“The Social Animal” – David Brooks

July 7, 2011 2011 Reading List Quotes Thoughts 0

“Most of what we think and believe is unavailable to conscious view. We are our own deepest mystery.” Thoughts: The Social Animal is the most intriguing book I have read in the past few years. This is true from the standpoints of both content and style. Content: The basic premise of the book’s content is… Read more

“A Scandalous Freedom” – Steve Brown

June 20, 2011 2011 Reading List Quotes Reviews 0

Thoughts: Most people who find freedom through a personal relationship with Jesus also find, shortly thereafter, a greatly restricting bondage of legalism and guilt imposed by those with whom they have just joined rank. Then, after a great deal of concentration camp like conditioning, they too are prepared lay hold on any newbies with whom… Read more

“The Grace of God” – Andy Stanley

March 18, 2011 2011 Reading List Quotes Reviews 0

Stanley takes on a whole knew style of writing in this work. The topic is grace. The point is grace. The meaning is grace. The essence is grace. The interpretation is grace. It’s all about grace. We are taken on a journey of grace that begins with Genesis and carries straight up to the present.… Read more

“The Reformed Faith” – Loraine Boettner

March 16, 2011 2011 Reading List Quotes Reviews 0

While I do not think it is possible to completely resolve matters of free-will and sovereignty solely on an intellectual basis, this short book does about as good of a job breaking it down as any I have seen. Though Boettner is clearly a 5-Point Calvinist, he gives fair treatment to the mindset of Arminians… Read more

“Moral Earthquakes and Secret Faults” – O.S. Hawkins

March 15, 2011 2011 Reading List Quotes Reviews 0

The earth is made up of continually moving plates, somewhat like a massive 3-d jigsaw puzzle. The points of connection between the puzzle pieces are called faults. As the plates slowly move and grind against each other, a great deal of tension builds along the fault lines. An earthquake results when that tension becomes more… Read more