New Year and Reading Lists

I love this time of the year, when the old year ends and the new begins. While it is an arbitrary point on a calendar, I like the idea of a fresh start, a new beginning and the start of a new year lends itself to this thinking.

I also love to make lists. So making a reading list for the new year is something I enjoy. Whether I actually stick to that list is another story. But the making of the list is fun, so I continue to do it, even if I don’t actually stick to it. Tim Challies’ 2017 Reading Challenge also provides an opportunity to make book lists.

I also find that the new year is a great time to make goals. I’ve learned to be more realistic in my goal-setting, yet still trying to stretch myself. But never accomplishing goals can be discouraging so I try to make goals that are somewhat attainable. However I do have some ambitious book goals for 2017. The last few years I have had the goal of reading 100 books. Once again I hope to read 100 books in 2017. But this year I have added the goal of trying to not buy any books during 2017. This is mostly to work on reading my own books and getting my to-be-read mountain lowered. I’m not sure I can go a whole year without buying any books. This should be interesting.

One of my other goals includes reading Michael Horton’s The Christian Faith. I love theology and have several monstrous tomes to read. Picking one to read each year should help me wade through them. Because I read so much and I love trying different Bible reading plans, in 2017 I plan to start an annual goal of reading through the Bible twice each year. For 2017 I plan to read through the NKJV Chronological Bible (which I’ve already started) and also read the Bible along with Thomas Schreiner’s The King in His Beauty book (there is a reading plan for reading the book along with the Bible).

I also have a Scripture memory goal that I’m working on and a health goal. Do you make goals for the new year? What about reading goals or lists?

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Books from my potential 2014 reading list

I love to make lists, particularly lists of books to read. The trouble with it is that I usually don’t end up sticking to the list as I’m more of a mood-reader. And then there’s the review books that grab my attention. 🙂 As far as my potential 2014 reading list, I actually did get several of them read this year.

On my 2014 potential reading list – and did get read.
Learn to Study the Bible by Andy Deane
The Bible in 90 Days
Slave by John MacArthur
A Biblical Theology of Missions by George Peters
Christian Beliefs by Wayne Grudem (twice)
I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist by Norm Geisler
The God Who Is There by Francis Schaeffer
Church History: A Crash Course for the Curious by C. Catherwood
The Cost of Discipleship by Bonhoeffer
Turning Points by Mark Noll
Following the Master by Michael Wilkins
Spiritual Mothering by Susan Hunt
Missions in the Third Millenium by Stan Guthrie
Friendships: Avoiding the Ones that Hurt, Finding the Ones that Heal by Jeff Wickwire
The Body Dynamic by John MacArthur
The Hole in Our Holiness by Kevin DeYoung
Deliver Us from Evil by Ravi Zacharias

On my 2014 potential reading list – but didn’t get read.
Escape from Reason by Francis Schaeffer
He Is There and He Is Not Silent by Schaeffer
Church History in Plain Language by Bruce Shelley
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

I will likely move a couple of these to my potential 2015 reading list.

Summer Reading Lists

I’m starting to see various blog posts popping up regarding summer reading lists. I don’t usually make a summer reading list, as much as I love to make lists, actually sticking to a reading list is hard for me due to “mood” reading. I’m also currently finding that I’m requesting a lot of review books (probably more than I should 🙂 so those take precedent in my reading schedule.
Rather than create a summer reading list, here is my list of current and upcoming reads (hopefully) which basically turns it into a summer reading list.

For Review:
Know the Heretics by Justin Holcomb (currently reading)
To the Ends of the Earth by Michael Haykin
The Atheist’s Fatal Flaw by Norman Geisler and Daniel McCoy
Dynamic Women of the Bible by Ruth A. Tucker
From God to Us: How We Got Our Bible by Norman Geisler and William Nix
The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas by Paul Copan
Girl at the End of the World by Elizabeth Esther
Make, Mature, Multiply: Becoming Fully-Formed Disciples of Jesus by Brandon Smith
The Theology of the Westminster Standards by J.V. Fesko
Why Church History Matters by Robert Rea
Questioning the Bible by Jonathan Morrow
The Young Woman’s Guide to Discovering Her Bible by Elizabeth George
Between Worlds by Marilyn Gardner

