Monday, October 13, 2008

My Reading List

The Norton Anthology of American Literature Third Edition/Volume 1:
This book is serving as my literature for this year. I'm beginning to forge my way through this rather thick book. Over the different pages it includes different writings of Americans from the past such as John Smith, Jonathan Edwards, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Phillis Wheatley, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and many others. I have found it challenging reading the many different writing styles and I've had to read at a slow pace. But I have also enjoyed stretching my imagination and learning a lot of things.

I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris:
I think I can safely say that this is one of the most well known book written on the issues of dating and courtship. This was the first book Josh Harris wrote at the age of 21. It is written in a truthful and sincere way. He tackles some serious issues but mixes humor into the book. I love the different stories he shares throughout the different chapters to make the points he's sharing come to life. After hearing several people talking about I kissed dating Goodbye I finally decided to pick it up and read it. I'm really glad I did because now I understand why people date and how truly horrible the system is and I know better how to defend why I am going to do courtship.

Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem:
I've truly enjoyed reading through this book with some other teenagers and young adults on the Rebelution! This week I'm reading chapter 56 through the end of the chapter! I've learned so much through reading this book it is definitely on my favorite book list. Wayne Grudem is a wonderful writer and excellent communicator!

Mary Bunyan by Sallie Rochester Ford:
This is a wonderful book written on the life of Mary Bunyan the blind daughter of John Bunyan who wrote Pilgrim's Progress. I cannot tell you how many times I have read this book and never ceased to be encouraged and challenged. The language and style the book was written in is captivating being written originally during the 1800's. I promise you that if you can possibly get your hands on this book you will love it! Every time I read this book I am affected by how much courage and trust in God the Bunyan's had. They were willing to say in every circumstance, "Lord your will be done not mine." This book brings to life the challenges, romances, and determination that Mary Bunyan faced in her life.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Way to go on Systematic Theology Victoria!!!!!!!!!!

Brittany D.