Saturday, January 16, 2010

Two Good Books

I've just finished reading two good books, both of which I recommend. One is a theology book while the other is not.

A. W. Tozer's classic, The Knowledge of the Holy, is a book that I just finally got around to reading. I'm not sure why it took me so long. It is excellent.

The reason I like this book so much is that it is not a typical dry theology text. Instead, Tozer delves into the amazing attributes of God in a worshipful manner. Tozer not only encourages the reader to know about God, but also to know God at a personal level.

This would be an excellent text for small group study and discussion within the local church.

Along with theology books, I very much enjoy reading historical fiction, especially about the early years of our country. In Rise to Rebellion, Jeff Sharra writes about the real events that led up to the American colonies declaring independence from England. This book, which is written as a novel, focuses on specific figures involved such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams.

Quite honestly, I have difficulty reading history books that just tell names, places, and dates. I would much prefer to read a book like this which makes a story out of it. If you like to read about the American Revolution, you will like this book.

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