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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by coco » Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:34 am

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Exodus spoiler alert: they don't get anymore likeable. Moses is a square guy, though.
I like Jethro.
Exodus is a good book for pastors to dwell upon. God's people are often stiff-necked.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by gaining_age » Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:01 pm

coco wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:34 am
gaining_age wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:03 am
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:52 am
Exodus spoiler alert: they don't get anymore likeable. Moses is a square guy, though.
I like Jethro.
Exodus is a good book for pastors to dwell upon. God's people are often stiff-necked.
Sadly, the leaders are shown there too--- or maybe accurately we see that leadership challenges expose human weaknesses. It always seemed to me that there were multiple reasons for Moses not being seen as the penultimate hero/leader.

Cross-reference: From Jude
9 But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not himself dare to condemn him for slander but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by hugodrax » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:11 pm

Leviticus takeaways:

1. God really enjoys burnt kidneys.
2. Wash up after sex.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by hugodrax » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:30 pm

Numbers. Lot of numbers, some bitter water womb dropping hoodoo, and much that is very, very solid. Also some swashbuckling.

Felt rather bad for Balaam.
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Re: What book are you reading?

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coco wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:34 am
gaining_age wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:03 am
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:52 am
Exodus spoiler alert: they don't get anymore likeable. Moses is a square guy, though.
I like Jethro.
Exodus is a good book for pastors to dwell upon. God's people are often stiff-necked.
No we aren’t and you can’t convince me otherwise.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by coco » Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:13 am

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:30 pm
Numbers. Lot of numbers, some bitter water womb dropping hoodoo, and much that is very, very solid. Also some swashbuckling.

Felt rather bad for Balaam.
You should probably feel bad for his ass as well.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by hugodrax » Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:26 am

Thanks to a sleepless night, I'm in Judges now.

Those jews had a lot of balls worshipping a lot of Ba'als.
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Re: What book are you reading?

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Thought I’d finally complete his fishing trilogy.
Pleasant. Enjoyable. Lots of personal resonance for me.

Although I haven’t finished this volume yet, Vermont River seemed to have a bit more heart.
But he is a fine writer and this is a worthwhile read.

And I’ll take most of what Wetherell writes over most of what Gierach does.
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Re: What book are you reading?

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durangopipe wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:31 am
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Thought I’d finally complete his fishing trilogy.
Pleasant. Enjoyable. Lots of personal resonance for me.

Although I haven’t finished this volume yet, Vermont River seemed to have a bit more heart.
But he is a fine writer and this is a worthwhile read.

And I’ll take most of what Wetherell writes over most of what Gierach does.
Thanks for sharing the series. I just read the synopsis of Vermont River, I believe I will borrow it from my local library. Did you enjoy the second in the series, Upland Streams?

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by durangopipe » Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:56 pm

plainview wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:29 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:31 am
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Thought I’d finally complete his fishing trilogy.
Pleasant. Enjoyable. Lots of personal resonance for me.

Although I haven’t finished this volume yet, Vermont River seemed to have a bit more heart.
But he is a fine writer and this is a worthwhile read.

And I’ll take most of what Wetherell writes over most of what Gierach does.
Thanks for sharing the series. I just read the synopsis of Vermont River, I believe I will borrow it from my local library. Did you enjoy the second in the series, Upland Streams?
Upland Stream was very good, but again, I felt Vermont River was better.
You do get the impression from reading these books that he’s the sort of person you’d very much like to know.
. . . 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

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by plainview » Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:17 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:56 pm
plainview wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:29 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:31 am
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Thought I’d finally complete his fishing trilogy.
Pleasant. Enjoyable. Lots of personal resonance for me.

Although I haven’t finished this volume yet, Vermont River seemed to have a bit more heart.
But he is a fine writer and this is a worthwhile read.

And I’ll take most of what Wetherell writes over most of what Gierach does.
Thanks for sharing the series. I just read the synopsis of Vermont River, I believe I will borrow it from my local library. Did you enjoy the second in the series, Upland Streams?
Upland Stream was very good, but again, I felt Vermont River was better.
You do get the impression from reading these books that he’s the sort of person you’d very much like to know.
Thanks. Looking forward to the read. I just discovered the three books bundled together as A River Trilogy: A Fly-Fishing Life available at no cost in the Kindle format, too.

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by gaining_age » Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:36 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:26 am
Thanks to a sleepless night, I'm in Judges now.

Those jews had a lot of balls worshipping a lot of Ba'als.
Dang man...that's progress.

Inspired me to flip toward Judges but got caught in Deuteronomy. It's one of the books Jesus quoted most from... as an FYI.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by hugodrax » Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:56 pm

gaining_age wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:36 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:26 am
Thanks to a sleepless night, I'm in Judges now.

Those jews had a lot of balls worshipping a lot of Ba'als.
Dang man...that's progress.

Inspired me to flip toward Judges but got caught in Deuteronomy. It's one of the books Jesus quoted most from... as an FYI.
To make it clear, although I'm reading all of the footnotes, this is hardly an in depth study. I'm reading as literature. Although I've participated in plenty of in depth study (we read through the bible every 3 years, one if you're a TLM guy, and I like to study the readings), I've never read the Bible whole. Also, I'm a speed reader. Kindle unlimited makes sense for me. :oops:

Deuteronomy was golden. Golden, I say. I'm enjoying Judges. Numbers was difficult and the bitter water womb dropping stuff was, uh, hard to swallow.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by hugodrax » Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:13 am

First Samuel.

The most beautiful line. Eli, when he learned his house would be cursed forever: "It is the LORD, let Him do what seems good to Him."

Woof. That's good stuff.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by hugodrax » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:59 am

1 Chronicles.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Adam Z » Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:57 pm

So upon finishing Gone With the Wind (which I thought was great!) I plowed through I'm Thinking of Ending Things. It was a page turner, but the ending twist just pissed me off. For detailed review @ Goodreads, click HERE

Can't say I recommend it.

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by GaryInVA » Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:38 pm

Art and the Bible by Francis Schaeffer.
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This, gentlemen, is what it feels like when doves cry.

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by hugodrax » Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:15 am

Judith.

N.B. I like Tobit. I like Tobit a lot.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by hugodrax » Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:05 am

Esther.

N.B. pretty sure I dated Judith in college.
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