Saturday, January 1, 2011

A reading program for the new year?

I hope you all enjoy a wonderful weekend with family and friends, as we kick off another new year. I recently came across a blog that has created a chart for reading these two volumes in one year!

The two volumes of the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha. The first volume contains apocalyptic literature (e.g. 1 Enoch) and various testaments (e.g. Testament of Moses) and the second volume contains expansions of OT and legends (e.g., Letter of Aristeas, Joseph and Asenath, etc.), wisdom/philosophical literature, prayer/psalms/odes, and fragments of lost Judeo-Hellenistic works (e.g. Ezekiel the Tragedian). Today and tomorrow is only the introduction in the first volume and the intro to 1 Enoch, so why not go here, and get started on a new reading program for 2011?

Happy New Year!


Paul In Lee said...

Hey, whats a good autobiographical/biographical book on a puritan or someone dead?

Mike S. said...

Paul: There's a bunch out there that I think you might be interested in (I haven't read them all though). You should check out (1) George Marsden's biography on Jonathan Edwards, (2) Jonathan Edwards' completion of The Life and Diary of David Brainerd, (3) Iain Murray has written a few books on Martyn Lloyd-Jones, (4) the Bonhoeffer one I mentioned on Facebook is really good, (5) Arnold Dallimore on George Whitefield is supposed to be very good, (6) David Daniell's biography on William Tyndale, and more. I think if you check out one of them on Amazon, they could probably lead you to a bunch of other related books in the same category. I didn't read all the ones I listed above, but have heard good things about all of them.

Happy reading!