Book reviews

We’re going on a God-hunt: Interacting with Way to Water

Here’s another break from my Anabaptist Spiritual Guidance series (which I promise I’ll continue) in order to review a book that has a lot to say to that topic. Callid Keefe-Perry, a talented colleague of mine at Boston University, has written a primer on theopoetics and invited several people to participate in a blog tour of it… Continue reading We’re going on a God-hunt: Interacting with Way to Water

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Jesus is Lord! Therefore…

I have been reading the book Prodigal Christianity written by Geoff Holsclaw and David Fitch, both professors and pastors of Life on the Vine in Chicago. In it, the authors engage with Emergent and Neo-Reformed models and theologies, both affirming and seeking to go beyond or correct them, in favor of a missional model of… Continue reading Jesus is Lord! Therefore…

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August and September Reading List

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (JK Rowling): A very worthy (if a tad bit cheesy) ending. I was having a hard time imagining an ending that would be true to the themes / points she was developing -- but she did it well (in my opinion). Worth reading, lots of action (sometimes too much).… Continue reading August and September Reading List

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June and July Book List

The Last Summer (of You and Me) by Anne Brashares -- a good romantic novel with a nice plot, written by the author of the Traveling Pants books. This one is much more mature than those, but all of her books are good, I think. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (#6) by JK Rowlings… Continue reading June and July Book List

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Harry Potter

I usually am very wary of fad books. In my experience, they almost never are all that they're cracked up to be. Thus, I didn't touch the Harry Potter series until about a year and a half ago, and in fact I tended to poo-poo them. But then I finally caved and read the first… Continue reading Harry Potter

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April and May Reading List

DreamGiver -- written by the same man who wrote Prayer of Jabez (a book I refuse to read). Had I not figured this out after reading half of the book, I likely wouldn't have read it. It's okay -- a kind of cutesy, feel-good theology that tends to be too conservative for my beliefs but… Continue reading April and May Reading List

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February and March Reading List

State of the Union and Democratic Response -- interesting, frustrating, well done in spots, worth reading, especially if you want to feel like an informed citizen and happened to be working on the night when it was delivered. 1984 by George Orwell -- I'm listening to it while I crochet and it very much gives… Continue reading February and March Reading List

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December and January Book List

To Begin at the Beginning: An Introduction to Christianity -- by Martin Copenhaver, wonderful book! There's nothing astoundingly new for someone who has grown up with Christianity, but Copenhaver states things in thought-provoking ways and raises many good topics to ponder. Would be a good book for a committed Sunday school or Bible study. Just… Continue reading December and January Book List

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October and November Book List

I'm finding that I'm going through books too quickly to continue a running book list. I've also decided that I'll clue you in on all the books I've read, even the ones I didn't like... just FYI. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd, wonderful! A quick and good read with many solid literary… Continue reading October and November Book List

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Book List

August and September Book list revised (new ones starred): "A book is a great book when the characters make us care enough about them to let them live, love, and hate on in our head long after their final epitaph on the page." ~Renita Weems *Listening for God: A Minister's Journey Through Darkness and Doubt… Continue reading Book List