It has been exactly one year since I made my first post entitled Who Am I? It served as a sort of introduction to both me and my intentions for the blog, though I had no idea it would become so important to me! I originally started this blog to share my experiences and reflections and maybe occasionally post about books. Solas and Struggles quickly became the reverse, with a heavy focus on books and reviews with the occasional article.
This blog has provided me with some awesome opportunities, between hosting guest posts and reviews from some of my favourite podcasters (No Creed but Christ?, Christ’s Call to Reform the Church) to receiving a boatload of Bibles and books for free that I would not have been able to read otherwise. It has absolutely been a blessing!
I love being able to share my thoughts about the books I read with all of you, but I’ve personally benefited immensely from all of this reading. For example None Greater by Matthew Barrett is a book whose praises I will sing for quite some time. While familiar with the concepts before reading it, the book just really cemented what I believe and inspired an even greater desire to study theology proper.
The first book review I wrote was for Tactics by Gregory Koukl. This wasn’t a book I received for review, but I really enjoyed it and wanted to share my thoughts on it. Since then, I’ve attempted to improve my reviews. It’s sort of strange to be able to look back over the year and see my opinions of things I only vaguely remember reading now.
This upcoming year, it’s my goal to provide more content for this site beyond reviews. To provide more articles, guest posts, and perhaps even an interview or two. I would love to be able to provide edifying original content that benefits my readers more than just directing them towards book recommendations.
With that being said, thanks for taking the time to read this little post! I always welcome feedback, so if there is something you would like to see on Solas and Struggles this year or something you would like to say, feel free to let me know in the comments or shoot me an email through my contact page.