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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #560 on: Thu Apr 18, 2013 - 22:09:56 »
My daily studies currently are:

-My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers
-The Resolution for Men by Stephen and Alex Kendrick
-The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

High recommends for all three.

My leisure time (of which there's precious little) currently has me reading The Dark Legacy of Shannara: Bloodfire Quest by Terry Brooks, the second title in the Dark Legacy of Shannar trilogy.

Also a high recommend, but I'm also a huge Brooks fan.  If you enjoy fantasy, give him a shot. 

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #561 on: Fri May 17, 2013 - 07:30:25 »
I'm new here in this community, and I definitely love books. :)

So anyway, the book I am currently reading right now is D'Souza's What's So Great About Christianity. Pretty cool book, and it answers the arguments made by the New Atheists. ;)

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #562 on: Tue May 21, 2013 - 22:50:50 »
Few Weeks back I read the book named  "In HIS Steps" by Charles Sheldon.
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #563 on: Mon Jun 10, 2013 - 05:44:26 »
I just finished this book which is the current  "special offer" at the top of the page.

It was a pretty gutsy angel/vampire adventure; especially for the christian market.



Since the story was NOT FINISHED, we will have to wait for the next book to resolve the story.

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« Reply #565 on: Mon Jun 10, 2013 - 09:44:05 »
Orthodox Prayer Life, by Matthew the Poor.
Gregory Palamas, Excerpts from the Triads, in Classics of Western Spirituality Series
The Life of Moses, Gregory of Nyssa in Classics of Western Spirituality Series

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #566 on: Sun Jul 14, 2013 - 20:00:24 »
I just finished "Killing Kennedy" by Bill O'Reilly. It was spell binding. I couldn't put it down until I finished it. Awesome book. I boght it this past week in a hippy bookstore in liberal Santa Fe, NM. The lady at the counter said it was a good book even though Bill O'Reilly was a controversial figure. I'm sure my Midland, Texas Republican raised eyebrow probably gave me away. She was right! Very good book.
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« Reply #567 on: Wed Oct 30, 2013 - 23:30:02 »
Christian Spirituality, Cunningham and Egan.
Christian Spirituality, Healy.
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #568 on: Tue Nov 05, 2013 - 00:13:27 »
World War Z.  And I recommend it.  The whole political satire of the book is lost in the movie.  Actually, almost everything is lost in the transition from being a series of short stories to being a major motion picture.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #569 on: Sat Dec 07, 2013 - 12:35:07 »
When I'm not into the Bible, I love a lot of different things.  Right now it's one of the Dick Francis mysteries:  "Hot Money."  I like his stuff because it is mostly minus gore and sex and into the mystery solving instead.  I love good, clean mysteries where the author drops hints through the book and then surprises you with the ending anyway.

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« Reply #570 on: Sun Dec 08, 2013 - 21:55:28 »
Scripture and the Authority of God by N.T. Wright. Kind of humbling when I realize how many of the mistakes and misreadings he mentions I have made.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #571 on: Sun Dec 08, 2013 - 21:59:08 »
I didn't finish it. I may go back and do so later.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #572 on: Fri Jan 31, 2014 - 09:36:21 »
I am reading the King James Bible and I am finishing up Psalms.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #573 on: Sat Feb 01, 2014 - 10:19:51 »
I didn't finish it. I may go back and do so later.

fwiw, this post should have included a quote referring to a book about CS Lewis that was mentioned earlier. I did finish the NT Wright book.

I'm currently starting Greg Boyd's God of the Possible.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #574 on: Wed Feb 19, 2014 - 13:33:41 »
Right now our home group bible study is in Hebrews so I am re-reading  Dr. Stuart Sacks commentary "Hebrews through a Hebrew's Eyes."



http://www.amazon.com/Hebrews-Through-Eyes-Midst-Hopeless/dp/1880226618

I am amazed at his insights.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #575 on: Wed Mar 12, 2014 - 15:23:11 »
The Chosen One by Anderson Michaels.
It's a sci-fi/fantasy retelling of the book of Exodus

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #576 on: Fri Mar 14, 2014 - 22:07:13 »
Heaven is for real by Todd Burpo. I thought this book was great! My kids are going to read it as well.

