Okay, it's not as long as the summer, but it is a few days and don't you think books ought to trump parades and college football? Put another way, nothing goes better with turkey than some good reads.
Let me suggest four . . .
The essays edited by Piper and Taylor, The Power of Words and the Wonder of God (Crossway). Many have already blogged on how helpful this book is. I'm looking forward to reading it cover to cover. I have already found the chapter by Daniel Taylor to be exquisite.
Reason for the Christian Hope by Gannon Murphy (Mentor/Christian Focus). I'm cheating here, as I already read the manuscript, but this is a book by an author that, playing off of the Piper/Taylor title, knows how to use words. This is a thoughtful and engaging apologetics. You should read this one if you're looking to be more persuasive in your proclamation of the gospel.
God of Love and God of Judgment by Stephen K. Moroney (Wipf & Stock). Here I go, cheating again. I also read this in manuscript form. This book brings together what so often gets put asunder. This book will help you have a fuller vision and understanding of God--all the more reason to be thankful.
Filling up on the Afflictions of Christ: The Cost of Bringing the Gospel to the Nations in the Lives of William Tyndale, Adoniram Judson, and John Paton by John Piper (Crossway). I know all of you already know about this book, but if we're truly grateful for the gospel shouldn't we be convicted of our selfishness with it? This book will winsomely convict. I'm hoping that's what it does to me as I sit down to read it, after the turkey.
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