At Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, we believe that the Christian community should be full of thoughtful readers. For this reason, we’ve created a book program called The Current Read that encourages not only our students, but others in the Orlando area, to read a book together, discussing the issues it raises and engaging the topic with the author at a “meet the author” event at the culmination of the program. Each fall, the library staff choose a thought-provoking book for the program and plan events to correspond with the reading.

 2015 Current Read Selection:
Rejoicing in Lament: Wrestling with Incurable Cancer & Life in Christ by
by Dr. J. Todd Billings

This book can be purchased through BrightLight Books on the RTS Orlando campus or on

In Rejoicing in Lament, Dr. Billings shares about his diagnosis of cancer, the theological questions this has raised for him and others, and how he has grown to see his own story in light of the grandeur of God’s story. Billings writes genuinely and honestly about his own life while focusing on the Bible and a need for a theology of genuine lament and genuine rejoicing as we trust in God’s promises.  
Dr. Billings is the Gordon H. Girod Research Professor of Reformed Theology at Western Theological Seminary. He is the author of several other books including Union with Christ and Calvin, Participation, and the Gift. We are honored for the opportunity to read this book together as a community and to welcome him to our campus on November 4-5. Join us in reading, reflecting on, and discussing Rejoicing in Lament throughout the summer and fall.


Author Events TBA

Dr. J. Todd Billings will be with us November 4-5. More details to come. For more information or to RSVP, contact Laura Armstrong, RTSO Senior Library Assistant, at, 407-278-4483.

The Current Read was formerly known as One School • One Book. The name has been changed to better reflect the scope of the program and the desire to see others in the Orlando area join in reading with the RTS community.

2014 Current Read Lecture with Dr. George Marsden

Past Books


To Change the World
James D. Hunter

A Secular Faith
Darryl Hart

Real Sex
Lauren Winner

Eat This Book
Eugene Peterson

The Truth in All Its Glory
William Edgar