Library Books:
How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler
Bible Study: Following the Ways of the Word by Kathleen Buswell Nielson
Effective Bible Teaching by James Wilhoit and Leland Ryken
As Iron Sharpens Iron by William and Howard Hendricks

Own Books:
Knowing God by J.I. Packer (currently reading/group read on Facebook)
Missions in the Third Millenium by Stan Guthrie (current read)
Bible Doctrine by Wayne Grudem (current read/summer study prep help)
Spiritual Mothering by Susan Hunt
The God Who Is There by Francis Schaeffer
Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission by Amy Simpson
By Design by Susan Hunt

Do you have summer reading plans?

Re-Reading and Reading Lists

Organizing my want-to-read (otherwise known as TBR or to-be-read) lists of unread books is like trying to put an octopus inside a mesh bag without any of the legs coming out. 🙂 Then there are the books that I’ve read in the past that I want to read again. It’s hard to pick up a book to re-read when there are so many out there that I still want to read for the first time. Yet re-reading them can bring out new things that I had forgotten from the first time reading, particularly with non-fiction.

My list of physical books owned that I’d like to read

My list of books to re-read

I have a TON of Kindle books. The “priority” list of ones I want to read are here. But there are more than those books on my Kindle that I hope to get to at some point also. My list of Kindle books is here. Granted, some of those are already read but still on my Kindle. And some of those are more reference works, such as cookbooks/recipes. But still, that’s a lot of books!

Then there are the books I want to read that I don’t own but can get through the inter-library loan. To keep track of those books I use Google Docs and add to the list as I discover books and check to see if they can be requested through the library. I also have a list of some of them on my goodreads shelf here. If they are not available through inter-library loan, then I generally will add them to my paperbackswap wishlist. So the lists just grow and grow.

In order to feel like I’m making some sort of progress through the lists, I try to work on mostly my unread lists of books. But the re-reads call to me as well. So my hope is to try to re-read up to 5 of my re-read books during the course of a year. In particular, the ones I’m hoping to get to this year include

Living By the Book: The Art and Science of Reading the Bible
Living by the Book by Howard Hendricks and William Hendricks

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth
How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart

Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
Trusting God by Jerry Bridges

Knowing God
Knowing God by J.I. Packer

Do you make lists of books to read? What about re-reading?

Goal Setting and New Years

There’s something about the start of a new year that brings out the goal-setting side of me. The idea of a new beginning, a fresh start is invigorating. Yet, in reality, every day is a new start, a fresh beginning. Perhaps it’s the idea of a new year that brings out the reflection of what has happened over the course of the last year and the hopes and dreams of the coming year. The start of a new year is a good time to reflect on what we’ve learned over the last year and set goals for the coming year.

As much as I like to set goals, I also want to be realistic. So this year, my goals are simple and aimed toward things I was planning on doing.

1. Lead a group through the Bible in 90 Days.
    This is scheduled for February 1 – May 1 and there is a Facebook group set up for this purpose. You can go here and ask to join.

2. Memorize Ephesians 2.
   I was pleased to be part of a group with Do Not Depart that memorized Ephesians 1 this fall. I want to go on and memorize the rest of the book but am just going to work on chapter 2 for now.

3. Read through Bible using the Professor Grant Horner’s plan.
   This is the 8-Month plan I hope to use from May – December.

4. Do study of I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist with another couple.
    Jono and I hope to go through this book with another couple.

5. Be part of my church’s Wednesday morning ladies’ Bible study group.
    Now that I won’t be working full-time, I hope to join the Wednesday morning ladies’ group at my church. They will be going through Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship.

6. Read at least 75 books.
    My reading has been down a bit the last couple of years and am hoping to get more read this year now that I will be home more.

Do you set goals or resolutions? What are your reading and study plans for 2014?

14 Books in 4 Categories for 2014

Kind of a take off the 999 challenge from several years ago (9 books in 9 categories in 2009).

