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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #70 on: Mon Feb 12, 2007 - 17:46:24 »
Interesting reading, HR.
I'm finding Ratzinger reads pretty well. His Intro to Christianity is based on the Apostles' Creed and the Tolerance book is a review of how Christianity exists in a pluralistic world. Since he used to be the keeper of the faith, I thought they might be interesting reading.

Descartes is a re-read from college, so many moons ago.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #71 on: Mon Feb 12, 2007 - 17:55:59 »
I read Descartes in college, as well. I was thinking about getting something that Ratzinger wrote a while back, myself. Which one of his books would you recommend the most?

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« Reply #72 on: Mon Feb 12, 2007 - 18:00:52 »
I read Descartes in college, as well. I was thinking about getting something that Ratzinger wrote a while back, myself. Which one of his books would you recommend the most?
I've started reading them both (I tend to do that - helps keep me confused). Based on where I'm at, I prefer the Tolerance book since it discusses the place and interaction of Christianity with other beliefs.

These are the first two Ratzinger books I've read; he's written quite a few.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #73 on: Mon Feb 12, 2007 - 18:04:00 »
Thanks. The "Tolerance" one sounds interesting enough, and probably more in line with what I would want to read from him. I've got a few more on my upcoming list, but now that you've brought him and his writings back to my mind, I may add that one to it.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #74 on: Mon Feb 12, 2007 - 23:04:54 »
The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormy Omartian for a class I'm teaching.

Leviticus for Sunday school.

Lord I Want to be Whole also by Omartian to see if it's appropriate to give a friend who is having a hard time dealing with abuse in her past.

For bedtime reading I'll probably start an Agatha Christie novel tonight.  Not sure which though.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #75 on: Mon Feb 12, 2007 - 23:06:25 »
Leviticus for Sunday school.

That one's always a fun read!

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #76 on: Mon Feb 12, 2007 - 23:22:42 »
The teacher is actually doing a very good job of tying it into NT practices & meanings.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #77 on: Tue Feb 13, 2007 - 00:05:27 »
I suspect he's spending a lot of time in Hebrews, as well...?

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« Reply #78 on: Tue Feb 13, 2007 - 02:37:53 »
I've dived back into Ellis' "His Excellency" again.  It's a good book, but I don't have time to read anything that's not for class.  And I have a research draft due Wednesday and a lesson plan on Renaissance poetry due Thursday (been reading a lot of pastorals, but I might try to stretch it out and include some John Donne).

Hmmm...in the Ellis book, the war is ended, and Washington has entered his pastoral stage...settling in his own Arcadia, perhaps.... ::pondering::

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« Reply #79 on: Sat Feb 17, 2007 - 15:23:11 »
I suspect he's spending a lot of time in Hebrews, as well...?

Bingo!

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #80 on: Sat Feb 17, 2007 - 16:00:00 »
Planning on starting "Humility" by Andrew Murray tonight...

Finished "Humility"... A truly awesome book, and one that I plan on re-reading again, soon.

Right now? Just started, "The Fullness of the Spirit", by the same author, Andrew Murray.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #81 on: Sat Feb 17, 2007 - 17:33:21 »
The Unchurched Next Door by Rainer

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #82 on: Sun Feb 18, 2007 - 23:13:31 »
Just finished White Chocolate Moments by Lori Wick. I'm starting James McDonald's Gripped by the Greatness of God this evening.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #83 on: Mon Feb 19, 2007 - 14:09:00 »
I'm starting James McDonald's Gripped by the Greatness of God this evening.

Sounds "gripping"...  ::reading::

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #84 on: Mon Feb 19, 2007 - 16:49:42 »
The Awesome Power Of Healing Prayer, by Mahesh Chavda.
An Awesome Read.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #85 on: Wed Feb 21, 2007 - 21:07:53 »
The Awesome Power Of Healing Prayer, by Mahesh Chavda.
An Awesome Read.

Getting ready to read these books next....
not sure which one will be first.

The Hidden Power Of Prayer And Fasting,  Mahesh Chavda

You Are A miracle Waiting To Happen,  ken Houts

And may Re-Read this one...........
When Heaven Invades Earth,  Bill Johnson.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #86 on: Wed Feb 21, 2007 - 21:10:09 »
Act III of Macbeth.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #87 on: Wed Feb 21, 2007 - 21:13:07 »
Marc saying he is reading Act III of MacBeth.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #88 on: Thu Feb 22, 2007 - 14:14:15 »
Still working on Gripped. I also just finished C. S. Lewis' The Great Divorce. It has nothing to do with divorce.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #89 on: Thu Feb 22, 2007 - 17:06:33 »
I'm reading How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth and Contagious Joy.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #90 on: Fri Feb 23, 2007 - 11:20:13 »
Gary saying "Marc saying he is reading Act III of Macbeth."

