Thursday, September 23, 2010

Shorter works

This post is a treasure trove of shorter works. (H/T J Wilson)

What are they you ask? They are wise things that clever dead dudes (and a few living ones) who love Jesus and knew the gospel wrote down for people like you and me to read. Reading the list I see tons of Jonathan Edwards who as readers may know is one of my favourite dead dudes.

Anyway, why don't you take some time to read just one of them from this wonderful collection. Be warned, it may not be easy, but give yourself some time, get a pen and a coffee to underline and scribble notes, work out what the writer is saying and apply the wisdom of the message onto your heart. I am resolved to make the effort to read Thomas Chalmers 'The explusive power of a new affection' which I have been meaning to do for a while.

For what it's worth this is my list:

A divine and supernatural light by Edwards

The method of grace  by George Whitfield

Advantage from remaining sin by John Newton

Introduction to Owen's death of death by J I Packer

The Centrality of the Gospel by Keller


Anonymous said...

The link to "What is the gospel" doesn't wprk.

Norman Ramsden

Toby and Jennalise said...

The first Joel

I am still on Joel and included Rev 9 in my Sunday sermon and I also tell the story of a wonderful answered prayer.. The answer was connecte...