Sunday, November 09, 2008

current readings

I recently finished these books:

The Wordy Shipmates--Sarah Vowell
Fear and Trembling--Kierkegaard (well, to be honest, I didn't finish it completely, but I read a large portion of it and my interest was taken by other books so I put this one on hold for a bit)

and I am currently reading the following books:

Works of Love-Kierkegaard
The Greatest Thing In the World-Henry Drummond

I just bought a book the other day called "Desiring God." It's by a preacher named John Piper who heads up a mega church in Minnesota. It was in the "Christian Inspiration" section at Barnes and Noble. I usually steer clear of that section of the store. I am always at odds with those best selling Christian books that talk about finding" comfort" in God, if anyone wishes me to expound on that statement, please let me know. Anyway, John Piper....he's a calvinist, and my curiosity has gotten the best of me. So, those books should explain my subject matter of late, and it will probably continue that way. Nothing else it all too thought consuming for me, nor does anything else seem to important.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Nick Bogardus said...

I just read a great review of The Wordy Shipmates this morning that piqued my interest.

For what it's worth, Piper is incredible - though I may have recommended Dont Waste Your Life first.

If you're unfamiliar with him, I highly recommend you check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukcV-xtU3hc

Pretty counter-cultural for an old guy.

11:45 PM

 
Blogger Melanie said...

Sometimes I have to put one book aside or read it in tandem with other books, especially if there is a lot to think through it.

I think I've heard of the book "Desiring God" although I know nothing about it. I am curious about the other books now. I just started reading "The Language of God." I picked it up at a music/book store a while ago because it was 40% off and interested me, and it came up in Jacob's blog, so I decided to read it.

1:24 AM

 
Blogger billy said...

Piper is pretty good for a Calvinist ;)

12:27 PM

 
Blogger JOFISH The NINJA said...

I would actually like to read your view in finding comfort in God. I was pondering that idea the other day. I only remember bits and pieces of what I was thinking. I'd like to see what you think about it.

10:31 PM

 
Blogger emily said...

i prefer this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhLCus0tsmw

12:48 PM

 
Blogger Monique said...

I may have mentioned this before, but if not, you should read The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne. I think you'd find it interesting.

10:36 PM

 

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