Thursday, June 18

What I Read at GA






8 comments:

Lawrence Underwood said...

Those meetings must have been dull! ;)

George Grant said...

Well actually, this list includes what I read at the airport and on both plane flights as well as each evening and in the early mornings. Without my regular routine, I was able to read a good bit. Plus, all of these books are very short--except the bio of Lloyd-Jones, and it is only average size.

Lawrence Underwood said...

They do look like great reads. Would you recommend the Lloyd-Jones bio?

Ben said...

George and Lawrence,
One of the best days of my life was about 20 years ago. I was sick at home from work with a bad cold. Between naps, I read extensively from the original second volume of the Banner of Truth Ian Murray biography of Martyn Lloyd-Jones. It probably had more impact than any other book on my entering the ministry.
We have a tendency in Reformed circles to be as faddish as teenage girls. Lloyd-Jones is not the latest rage and is often overlooked or forgotten. His books, such as SPIRITUAL DEPRESSION, THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT, and the one on pastoral ministry, along with his sermons, are classics.
Read it, Lawrence.

Lawrence Underwood said...

Will do. Lloyd -Jones is one of my favourite pastors to read. I have not read a biography of his life, however. His pastoral insights have been a boon to my life and ministry.

DP Cassidy said...

Couldn't agree more on the DML-J bio; this is an abbrviated version of the original 2 volume set, very readable, and catches the spirit of the man very well.

DC

Jill said...

Pray tell, what was "GA"?

George Grant said...

Jill: Every year the pastors and elders of our denomination, the Presbyterian Church in America, gather together in a "general assembly." So, GA is just the abbreviation for our annual ecclesiastical convention. I felt safe in using that short-hand not because I though everyone might know what it was, but because my point was that I got a chance to read a bunch during the week.

David: By the way, the Lloyd-Jones biography is actually not an abridged version of the original two-volume work Murray wrote some years ago. Instead, it is an entirely new collections of essays focusing on three great themes from the great man's life. Great stuff.