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Reamde
3.93
I love Stephenson's work (since the Big U or Zodiac, whichever) except for Anathem. I'm sure it's as good as the others, but it's different and I need...more
Apr 07, 2012
Apr 07, 2012
 
Empire of Lies
3.38
Very good book. I'm not much of a mystery reader, but this book leans in that direction. It's plot lies somewhere between a Tom Clancy thriller and a...more
Dec 29, 2011
Dec 29, 2011
 
The High King of Montival (Emberverse, #7)
3.89
One of the blurbs for "The Sword of the Lady" (#6 in this series) said "This series has gone a long way from its point of departure, but it still keep...more
Oct 14, 2011
Oct 14, 2011
 
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
4.48
As tedious as the crawl across Mordor is to read, it's better than in the Peter Jackson film. And I say that as someone who loves the films, owns a co...more
Dec 28, 2011
Dec 29, 2011
 
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
3.96
The best book I've read on communicating ideas. Their website in support of the book is very good too. (By the way, their other book, on leading organ...more
Jan 2009
Oct 14, 2011
 
The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows
4.17
A nice introduction to spiritual formation as a concept and a practice, with more effort spent correcting misunderstandings and motiving than simply e...more
Dec 2010
Oct 14, 2011
 
It: How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It
4.00
Very quick read, and a lot to recommend it. The early chapter on having a clear vision is like Andy Stanley's "Visioneering" but just a chapter.
Sep 15, 2011
Oct 14, 2011
 
Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church
4.30
A very clear exposition of the orthodox Christian understanding of the afterlife and its significance today.
Jan 2009
Oct 14, 2011
 
Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, #1)
3.91
Enjoyable reading. Historically informed. Interesting characters and situations.
Jan 2004
Jan 29, 2014
 
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
4.00
Very good. Almost as good as their earlier "Making Ideas Stick," which I loved.
Jan 2009
Oct 14, 2011
 
The Cobra Event
3.97
Very scary thriller about a biological weapon and the terrorist(s) who are developing it. It's a bit dated, having been written between Iraq wars 1 an...more
Dec 27, 2011
Dec 29, 2011
 
After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters
4.14
An excellent presentation of the "why" of Spiritual Formation. There are some excellent illustrations and overall I've found it to be a good and thoug...more
Oct 02, 2011
Sep 03, 2011
 
Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense
4.06
I liked the thoughts in this book more than the reading of it. The title invites comparisons with Mere Christianity, and it isn't nearly as easy a rea...more
Jan 2008
Oct 14, 2011
 
Bearing Fruit: Ministry with Real Results
3.67
A good, short discussion of how a church (and ultimately, every follower of Christ) is called to bear fruit, and how taking that seriously will drive...more
Feb 12, 2014
Jan 29, 2014
 
Stalin's Ghost (Arkady Renko, #6)
3.66
As cheerful as ever. Arkady Renko fights indifference and corruption to piece together the crime as only he can do. I liked (I guess) the picture of t...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 25, 2012
 
Encounters with Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life's Biggest Questions
4.27
Very good. Keller is very good at noticing neat details that add clarity and depth to a passage, without letting them distract him from Christ and the...more
Mar 06, 2014
Jan 29, 2014
 
Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World
4.06
Very good. I won't summarize (read the back cover) but he makes a strong case for "western" values really being Anglosphere values.
Feb 18, 2014
Jan 29, 2014
 
Heaven
4.24
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Aug 31, 2010
Jul 21, 2010
 
Seven Practices of Effective Ministry
4.13
None
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Nov 18, 2011
 
New Beginnings: A Pastorate Start Up Workbook
3.30
None
not set
Oct 14, 2011
 
Creating Community: Five Keys to Building a Small Group Culture
3.77
None
not set
Nov 18, 2011
 
Snow Crash
3.97
None
not set
Feb 25, 2012
 
Chazown: khaw-ZONE - A Different Way to See Your Life
3.94
None
not set
Nov 18, 2011
 
Communicating for a Change: Seven Keys to Irresistible Communication
4.26
None
Dec 29, 2011
Nov 18, 2011
 
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
4.26
None
not set
Dec 12, 2011
 
Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass
4.20
None
not set
Nov 18, 2012
 
The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus's Essential Teachings on Discipleship
4.15
None
not set
Oct 03, 2012
 
It Came from Within!: The Shocking Truth of What Lurks in the Heart
4.19
None
not set
Nov 18, 2011
 
The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All The Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better
3.72
None
Jan 2012
Sep 03, 2011
 
Confessions of a Pastor: Adventures in Dropping the Pose and Getting Real with God
4.12
None
not set
Nov 18, 2011
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