Sunday, April 25, 2010

Paul's Best Life Now

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints.

Monday, April 05, 2010

52 Books in 52 Weeks: March Report

Well, we're a solid 12 weeks into 2010. I still don't think that I am behind to reach my goal; I'm reading several books right now that will pop up on the April and May reports.

I did complete two books this month.

Both of these books I would recommend. They can be a little dry; Stein's book is a little less like a textbook. However, Blomberg's intertestamental material is quite good and he is more readable than your average textbook. If you are looking for help understanding how the gospels harmonize and why the evangelists included what they did in their accounts, then these two books would be worthwhile reads.

That brings my total up to seven. Here are the other books from last month's report:

Again, I am not really behind especially considering the fact that this summer I plan on doing some light reading which always goes quicker; I will set aside the 600 page bombs for a couple of months at least.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Good Friday

For his life not he begs,
On a cross, unbroken legs,
His back, my stripes,
His death, my life,
For Christ, he drank the dregs.