4 categories – 14 books each – 56 books all together (my goal for 2014 is 75 books)
I don’t expect that I will actually read these exact books (I’m a mood reader so it depends what grabs my fancy at the time). So I reserve the right to substitute the below books for other books that fit the same category. 🙂

Category 1 – Missions
1. A Biblical Theology of Missions by George Peters
2. Perspectives on the World Christian Movement by Ralph Winter
3. Let the Nations Be Glad by John Piper
4. Missions in the Third Millennium by Stan Guthrie
5. The Open Secret: An Introduction to the Theology of Missions by Lesslie Newbigin
6. Reformation in Foreign Missions by Bob Finley
7. Revolution in World Missions by K.P. Yohannen
8. Toward a Theology of Missions by M. Thomas Starkes
9. Finish the Mission: Bringing the Gospel to the Unreached and Unengaged by John Piper
10. Run with the Vision by Bob Sjogren
11. The Quest: Changing a Church’s Culture from Missions-Minded to Missions-Active by David Herndon
12. Penetrating Missions’ Final Frontier by T. Mamamori
13. The Changing Face of World Missions: Engaging Contemporary Issues and Trends by Michael Pocock
14. The Reentry Team by Neal Pirolo
(Alternates)
4. When Missions Shapes the Mission by David Horner
5. The Great Omission by Robertson McQuilkin
6. To the Ends of the Earth: Calvin’s Missional Vision and Legacy by Michael Haykin and C. Jeffrey Robinson
7. Holding the Rope by Clint Archer
8. Introduction to Global Missions by Zane Pratt
9. A Concise History of the Christian World Mission by J. Herbert Kane
10. Today’s All-Star Missions Churches by Tom Telford
11.

Category 2 – Theology
1. Christian Beliefs by Wayne Grudem
2. Christian Thought Revisited: Three Types of Theology by Justo Gonzalez
3. Foundations of the Christian Faith by James Montgomery Boice
4. Housewife Theologian by Aimee Byrd
5. A Little Book for New Theologians: Why and How to Study Theology by Kelly Kapic
6. Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church by Gregg Allison
7. God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics by C.S. Lewis
8. Always Reforming: Explorations in Systematic Theology by A.T.B. McGowan
9. Putting Amazing Back Into Grace by Michael Horton
10. Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church by Michael Lawrence
11. The Christian Theology Reader by Alister McGrath
12. Conviction without Compromise: Standing Strong in the Core Beliefs of the Christian Faith by Norman Geisler
13. The Faith: What Christians Believe, Why They Believe It, and Why It Matters by Charles Colson
14. From Scripture to Theology by Charles Scalise
(Alternates)
4. What Is Reformed Theology? by R.C. Sproul
5. God in the Whirlwind by David Wells
6. The Moody Handbook of Theology by Paul Enns
7. The Theology of the Westminster Standards by J.V. Fesko
8. Bible Doctrine by Wayne Grudem
9. Exploring Christian Theology, Vol. One by Nathan Holsteen and Michael Svigel
10.

Category 3 – Christian Growth – specifically Discipleship or Bible Study
1. The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
2. Learn to Study the Bible by Andy Deane
3. Following the Master: A Biblical Theology of Discipleship by Michael Wilkins
4. Applying the Bible by Jack Kuhatschek
5. Reading the Bible with Understanding by Lane Burgland
6. Real-Life Discipleship by Jim Putman
7. Understanding and Applying the Bible by Robertson McQuilken
8. Choose the Life: Exploring a Faith that Embraces Discipleship by Bill Hull
9. The Contemporary Christian: Applying God’s Word to Today’s World by John Stott
10. Bible Study That Works by David Thompson
11. Grasping God’s Word by Scott Duvall
12. Methodical Bible Study by Robert Traina
13. The Master Plan of Discipleship by Robert Coleman
14. A Better Way: Making Disciples Wherever Life Happens by Dale Losch
(Alternates)
5. Understanding Scripture by Mickelsen
6. Knowable Word by Peter Krol
7. Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin
8. His Word in My Heart by Janet Pope
9. Bible Study: Following the Ways of the Word by Kathleen Nielson
10. Make Mature Multiply: Becoming Fully-Formed Disciples of Jesus by Brandon Smith
11. Lord, Teach Me to Study the Bible in 28 Days by Kay Arthur
13. The Disciple Making Church by Glenn McDonald
14.

