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Jesus Against the Scribal Elite by Chris Keith
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Jesus Against the Scribal Elite by Chris Keith
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David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
David and Goliath
by Malcolm Gladwell
read in October, 2013
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Great addition to the Gladwell canon. As a leader who lost a parent at a young age, I resonated with a lot of Gladwell's observations on what makes the underdog or the disadvantaged sometimes able to discover hidden advantages. Great read!
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One Summer by Bill Bryson
One Summer: America, 1927
by Bill Bryson
read in October, 2013
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Every once in awhile something pops up on Facebook that intrigues me after having waded through the usual political rants and videos of cats doing algebra (or something like that). A few weeks ago I noticed that book publisher Doubleday was offering ...more
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Without Apology by Stanley Hauerwas
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This collection of sermons by theologian Stanley Hauerwas are thought-provoking. I love Hauerwas' tell-it-like-it-is style and his engagement with the biblical text. Will get you thinking about Christ and culture in different ways.
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The Guns at Last Light by Rick Atkinson
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Masterfully written history of World War II on the Western Front, 1944-45. Hard to imagine that anything new could have been said on the subject, but Atkinson is a great storyteller and takes the reader into battle alongside the personalities that we ...more
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Unclean by Richard Beck
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A very important book on the difference between approaching people with mercy vs. purity. The book provides a way of examining what triggers our disgust of others and how to overcome that in order to engage them with the gospel. Book is fairly light ...more
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Being United Methodist by J. Ellsworth Kalas
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Wonderfully written primer by a great UM preacher and pastor. Would love to have had more material on where the UMC goes from here, however.
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Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
Man's Search for Meaning
by Viktor E. Frankl
read in August, 2013
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Classic book that I finally got around to reading. Implications for Christianity are huge--where else can people begin to discover meaning for their lives than in the larger story of God?
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