I just finished Stephen Ambrose’s Undaunted Courage, a biography of Meriwether Lewis. Of course the major focus of the story is on the Corp of Discovery expedition from St. Louis to the Pacific, but Ambrose focuses on Lewis’ relationship with Thomas Jefferson, and his kinship with William Clark also. I learned a lot about Lewis… Continue reading My Undaunted Expectations
I have wanted to read The Brothers Karamozov for probably 10 years. I remember seeing it for the first time on the library shelf at NNU, and thinking, “that’s a long book.” As a seminary student you hear about Dostoyevsky in one out of every three classes, and Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamozov… Continue reading my Russian immersion
I just finished The Jesus Way by Eugene Peterson. I have had the book on my shelf for about four years, but have not read it mostly because I wasn’t too interested. It is part of a series by Peterson of books with subtitles calling the books conversations on various aspects of the Christian life.… Continue reading My Long Awaited Read
I just finished reading Donald Miller’s newest book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life. It is a book about story, as Miller tries to live a good story while making a good story for the upcoming film based on his book Blue Like Jazz. I loved Blue… Continue reading Not a rave…for a Donald Miller book?
I just finished Francis Chan’s book Forgotten God. It’s about the Holy Spirit. I really enjoyed it, his argument is that Christians ought to be characterized by the power of the Holy Spirit working through them, rather than by their wits, or charisma, or whatever else Christians might be characterized by. My favorite quote from… Continue reading My Quote of the Day
I’ve decided that I really ought to read the missionary books that our church produces every year. There are six, they are small, and less than 100 pages, so they take about an hour and a half to read each one. I have been enjoying them. I decided to tell Alyssa that we were racing… Continue reading My Missions Books Race
Be careful, this book will melt your face! Author of my next must read, The Reason for God, Timothy Keller wrote a stunning exposition on the parable of the prodigal son. Keller looks more broadly at the context of the parable to discuss the message of the parable not only to “younger brother” types who… Continue reading My Most Recent Must Read ~ Prodigal God