Episode 48: The What We’re Reading Episode

This week Sean and Jaquelle talk about what’s on their bookshelves and what they’re learning. They also recap the week with Sean’s parents, talk about the pineapple fountain they’ll visit in South Carolina, and welcome a new member to the Age of Minority team.

Recommended Resources

+Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber
+A Secular Age by Charles Taylor
+Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
+The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
+Confessions by Augustine, translated by Sarah Ruden
+Theology of the Reformers by Timothy George
+The Imperfect Pastor by Zach Eswine
+8 Hours or Less by Ryan Huguley
+Words From the Fire by R. Albert Mohler
+Covenantal Apologetics by K. Scott Oliphint
+Ten Commandments by Thomas Watson
+The Ten Commandments by Mark Rooker
+Keeping the 10 Commandments by J.I. Packer
+A Lifting Up for the Downcast by William Bridge
+Reformed Dogmatics by Herman Bavinck
+Travis on Instagram

Special thanks to the CSB for sponsoring this episode of Age of Minority. Learn more about the CSB here.

14 thoughts on “Episode 48: The What We’re Reading Episode”

  1. Great episode!! BTW, nobody uses facebook 😉
    Here’s what I’m reading:
    Writing Tools by Roy Peter Clark
    Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis
    North! or be Eaten by Andrew Peterson
    The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul
    The Christian Imagination by Leland Ryken
    True Identity by John C Majors (I just got this in the mail without asking for it from one of my book review programs!!)
    Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem

    Yeah, I definitely don’t read one book at a time 😉

    1. There are so many good books on here, Zach! I love that this is what you’re reading right now. I’ve been meaning to read ‘Surprised by Joy’ for quite some time now. I’ll really have to get on that. And basically any writing book by Roy Peter Clark is fantastic. I read ‘Writing Tools’ last year. ?

  2. As of now I’m in the midst of a few books.

    First off I’m reading “The King James Only Controversy” by James White.
    I’m also re-reading though “Holiness” by J.C. Ryle in preparation for T4G. That book is so good! On the fiction side of things, I’ve been getting into Star Wars. I want to be prepared for “The Last Jedi” so I’ve been reading some of the backstories to the characters. ? So I just finished “Darth Plagueis” which was very intriguing. And now I’m starting “Kenobi”, which looks pretty good so far.

    I also have a few books in limbo on the bookshelf which I want to finish soon: “For the Glory” by Duncan Hamilton, “The Vanishing American Adult” by Ben Sasse, “Comfort for Christians” by A.W. Pink, and “Desiring God” by John Piper. All these I’ve started reading, some are close to being finished, and some are just started. But I easily get distracted with other books haha.

    So a few of the books I’m into now.

    1. Woah, you’ve got a lot of good ones on the go. I really want to read Ben Sasse’s new book after TGC gave a great review of it. I understand about getting distracted by other books (I’m guilty!). Oh, and ‘Holiness’ is one of my all-time favorites — so happy you’re reading that again!

  3. This was a fun episode! I have to admit, I don’t read a whole lot of theology. I’m more into fiction and history. Do you have any recommendations on must-read theology books for someone who hasn’t read a lot of it?

    1. Zach’s suggestion is a great one. I have not looked at that list in a while, though I remember thinking it was a good place to start. A few other suggestions you might consider, which I am not sure if they are on the reb list or not, are the three part series by Greg Gilbert (What is the Gospel, Why Trust the Bible, and Who is Jesus) and two books by Jerry Bridges (Trusting God and Pursuit of Holiness).

  4. Great episode guys! I’m a very nosy person and I love reading, so naturally I LOVE hearing what other people are reading! 😀 I’ll definitely be checking into some of the books you’ve recommended. As for what I’m reading? Well l’ve got several books on the go:
    ‘Heaven’ by Randy Alcorn
    ‘The Unquenchable Flame’ by Mike Reeves
    ‘The Canterbury Tales’ by Geoffrey Chaucer
    ‘What If?’ by Randall Munroe
    Surprisingly I don’t really have anything ‘fiction-for-pleasure-y’ on the go right now. I’m a huge fiction reader, so it’s rather abnormal for me! But I’m sure I’ll pick something up soon, because unlike Mr Sean, I love fiction! 😛

  5. If you liked The Nightingale, you should check out All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. It begins with the bombing of Paris as well. My granny gave it to me as a gift and it has become one of my favorite books.

    You should think about doing a “What We’re Reading Episode” every month!

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