What Resources Will You Read in 2019?

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jan 4 2019 3:15 PM

There's a thread in the forum already on the version of the Bible you plan to read in 2019. I thought I'd work off of that and ask if you have a plan to read certain Logos resources/eBooks in 2019. I'll play first. I plan to read Max Lucado's new book, Unshakable Hope and volumes sparking my interest in the Zondervan Counterpoints series. What do you plan to read?

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 4 2019 3:44 PM

Okay, I'll write the titles down in here for myself as a reminder, and at the end of the year, I'll reflect. If time permits, I want to read one book per month. Currently for January, that's:

Habermas, G. R., & Moreland, J. P. (2004). Beyond Death: Exploring the Evidence for Immortality. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers.

So eleven more are to go onto the 2019 list, from my general reading list (in no particular order):

  • Chan, F., & Yankoski, D. (2009). Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit. Colorado Springs, CO: David C. Cook.
  • Neece, K. C., & Tenuto, J. (2016). The gospel according to star trek: the original crew. Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books.

  • Griffiths, S. (2017). The axe and the tree: how bloody persecution sowed the seeds of new life in zimbabwe. Oxford, England: Monarch Books.

  • Pullinger, J., & Quicke, A. (2007). Chasing the dragon: one woman’s struggle against the darkness of hong kong's drug dens. Grand Rapids, MI: Chosen Books.

  • Carson, D. A. (1996). Exegetical fallacies (2nd ed.). Carlisle, U.K.; Grand Rapids, MI: Paternoster; Baker Books.

  • Heiser, M. S. (2017). Reversing Hermon: Enoch, The Watchers & The Forgotten Mission of Jesus Christ. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

  • Rana, F., & Ross, H. (2004). Origins of life: biblical and evolutionary models face off. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress.

  • Ross, H. (1999). Beyond the cosmos: what recent discoveries in astrophysics reveal about the glory and love of God. Colorado Springs, Colo.: NavPress.

  • Craig, W. L. (2001). Time and Eternity: Exploring God’s Relationship to Time. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

  • Lamoureux, D. O., Walton, J. H., Collins, C. J., Barrick, W. D., Boyd, G. A., & Ryken, P. G. (2013). Four Views on the Historical Adam. (M. Barrett, A. B. Caneday, & S. N. Gundry, Hrsg.). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

  • Keathley, K., Stump, J. B., & Aguirre, J. (Hrsg.). (2017). Old-Earth or Evolutionary Creation?: Discussing Origins with Reasons to Believe and BioLogos. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 4 2019 4:44 PM

I plan to focus on fiction in 2019 since I've been deficient in my novel diet over the past years. So many great ones, I'm not sure where to begin. And I confess that most will be on Kindle or paperback not in Logos. Right now I'm reading Carol Shields's The Stone Diaries. Other books by her are available on Noet, but not this one. I'd like to finally read J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye which I never read growing up, but that is not available in a digital format at all, due to the reclusive author's restrictions. And I have a whole line-up of other Kindle ones that I've bought over the past few years but haven't had time to read yet. Some Walker Percy, Walter Wangerin, Wendell Berry, Frederick Buechner, and others.

I could probably find some novels in my Logos library that I've never read before that would interest me for this year. The ones I have are mostly 19th and early 20th century classics -- Robinson Crusoe, The Three Musketeers, Jane Eyre, The Call of the Wild, Frankenstein, and such. Not sure I'm really in the mood for those sorts of things, which feel more like obligations than real treats.

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 4 2019 5:08 PM

Rosie Perera:

I could probably find some novels in my Logos library that I've never read before that would interest me for this year. The ones I have are mostly 19th and early 20th century classics -- Robinson Crusoe, The Three Musketeers, Jane Eyre, The Call of the Wild, Frankenstein, and such. Not sure I'm really in the mood for those sorts of things, which feel more like obligations than real treats.

Indeed... I picked up many of them from Noet eBooks for 99 cents each as well. Last year I read Flatland, which really was a treat, and considering all the recent flat earth hype, quite funny to as well.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 4 2019 6:03 PM

Jan Krohn:
Last year I read Flatland, which really was a treat, and considering all the recent flat earth hype, quite funny to as well.

I've read Flatland a few times in my life, most memorably as part of an interdisciplinary (math-literature-philosophy) course I took in college on the 4th Dimension, taught by the great mathematician Thomas F. Banchoff, which was a real treat. He was instrumental in early computer graphic depictions of the 4th geometric dimension (a 4D cube, aka, a hypercube) projected onto 2 dimensions (on screen); he's in the credits for the 1982 animated short version of Flatland for his animation of the Hypersphere.

Flatland is of course also a witty social commentary on the society of its day, the treatment of women as inferior, etc. The author (Edwin Abbott Abbott, pseudonym "A Square") was a New Testament scholar and theologian, and author of several other books available in Logos.

