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What are You Currently Reading?

Discussion in 'Books & Publications Forum' started by following-Him, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. gb93433

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    Just finished reading Guide To Spiritual Warfare by E.M. BOUNDS, Real-Life Discipleship: Building Churches That Make Disciples by Jim Putman, and Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Faith by Ann Spangler, and Lois Tverberg.

    Currently reading Invitation to the Septuagint by Moisés Silva, and Karen H. Jobes
     
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    I finally got around to reading God's Secretaries by Adam Nicolson. I'm currently reading (on the Nook) Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton and The Strange Death of Liberal England by George Dangerfield.
     
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    The Chinese in America, by Iris Chang.

    Iris Chang chronicles what it has been like and what it is like to be Chinese in America. She writes of the cycles of need, acceptance and then hatred of the Chinese and how they have walked a racial racist tightrope during their 150 years in America. This includes the draconian exclusionary laws, the first separate but equal laws passed in the United States in California. The Chinese have made many contributions to our culture and have, at the same time, suffered from misunderstanding, jealousy and racial hatred.



     
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    Just started reading "Essential Guide to Healing" by Bill Johnson and Randy Clark,
     
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    How to be Evangelical without being Conservative by Roger E. Olson
     
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    The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour

    This is a very descriptive narration of the amazing battle where a small group of US ships carried off an astounding battle against tremendous odds. That any of the ships survived against such odds could never be predicted.

    Admiral Bull Halsey had left them in the lurch by chasing off after other Japanese ships. It is somewhat amazing to me that Halsey was not court marshaled over this error
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    Citizen Soldiers by Stephen Ambrose.
     
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    I didn't get home till 10ish last night - way past my bedtime.
    I only got to crack the book open after your post :laugh:

    Mitch Glaser, of Chosen People Ministries writes in the Introduction:
    The book has eleven chapters by 12 notable authors including Walter Kaiser, Craig Evans, Robert Chisholm, and John Feinberg.

    Part 1 of the book begins by discussing both Christian and Jewish interpretations of Isaiah 53.

    Part 2 discusses its role in Biblical Theology – the identity of the "Servant of the Lord", the message of salvation and a few chapters of how the chapter is used in NT writings.

    Part 3 deals with Practical Theology; How is Isaiah 53 used today particularly in a post-modern context, in Jewish evangelism and in preaching.

    The book is well footnoted and will require some work to read.

    A similar and perhaps more readable book is available for free at: http://www.isaiah53.com/

    Rob
     
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    Today I finally finished F. F. Bruce's (1910-1990) book entitled Paul: Apostle of the Free Spirit (pub. 1980, 510 pp.).

    Originally I had merely wanted to read a book on the life and times of Paul, but this book was so highly recommended that I bought it instead. It seems to devote almost as much space to the development of Paul's theology as to his life and times. No compliants, but not being too much of an in-depth theologian, I found it a bit tedious at times.

    One thing that I wasn't aware of was that Bruce was a real advocate of the public ministry for women. Not sure how he'd fare in some Baptist circles on that issue.

    All things considered [and, no, I'm not an NPR fan], although it was a challenge for me, I too would recommend it for those who want a good knowledge of the Apostle Paul. The fact that Bruce was a Scotsman made his work all the better for me too.

    An interesting aside is that my copy of his book was printed in LaVerge, Tennessee. LaVerge is a community just down the road from where I live and is home to several printing/publishing concerns. In fact, I'll be in LaVerge this coming Easter to fellowship with a dear friend and elder in my church.
     
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    Bear Creek Collection Vol. 1
    by Robert E. Howard

    This is indeed a rollicking book of tall tales from the American West of yesteryear.

    From the LibraVox introduction:

     
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    Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert Massie.

    A large, but very good read of Catherine the Great. This is a very detailed book of her amazing life and times.
     
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    The Monuments Men, by Robert Edsel.
     
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    Catherine the Great by Robert Massie. I do not know if this is the definitive biography of her life, but it certainly is well researched and well written. She was a very intelligent woman. And much of the gossip about her is untrue.

    Rolling Nowhere by Ted Conover. Ted drops out of college to conduct an anthropology research project of riding the rails and gaining insights into the life of the rail riding hobos. A true story and most interesting.
     
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    Hammer of Daemons by Ben Counter-Action-packed WH40K novel about a Grey Knight who ends up in a hellish planet of death. Nice, easy read
     
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    Complete Works of Josephus. The print is small, there is so much to take in, the book is so thick......I may not get through it in my lifetime. So far, quite interesting.
     
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    All Roads Lead to the Text: Eight Methods of Inquiry into the Bible
    By Dean B. Deppe
    Eerdmans Publishing Company (2011) 375pp.


    Contents
    1. The Infrared Lens of Literary Analysis: Form and Genre Criticism
    2. The Grammatical Route: Using an Exegetical Microscope
    3. The Structural Analysis Route: Employing a Skeleton Snapshot
    4. The Literary Context Route: Employing a Wide-Angled Lens
    5. The Cultural and Historical Background Route: Using a Telescopic Lens
    6. The History of Interpretation Route: Using a Motion Picture Exegetical Camera
    7. The Theological Exegesis Route: Developing the Finished Photo
    8. Exploring Spiritual Exegesis: Using an Exegetical X-Ray Camera
    A. The Insufficiencies of the Historical-Critical Method
    B. The Dangers of Spiritual Exegesis
    C. The Disciplines of Spiritual Exegesis​


    Just got this one today and I can't wait to begin digging into it.

    Rob
     
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