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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #105 on: Wed Apr 11, 2007 - 04:05:26 »
The Hidden Power Of Healing Prayer.  by Mahesh Chavda.

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Strengthen Yourself In The Lord.  by Bill Johnson.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #106 on: Thu Apr 12, 2007 - 10:13:51 »
I have recently finished The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 , by Lawrence Wright.

And I am now reading Right from the Beginning by Patrick J. Buchanan, and Music of the Heart: John and Charles Wesley on Music and Musicians, by Carlton R. Young.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #107 on: Thu Apr 12, 2007 - 10:16:55 »
I just started a biography of Lafayette, but I don't like the writing style (too flowery) and likely won't finish it.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #108 on: Sat Apr 14, 2007 - 14:10:36 »
I gave it up and have started reading Ron Chernow's biography of Alexander Hamilton instead.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #109 on: Sun Apr 15, 2007 - 07:42:34 »
Checklist for Life for Women (the Ultimate Handbook)
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Learning to Love Yourself (Finding your self-worth) by Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #110 on: Mon Apr 16, 2007 - 00:14:03 »
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What are you reading right now?

"Basic Christianity", by John Stott...

A must, must, must read!!!

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #111 on: Tue Apr 17, 2007 - 15:16:16 »
Kalken, I read Under the Black Flag several years ago. It's an excellent book.  The real history of 18th century piracy is a far cry from Pirates of the Caribbean.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #112 on: Tue Apr 17, 2007 - 15:20:06 »
Giovanni Reale, The Concept of First Philosophy and the Unity of Aristotle's Metaphysics
Aristotle, Metaphysics
St. Nicholas Cabasilas, The Life in Christ
Fr. Patrick Reardon (my parish priest), Chronicles of History and Worship (a commentary of 1 and 2 Chronicles)

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #113 on: Tue Apr 17, 2007 - 15:42:33 »
America Alone by Mark Steyn


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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #114 on: Wed Apr 18, 2007 - 10:26:46 »
Fellowship of the Ring by Tolkien

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #115 on: Fri Apr 20, 2007 - 19:56:47 »
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What are you reading right now?

"Basic Christianity", by John Stott...

A must, must, must read!!!

Really?

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #116 on: Fri Apr 20, 2007 - 21:38:36 »
Really.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #117 on: Mon Apr 23, 2007 - 11:53:44 »
eart Shaped Box by Joe Hill (Stephen King's son)
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #118 on: Mon Apr 23, 2007 - 22:12:07 »
(Stephen King's son)

Does he put that somewhere on the cover?

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #119 on: Fri Apr 27, 2007 - 23:59:17 »
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #120 on: Mon Apr 30, 2007 - 10:39:03 »
Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity by John Stossel


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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #121 on: Mon Apr 30, 2007 - 11:04:48 »
That's a great book...but it becomes difficult not to inject it into almost every conversation you have because some of the myths are so pervasive.


(some of them, like the section on DDT and Africa will have you steaming...I read this months ago and still am...just ask minister who had to listen to my soapbox at lunch the other day)

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #122 on: Mon Apr 30, 2007 - 11:06:32 »
I'm reading Made to Stick right now.
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #123 on: Mon Apr 30, 2007 - 11:15:54 »
Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity by John Stossel



Is that a biography of Harry Reid?

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #124 on: Mon Apr 30, 2007 - 11:16:44 »
rofl somebody's on a roll this morning.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #125 on: Mon Apr 30, 2007 - 11:46:01 »
Stossel is one of the few reporters outside of FNC that I can stand to listen to.  I have just started the book over the weekend, but I think it's going to be great.

I was able to get a 2-fer at Books-a-Million on Stossel's book and Bernard Goldberg's Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right .

 

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #126 on: Mon Apr 30, 2007 - 11:48:13 »
Stossel is one of the few reporters outside of FNC that I can stand to listen to.  I have just started the book over the weekend, but I think it's going to be great.

I was able to get a 2-fer at Books-a-Million on Stossel's book and Bernard Goldberg's Crazies to the Left of Me, but  Wimps to the Right .

 

Goldberg's book intrigues me. I have heard him talk about it on several talking head shows and I think he has hit the nail on the head. Crazies to the left didn't surprise me and goes without saying, but the wimps to the right part is stingingly accurate I think.
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #127 on: Mon Apr 30, 2007 - 14:05:57 »
(Stephen King's son)

Does he put that somewhere on the cover?

