What book are you reading?

Where Fellowship and Camaraderie lives: that place where the CPS membership values fun and good fellowship as the cement of the community
Post Reply
User avatar
Hovannes
Minister of Unanswered Threads
Minister of Unanswered Threads
Posts: 25418
Joined: Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:00 pm
Location: In the fertile San Joaquin Valley

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Hovannes » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:32 pm

Finished Calm in Chaos and wrote the review, so it's back to the 4th Century and The City of GodImage
"What doesn't kill you, gives you a lot of unhealthy coping mechanisms and a really dark sense of humor."

DAN
Mr. Miracle Whip
Mr. Miracle Whip
Posts: 4868
Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:00 pm
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by DAN » Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:16 pm

Image
I don't always choose sig lines just to tick someone off, but when I do, it's on CPS.

User avatar
JudgeRusty
Didn't even get to wear his hat
Didn't even get to wear his hat
Posts: 6384
Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:00 pm
Location: AL

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by JudgeRusty » Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:28 pm

Foxfire (interestingly enough)
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal

User avatar
hugodrax
Wowbagger The Infinitely Prolonged
Wowbagger The Infinitely Prolonged
Posts: 18939
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:00 pm
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Contact:

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by hugodrax » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:08 pm

JudgeRusty wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:28 pm
Foxfire (interestingly enough)
Which one? Lovely series.

Busman’s Honeymoon for the umpteenth time.
Notre Dame de Paris, priez pour nous y comprise les Jesuites.

User avatar
ReverendThom
A Mari Usque Ad Mare
A Mari Usque Ad Mare
Posts: 3815
Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:08 am
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Contact:

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by ReverendThom » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:09 pm

ImageImageImageImage

Sent from my SM-G965W using Tapatalk

"Pipe smokers used to be among the smartest people walking around. It's not true anymore." - Rusty

User avatar
JudgeRusty
Didn't even get to wear his hat
Didn't even get to wear his hat
Posts: 6384
Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:00 pm
Location: AL

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by JudgeRusty » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:22 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:08 pm
JudgeRusty wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:28 pm
Foxfire (interestingly enough)
Which one? Lovely series.

Busman’s Honeymoon for the umpteenth time.
Recent revisit. Starting with the first one.
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal

User avatar
peter cornbriar
Minister of Cob Questions, Resident Briar Rabbit, Sockpuppet Inquisitor
Minister of Cob Questions, Resident Briar Rabbit, Sockpuppet Inquisitor
Posts: 572
Joined: Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:16 pm
Location: 90' from Boswell's,like in Penn's Woods

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by peter cornbriar » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:50 am

Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975. Max Hastings (2018)
I believe the last sentence in the book reads something to the effect of, (A former key stakeholder quoted): "I think we didn't learn that much...we're in Iraq now."
The glory of God is the nature of God - that God is good.He is unfailingly good.He never changes,He will always be good.God has called us to do what we cannot do,only He can do it.He has called us to live in His faithfulness,He has called us to live in His consistency,that He will come and do all the things that need to be done.

The chief end of Man is to worship God.

User avatar
wosbald
Crux' Cleveland Correspondent
Crux' Cleveland Correspondent
Posts: 20216
Joined: Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:00 pm
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Contact:

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by wosbald » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:25 pm

+JMJ+

Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan Vol. 3: Insight: A Study of Human Understanding by Bernard Lonergan

Image

ImageImage

"[T]he emergency of irregular migration has to be met with justice, solidarity and mercy. Forms of collective expulsion, which do not allow for the suitable treatment of individual cases, are unacceptable."
— Pope Francis, Morocco

User avatar
mont974x4
Tim
Tim
Posts: 8781
Joined: Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:00 pm
Location: Montana

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by mont974x4 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:29 pm

Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman. It is not recommended for the easily offended.


Hello FredS
It sounded better when the voices in my head were saying it.

Ire attracter-at-large and general misanthrope.

User avatar
rgcurrey
National Radical Meadow Party Candidate
National Radical Meadow Party Candidate
Posts: 1996
Joined: Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:49 pm
Location: NW Fla., dreaming about Montana to the Yukon

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by rgcurrey » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:55 pm

mont974x4 wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:29 pm
Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman. It is not recommended for the easily offended.


