Each January, goals like healthy living, money management, and community volunteering top people’s resolutions lists. Striving for a more well-rounded life is admirable and even biblical. Deuteronomy commands people to love God with all their heart, soul, and strength. In restating the Greatest Commandment, Jesus says believers are to love God with all their heart, soul, and mind. In other words, God values the whole person and wants every aspect devoted to Himself.
So to help you round out your list, I offer a collection of intellectual resolutions, including reading lists, to get 2014 off to a good start. May God grant you strength and endurance to reach your goals and bring Him glory along the way.
- “10 Influential Theological Books, Part 1 and Part 2” — These 10 books have had an enduring positive influence upon generations of readers—myself included. This list encompasses both centuries-old books and contemporary texts.
- “Are You a Renaissance Christian? 12 Tips for Pursuing Knowledge and Wisdom in Daily Living” — The Renaissance era (beginning in the fourteenth century) was a revival or rebirth of classical learning and culture that took place in certain European cities. The “renaissance Christian” then can be defined as a believer in Christ who pursues knowledge and wisdom as a daily priority in life.
- “IDEAS: 5 Ways to Enhance Brain-Mind Power” — Don’t worry, I didn’t leave healthy living off the list. In fact, taking care of your body is a big part of taking care of your mind.
Happy New Year!