Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sometimes we just don’t have enough time to do what we love doing

slowReadingI love reading, yet, I am not a fast reader. I do not like skimming the surface when I read. I like to take it in, think about it…

However, somehow in my life I am at a place where I just don’t have enough time to read like I want to. Work keeps me terribly busy, with some nights having to put in extra time from home. Other days I get home and I am simply drained. On top of this I have back problems that, in the past few weeks have been so bad at times that I have been vomiting because of the pain. I am not complaining, simply stating the facts. God is good, and in the midst of it all His goodness and His glory go before us.

Anyhow, so I do not have the time that I used to have for reading and I am missing it. Right now I am reading four books. They are:

The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Present Day
by Justo L. Gonzalez

Kingdom through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants
by Peter J. Gentry, Stephen J. Wellum

Why Africa is Poor: And What Africans Can Do About It
by Greg Mills

Tablets Of Stone And The History Of Redemption
by John G. Reisinger

It is the first time I am reading the top three, but it is the second time I am reading Tablets of Stone by John Reisinger. I am reading Gonzalez because I love church history and history in general. I have a range of history books, such as Schaff’s 8-volume History of the Christian Church (currently on an amazing deal for only $39.99 instead of $299.95 or free PDF’s at CCEL), Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History (complete and unabridged) translated by C.F. Cruse, the second revised edition of Christianity Through the Centuries by Earle E. Cairns, The Works of Josephus: Complete and Unabridged, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, Vinson Synan’s Century Of The Holy Spirit 100 Years Of Pentecostal And Charismatic Renewal, 1901-2001, The Story of the Church by Renwick, The 100 Most Important Events in Christian History by Curtis, Lang and Petersen, A History of South Africa by Frank Welsh, Vikings: Fear and Faith by Paul Cavill and a few others.

Apart from the four I am reading above, I have a pile of others to catch up with. I will get there, someday!

I wanted to write some more, especially on my recent love for photography. I don’t think I am any good at it, but I do enjoy it. You can find some of my pics here. There are a whole bunch of more recent pics that I haven’t uploaded yet.

Well, now I am tired and I will turn in soon.

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