My Winter Reading

My Winter Reading

February 17, 2022
Rob Cattalani
Rob Cattalani

I hope you’re enjoying some good reads alongside the great read of God’s Word this winter. As we continue to press into our “Firm Foundation” series on Sunday mornings, I thought I’d share some books I’ve been reading to help inform my preaching and thinking over the last few months.

Do You Believe? 12 Historic Doctrines to Change Your Everyday Life
  • A very readable and helpful book from Paul David Tripp on the core doctrines of the Christian faith. Each doctrine is explained and then applied to everyday Christian living. It was just published last year by this prolific pastor and author.
Confronting Christianity, 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion
  • Rebecca Mclaughlin offers a thoughtful and informed look at key questions that keep many from considering the Christian faith today. She formerly worked for the Veritas Forum and writes for the Gospel Coalition.
The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self, Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to the Sexual Revolution
  • This book by Carl Trueman traces the historical, philosophical, and psychological development of the human search for identity. A tome (400 pages), but a fascinating read that is being quoted by many writing about our cultural moment today.
All The Light We Cannot See
  • I finally got around to reading this beautiful novel from 2014. Anthony Doerr writes about two teenagers who show unusual courage as they suffer great loss amid World War II.
The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life
  • A recent convert to Christianity, David Brooks has been thinking and writing about the meaning of life, alongside politics, for many years. This book explores four main commitments that define a meaningful life. I decided to read it to share with friends who may find it helpful in considering a relationship with God.

I recommend all of these books if you’re looking for some good reading in this latter half of winter. Enjoy!

Hope to see you soon at Browncroft!

About The Author

Rob Cattalani
Rob Cattalani

Pastor Rob grew up in Rochester where he came to know Christ in his first year of college. After a couple years at the Xerox Corporation he decided to pursue a Masters of Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary. Pastor Rob was a pastor in Texas for nine years and then served as a missionary in Europe for a year. He answered the call to be Browncroft’s Senior Pastor in 2005, and his favorite part of his job is teaching and preaching God’s Word.

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