From the Book Shelf

Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as the latter. –Paxton Hood

When I was a seminary student I was pretty much told what to read. I always looked forward to the day when I could read what I wanted. I’ve enjoyed spending the last couple of months reading a few books I have been meaning to read for the last few years. I would like to let you know about a few additions to our bookshelf at HLPC.

The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness: The Path to True Christian Joy by Tim Keller

In this short and punchy book, best-selling author Tim Keller, shows that gospel humility means we can stop connecting every experience, every conversation with ourselves and can thus be free from self-condemnation.

Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem by Kevin DeYoung

DeYoung addresses the busyness problem head on in his newest book — and not with the typical arsenal of time management tips, but rather with the biblical tools we need to get to the source of the issue and pull the problem out by the roots.

Listen Up! A Practical Guide for Listening to Sermons by Christopher Ash

Jesus said: “Consider carefully how you listen.” The fact is, much more is involved in truly listening to Bible teaching than just sitting and staring at the preacher.

A Neglected Grace: Family Worship in the Christian Home by Jason Helopoulos

If your family is not worshiping together in the home, this may be the most important book you read this year… What we need is precisely what Pastor Jason Helopoulos has provided: a wise, realistic, gospel-motivated (rather than guilt-driven) guide that all of us can use and put into practice.

Old Story New: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God by Marty Machowski

Old Story New makes it easy for parents to stay on the life-giving course of sharing the gospel story with their family.

Happy Reading!

– Randy