OK, this is getting old.

But it does add to the post totals.

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« Reply #91 on: Fri Feb 23, 2007 - 13:50:07 »
Act IV of Macbeth.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #92 on: Fri Feb 23, 2007 - 15:45:46 »
I also just finished C. S. Lewis' The Great Divorce. It has nothing to do with divorce.

I read it several years ago. It is an interesting read, to say the least (spolier withheld).

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #93 on: Sun Apr 01, 2007 - 00:39:22 »
Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
The Missional Church by Darrel Guder
No More Christian Nice Guy by Paul Coughlin
Purpose Driven Youth Ministry by Doug Fields

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #94 on: Sun Apr 01, 2007 - 07:44:57 »
I just got done with Rabbi Jesus by Bruce Chilton

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #95 on: Tue Apr 03, 2007 - 11:56:59 »
now

Simply Christian - N.T. Wright

A Long Way Gone - Ishmael Beah

Nonviolence: 25 Lessons from the History of a Dangerous Idea - Mark Kurlansky


soon

Letters from a Skeptic - Gregory Boyd

Rich Christians in an age of hunger - Ronald J. Sider

Cinderella: A Season inside the Rise of Mid-Major College Basketball - Michael Litos

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #96 on: Tue Apr 03, 2007 - 16:52:35 »
Simply Christiasn is good. Right now I'm reading Hank Hanegraaf's Thwe Apocalypse Code, which is a critique of the end-times and Christian Zionist theology of LaHaye and Jenkins, Lindsay, Hagee and Van Impe. IMHO this is Hank's best. His main thesis is that Revelation and other bibilical apocalyptic literature should be interpreted in light of the rest of the Bible. He maintains that Revelation was written during the Neronian persecutions before the Temple was destroyed by Vespasan; thus the thrust of the book is to enourae Christians about to face persecutions by Nero. Had it been written in AD 95 as LaHaye insists, John surely would've referenced the most traumatic event in Jewish national history, not to mention an event Jesus himself prophesied.

Hanegraaf does a great job of exposing the bizarre, heretical theology behind Christian Zionism. He quotes John Hagee as saying that rather than the Jews reject Jesus, Jesus rejected the Jews, coming only to the Gentiles:

"If Jesus refused by his words or actions to claim to be the Messiah to the Jews, then how can the Jews be blamed  for rejecting what was never offered?" Indeed, according to Hagee, "the [Jewish] people wanted him [Jesus] to be their Messiah, but he absolutely refused . . . The Jews were not rejecting Jesus as Messiah, it was Jesus who  was refusing to be the Messiah to the Jews!"

Pax.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #97 on: Thu Apr 05, 2007 - 11:56:33 »
Ishmael Beah's book is very good thus far.

Curious - has anyone read David Cortright's book Gandhi And Beyond: Nonviolence for an Age of Terrorism?  I ran across it on amazon today and it looked promising, but I was wondering if anyone else had read it?

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« Reply #98 on: Mon Apr 09, 2007 - 15:57:06 »
"Tempting Faith" by David Kuo.

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« Reply #99 on: Mon Apr 09, 2007 - 22:31:02 »
Seeking God, Esther de Waal. A book on the Order of St. Benedict
Companions of Christ, Margaret Silf. A book on Ignatian spirituality

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #100 on: Mon Apr 09, 2007 - 23:25:19 »
Gary saying "Marc saying he is reading Act III of Macbeth."

OK, this is getting old.

But it does add to the post totals.

Now I get it ::doh::

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #101 on: Mon Apr 09, 2007 - 23:30:08 »
Has anyone read Facing Your Giants?
I was going to buy it for a friend, but didn't.
I've only heard one person say they were reading it, but can't remember who it was to ask them about it.

I'm sick. I just finished reading the directions for Imodium AD!!

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #102 on: Tue Apr 10, 2007 - 09:20:24 »
marc, I read Kuo's book a couple of months ago.  I really enjoyed it.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #103 on: Tue Apr 10, 2007 - 10:17:20 »
Under the Black Flag, the history of pirates

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #104 on: Tue Apr 10, 2007 - 11:47:39 »
Under the Black Flag, the history of pirates


Now that sounds interesting...

I've reading - no, I'm studying Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson. It's THE book for wannabe photographers.

 

     
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