Hello FredS
I tried to read it, do not consider myself easily offended but I could not go on after the first chapter or so.
Well I got a job and tried to put my money away
But I got debts that no honest man can pay - B. Springsteen

User avatar
Adam Z
Pastor
Pastor
Posts: 964
Joined: Mon May 14, 2018 9:35 pm
Location: North Carolina
Contact:

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Adam Z » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:52 am

Image

Literary analysis of The Hobbit - pretty good stuff!
I tend to find the doctrinal books often more helpful in devotion than the devotional books.... I believe that many who find that "nothing happens" when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a rough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hand.
- C.S. Lewis

User avatar
durangopipe
Under-secretary to the Minister of Pipe Breaking
Under-secretary to the Minister of Pipe Breaking
Posts: 6928
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:58 pm
Location: Southwest Colorado

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by durangopipe » Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:27 pm

Fo CPSers who might be interested (Wos?) ...

Image

Due out mid-April.

A dear friend of mine (Dr. Michael Martin) contributed 3 chapters. He showed me an advance copy this morning. It’s incredibly comprehensive and very well done. A true labor of love for the contributing scholars, it’s been in the works for 20 years.
. . . be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 (NKJV)

The most improper job of any man, even saints, is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity.. J.R.R. Tolkien

2017 Morley - Outstanding BRATASS of the Year

User avatar
Winton
Minister of Dad Jokes
Minister of Dad Jokes
Posts: 1450
Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:23 pm

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Winton » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:21 am

I have lots of time at work between clients. I have been getting fluff books, in the free section of Amazon. My wife asked me last night why she had all these books on her phone. Ooops! Not bad books, but most are not worth the money I put into them (free).

User avatar
Fainn
Master's of fArts
Master's of fArts
Posts: 4625
Joined: Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:48 pm
Location: Unleashing a deadly fart cloud on some unsuspecting soul

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Fainn » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:45 am

The 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith.
Farts are either proof that God is a man or a sign of a fallen world.

User avatar
Fainn
Master's of fArts
Master's of fArts
Posts: 4625
Joined: Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:48 pm
Location: Unleashing a deadly fart cloud on some unsuspecting soul

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Fainn » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:46 pm

Playbook for an Uncommon Life by Tony Dungy. Its really short.
Farts are either proof that God is a man or a sign of a fallen world.

User avatar
jruegg
Mr. Eggs
Mr. Eggs
Posts: 25581
Joined: Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:00 pm
Location: Kingdom of God (Mk 1:15)
Contact:

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by jruegg » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:04 pm

Image
Image

User avatar
UncleBob
CPS Theological Dogmatician
CPS Theological Dogmatician
Posts: 36921
Joined: Tue Aug 03, 2004 6:00 pm
Location: Lubbock, TX USA
Contact:

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by UncleBob » Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:11 pm

Image
"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Many of the points here, taken to their logical conclusions, don't hold up to logic; they're simply Godded-up ways of saying "I don't like that." - Skip

"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please." -Mark Twain

User avatar
mont974x4
Tim
Tim
Posts: 8781
Joined: Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:00 pm
Location: Montana

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by mont974x4 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:39 pm

The Mueller Report


Hello FredS
It sounded better when the voices in my head were saying it.

Ire attracter-at-large and general misanthrope.

User avatar
Fainn
Master's of fArts
Master's of fArts
Posts: 4625
Joined: Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:48 pm
Location: Unleashing a deadly fart cloud on some unsuspecting soul

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Fainn » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:59 pm

JudgeRusty wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:28 pm
Foxfire (interestingly enough)
My grandmother had some of those.
Farts are either proof that God is a man or a sign of a fallen world.

User avatar
JudgeRusty
Didn't even get to wear his hat
Didn't even get to wear his hat
Posts: 6384
Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:00 pm
Location: AL

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by JudgeRusty » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:33 pm

Fainn wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:59 pm
JudgeRusty wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:28 pm
Foxfire (interestingly enough)
My grandmother had some of those.
I don't think I know her.
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal

Post Reply