Category 4 – Church History
1. Turning Points by Mark Noll
2. Church History: A Crash Course for the Curious by Christopher Catherwood
3. Exploring Church History: A Guide to History, World Religions, and Ethics by James Eckman
4. A Short History of Christian Thought by Linwood Urban
5. A History of Christian Thought, Vol. 1: From the Beginnings to the Council of Chalcedon by Justo Gonzalez
6. The 40 Most Influential Christians: Who Shaped What We Believe Today by Daryl Aaron
7. Church History in Plain Language by Bruce Shelley
8. Church History: An Essential Guide by Justo Gonzalez
9. A Concise History of Christian Doctrine by Justo Gonzalez
10. History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century by Jean Henri Merle D’Aubigne
11. A History of Christian Thought, Vol. 2: From Augustine to the Eve of the Reformation by Justo Gonzalez
12. A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada by Mark Noll
13. History of the Christian Church in the First Century by Edward Burton
14. A History of Christian Thought, Vol. 3: From the Protestant Reformation to the Twentieth Century by Justo Gonzalez
(Alternates)
4. A Short History of Christianity by Stephen Tomkins
5. Know the Creeds and Councils by Justin Holcomb
6. Know the Heretics by Justin Holcomb
7. Why Church History Matters by Robert Rea
9.

Books on Theology on My Reading List

So many books out there that I want to read! Here are some that are theology-related.
*-means I own

