puritan Reading Challenge

Over at Provocations & Pantings Timmy Brister previously had shared his personal challenge to read the Puritans in 2008. Well that challenge has taken on a wider role and if you would like, I am, you can join the challenge and reap the benefits of The Puritan Reading Challenge .

Here is the list and reading schedule for the year.

January: The Bruised Reed by Richard Sibbes (128 pp)
February: The Mystery of Providence by John Flavel (221 pp)
March: The Godly Man’s Picture by Thomas Watson (252 pp)
April: Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices by Thomas Brooks (253 pp)
May: Come and Welcome to Jesus Christ by John Bunyan (225 pp)
June: The Mortification of Sin by John Owen (130 pp)
July: A Lifting Up for the Downcast by William Bridge (287 pp)
August: The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs (228 pp)
September: The True Bounds of Christian Freedom by Samuel Bolton (224 pp)
October: The Christian’s Great Interest by William Guthrie (207 pp)
November: The Reformed Pastor by Richard Baxter (256 pp)
December: A Sure Guide to Heaven by Joseph Alleine (148 pp)

For those of you that do not have these books there are numerous places you can get them but Timmy has a link to Reformation Heritage Books as they have a deal for those that would like to buy all 12 Puritan paperbacks for $65 instead of the regular retail of $101.

So if you are interested go to his site and let him know you are joining in. Also, let me know as during the readings I will from time to time share my thoughts on the various books and would like your input as well.

If this sounds daunting to you keep in mind that this is only about 30 minutes a day or around 7-10 pages a day. It will be a well spent 30 minutes after you have spent your time in God’s word first.

Enjoy and be ready to be stretched as you may have not been stretched before.

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