5 Really Good, Short Books
In one of my daughters’ favorite books Dr. Seuss tells us, “The more you read, the more things you will know.”
True. Reading is thinking is learning—and there are “mountains of treasures waiting to be mined.” But this doesn’t mean the books we read have to be long. As Pastor John explains,
What I have learned from [years] of serious reading is this. It is sentences that change my life, not books. What changes my life is some new glimpse of truth, some powerful challenge, some resolution to a long-standing dilemma, and these usually come concentrated in a sentence or two (Quantitative Hopelessness and the Immeasurable Moment).
And sometimes this “sentence or two” is found in a short book. In fact, there’s quite a collection of short books that are chocked full of insight.
Here’s my favorite list of five books less than 150 pages.
1. Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer 2. Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die, John Piper 3. Holiness, John Webster 4. Redemption Accomplished and Applied, John Murray 5. Resurrection and Redemption, Richard Gaffin
Though the books are small, the truths in them are great.