  1. Against Calvinism by Roger Olson*
  2. Always Reforming: Explorations in Systematic Theology by A.T.B. McGowan*
  3. The Attributes of God by A.W. Pink*
  4. A Basic Christian Theology by A.J. Conyers*
  5. Basic Christianity by John Stott*
  6. The Battle Is the Lord’s by Tony Evans*
  7. The Best Is Yet to Come by Tony Evans*
  8. Bible Doctrine by Wayne Grudem*
  9. Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church by Michael Lawrence*
  10. A Biblical Theology of Missions by George Peters*
  11. Blood Work: How the Blood of Christ Accomplishes Our Salvation by Anthony Carter*
  12. Can I Be Sure I’m Saved? by R.C. Sproul*
  13. Can I Have Joy in My Life? by R.C. Sproul*
  14. Can I Know God’s Will? by R.C. Sproul*
  15. Can I Trust the Bible? by R.C. Sproul*
  16. The Canon of Scripture by F.F. Bruce*
  17. Chosen by God by R.C. Sproul
  18. Christ and Him Crucified by Jon Cardwell*
  19. Christian Beliefs by Wayne Grudem*
  20. The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way by Michael Horton*
  21. Christian Spirituality: Five Views of Sanctification by Gerhard Forde
  22. Christian Theology by Millard Erickson*
  23. Christian Theology in Plain Language by Bruce Shelley*
  24. The Christian Theology Reader by Alister McGrath*
  25. Christian Thought Revisited: Three Types of Theology by Justo Gonzalez*
  26. The Church Before the Watching World: A Practical Ecclesiology by Francis Schaeffer*
  27. Classic Christianity: A Systematic Theology by Thomas Oden*
  28. A Concise History of Christian Doctrine by Justo Gonzalez*
  29. A Concise History of Christian Thought by Tony Lane
  30. Concise Theology by J.I. Packer*
  31. Conviction without Compromise: Standing Strong in the Core Beliefs of the Christian Faith by Norman Geisler and Ron Rhodes*
  32. Covenant Theology by Peter Golding*
  33. Covenant Theology: A Reformed and Baptistic Perspective on God’s Covenants by Greg Nichols*
  34. Doctrine Matters: Ten Theological Trademarks from a Lifetime of Preaching by John Piper*
  35. Does God Control Everything? by R.C. Sproul*
  36. Does Prayer Change Things? by R.C. Sproul*
  37. The End Times in Chronological Order by Ron Rhodes*
  38. Essential Truths of the Christian Faith by R.C. Sproul
  39. Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer*
  40. The Faith: What Christians Believe, Why They Believe It, and Why It Matters by Charles Colson*
  41. The Five Dilemmas of Calvinism by Craig Brown*
  42. The Five Points of Calvinism: Defined, Defended, and Documented by David Steele*
  43. Five Views on Sanctification by Melvin Dieter
  44. Following the Master: A Biblical Theology of Discipleship by Michael Wilkins*
  45. Foundations of the Christian Faith by James Montgomery Boice*
  46. Four Views on Moving Beyond the Bible to Theology by Stanley Gundry*
  47. From Scripture to Theology by Charles Scalise*
  48. God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics by C.S. Lewis*
  49. God’s Glorious Church: The Mystery and Mission of the Body of Christ by Tony Evans*
  50. Gospel Church and Kingdom: Comparative Studies in World Mission Theology by James Scherer*
  51. Historical Theology by Gregg Allison*
  52. A History of Christian Thought, Vols. 1-3 by Justo Gonzalez*
  53. The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul*
  54. Housewife Theologian: How the Gospel Interrupts the Ordinary by Aimee Byrd*
  55. How Can I Develop a Christian Conscience? by R.C. Sproul*
  56. How Should I Live in This World? by R.C. Sproul*
  57. Humble Orthodoxy: Holding the Truth High Without Putting People Down by Joshua Harris*
  58. In Christ Alone: Living the Gospel Centered Life by Sinclair Ferguson*
  59. Introducing Covenant Theology by Michael Horton*
  60. Kingdom through Covenant by Peter Gentry*
  61. Know the Truth: A Handbook of Christian Belief by Bruce Milne*
  62. Lectures on Calvinism by Abraham Kuyper*
  63. A Little Book for New Theologians: Why and How to Study Theology by Kelly Kapic*
  64. Living the Cross Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel the Main Thing by C.J. Mahaney
  65. The Mosaic of Christian Belief by Roger Olson*
  66. The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? by F.F. Bruce*
  67. New Testament Theology by Leon Morris*
  68. Pilgrim Theology: Core Doctrines for Christian Disciples by Michael Horton*
  69. The Portable Seminary by David Horton*
  70. Progressive Dispensationalism by Craig Blaising*
  71. The Promise-Plan of God: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments by Walter Kaiser
  72. The Promise: Experiencing God’s Greatest Gift – the Holy Spirit by Tony Evans*
  73. A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life by Joel Beeke*
  74. Putting Amazing Back into Grace: Embracing the Heart of the Gospel by Michael Horton*
  75. Returning to Your First Love: Putting God Back in First Place by Tony Evans*
  76. Saved Without a Doubt by John MacArthur*
  77. A Short History of Christian Thought by Urban Linwood*
  78. Sojourners and Strangers by Gregg Allison*
  79. Standing Strong: How to Resist the Enemy of Your Soul by John MacArthur*
  80. Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You Are Saved by J.D. Greear*
  81. A Survey of Bible Doctrine by Charles Ryrie*
  82. Systematic Theology by Louis Berkhof
  83. Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem*
  84. Systematic Theology by Norman Geisler*
  85. Theology Drives Methodology by Karl Dahlfred*
  86. Theology for Ordinary People by Bruce Shelley*
  87. Theology in the Context of World Christianity by Timothy Tennent
  88. Totally Saved: Understanding, Experiencing and Enjoying the Greatness of Your Salvation by Tony Evans*
  89. Toward a Theology of Missions by Thomas Starkes*
  90. The Transforming Power of the Gospel by Jerry Bridges*
  91. The Truth of the Lordship of Christ by John MacArthur*
  92. The Truth of the Cross by R.C. Sproul*
  93. The Unshakable Truth: How You Can Experience the 12 Essentials of a Relevant Faith by Josh McDowell*
  94. Wading in the Deep End: Difficulties in Scripture and Theology by Travis Rogers*
  95. What Can I Do With My Guilt? by R.C. Sproul*
  96. What Does It Mean to be Born Again? by R.C. Sproul*
  97. What Is Baptism? by R.C. Sproul*
  98. What Is Faith? by R.C. Sproul*
  99. What Is the Church? by R.C. Sproul*
  100. What Is the Lord’s Supper? by R.C. Sproul*
  101. What Is the Trinity? by R.C. Sproul*
  102. What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace? by Richard Phillips*
  103. Who Is Jesus? by R.C. Sproul*
  104. Who Is the Holy Spirit? by R.C. Sproul*
  105. Will the Real Christianity Please Stand Up by Donald James Parker*

Missions Books I Want To Read

There are a lot more missions books out there (!) -and this list will continue to grow as I learn and research this topic.

