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Thursday, December 6, 2007

One Book Meme

BryanL has this one book meme, so here are my answers:

1. One book that changed your life:
  • The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

2. One book that you’ve read more than once:
  • Revolution, The Call to Holy War by Michael L. Brown

3. One book you’d want on a desert island:
  • Pascal's Pensees
4. One book that made you laugh:
  • I am America (and so can you) by Stephen Colbert
5. One book that made you cry:

hmmm...cry...I don't know. But Resurrection and the Son of God by N. T. Wright made me kind of misty. So did parts of Pauline Christology by Gordon Fee.

6. One book that you wish had been written:
  • I wish Pascal lived long enough to finish what we have as The Pensees.
7. One book that you wish had never been written:
  • Books promoting "prosperity theology"

8. One book you’re currently reading:
  • God at War by Gregory A. Boyd

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read:
  • Backgrounds of Early Christianity by Everett Ferguson
10. Now tag five people:
  • Quoting BryanL: I don't even know 5 people! Anyone who stumbles across this blog and has not done the meme I tag you.


Bryan L said...

I remember being interested in Bonhoeffer until I read somewhere on the internet that he was a liberal and denied this and that and tried to kill Hitler. Then I wrote him off. But I've been meaning to check him out again.

I've read DMB's Revolution in the church a couple of times (at least parts like the covering or smothering chapter). I gave Jen that book to read when we first met and she finished it in a couple of days. I knew then and there that I wanted to marry her! jk.

I didn't know you read the Colbert book. What'd you think? Would you recommend it?

Bryan L

Pascalian Awakenings said...

I love Stephen Colbert. It's kind of like watching his show. He even has TM in parts of the book. If you like the Colbert Report, you'll like the book.

Ryan Jones said...

I recently re-read Michael Brown's book. It is good, especially for a charasmatic. But it seemed by his writing style that he expected the book to be the 'flavor of the day' that would soon be forgotten. Plus it was long enough that I lost interest half way through the first time I read it. I think it would be great if he would rewrite the book in Communist Manifesto style - about eighty pages and meant to be read a century (or more) later.

Pascalian Awakenings said...
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Pascalian Awakenings said...


In case you haven't seen this, here is a link to The Jesus Manifesto:

Ryan Jones said...

Cool. Thanks for the link!

jeremy zach said...

What did you think of Boyd?