Anyone who knows me knows that whenever I can, I read. I read a lot. Whether it’s Scripture, blogs, books, or even compelling Tweets from pastors like John Piper, D.A. Carson, Matt Chandler, or Mark Driscoll. Reading stirs my affections for Christ almost as much as writing does, and in many ways it compels me to write. I don’t just read to pass the time or cure boredom, but in attempt to further the captivation my heart feels for the glory of God. And yet, for as much as I read, it is rarely that I stop and consider a single sentence, even in Scripture. I fear this is to my detriment.
The first Theology book I ever read was Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper. If you’ve followed the blog for any length of time, you already know that I was deeply impacted by much of what Piper has written. I am very grateful for this book, as God used it to prompt me to re-evaluate many of my priorities in life, and compelled me to life a gospel-centered, Christ-exalting life, which I still must fall desperately on the grace of God to even come close to accomplishing this.
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