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Matt Hamrick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 4 2019 8:06 PM

I am always working through courses in the certificate programs and I also always do the courses I own not in the certificate program. I started the Works of Jonathan Edwards, and identified 28 Preaching resources I want to read. In 2018 I start the Great Books collection and that will go through 2019 and beyond. Reading the CSB this year and that about covers it for 2019. And 2020, 2021 and more. 

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Matt Hamrick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 4 2019 8:09 PM

Rosie Perera:

I plan to focus on fiction in 2019 since I've been deficient in my novel diet over the past years. So many great ones, I'm not sure where to begin. And I confess that most will be on Kindle or paperback not in Logos. Right now I'm reading Carol Shields's The Stone Diaries. Other books by her are available on Noet, but not this one. I'd like to finally read J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye which I never read growing up, but that is not available in a digital format at all, due to the reclusive author's restrictions. And I have a whole line-up of other Kindle ones that I've bought over the past few years but haven't had time to read yet. Some Walker Percy, Walter Wangerin, Wendell Berry, Frederick Buechner, and others.

I could probably find some novels in my Logos library that I've never read before that would interest me for this year. The ones I have are mostly 19th and early 20th century classics -- Robinson Crusoe, The Three Musketeers, Jane Eyre, The Call of the Wild, Frankenstein, and such. Not sure I'm really in the mood for those sorts of things, which feel more like obligations than real treats.

I read a lot of fiction and most of when I am laying in bed before I go to sleep. There are times I pick up a print book and read it straight through. There are many fiction books in Logos I own but not reading those unless it's a print book I am reading. But reading so much more in the software.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 5 2019 4:19 AM

My primary "extra" reading besides Bible and devotional reading and study is focused on working my way through Encyclopedia Britannica's "Great Books of the Western World" - https://www.logos.com/product/55052/great-books-of-the-western-world 

Currently I'm about half way through volume 18 (Aquinas II) which is 1.049 pages on its own. There are a total of 60 volumes in the set but the first two volumes are the Syntopicon so they really don't count as they are just an index. I began my journey two years ago when the series first came out in Logos. At that time a number of us started a reading challenge to complete it in about seven years. I'd love to know if any others have continued.

In addition to GBWW I have a huge list of books that I've tagged "BooksToRead" that I am working my way through choosing whichever one catches my fancy at the time. So much to read...so little time.

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 5 2019 4:26 AM

Lexham Geographic commentary, 2nd part, reading very slow.

https://www.logos.com/product/138223/lexham-geographic-commentary-on-acts-through-revelation 

I had around 15 books by F.F Bruce in my reading plan for 2019, but I've almost read them ... Embarrassed

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Gail | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 5 2019 12:42 PM

Bill Anderson:

... if you have a plan to read certain Logos resources/eBooks in 2019...

Oh! We're actually supposed to read all those resources we buy??! 

I was so hoping my knowledge would increase by osmosis. 

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Paul Caneparo | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 5 2019 1:05 PM

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Jan Krohn:

Okay, I'll write the titles down in here for myself as a reminder, and at the end of the year, I'll reflect. If time permits, I want to read one book per month. Currently for January, that's:

Habermas, G. R., & Moreland, J. P. (2004). Beyond Death: Exploring the Evidence for Immortality. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers.

So eleven more are to go onto the 2019 list, from my general reading list (in no particular order):

  • Chan, F., & Yankoski, D. (2009). Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit. Colorado Springs, CO: David C. Cook.
  • Neece, K. C., & Tenuto, J. (2016). The gospel according to star trek: the original crew. Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books.

  • Griffiths, S. (2017). The axe and the tree: how bloody persecution sowed the seeds of new life in zimbabwe. Oxford, England: Monarch Books.

  • Pullinger, J., & Quicke, A. (2007). Chasing the dragon: one woman’s struggle against the darkness of hong kong's drug dens. Grand Rapids, MI: Chosen Books.

  • Carson, D. A. (1996). Exegetical fallacies (2nd ed.). Carlisle, U.K.; Grand Rapids, MI: Paternoster; Baker Books.

  • Heiser, M. S. (2017). Reversing Hermon: Enoch, The Watchers & The Forgotten Mission of Jesus Christ. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

  • Rana, F., & Ross, H. (2004). Origins of life: biblical and evolutionary models face off. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress.

  • Ross, H. (1999). Beyond the cosmos: what recent discoveries in astrophysics reveal about the glory and love of God. Colorado Springs, Colo.: NavPress.

