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BookshelfIf you haven’t looked before please take a look at my bookshelf located to the right of your screen. I am trying to get a few more books for the year and I am looking for recommendations from you, yes you.

I have a good deal of books on my shelf this so far ready to be read, but I would like to mix it up a bit. Most of the books I have to read now are theological in nature and I need a variety.

So please if you have a good book of any type, fiction, non-fiction, religious, sci-fi, classic post a comment below. If you can include the full title and the author that would be great, if you can actually put the amazon link in that would be even better. Thanks in advance and watch my book shelf to see which ones I have selected to read.

10 replies on “Book Recommendations”

Now you have asked for it.

Os Guiness, Prophetic Untimeliness; a challenge to the idol of relevance : Long Journey Home

W. Phillip Keller, A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23: Lessons from a Sheep Dog

C.S. Lewis: Absolutely anything that he has written, but– Science fiction trilogy- Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength

Dietrich Bonhoeffer- The Cost of Discipleship and just about anything else that he wrote.

Phillip Yancy- Soul Survivor, how thirteen unlikely mentors helped my faith survive the church
CLASSICS
Wallace, ?- Ben-Hur, a tale of the Christ

Lloyd C. Douglas- The Robe

Antoine De Saint-Exupery- The Little Prince (don’t sell this one short. Appears to be just a children’s story- NOT

Edward Everett Hale, The Man Without a Country- Absolutely, unequivacally, one of my favorites. I will take the liberty of posting from the back cover- “First Published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1863 and written to inspire patriotism and to combat Northern Sympathy with the Confederacy during the Civil War, this classic story met with immediate praise and acceptance. It concerns the fate of Philip Nolan, a young army officer who was caught up in the eddies of the Aaron Burr affair of 1807, and the granting of his “wish” to never hear the name of the United States again.”

BTW- with the exception of Soul Survivor every book on the list I have actually deemed worth my time to read more than once.

Hey there,
I know I’ve not been at the CFM Boards but I’m too busy to put much there. But I’m glad that I found the link to your blog.

I recommend reading “Everything Must Change” by Brain D. McLaren

It will open your eyes, and perhaps piss you off.

I’m reading a novel called “Our American King” by David Lozell Martin,which is interesting also. It takes place in a future USA where a calamity had happend, it not said what that is, but the Government has fallen and now there is a guy who is pushing a carimatic person to be King of America.

I highly recommend:

Why Men Hate Going to Church by David Murrow (cheap shill!)

Simple Church: Returning to God’s Process For Making Disciples by Rainer and Geiger

The Next Generation Leader and Visioneering by Andy Stanley

Planting New Churches in a Post Modern Age by Ed Stetzer

On my just finished list:

Freedom From the Religious Spirit by C. Peter Wagner

Crisis of Abundance: Rethinking how we pay for health care by Kling

Healthy Competition: What’s holding back health care and how to free it by Cannon and Tanner

Comeback Churches by Stetzer

Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time by Greg Ogden

Ok, here goes:

1 – Where’s Waldo – the first three volumes are just classic.

2 – Static, Tune out the “Christian Noise” & Experience the Real Message of Jesus – Ron Martoia

3 – The Politically Incorrect Guide to the South (And Why it will Rise Again) – Clint Johnson

4 – Battlecry – Ron Luce

5 – Transformational Coaching – Dr. Joseph Umidi

6 – How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

Is that a wide enough variety for you?

An Introduction to Christianity, by Alister E. McGrath

And if you’re looking for just any good books…
Epic, by Conor Kostick
The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead, by David Callahan
Everything Bad is Good for You, by Steven Johnson
Roald Dahl Omnibus
Fledgling, by Octavia E. Butler
The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time, by Jeffrey Sachs
Q & A: A Novel, by Vikas Swarup
Pirates of Pensacola, by Keith Thomson
Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences, by Leonard Sax

I saw your recent post for book recommendations. I guess it’s pretty typical for women to read books on relationships and child rearing. As I scanned my shelves for ideas that may “broaden your horizons” I realized that most of my reading material surrounded these two subjects. My Pastor Larry once said to me, “Being a spouse and being a parent are the two most important jobs any one could ever have. Sadly people will spend thousands to learn a vocation or a career and expect the knowledge needed for life’s most important jobs to simply be bestowed upon them.” Smiling remembering his sage wisdom may I suggest “Raising Kids Who Hunger For God” by Benny and Sheree Phillips and “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman (There’s even an edition of this one especially geared for men).
Big Hug,
Christine

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