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« Reply #577 on: Sun Apr 27, 2014 - 21:08:29 »
Pastrix, by Bolz-Weber. If you are easily offended by profanity, homophiles, women pastors, tattooed women, discussions of drugs, booze, and sex, Lutherans, or repeated negative comments about Churches of Christ, you probably should either not read it or have a glass of whiskey as you do.


Unless you're a violent drunk, then skip the whiskey.
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #578 on: Tue May 13, 2014 - 07:33:22 »
The Jewish Gospels - By Daniel Boyarin.

This is an absolutely amazing book by an Orthodox Jew (professor of Jewish studies at UC Berkley).
This should be required reading for every pastor.


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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #579 on: Tue May 13, 2014 - 13:48:19 »
Pastrix, by Bolz-Weber. If you are easily offended by profanity, homophiles, women pastors, tattooed women, discussions of drugs, booze, and sex, Lutherans, or repeated negative comments about Churches of Christ, you probably should either not read it or have a glass of whiskey as you do.


Unless you're a violent drunk, then skip the whiskey.

I like that. :)

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #580 on: Tue May 13, 2014 - 13:49:12 »
The Jewish Gospels - By Daniel Boyarin.

This is an absolutely amazing book by an Orthodox Jew (professor of Jewish studies at UC Berkley).
This should be required reading for every pastor.




But if the pope decided that every pastor must read it, would you then agree with him?

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #581 on: Thu May 15, 2014 - 09:48:33 »
But if the pope decided that every pastor must read it, would you then agree with him?

Definately I would agree with him.

BTW - the current pope was visiting with a group of Messianic Jews (our people) in Buenos Aires when he got the call to go to the papal selection conclave.

I do not know if the TJCII guys have met with him yet but I expect a good degree of him cooperating with us given his past good relationships with Messianics.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #582 on: Thu May 15, 2014 - 11:20:21 »
I have a Kindle, so I am in the midst of reading a few books.



Morals on the Book of Job

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Gregory the Great was pope from 590-604 and left behind a substantial literary heritage. His most ambitious work and one of the most popular works of scriptural exegesis in the middle ages was the Moralia in Iob, commenting the book of Job in 35 books running to over half a million words.

Saint Gregory's Commentary on Job was written between 578 and 595, begun when Gregory was at the court of Tiberius II at Constantinople, but finished only after he had already been in Rome for several years.




The History of Heresies and Their Refutation or The Triumph of the Church

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My object in writing this work is to prove that the Roman Catholic Church is the only true one among so many other Churches, and to show how carefully the Almighty guarded her, and brought her victoriously through all the persecutions of her enemies I think the History of Heresies is a most useful study, for it shows the truth of our Faith more pure and resplendent, by showing how it has never changed; and if, at all times, this is useful, it must be particularly so at present, when the most holy maxims and the principal dogmas of Religion are put in doubt : it shows, besides, the care God always took to sustain the Church in the midst of the tempests which were unceasingly raised against it, and the admirable manner in which all the enemies who attacked it were confounded. The History of Heresies is also useful to preserve in us the spirit of humility and subjection to the Church, and to make us grateful to God for giving us the grace of being born in Christian countries; and it shows how the most learned men have fallen into the most grievous errors, by not subjecting themselves to the Church’s teaching. I will now state my reasons for writing this Work; some may think this labour of mine superfluous, especially as so many learned authors have written expressly and extensively the history of various heresies, as Tertullian, St. Iræneus, St. Epiphanius, St. Augustine, St. Vincent of Lerins, Socrates, Sozymen, St. Philastrius, Theodoret, Nicephorus, and many others, both in ancient and modern times. This, however, is the very reason which prompted me to write this Work; for as so many authors have written, and so extensively, and as it is impossible for many persons either to procure so many and such expensive works, or to find time to read them, if they had them, I, therefore, judged it better to collect in a small compass the commencement and the progress of all heresies, so that in a little time, and at little expense, any one may have a sufficient knowledge of the heresies and schisms which infected the Church. I have said in a small compass, but still, not with such brevity as some others have done, who barely give an outline of the facts, and leave the reader dissatisfied, and ignorant of many of the most important circumstances. I, therefore, have studied brevity; but I wish, at the same time, that my readers may be fully informed of every notable fact connected with the rise and progress of, at all events, the principal heresies that disturbed the Church.