  1. And Bees Make Honey – anthology compiled by Jill and Roger Dyer*
  2. Anthropological Insights for Missionaries by Paul Hiebert*
  3. Ask a Missionary by John McVay*
  4. A Biblical Theology of Missions by George Peters*
  5. Communication Theory for Christian Witness by Charles Kraft*
  6. A Concise History of the Christian World Mission by Herbert Kane
  7. Daktar by Viggo Olsen*
  8. Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper
  9. Finish the Mission by John Piper and David Mathis*
  10. Foreign to Familiar by Sarah Lanier*
  11. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya by Ruth Tucker*
  12. Gospel Church and Kingdom: Comparative Studies in World Mission Theology by James Scherer*
  13. History of the World Christian Movement, Vol. I: Earliest Christianity to 1453 by Dale Irvin
  14. History of the World Christian Movement, Vol. II: Modern Christianity from 1454-1800 by Dale Irvin
  15. If God Should Choose by Kristen Stagg*
  16. A Guide to Cross-Cultural Living by Steven Caliguiri*
  17. A History of Christian Missions by Stephen Neill
  18. In the Presence of My Enemies by Gracia Burnham*
  19. Let the Nations Be Glad by John Piper*
  20. A Mind for Missions by Paul Borthwick
  21. Ministering Cross-Culturally by Sherwood Lingenfelter*
  22. Missiology: An Introduction by Justice Anderson
  23. Missionary Administration in the Local Church by Reginald Matthews*
  24. Missions in the Third Millenium by Stan Guthrie
  25. MK2MK compiled by Kristen Stagg*
  26. On Duty in Bangladesh by Jeannie Lockerbie*
  27. The Open Secret: An Introduction to the Theology of Mission by Leslie Newbigin* – Gave Up On
  28. Paradigms in Conflict by David Hesselgrave
  29. Penetrating Missions’ Final Frontier by T. Mamamori*
  30. Perspectives on the World Christian Movement*
  31. The Quest: Changing a Church’s Culture from Missions-Minded to Missions-Active by David Herndon*
  32. The Reentry Team by Neal Pirolo*
  33. Reformation in Foreign Missions by Bob Finley*
  34. Revolution in World Missions by KP Yohannen*
  35. Run with the Vision by Bob Sjogren*
  36. Strangers at Home by Carolyn Smith*
  37. Through Open Doors by Mildred Morehouse*
  38. Toward a Theology of Missions by M. Thomas Starkes*
  39. Unto Death: Martyrdom, Missions and the Maturity of the Church by Dalton Thomas*

Read before – re-read
Children of the Call by Charlene Gray*
Cross-Cultural Re-Entry by Clyde Austin*
Letters Never Sent by Ruth Van Reken*
Notes from a Traveling Childhood by Karen McCluskey*
Scamps, Scholars and Saints – anthology by MKs*
Serving as Senders by Neal Pirolo*
Third Culture Kids by David Pollock*

* – means I own it

Operation Deepen Faith – 2014

Becky hosts this challenge every year and it’s a great way to commit to reading and studying the Bible.

I have failed in the past trying to do some of these so am keeping it simple this year with the ones that I’m already doing regularly.

I. Wonderful Words of Life. Goal: Read the Bible using a Bible Plan. 
VI. Christian Nonfiction. Don’t be afraid to give it a try. Read some theology. You choose the number of books to aim for. 

I likely will also do
IV.  Meditate or Memorize.
as I’m already working on memorizing Ephesians 1 and plan to go on with the rest of Ephesians.

For #1 – I will be doing the Bible in 90 Days from February 1 through May 1. Then I plan to use Professor Horner’s reading plan for the remaining 8 months.

For #6 – the books I regularly read fall into this category. I’m not going to set a number, though I’m sure I’ll read at least 40 or so. Some of the potential books include:
A Biblical Theology of Missions

Learn to Study the Bible (40 Bible Study Methods)

Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know