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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #280 on: Wed Mar 19, 2008 - 14:22:30 »
If anyone here has read David Kuo's "Tempting Faith" (and I have a feeling it isn't one of the favorites of many posters), Kuo describes Ashcroft as a humble, genuine man of faith.  He comes across very well in the book.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #281 on: Wed Mar 19, 2008 - 21:08:32 »
If anyone here has read David Kuo's "Tempting Faith" (and I have a feeling it isn't one of the favorites of many posters), Kuo describes Ashcroft as a humble, genuine man of faith.  He comes across very well in the book.

I collect political and military books...so thanks for that lead.  After reading your post...I just bought it on Amazon (used) for $1.01!  How's that for a great deal!  ::smile::

I don't always buy books because I agree with them.  I just like reading everyone's point of view all the way around a story or issue.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #282 on: Thu Mar 20, 2008 - 17:28:30 »
Believe it or not... I read a book last week!   "Navigating Change" by Lynn Anderson. 

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« Reply #283 on: Thu Mar 20, 2008 - 17:38:22 »
I have been trying to get through a very good book by Gerald Hawthorne - "The Presence and the Power: The Significance of the Holy Spirit in the Life and Ministry of Jesus." The first chapter was awesome, and now I'm a few pages into the second chapter. Anyway, it's been good so far.

Also, I just bought a new book and it's "Rick Warren's Bible Study Methods." I was told by a man at church that it was well worth reading, so I'm giving it a try soon.


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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #284 on: Thu Mar 20, 2008 - 23:18:54 »
Right now?...

The Mark of The Christian, by Francis A. Schaeffer.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #285 on: Fri Mar 21, 2008 - 12:32:04 »
I am now reading a book called something like "If you want to walk on water, you have to get out of the boat" by .... I think his last name starts with an O and is kind of long?  But I am reading!

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #286 on: Fri Mar 21, 2008 - 15:37:22 »
I'm reading "A Grief Observed" by C.S. Lewis. It's about his feelings of loss over his wife's death. I very insightful read.

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« Reply #287 on: Mon Mar 24, 2008 - 16:13:05 »
"Surprised by Hope" by N.T. Wright.  I've been wanting to read this for a few weeks (I've read quite a book in the store), but was waiting for a price reduction, since it's hardback and I'm still working part-time.   I got a 20% off coupon. 

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« Reply #288 on: Tue Mar 25, 2008 - 12:43:10 »
Good grief.  I have now read 2 books and on a third!   Effective Leadership, by father and son Blackaby (I never can remember the details here at work)

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #289 on: Tue Mar 25, 2008 - 21:06:25 »
I am now reading a book called something like "If you want to walk on water, you have to get out of the boat" by .... I think his last name starts with an O and is kind of long?  But I am reading!

John Orterberg. If you like it you need to read "Everyone's Normal Until You Get To Know Them."  I think it's his best work to date.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #290 on: Sun Mar 30, 2008 - 17:04:22 »
Tonight I'm starting: The Apostolic Fathers, by Michael W. Holmes


I have taken a pause from The Apostolic Fathers to read Humility & Absolute Surrender, by Andrew Murray.

I read an updated version of Andrew Murray's Absolute Surrender from 'todays readers' awhile ago, but I was interested to see how the original book was written since it was very insightful. I'm am sure I will find these are just as filled with wisdom. Humility is a virtue I need to focus on in my life.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #291 on: Sun Mar 30, 2008 - 17:08:30 »
The Measure of a Man by Gene Getz.

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« Reply #293 on: Mon Mar 31, 2008 - 20:07:47 »
Men to Match My Mountains  - Irving Stone

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #294 on: Mon Mar 31, 2008 - 21:27:53 »
I have just finished Jews in America Today by Lenni Brenner and have begun The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History by Thomas E Woods

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #295 on: Wed Apr 02, 2008 - 21:11:31 »
I've been carrying C.J. Cherryh's Paladin around in my purse for, like, two weeks. 

One upon a time a novel like that would have been a dessert, read in one sitting on a saturday afternoon perhaps.  Now I'm so busy I read in installments.

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« Reply #296 on: Sat Apr 19, 2008 - 18:45:04 »
I was really saddened when I came to the Book Reviews forum only to find at the bottom of the page an ad by Ebay showing the latest offerings for satanic bibles. What's the deal with that? If this is the way that Ebay advertises on Christian web sites then I think it's time I quit using Ebay.

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« Reply #297 on: Sat Apr 19, 2008 - 18:53:00 »
I believe that's already being looked into.  That ad was a bit of a shock to many of us.  I'm fairly sure the ads are automatically triggered by words on the page being advertised on, so likely something there connected to the S.t.n..c thing.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #298 on: Sat Apr 19, 2008 - 22:32:26 »



My cousin recommended that book to me. He said that he wanted me to read it, so that he could get my opinion on it... I looked for it at a few books stores, however, and have yet to come across it.

