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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by FredS » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:32 am

This was released in 2002 and is very dated, but still a fun read. I used to read Clancy a lot when I traveled for work and spent a lot of time sitting around airports so it's neat to revisit some of his stuff.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Jester » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:55 am

gaining_age wrote:
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Jester wrote:
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What did they do to the old one?
Too strong willed. Had to put him down.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Adam Z » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:09 am

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Haven't read that, but I'm sure it's good since Lott wrote it!
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.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Adam Z » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:10 am

Jester wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:55 am
gaining_age wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:55 am
Jester wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:37 am
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What did they do to the old one?
Too strong willed. Had to put him down.
That book has not aged well... I tried reading it a few years ago, but DNF.
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.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Jester » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:17 am

Adam Z wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:10 am
Jester wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:55 am
gaining_age wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:55 am
Jester wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:37 am
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What did they do to the old one?
Too strong willed. Had to put him down.
That book has not aged well... I tried reading it a few years ago, but DNF.
Yeah, I stalled out on chapter 4.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by durangopipe » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:08 pm

Jester wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:17 am
Adam Z wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:10 am
Jester wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:55 am
gaining_age wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:55 am
Jester wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:37 am
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What did they do to the old one?
Too strong willed. Had to put him down.
That book has not aged well... I tried reading it a few years ago, but DNF.
Yeah, I stalled out on chapter 4.

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I'm finishing up...

Churchianity vs Christianity by Metropolitan Anthony Bloom
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Adam Z » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:44 pm

Finally finished Piper's Desiring God. Great book - highly recommended for all believers - and even unbelievers.

Started another one tonight:

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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.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by tuttle » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:37 am

Adam Z wrote:
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Finally finished Piper's Desiring God. Great book - highly recommended for all believers - and even unbelievers.

Started another one tonight:

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I've read that! (maybe an older version) Good stuff.

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by wosbald » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:27 pm

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Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan Vol. 15: Macroeconomic Dynamics: An Essay in Circulation Analysis by Bernard Lonergan

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Jester » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:11 am

Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin, translated by Henry Beveridge
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Pumpkin Ale is more American than apple pie! -Tuttle

"O Christmas Tree is going to be a dirge in his home this year I fear."

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Post by ryland » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:59 am

Crime and Punishment.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Adam Z » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:58 pm

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones VOLUME 2: THE FIGHT OF FAITH 1939 - 1981

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Last year I read volume 1, covering the first 40 years of his life from 1899-1939, and it became one of my all-time favorite books -definitely my favorite biography. I was pleasantly surprised at what a spiritually-enriching read it was. Looking forward to more of that in volume 2.
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.
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Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan Vol. 16: A Third Collection by Bernard Lonergan

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Goose55 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:31 am

David McCullough, The Pioneers. I've read several of his books. I love how he writes history, like a novel that you can't put down.

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Post by Hovannes » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:27 pm

The Catholic Gentleman by Sam GuzmanImage
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by UncleBob » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:58 pm

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Say.. I just watched the animated movie based on that book.
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