Friday, January 14, 2011

Book Log - Jan. 1 - 15, 2011

I have decided to follow the example of a friend of mine and start a log of all the books I have finished reading with brief reviews.

Jan 1 - Jan 15 2011

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- A very entertaining read. Holmes at his best. This one contains my favorite Holmes story, "The Final Problem".

The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- The good thing about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is that you can expect nothing but the best from him.  This is the follow up book to Memoirs.  Once again, very entertaining.

Living for God's Glory: An Introduction to Calvinism by Joel R. Beeke
- An awesome introduction to Calvinism that spans more then just the five points.  Although I don't think this book would convince an non-Calvinist, it is quite helpful to those interested in Calvinism or those who want a broad overview.  The chief part of this book is the excellent way it relates Calvinism to the rest of the Christian life, and not just the "Five Points". Highly recommended.

Growing Up in Grace: the Use of Means for Communion with God by Murray G. Brett
- A decent although basic book.  At times quite convicting and a bit Law heavy. Some good guides on prayer and sin.  A good for an introductory discussion about sanctification and the daily struggle with sin.

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