No.  You wouldn't know it if you didn't know it.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #128 on: Tue May 01, 2007 - 16:58:11 »
The Case for Christ
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #129 on: Tue May 01, 2007 - 17:00:13 »
(Stephen King's son)

Does he put that somewhere on the cover?

No.  You wouldn't know it if you didn't know it.
So it's a sort of gnostic thang?

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #130 on: Thu May 03, 2007 - 09:02:13 »
Ashley Smith with Stacy Mattingly - Unlikely Angel
(The untold story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero)

I just started reading it yesterday, and I'm over half-way through already.  It's hard to put down once you pick it up.   ::reading::

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #131 on: Thu May 03, 2007 - 10:25:15 »
Recently finished
* A Long Way Gone : Memoirs of a Boy Soldier - Ishmael Beah
* Cinderella : A Season inside the Rise of Mid-Major College Basketball - Michael Litos

Currently reading
* Letters from a Skeptic : A Son Wrestles with His Father's Questions about Christianity - Gregory Boyd
* American Fascists : The Christian Right and the War On America - Chris Hedges

Next up
* The Language of God : A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief - Francis Collins
* Nonviolence : 25 Lessons from the History of a Dangerous Idea - Mark Kurlansky


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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #132 on: Fri May 11, 2007 - 07:21:56 »
Made to Stick, I highly recommend it.

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« Reply #133 on: Sat May 12, 2007 - 22:02:25 »
The haul from Pepperdine includes:

Like a Shepherd Lead Us, Fleer and Siburt, eds
Kingdom Come, Hicks and Valentine
A Shepherd's Guide to Counseling Fundamentals, Robinson
Prayer, Barth
The Gift of Being Yourself, Benner
Mandate to Difference, Brueggemann
Divorce and Remarriage, Shelly

Should be done with these within the next two months.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #134 on: Mon May 21, 2007 - 11:12:56 »
Have finished "Seeking God," by Esther de Waal.

Packaged as a discussion/commentary on the Order of St. Benedict, it is a good call and reminder that our lives are intended to be God-on-earth, regardless of where we might find ourselves. Here are a couple interesting observations made in the book:

"Here is an analogy between the daily rising from sleep to hear the words of Scripture and the taking up of the religious life in general as a rising from sleep." (p. 32) The comment is directly related to a life in community, but can easily be expanded as applicable to the Christian life as rising from sleep [of seperation from God].

"If we hear and do nothing more about it, then the sounds have simply fallen on our ears and it is not apparent that we have actually heard them at all." (p. 44)

"The Christian and monastic model for discerning God's will in a given situation is not that of finding the solution of a crossword puzzle...where the answer must be exactly right, fitted to some preconceived plan. A better model is that we are given building blocks and have to see what can be done with them, using in the task all our intelligence, sensitivity, and love." (p. 49)

"So St. Benedict approaches the common life of the community with a benevolent recognition of individual personal need and potential. He hopes that all will be patient of the weaknesses of others, he prefers mercy to justice, he looks for consideration of one another,m and above all he places love before zeal." (p. 117)

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #135 on: Mon May 21, 2007 - 15:40:10 »
A chapter away from finishing "Basic Christianity", by John Stott. Almost through listening to the audio book "Why I Am A Christian", also by John Stott.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #136 on: Mon May 21, 2007 - 21:15:56 »
in my never ending quest for understanding of the grace of god, i have been reading:

the possibilities of grace by asbury lowrey
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the grace of god  by charles caldwell ryrie

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #137 on: Wed May 23, 2007 - 15:04:50 »
If I can put my hands on it, I'm going to pick up the first Harry Potter book again. I want to re-read the series before the last one comes out.

I'm reading/studying For Young Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn for my bible class. Just finished (finally) The Two Towers by Tolkien.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #138 on: Wed May 23, 2007 - 15:46:08 »
If I can put my hands on it, I'm going to pick up the first Harry Potter book again. I want to re-read the series before the last one comes out.

I'm reading/studying For Young Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn for my bible class. Just finished (finally) The Two Towers by Tolkien.

look mandalee could you please explain why potter. i am a newbie, and i'm sure the evils of potter and t.k have been harped on here in the past. i'm not judging you, just wanting to understand the logic behind it. this may not be the place for that discussion though.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #139 on: Wed May 23, 2007 - 15:53:14 »
Rediscovering God in America: Reflections on the Role of Faith in our Nation's History by Newt Gingrich.

My wife and I are planning a Washington DC trip in the Middle of June and Newt's book is a great short course in the not so hidden public displays of religious references at and engraved on our National Monuments, for now anyway until the left gets its way.