Another book I have begun is "Knowing the Scriptures" by Arthur T. Pierson. The jury is still out on this one. There has been much in the book that I have found to be helpful and encouraging, but there have been a number of items that, if I understand them correctly, I am not so sure about. The book is fairly old. It was originally published in 1910. Authors of that time, in my experience, seem to be a bit more wordy and less precise in their dealings with particular topics. This is not necessarily a negative thing, but it does make comprehension a bit challenging at times.
I will continue to report on these two until completion at which point I will write up an official review. The other books such as "Love Your God With All Your Mind", "Understanding and Applying the Bible", and The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters" I am still moving through.
"Love Your God With All Your Mind" still remains one of my favorite books. It is such a helpful book and the charge is so needed and relevant to what I see as an accurate depiction of the intellectual flabbiness of many Christians today even in the realm of their own faith. That statement isn't meant to be harsh. I simply believe it is an accurate estimation, and a sad truth. We ought to know what and why regarding our beliefs. Peter encourages this approach to faith in 1 Peter 3:15, "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear." It is still an "eat the meat and spit out the bones" type of book, but the good, in my opinion far outweighs the bad.
As for "The Sinking of Titanic and Great Sea Disasters" Sadly I barley remember where I left off. Praise the Lord for book marks. This has been a great book, but the fact is it has been more for leisure than anything and thus has not been at the top of the list as far as priorities are concerned. I am still about half way through.
"Understanding and Applying the Bible" has been fabulous. I would recommend this book to anyone with a desire to grow in their ability and understanding regarding the interpretation of the Word of God, which ought to be important to any Christian as the God's Words are supposed to provide the foundation for life as a believer.
So there you have it. That is where things are currently. I am sure that not many really care about this, but it is a good form of accountability for me if nothing else.