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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #455 on: Wed Dec 30, 2009 - 12:36:52 »
"Death On A Friday Afternoon" by Richard John Neuhaus

"Power From On High" by Jack Cottrell

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #456 on: Wed Dec 30, 2009 - 15:59:55 »
the purpose driven life by rick warren
very good book for helping you figure what your going to do with your life
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #457 on: Wed Dec 30, 2009 - 19:38:55 »
Ted Deckker's Circle trilogy (even though its now 4 books).

Got a sony reader for Christmas.  Yea!!!

I got a Kindle for Christmas, and am enjoying learning to use it. How do you like the Sony?


I really like it.  I was not sure I would at first as I was used to "real" books, but the change was easy.


Downside is it's hard to cheat and look ahead in the book.  And I really wished each reader would support the other's formats.  There are many books at Amazon I'd love to get, but can't because they are Kindle.  It'd be the same thing if I had a Kindle - I wouldn't be able to read the sony books.
Amazon has a better selection of books.

I buy a lot of books from Amazon each year, so the kindle makes sense for me. I wonder if both platforms will survive?

I like "real books" so I'm not ready to make a complete transition, but a digital reader that is lightweight, thin, and holds thousands of books is great for travelling.

I agree that it was easy to transition to reading on the kindle. It reads just like a book, not like reading on a computer monitor -- amazing display.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #458 on: Thu Dec 31, 2009 - 02:38:04 »
just finished an autobiography by Harmony Dust.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #459 on: Fri Jan 01, 2010 - 13:00:56 »
Hebrews: Ancient Encouragement for Believers Today, by Edward Fudge

A very readable and accessible commentary. Would be a good starting point for a group study of the book of Hebrews.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #460 on: Sat Jan 02, 2010 - 12:08:29 »
Ted Deckker's Circle trilogy (even though its now 4 books).

Got a sony reader for Christmas.  Yea!!!


I got a Kindle for Christmas, and am enjoying learning to use it. How do you like the Sony?


I really like it.  I was not sure I would at first as I was used to "real" books, but the change was easy.


Downside is it's hard to cheat and look ahead in the book.  And I really wished each reader would support the other's formats.  There are many books at Amazon I'd love to get, but can't because they are Kindle.  It'd be the same thing if I had a Kindle - I wouldn't be able to read the sony books.
Amazon has a better selection of books.

I buy a lot of books from Amazon each year, so the kindle makes sense for me. I wonder if both platforms will survive?

I like "real books" so I'm not ready to make a complete transition, but a digital reader that is lightweight, thin, and holds thousands of books is great for travelling.

I agree that it was easy to transition to reading on the kindle. It reads just like a book, not like reading on a computer monitor -- amazing display.


I think both will survive (hopefully with less limitations in the e-books). 

It is aggravating, though.  I was reading a series from an author.  I can find all but two books for my sony reader.  Kindle has those two books available, but are missing two other books (which I can only find at sony).

So I have had my reader for a week, read four novels, and am going to have to actually get a real book (with…what do we call it….paper and ink?  How out date – I’ll end up with a paper cut).
 ::eek::

I really like real books too.  I can easily read fiction on the reader, but when it comes to non-fiction I prefer a real book as I tend to re-read portions as I progress through the book.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #461 on: Sat Jan 02, 2010 - 20:48:23 »
"The Naked Gospel" by Andrew Farley.  Pretty good so far. I'd never heard of it, but leafed through it in Borders and thought I'd give it a chance.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #462 on: Sat Jan 02, 2010 - 20:59:03 »
Now I'm on "Grace, Truth, Freewill" by Robert Picirilli. (And Dekker's Paradise Series).


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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #463 on: Sun Jan 03, 2010 - 15:04:58 »
Ms Britt:

the purpose driven life by rick warren
very good book for helping you figure what your going to do with your life
 ::smile::

I see, but you know I'm not very keen on Rick Warren as a writer; seems to me that he could be more Biblical than he is.

(Happy new year, btw)

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #464 on: Sun Jan 03, 2010 - 15:40:19 »
Ms Britt:

the purpose driven life by rick warren
very good book for helping you figure what your going to do with your life
 ::smile::

I see, but you know I'm not very keen on Rick Warren as a writer; seems to me that he could be more Biblical than he is.

