Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Puritan Reading Challenge

Timmy Brister has issued a challenge this year to read one Puritan paperback per month. The books he has listed are quite excellent, and they are by no means impossible to get through. In fact, the first one is a personal favorite which I have blogged on here: Richard Sibbes' "The Bruised Reed." I encourage you to take up the challenge with me. The total reading will be about 7 pages a day. I think you can handle it! (Of course, the Puritans are sometimes a little harder to digest than modern fluff, but they are worth the effort.)

Here is the list:

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)

Go to Timmy's website and encourage him in this if you will. Also, there are some package deals being offered through his site for the books. Here's the link: The 2008 Puritan Reading Challenge

1 comment:

wana be said...

I'm in!