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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by ReverendThom » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:21 pm

michigander wrote:
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michigander wrote:Renovation of the Heart by Dallas Willard
Love Willard.

I'm currently reading The Wright Brothers by David McCullough.

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Do you have any other writings by Willard that you would recommend?

I'm going to have to re-read this; there's a lot to this. It seems to be spot on and exactly the kind of thing I need.
The Divine Conspiracy is easily my favourite by him . . . though that may be because it was also my introduction to him years ago.

#2 would be The Great Omission.

I also used The Spirit of the Disciplines a couple years ago for a sermon series I was doing on disciplines. I very much enjoyed it.

I've been wanting to read both Renovation of the Heart and Hearing God for a while.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Jester » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:49 pm

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I just finished a book and don't know if I should start Expositional Preaching by David R. Helm or Give Them Grace by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by michigander » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:46 am

ReverendThom wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:21 pm
michigander wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:37 pm
ReverendThom wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:22 pm
michigander wrote:Renovation of the Heart by Dallas Willard
Love Willard.

I'm currently reading The Wright Brothers by David McCullough.

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Do you have any other writings by Willard that you would recommend?

I'm going to have to re-read this; there's a lot to this. It seems to be spot on and exactly the kind of thing I need.
The Divine Conspiracy is easily my favourite by him . . . though that may be because it was also my introduction to him years ago.

#2 would be The Great Omission.

I also used The Spirit of the Disciplines a couple years ago for a sermon series I was doing on disciplines. I very much enjoyed it.

I've been wanting to read both Renovation of the Heart and Hearing God for a while.
Thanks Thom.

I'll put those on my "to read" list.

As you might guess Renovation of the Heart really dives into having your heart right towards God. I've found it helpful in pointing out areas/attitudes in my heart that are a little lax (or in my case VERY lax) with God.

Willard sets the standard high and explains "why".

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by OldWorldSwine » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:23 pm

Just finished
The Master & Margarita
Slaughterhouse 5

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Sense & Sensibility
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by wosbald » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:32 pm

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The Anatomy of Misremembering: Von Balthasar's Response to Philosophical Modernity Volume 1: Hegel by Cyril O'Regan
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Goose55 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:27 pm

1 Corinthians
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by JudgeRusty » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:47 pm

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by hugodrax » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:01 pm

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1 Corinthians
That's a good book. I'll join you this evening.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by StoicDetective » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:38 am

In the process of finishing the first two and rereading the last one.

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by dennisthemenace » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:21 am

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett; also a play adaptation of the same. I'm playing Yorkshire gardener Ben Weatherstaff. After that I get to play God (a recording) and Noah in a dramatic dance recital. Granddaughter Lucy will be a monkey! She'll steal the show.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Tatanka » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:16 pm

"A Pilgrim for Freedom," by Michael Novakovic. 239 pgs. Pub. 2016. It is a real-life story of how an eleven-year old boy from the ancient city of Split, on the Adriatic coast, who with his family left almost everything when the Nazis and Fascists invaded their homeland at the beginning of WWII, grew up to be a United States soldier and highly successful American businessman. "....it is a rich-to-rags-to-riches story that testifies both to the resilience of one man and to the ideals of the nation that inspired him.

I'm using it as my go to sleep bed-time read. Based upon having reached page 146, at this point I would recommend it. This young boy and man did not have a lazy bone in his body! Amazing inspiration for not giving up...ever!
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by wosbald » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:20 pm

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Maurice Blondel: A Philosophical Life by Oliva Blanchette
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by sweetandsour » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:57 pm

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"Mixed Bag", by Jim Rikhoff. I've only read the dedication page, and had to set the book down to keep my teardrops from soiling the page. I'll pick it back up later this evening.
There's some good reading in this book, but I somehow misplaced it. I've looked all over the house, car and truck. Can't locate it.

So, I've picked up one I started a while back and put down, "The Secrets of Story", by Matt Bird.
Found and completed Mixed Bag, by Rikhoff. A great pleasure to read; this guy really had the gift of gab.

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Del » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:46 pm

It may sound boring, but it isn't.

It many sound difficult, but it is really quite easy.

I am reading the The Complete Works of Plato.
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Most of Plato are the dialogues of Socrates. The important conversations of Socrates with the people that he encounters. Like reading some short plays.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by sweetandsour » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:03 am

Hudson Taylor and Maria, by J.C. Pollock.
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Re: What book are you reading?

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Is God a Mathematician? Mario Livio
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by peter cornbriar » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:16 am

Cheating Death: Combat Air Rescues in Vietnam and Laos.George J. Marrett.
Very good read.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by ReverendThom » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:16 am

Just started Red Famine: Stalin's war on Ukraine by Ann Applebaum.



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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by sweetandsour » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:29 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
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Hudson Taylor and Maria, by J.C. Pollock.
An excellent story, if you can locate a copy.

Now reading Writers on Writing, collected essays from NYT.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by coco » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:55 pm

Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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