Careful planning puts you ahead in the long run; hurry and scurry puts you further behind. (Proverbs 21:5)Make plans. Write them down. Cross some off. Add a few goals you think are too big. Plan out your steps to get each goal accomplished. Tell someone about everything you want to do this year.
A friend and former professor that I am huge fan of, Dr. Craig Keen, posted a response to the challenge below. It was on his facebook, but I don’t think he would mind me posting.
I think I will try to get through these books at some point, all accept the Grapes Of Wrath. I might skip that one.
So Many Books, So Little Time (The Random 15)
Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you’ve read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.
1. Soren Kierkegaard, *Concluding Unscientific Postscript*
2. Soren Kierkegaard, *Works of Love*
3. Karl Barth, *Epistle to the Romans*
4. Rudolf Bultmann, *Faith and Understanding*
5. Sarah Coakley, *Powers and Submissions*
6. Stanley Hauerwas, *After Christendom*
7. Catherine Mowry LaCugna, *God For Us*
8. Fyodor Dostoevsky, *The Brothers Karamazov*
9. Milan Kundera, *The Unbearable Lightness of Being*
10. John Steinbeck, *The Grapes of Wrath*
11. Herman Hesse, *Narcissus and Goldmund*
12. Jurgen Moltmann, *The Crucified God*
13. Wolfhart Pannenberg, *Jesus–God and Man*
14. Jonathan Safran Foer, *Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close*
15. Michael Pollan, *The Omnivore’s Dilemma*