An Old Suggestion For A New Year Of Reading

booksC.S.Lewis said, in his preface to Athanasius’ On the Incarnation, “It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.”

So how about it? This year before you read the latest thing from the young restless reformed gang, you revisit (or visit!) some of the classics. Here’s a few good ‘uns to get you going (most of which are free on kindle btw!).

  • Athanasius, On the Incarnation
  • Augustine, Confessions
  • Kempis, Imitation of Christ
  • Luther, Concerning Christian Liberty
  • Calvin, Institutes (if you’re feeling brave there are various schemes to do it in the year)
  • Brooks, Precious Remedies
  • Edwards, Religious Affections
  • Bunyan, Pilgrims Progress
  • Chesterton, Orthodoxy
  • Lewis, Mere Christianity

Throw the dear readers a bone – what would you add to the list?

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3 thoughts on “An Old Suggestion For A New Year Of Reading

  1. Last time I tried Calvin in a year I got to Jan 16th. Perhaps I should re-visit…
    A more modern volume I am considering re-reading is A Praying Life – tho I seem to have mislaid my copy…

  2. William Bridge “A Lifting up for the Downcast” It is fantastic and bears repeated reading. I have had such encouragement from it, so many times.

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