So, who wants to join me in reading through Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion over the course of 2013?
I often read snippets of this work quoted here and there, but I have never actually read it from cover to cover. My friend Lynne read the 2-volume set years ago and often mentions the value of having done so. I personally have been too intimidated by the size…and unsure whether I would be disciplined enough to finish the task…so I have simply neglected to even try.
Well, last month I somehow came across a blog called Stir Up…the author was challenging people to join him in reading the Institutes throughout 2013. Though I haven’t seen it yet, he is going to create a site on facebook for readers to interact with each other. The Gospel Coalition had posted a daily-reading schedule and had calculated that it would only take about 15 minutes a day (minus weekends and some other holidays) to complete the books in a year.
I ordered the version that the blog author is using and am now declaring my intentions: Jim and I will together work through this book throughout 2013.
And so I again ask who might join me? We can hold each other accountable!