Reading

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Having been encouraged by others and having wanted to do so for a while, I’m going to attempt a little more intensive reading list than usual. We’ll see how far it gets. I’ve been getting bogged down in technical books that relate or very tangentially relate to work. It’s a lot of fun, but it’s been difficult to read much else. I’m going to largely put that on hold (unless of course I can read at work when I’m on the clock) and instead focus on a rather largish stack of books that I have currently here at home. This includes:

The Baptism of Disciples Alone by Fred Malone (obviously a book that advocates the traditional Baptist view. I’ve read about half of this, loaned it to a friend, and never finished it. I liked the reasoning and Biblical support that I’d read so far).books_in_library

The World is Flat 3.0 by Thomas L. Friedman (just curious…)

The Art of Deception by Kevin D. Mitnick (never finished — essentially a guide to social engineering. Computer Security is something I deal with in my professional life quite a bit but this book is focused on, as it puts it, “Controlling the human element of security”. Should be a neat read)

The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature by C. S. Lewis (had this lying around for a while — a little off-topic from my normal reading interest so it’ll probably be kind of interesting)

Confessions by St. Augustine (have started and read many excerpts — and listened to most of it on audio-book — but have never completed it)

The  Revolution: A Manifesto by Ron Paul (never finished it!)

Pierced by the Word by John Piper (received as a gift — looks like a good devotional read. I don’t like everything by Piper but he challenges you and that’s always good)

Banvard’s Folly: Thirteen Tales of People Who Didn’t Change the World by Paul Collins (Received I believe for my birthday last year and never completed — it’s a blast — history of people who were almost famous)

Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices by Thomas Brooks (I think I read this in high school but I figured I’d have another go at it)

The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie (never finished)

Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller (recommended by a friend, not recommended by another friend. We’ll see on this one…)

The Kingdom of the Cults by Walter Martin (skimmed various sections by I really should just read the whole thing and be done with it)

The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller (Just started on this after stealing–I mean borrowing–from my mother-in-law. I’ll return it soon!)

Uncle John’s Biggest Ever Bathroom Reader (ok fine — I probably won’t ever finish this book. But depending on the amount of fiber in my diet this year, I may be able to make a dent in this hefty tome)

Update: Added a few new entries — I’ll probably just update this post as I add to my list so this likely will change over time…

4 Responses

  1. Bill
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    Reading Confessions cover to cover sounds like a very profitable activity; I too have read excerpts but not the whole thing.

    Right now I am reading Shepherding a Child’s heart. Joanna is too—Caleb is starting to get into things so we need to know what to do with him!

  2. Robert Murphy
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    What’s up with the first book out of the gate being *Baptist*? I think we need to talk about paedocommunion… Let me burn you a CD of Rob ripping the opposition up on that one…

  3. Hope
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    One of my friends has also recommended Blue Like Jazz.

  4. Stephen Chambers
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    Malone also impressed me with his arguments for the baptism of disciples alone. Having been a pastor in both camps, Malone is able to reason from a well informed and unbiased position.

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