“The Message” (the Bible in contemporary language)

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I truly love the Bible, but for reasons different than one might think. While it is the narrative foundation for my convictions and beliefs, I love the Bible as an amazing work of literature, poetry, symbolism and world view. I continually find myself amazed by this compilation of 66 books written by at least 39… Read more

“Landmines in the Path of the Believer” – Charles Stanley

September 17, 2011 2011 Reading List Reviews 0

First, this is not among my favorite of Stanley’s books. I found it to be somewhat dull and overly simplistic. Second, I do not like the title. The issues dealt with in this book are not isolated to the lives of Christians. The book could have been more appropriately titled Landmines in the Path. Next,… Read more

“Thank You Power” – Deborah Norville

September 14, 2011 2011 Reading List Reviews 0

This book is a collection of somewhat-interesting to not-interesting-at-all stories about people who have had some level of success in some area of life who, in retrospect, give some amount of credit for their accomplishment(s) to an attitude of gratefulness. The concept of the book is simple: A grateful heart leads to a better life… Read more

“Love Wins” – Rob Bell

September 5, 2011 2011 Reading List Quotes Reviews Thoughts 1

A Book about Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived While I like the book’s title, its subtitle is what actually caught my attention – along with the fact that the fundamental (and not so fundamental for that matter) “Christian” community has screamed out against it. Rob Bell lived up to… Read more

“Till We Have Faces” – C.S. Lewis

August 16, 2011 2011 Reading List Reviews Thoughts 0

“In this timeless tale of two mortal princesses – one beautiful and one unattractive – Lewis reworks the classical myth of Cupid and Psyche into an enduring piece of contemporary fiction. This is the story of Orual, Psyche’s embittered and ugly older sister, who possessively and harmfully loves Psyche. Much to Orual’s frustration, Phyche is… Read more