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Brent Barnard Brent Barnard said: "People who like Gary Burge often like Bailey, but this book didn't give me SO much insight into scripture. Actually he spends an inordinate time just setting us straight about the events of Christmas (with the shepherds, etc.). But it was interesting...more "

 

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Music by Neil Ardley
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by Neil Ardley
read in May, 2014
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SUCH a fun book. It's particularly interesting to keep YouTube open while reading it so you can check out the different (exotic) instruments in action. It was a nice break from the heavier books I normally read.
Justice That Restores by Charles W. Colson
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I am a huge fan of Colson, but this book is specifically written on prison reform. I'm interested in that too, but it's not as broadly applicable as most of other books. I checked it out from the library, read half, and finally returned it (after a y...more
User's Guide to Bible Translations by David Dewey
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This was so helpful in navigating me through the hundreds of translation options out there. Loved it! Oh and you might also check out the following book; I haven't read it but I love the author Gordon Fee: How to Choose a Translation for All Its Wort...more
Jesus and the Jewish Festivals by Gary M. Burge
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Burge is always great, but this is one of absolute my favorites. HUGE insight into Jesus's life by understanding the festivals in which he participated. I finally bought the book, which is extremely unusual for me (because I'm a library person), but...more
Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts by Thomas Nelson Publishers
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After bookmarking a million different pages in this book, I finally decided to buy it and return the library copy. So helpful!!
The Penguin Dictionary of Architecture by John Fleming
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This is more of a reference book, so I didn't read it cover to cover, but it is interesting to scan.
Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes by Kenneth E. Bailey
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People who like Gary Burge often like Bailey, but this book didn't give me SO much insight into scripture. Actually he spends an inordinate time just setting us straight about the events of Christmas (with the shepherds, etc.). But it was interesting...more
Reflections on the Psalms by C.S. Lewis
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I absolutely love how Lewis approaches the scriptures. A great read!
Jesus, the Middle Eastern Storyteller by Gary Burge
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In almost every book he writes, Burge is a MASTER of helping folks understand scriptures better by introducing us to Middle Eastern culture. He (and books he edits) are almost always amazing. (I also recommend "The New Testament in Antiquity"!!)
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