Saturday, October 03, 2009

What I am Reading

I am in the process of reading a number of books with of course God’s word at the top of the list. Here is what else I am reading:

Presuppositional Apologetics: Stated and Defended by Greg Bahnsen and edited by Joel McDurmon: This is a very good book to help one gain an understanding of what presuppositional apologetics is. So many people by their starting point in conversations with the unbelieving world as well as their focus of argumentation during those conversations often reveal a lack of trust in God’s word. When I say lack of trust this is not to say these people do not believe God’s word or it’s inerrancy but by “lack of trust” I mean trust in the power of God’s word. Bahnesn, in as far as I have gotten, does a great job of explaining not only the reason to hold to presuppositional apologetics but also how it should be used.

Revolution Via Education by Samuel Blumenfeld: If you still think it is fine to send your children to the government schools you need to read this book. Some of the things mentioned in this book may be a shock to some. Mr. Blumenfeld reveals how the goal of government education is not to education but to make good little socialist, my wording. He also has some interesting things to say about the prevalence of dyslexia that exists int todays schools and how it can be directly related to the educational goals of the government schools.

Confessions by Saint Augustine: I am reading this with my children as they work through the Christian Classics Study Guide that Generations with Vision has produced.

Theonomy in Christian Ethics by Greg Bahnsen: I am slowly working through this book. Not that it is overly difficult but with so much to read I am simply working through this book as time permits. Having gotten through chapter 2, The Abiding Validity of the Law in Exhaustive Detail (Matthew 5:17-19), I would say this chapter is one that all should read that question the continuing validity of God’s law for believers today.

Lastly, I recently finished James E. Adams book War Psalms of the Prince of Peace: Lessons from the Imprecatory Psalms. The imprecatory Psalms are usually a troubling section of scripture for many because of the subject matter. They also raise the question as to whether we should be praying these Psalms and if so how. Many like to recite the Psalms and sing them but avoid the imprecatory Psalms. This book gives a good overview of these Psalms and may help you to see how they are valid to pray and helps to show how this is to be done.

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