Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cloud of Witnesses Reading Challenge 2012

Becky, of Operation Actually Read Bible, set up the "Cloud of Witnesses Reading Challenge".  The idea of the challenge is to get people to read Christian classics by authors who are dead. The works can be of any length.  The goal is to try authors you have not read before.  Here is my list of ones am looking at reading.  

Potential Readings

The Master's Indwelling by Andrew Murray
Dark Night of the Soul by Saint John of the Cross
The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis
Concerning Christian Liberty by Martin Luther
Interior Castles by St. Teresa of Avila
Selected Sermons of Jonathan Edwards
Men of the Bible by D. L. Moody
The Gospel of Mark by William Barclay
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan
A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life by William Law
The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer
The Teachings of John Wesley

List of ones read:


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My Christian Footprint

Recently, I started thinking about my Christian footprint.  You hear a lot of talk in the media about environmental footprints but you don't hear much about Christian footprints.  What footprint or legacy will I leave?  What is the best way to stay focused on my Christian walk and keep my eyes on the finish line? 

While searching the internet, I discovered a blog called Operation Actually Read Bible.  It was set up by Becky who wanted a place to keep track of her Bible reading and goals.  Her blog inspired me to start a similar project.  By establishing goals and posting them on this blog, it will help me to stay focused on the finish line.

Will this help anyone else with their walk?  I don't know.  In the words of Tony Evans, it's time to get serious about my Bible study.  No more excuses.  It is time to set goals and achieve them.  Our spiritual growth is a vital part of a Christian life.

"Time to Get Serious" and "No More Excuses" are two excellent books by Pastor Tony Evans.