Parenting with Grace: The Catholic Parents' Guide to Raising almost Perfect Kids

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Family therapist and parent Gregory Popcak and his wife, Lisa, are back with their second edition of Parenting with Grace: The Catholic Parents' Guide to Raising almost Perfect Kids. This latest updated version continues to guide parents through each stage of child development, from infancy through adolescence, offering additional age-specific advice on "parenting with grace."

Practical, faithful, and humorous, Parenting with Grace will help you discover:

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  • How to C.A.R.E. enough to parent your very best
  • Practical, faith-filled solutions to common problems of every childhood stage -- sleep problems, tantrums, faith issues, childhood fears, dating, dealing with technology and media, and much, much more!

"This book's uniquely Catholic approach to parenting combines vigorous relational advice with careful theology and plenty of good humor." -- Publishers Weekly

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #583 on: Thu May 15, 2014 - 11:26:46 »
But if the pope decided that every pastor must read it, would you then agree with him?

Definately I would agree with him.

BTW - the current pope was visiting with a group of Messianic Jews (our people) in Buenos Aires when he got the call to go to the papal selection conclave.

I do not know if the TJCII guys have met with him yet but I expect a good degree of him cooperating with us given his past good relationships with Messianics.

I would agree with him, too. Thus far I agree with everything Pope Francis is doing and saying. I can't say that about any other pope.

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« Reply #584 on: Thu May 15, 2014 - 23:48:29 »
In the Image and Likeness of God, Lossky

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #585 on: Tue May 20, 2014 - 20:25:13 »
I just downloaded this book, I've only looked through the introduction and first chapter so far:

corporate logos: consumerism and growth of apostasy


 www.smashwords.com/books/view/436934

the first two chapters are free samples, the whole book is alright, but the material could have been presented better
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #586 on: Wed May 21, 2014 - 04:59:42 »
The Light of the World by Phillips Brooks. Written in 1891.

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« Reply #587 on: Sun Jun 15, 2014 - 21:24:57 »
Memoirs of Alexander Campbell by Robert Richardson. As I'm reading I realize that I've read this before, maybe 30 plus years ago.

Selling Water by the River by Shane Hipps.

The first book is a wee bit older than the second.


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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #589 on: Sat Jun 21, 2014 - 13:35:02 »
The Harbinger

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #590 on: Thu Jul 03, 2014 - 06:49:55 »
The Harbinger

Had a hard time with that book - not the content but the style of writing. IMO he made a big mistake by telling the message in a story format.

I much prefered his address a few years ago to the MJAA conference where he gave the whole message in consice form.

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« Reply #591 on: Thu Jul 03, 2014 - 23:46:26 »
I just downloaded this book, I've only looked through the introduction and first chapter so far:

corporate logos: consumerism and growth of apostasy


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so far, looks interesting, i'll come back and add a review when I've read the whole book

I've read 'Link Deleted' several times. It gets better with every reading. I thought 'Link Removed' was better, though.

Otherwise, I think occasional apostasy is good for the soul. We all have some beliefs that need to be rejected.
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #592 on: Fri Jul 04, 2014 - 06:13:32 »
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan books. They are ten times better than the movies made from a couple of them. LOL


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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #593 on: Fri Jul 04, 2014 - 08:16:26 »
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan books. They are ten times better than the movies made from a couple of them. LOL
I didn't realize how YOUNG Jack Ryan was supposed to be until I read the books!  I just kept imagining someone who looked like a cross between Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford!  rofl

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #594 on: Sat Jul 05, 2014 - 01:23:56 »
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan books. They are ten times better than the movies made from a couple of them. LOL
I didn't realize how YOUNG Jack Ryan was supposed to be until I read the books!  I just kept imagining someone who looked like a cross between Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford!  rofl

I did not like the movie with Ford. Not sure who should play Jack but I am convinced it should not be Harrison Ford. Jack is more of an -every day- kind of guy the way I see him in my mind. He doesn't strike me as being big and good looking.

 

     
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