(Happy new year, btw)

   Farouk has already  determined what he wants to do with his life.  He'll spend it annoying other people.

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« Reply #465 on: Sun Jan 03, 2010 - 22:49:38 »
the purpose driven life by rick warren
very good book for helping you figure what your going to do with your life
 ::smile::
here's the answer: live like God.

it really doesn't matter what else you do to pay the bills. ;)

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #466 on: Sun Jan 03, 2010 - 23:45:11 »
Ms yesult:

just finished an autobiography by Harmony Dust.

So what was your impression of the book?

Take care.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #467 on: Mon Jan 04, 2010 - 12:03:49 »



   Farouk you didn't tell us what you are reading.  We're as interested in you as you are in us so tell us.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #468 on: Mon Jan 04, 2010 - 15:12:18 »
Ms Britt:

the purpose driven life by rick warren
very good book for helping you figure what your going to do with your life
 ::smile::

I see, but you know I'm not very keen on Rick Warren as a writer; seems to me that he could be more Biblical than he is.

(Happy new year, btw)

In this book he has a lot of refrences to the bible but instead of putting what book from the bible they are from right with the verse, he puts an index in the back with numbers that tell you what bible verse and what bible version he got it out of.....I find that kind of thing easier to read and way more relatable.....He seems to find a way that makes it easy for a younger audience to read.....
different people like different stuff......
but then again this is like one of the first christian books that i have read.....the other one i have read was a 30 page booklet that an adventist store owner was giving away for free....
I found this one at wal-mart.....
 ::noworries::
that store has everything!
 ::smile::

   Farouk has already  determined what he wants to do with his life.  He'll spend it annoying other people.

ROUND 2  !!!!!!!!

Sorry couldnt help but sniker at this one.....
 ::crackup::



here's the answer: live like God.

it really doesn't matter what else you do to pay the bills. ;)

Thanks for that....
it really doesnt matter what small disturbances come up in life.....God is the one we should always keep our eyes on :)
Thanks

 ::amen!::

And God Bless all ya guys



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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #469 on: Mon Jan 04, 2010 - 15:34:03 »
Mark's Gospel is what my wife and I are reading.

So often, better to read God's Word, rather than man's comment on God's Word, which sometimes has agendas.

(You would be surprised the amount of things that well known writers of professedly Christian books don't actually believe.)

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #470 on: Fri Jan 22, 2010 - 00:12:10 »
Greetings,

I know of a good book that I've personally read several times, it's very good for anyone serious about living the Christian life called Even the Demons Believe. I'm not reading it at the moment, but I figured I'd mention it. Fortunately, the book is currently being given away for free. You may want to check it out:

[Edited to remove link per forum rule 3.3]
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #471 on: Wed Jan 27, 2010 - 00:47:22 »
Stopped at Barnes & Noble tonight, and was excited to find a copy of "Journey To Hell" by John Bunyan. I've never actually seen a copy of it, and was very surprised to see it there. It's a lot like "Pilgrim's Progress", but instead of following Christian on his way to Heaven, this story follows the life of Mr. Badman, which eventually leads him to Hell... I started reading it in the car, in the parking lot as soon as I left the store...

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #472 on: Wed Feb 03, 2010 - 21:52:15 »
"Christianity's Dangerous Idea" by Alister McGrath

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #473 on: Wed Apr 07, 2010 - 22:10:25 »
The Tree of Life, Models of Christian Prayer, by Steven Chase.

Just finished The Sacrament of the Present Moment, by Caussade

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #474 on: Mon May 03, 2010 - 10:06:00 »
I've just finnished 'The Cruellest Mile' about a diptheria outbreak in Alaska - was really good. Also 'Too Good' a tennis autobiography.
Am currently on 'Ship Of Gold In The Deep Blue Sea' about a successful treasure hunt for a ship that went down in the california gold rush. Only just started but the stuff on the gold rush was quite interesting. I didn't know much about it. (still don't really)

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« Reply #475 on: Wed May 12, 2010 - 02:06:54 »
Scripture and Discernment in the Church, by Luke T Johnson
Waiting for God, by Simone Weil

Finished two or three weeks ago: In Constant Prayer, by Robert Benson

Small group will be using Mudhouse Sabbath, by Winner

The take from Pepperdine:

Emerging Elders, by Ron Clark
Participating in God's Life, by Allen and Swick
Acts, by Stott
A Sacred Sorrow, by Card
Life's Too Short, by Diggs
The Wounded Healer, by Nouwen
A Gathered People, by Hicks, et. al.
Meditation without Myth, by Helminiak
From Eternity to Here, by Viola
A Deeper Faith, by Golliher
Ancient Christian Devotional, by Oden and Crosby
Prayer, by Theresa of Avila

From the Orange Conference:
Primal, by Batterson
Parenting Beyond Your Capacity, by Joiner and Nieuwhof
Think Orange, by Joiner
The Orange Leader Handbook, by Joiner

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #476 on: Sun May 16, 2010 - 21:04:00 »
 ::alien:: I'm not sure what the Orange Conference was, but I can't imagine my Irish-Catholic great-grandfather would have been happy with it.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #477 on: Fri May 28, 2010 - 22:15:25 »
i picked up N.T. Wright's "After You Believe" today. Getting my summer reading in order.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #478 on: Fri May 28, 2010 - 22:28:41 »



   Webster's New World College Dictionary.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #479 on: Mon May 31, 2010 - 20:47:31 »
Everything by Joel S. Goldstein
and John Randolph Price
The Holographic Mind -Stanislav Grof, MD
The Art of Dying -Fenwick
Tomorrow's God - ND Walsch
John G. Lake on Healing
Re-reading Eckhart Tolle, but it's better listening on Youtube.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #480 on: Mon May 31, 2010 - 22:05:49 »



   Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

   Living,Loving and Learning by Leo Buscaglia

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #481 on: Mon May 31, 2010 - 22:18:04 »
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

 Living, Loving and Learning by Leo Buscaglia

Excellent - too bad Leo committed suicide, though.
Should I not have said that?

Ahh, Siddhartha
Here, you'd like this, Walker.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Deq_1lg9Dlo[/youtube]

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #482 on: Mon May 31, 2010 - 22:40:01 »


   Hi there Elaine.  First I wasn't aware that Leo was no longer in this world.
   No Matter the nature of his passing.  His work is not diminished.


   Thank you for the video tape.  I will look for more of his work. I do agree
   That when one suffers enough one can stop and go on to higher spiritual
   enlightenment.  One can reframe ones thoughts .  For example drop a heavy
   weight on ones foot and scream with pain and limp all day OR one can say
   thank you JESUS that it did not hurt more and go on with your day.  One does
   have a choice if one wants to realize it.  I may have over simplified but it works.
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« Reply #483 on: Sun Jun 06, 2010 - 23:20:26 »
::alien:: I'm not sure what the Orange Conference was, but I can't imagine my Irish-Catholic great-grandfather would have been happy with it.
The conference is run by the rethink group, which Reggie Joiner heads up. The main thrust is advocating and supporting churches who want to facilitate faith development in kids by engaging the church and the family as a team in so doing.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #484 on: Sun Jun 20, 2010 - 21:42:06 »
The True Heaven by  Beam and Wilson

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« Reply #485 on: Sat Jun 26, 2010 - 00:32:27 »
I and Thou, by Martin Buber (Kaufmann, Tr.)

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #486 on: Wed Jun 30, 2010 - 06:09:05 »
Decision making and the Will of God...by Garry Friesen

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #487 on: Wed Jun 30, 2010 - 17:35:36 »
The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

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« Reply #488 on: Fri Jul 02, 2010 - 15:02:23 »
Just finished Barbara Brown Taylor's Leaving Church.

Her story of finding church, becoming frustrated by doing church, and finally coming to a broader and deeper faith. Good read with some memorable quotes including this one:

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As my friend Becca once said, "The church answered all my questions while I was growing up, but they also gave me the questions I could ask."

and this one:

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By the time I resigned from Grace-Calvary, I had arrived at an understanding of faith that had far more to do with trust than with certainty.

In some places it becomes apparent that she remains locked in the hierarchical clergy system she seems to kick against, not aware of whole denominations who don't use formal clergy. But that's a minor issue in a very good read.

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« Reply #489 on: Fri Jul 09, 2010 - 01:06:09 »
Another Barbara Brown Taylor book: An Altar in the World.

Good stuff.

 

     
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