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« Reply #299 on: Sat Apr 19, 2008 - 22:46:54 »
I was in Books a Million today and they had a huge display of it.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #300 on: Sat Apr 19, 2008 - 23:53:15 »
I am planning on trying Barnes & Noble tomorrow. I'm sure that they have it.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #301 on: Sat Apr 26, 2008 - 23:24:19 »
Like many of you, I usually have several books going at the same time.  One that I'm really enjoying right now is called anonymous by alicia britt chole.  I'm a little over half way through it.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #302 on: Thu May 08, 2008 - 07:31:27 »
The 25th anniversary edition of The Upside-Down Kingdom, by Donald B. Kraybill, Herald Press, 2003

Edit: I have finished reading this book.  It is not one that leaves one feeling comfortable.  I suspect that many if not most readers will disagree with some if not many of the writer's conclusions, however I do recommend it. 

I have posted comments and excerpts on the book in a few places on these forums:

http://www.gracecentered.com/christian_forums/index.php?topic=26174.msg500263#msg500263

http://www.gracecentered.com/christian_forums/index.php?topic=26146.msg499434#msg499434

http://www.gracecentered.com/christian_forums/index.php?topic=26146.msg500317#msg500317
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #303 on: Thu May 15, 2008 - 13:30:09 »
"The Stone-Campbell Movement" by Leroy Garrett
"Simply Christians" by Sam Stone

Yep, I'm into a bit of church history this month.  Both of these books are enjoyable reading.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #304 on: Wed May 28, 2008 - 09:22:35 »
Currently I’m reading “This Present Darkness

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« Reply #305 on: Wed May 28, 2008 - 09:26:14 »
I liked it, but have been here and there on Peretti's other stuff. His writing has some weaknesses; you can see the scaffolding too much.

I've switched gears for the moment and am (finally) reading Michael Lewis' Moneyball. 

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #306 on: Wed May 28, 2008 - 09:33:07 »
I'm into The Lost Women of the Bible, by Carolyn Custis James.

It's excellent so far!

I would recommend this to all of us past and present "women's traditional roles defined in the Bible" types, who grew up thinking we have our place...............but, where exactly is that?  ::pondering::

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« Reply #307 on: Wed May 28, 2008 - 11:18:28 »
Volume 2 of Evangelicalism and The Stone-Campbell Movement (William Baker, editor; ACU Press)

A bit deep for me, but I'm enjoying it.

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« Reply #308 on: Tue Jun 03, 2008 - 17:34:01 »
I'm just about to finish the new Tom Cruse Bio.  I picked it up just hoping to read about his conversion to Scientology but ended up reading the whole thing, it's compelling.

The other day I started Liberal Fascism, it's a big eye opener.

Today I picked up a copy of "The Christian Warfare" by John Downame. 
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According to the author, he aimed to do three things with this book: "to relieve and comfort those who are poor in spirit and humbled in the sight of sin, to lead the Christian in an even course, unto the haven of eternal happiness, and to give solid and substantial consolations, which are firmly grounded upon God's undoubted truth."

J.I. Packer wrote, "Downame stands with Perkins, Greenham, and Richard Rogers as one of the architects of the Puritan theology of godliness."

Joel Beeke wrote, "With the possible exception of Gurnall's 'Christian Armour,' this book is the finest Puritan work on the theme of the Christian warfare. It is also Downame's best work."

As noted by the printer in the 1634 edition, the intent of 'The Christian's Warfare' was to "instruct in military discipline for the better enabling to stand in the day of battle as a valiant soldier."

I love to read the Puritans.

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« Reply #309 on: Mon Jun 09, 2008 - 20:54:33 »
A book about a different kind of warfare.  Evan Thomas' John Paul Jones.

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« Reply #310 on: Tue Jun 10, 2008 - 10:54:03 »
The Walk of the Spirit-The Walk of Power
By Dave Roberson
This is a must for anyone that believes in the gifts you can down load it for free if anyone is interested.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #311 on: Tue Jun 10, 2008 - 12:23:55 »
"I Became a Christian and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt" by Vince Antonucci...

Funny and thought provoking.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #312 on: Tue Jun 10, 2008 - 16:09:20 »
"A Comedian's Guide to Theology" by Thor Ramsey

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« Reply #313 on: Tue Jun 10, 2008 - 20:00:14 »
I would imagine that's much more interesting than "A Theologian's Guide to Comedy."

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #314 on: Wed Jun 11, 2008 - 00:42:26 »
I just finished "The Bait of Satan"  and started "Breaking Intimidation"  Both by John Bevere.

I liked the first one.. I think it speaks truth. Some I didn't want to know...

The second one I haven't formed an opinion on, I just started it last night I'm only on Chapter 4.  I'll have to get back to you.  ::tippinghat::

 

     
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