  • Craig, W. L. (2001). Time and Eternity: Exploring God’s Relationship to Time. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

  • Lamoureux, D. O., Walton, J. H., Collins, C. J., Barrick, W. D., Boyd, G. A., & Ryken, P. G. (2013). Four Views on the Historical Adam. (M. Barrett, A. B. Caneday, & S. N. Gundry, Hrsg.). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

  • Keathley, K., Stump, J. B., & Aguirre, J. (Hrsg.). (2017). Old-Earth or Evolutionary Creation?: Discussing Origins with Reasons to Believe and BioLogos. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic.

Jan

Not sure if you have the Hugh Ross books you refer to above already. If not, I've been talking to Faithlife about them listing updated versions of Hugh Ross' books. The response has been positive. Hopefully, it will happen.

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 5 2019 1:42 PM

Paul Caneparo:

Jan

Not sure if you have the Hugh Ross books you refer to above already. If not, I've been talking to Faithlife about them listing updated versions of Hugh Ross' books. The response has been positive. Hopefully, it will happen.

Not only these two... I've spent several birthday coupons on Hugh Ross books, and always grabbed them when they were one of the daily deals. So I own about half of his works now.

But thanks for letting me know. I will hold off making any further purchases, unless there's a massive discount.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 5 2019 2:29 PM

I will finish reading The Lost World series by Walton.

I will also read Allen P Ross 3 volumes on Psalms, his volume on Genesis and the one on Leviticus.

That should keep me busy for a good while.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 5 2019 3:44 PM

Gail:

Oh! We're actually supposed to read all those resources we buy??! 

I was so hoping my knowledge would increase by osmosis. 

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 5 2019 4:15 PM

Bruce Dunning:

Gail:

Oh! We're actually supposed to read all those resources we buy??! 

I was so hoping my knowledge would increase by osmosis. 

Big Smile

I could swear I’ve read the exact same joke somewhere in another thread ๐Ÿงต Déjà Vu...!!!

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 5 2019 10:46 PM

I've got 533 Logos books on my "to read" list! I'll likely read around 15-20 of those in 2019. Each year, I tend to have a mini-theme (this year it's books by Tim Keller), and then a fairly eclectic mix. The most likely that I'll read this year are:

  1. On Pastoring: A Short Guide to Living, Leading, and Ministering as a Pastor by H. B. Charles Jr.
  2. Jesus and the Victory of God by N. T. Wright
  3. Supernatural: What the Bible Teaches about the Unseen World - And Why It Matters by Michael S. Heiser
  4. Secular and Christian Leadership in Corinth: A Socio-Historical and Exegetical Study of 1 Corinthians 1-6 by Andrew D. Clarke
  5. Making All Things New: Restoring Joy to the Sexually Broken by David A. Powlison
  6. Spurgeon on the Christian Life: Alive in Christ by Michael Reeves
  7. Walking with God through Pain and Suffering by Timothy Keller
  8. Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller
  9. Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical by Timothy Keller
  10. The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller
  11. Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God by Timothy Keller
  12. The Spirit in the Gospels and Acts: Divine Purity and Power by Craig S. Keener
  13. We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking Truth to a Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, and the Very Meaning of Right and Wrong by Al Mohler
  14. The Soul Winner by Charles Spurgeon
  15. The Cross & the Prodigal: Luke 15 Through the Eyes of Middle Eastern Peasants by Kenneth Bailey
  16. Paul and the Law: Keeping the Commandments of God by Brian Rosner
  17. Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God by Bob Kauflin
  18. The Temple and the Tabernacle: A Study of God's Dwelling Places from Genesis to Revelation by Daniel J. Hays
  19. The Mortification of Sin by John Owen
  20. The Bruised Reed by Richard Sibbes
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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 5 2019 11:11 PM

An here's what I read last year, complete with my ratings:

  • Exceptional
    • Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon by Bryan Chapell
  • Excellent
    • The Book of Hosea by Andrew J. Dearman
    • Dangerous Calling by Paul David Tripp
    • The Unseen Realm by Michael S. Heiser
    • No God but One: Allah or Jesus? by Nabeel Qureshi
  • Very Good
    • Simplify Your Spiritual Life: Spiritual Disciplines for the Overwhelmed by Donald S. Whitney
    • Well-Driven Nails: The Power of Finding Your Own Voice by Byron Forrest Yawn
    • God Took Me by the Hand by Jerry Bridges
    • Answering Jihad: A better way forward by Nabeel Qureshi
  • Good
    • Show Me How to Preach Evangelistic Sermons by R. Larry Moyer
    • The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls by Jodi Magness
  • Not bad
    • Doubt and Assurance by R. C. Sproul
    • Understanding the Land of the Bible by O. Palmer Robertson
    • Honoring the Son: Jesus in Earliest Christian Devotional Practice by Larry W. Hurtado
    • Ten Ways to Improve Your Bible Study with Digital Tools by Mark L. Ward
  • Poor
    • God Will Use This for Good: Surviving the Mess of Life by Max Lucado

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