The new year is upon us which means it’s time to update those reading lists!
I always recommend making a reading list to start the year because it helps you stay on track. Let’s face it, most of us don’t read as much as we are capable of, and often that is because we are not taking a structured approach. We start books but don’t finish. We know we SHOULD be reading more, but somehow we find new and creative ways to fill our reading time with some other stimulating activity. When you have no strategy and no goals in your reading, reading falls by the wayside.
C.H Spurgeon (1834-1892) was one of the most remarkable spiritual leaders of the past 150 years. Everyone who knew Spurgeon recognized his pure and passionate heart. He threw himself fully into the Lord’s work, and his ministry flourished as a result. Spurgeon preferred simple and direct preaching aimed towards winning souls for Christ, which was in stark contrast to the grandiose, flowery, inaccessible language used by preachers in his day. He lived his life by this credo: “Not I, but Christ.”
Author: Angus Kinnear
First Published: 1972
“Christ is the son of God. He died as the redeemer for human beings and was raised from the dead after three days. This is the biggest thing in the universe. I shall die for believing in Christ.”
This was the note found under Watchman Nee’s pillow after he died in prison. Nee spent the last 20 years of his life in forced labor prison camp, suffering physical ailments and torture at the hands of Chinese prison guards. Despite this, he found joy in the simple truth of the Gospel and would write letters to his family rejoicing in the Lord.