I just re-started a book by Karl Barth. I picked it up at a library sale (I think) and started it right away. I was sidetracked by The Sovereignty of God by A.W. Pink, so I put it down for awhile. Since I am done with that now, it is time to pick it back up again. It is called God in Action: Theological Addresses .
I have to say, I am really enjoying these theological works. I've been trying to read some other books and even some fictional stories, but I just can't get into them. Reading theology, especially accurate and well-written theology, can be very uplifting. It is about God. It is about who He is. It is about what He is like and what He does. They remind me that He is a rock... He is my rock.
If you have never taken the time to read any theology, I would like to recommend a place to start, so that you are not overwhelmed. The book is Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe (RE: Lit)
by Mark Driscoll and Gerry Bershears. It is a really good book on doctrine that follows the story line of the Bible. It was really easy to read, but at the same time it was chock-full of information. There were footnotes in the hundreds.
Feeling discouraged at the state of the world today? Get away from your TV and jump into a good solid book.
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