Saturday, August 8, 2020


The Ten Commandments by Thomas Watson does not sound like an exciting read but I have rarely read a better work. Watson is a profound thinker and writer. I was so impressed with his introduction that I read it twice (sometimes I skip them altogether!)  If you enjoy J.C. Ryle you will appreciate Watson. In addition to being profound, he is lively, systematic, pithy, and practical.   I found very little that did not stir my thinking and affections.

I did not agree with everything he says in this book (admittedly, that may be my problem rather than his!) I found one or two of his ideas on the observance of the Sabbath to be extreme - if I grasped what he was saying. Understanding baptism as I do, I felt his arguments for infant baptism displayed such a lack of logic that if I had read that section first I probably would have not been inclined to read the rest of the book. For that reason alone I am glad I read the introduction first! Watson is great reading!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

More Great Reading!

Bush Aglow Life of D.L. Moody 

I have had this book on my shelf for many years and finally decided to dust it off and read it!  What a blessing! Though the book was written initially in 1935 it is a great read and resource on the life of D.L. Moody and has increased my respect and admiration for all he was able to accomplish with a 3rd-grade education, being born into poverty and losing his father as a child. 

The style of writing is a bit homey at times (typical of that era) but one gets a sense that this author spent a great deal of time and expense getting to know the real Moody. Towards the end, we meet a veritable "Who's Who?" of the evangelical world as he introduces us to men Spurgeon (Moody's mentor), F.B. Meyer, A.T. Pierson, and a host of others. This book might be hard to find but if you want to learn more about the Moody heritage it is a jewel.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Great Reading!

Having just finished Team of Rivals by Goodwin and Unbroken by Hillenbrand my wonderful wife correctly decided I needed a little lighter read! This account of the Wright Brothers is exceptionally clean, wholesome, delightful, and inspiring! The faith of the Wright Brothers is not emphasized, but neither is it ignored. This is the thrilling account of two men dedicated to a vision that has transformed our world. If you need a lighter read that still profits your soul- get this book!