Every year, Tim Challies compiles a Christian Reading Challenge for the upcoming year and 2022 will be no different. Yesterday, on his blog, he posted the list for the 2022 Christian Reading Challenge and you can find the fullness of the details for the challenge there including cool graphics and charts. Additionally, you can always look at his blog for years worth of excellent and edifying content.
I look forward to this challenge every year because it helps jump start my reading motivation and broaden my reading intake. School often narrows my reading focus and it takes this challenge to reinvigorate leisure reading for me.
I like to attempt the challenge every year so I thought it would be fun to post the books I’ve chosen for the first round of “Light Reader” and I’ll write some of my reviews/thoughts on these books. My ultimate goal is to finish the “Obsessed Reader” which is a total of 104 books or two books a week.
Here is the list of books I’ll be reading for the “Light Reader” portion of the challenge:
- The Light Reader (From top to bottom)
- A book for children or teens: Little Pilgrim’s Big Journey by Tyler Van Halteren
- A memoir or autobiography: Bishop J.C. Ryle’s Autobiography
- A novel: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
- A book by a woman: Total Truth by Nancy Pearcey
- A book by a man: Discipling by Mark Dever
- A book published prior to 2000: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkein
- A book with the word “gospel” in the title or subtitle: The Gospel According to Paul by John MacArthur
- A book with an image of a person on the cover: Reaching and Teaching by M. David Sills
- A book about a current social issue: Abortion by R.C. Sproul
- A book published in 2021 or 2022:The New Reformation by Shai Linne
- A book about suffering: Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund
- A book about Christian living: Mental Health and the Church by Stephen Grcevich, MD.
- A book of your choice: Passions of the Heart by John D. Street
I hope you enjoy this fun little challenge, if you partake, and have a Merry Christmas!