The Warmth of Other Suns

The Warmth of Other Suns is the story about what is known as United States’s Great Migration. Between the years 1915 and 1970 almost 6 million blacks took the great risk to move from the south to the northern and western US. This marvelous (?) book tracks the journeys of three individuals to Los Angeles, […]

Book Review: Junkyard Wisdom

Roy Goble is my friend. The first day I met him, I hated him. We met in 1977 as incoming freshman at Westmont College. He is a Giants fan; I bleed Dodger blue. One of the first things we did together was play catch. We have done a lot of things together since then and […]

Must Read Book; Must Change Idea

Every Christian should read this book.  Not because it is the best written or most compelling, rather because it challenges a widely held opinion that is detrimental to global peace.  Arabs and Muslims are real people with real concerns, children, jobs, and rights.  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is not representative of all leaders in the Middle East; […]

Bonhoeffer

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy.  A Righteous Gentile vs. The Third Reich. Eric Metaxas. Loved this book.  Bonhoeffer is a champion of the faith.  He grapples with believing in a very difficult context at a very young age.  He does the unthinkable and stands up to every conceivable authority structure in his life.  Challenging the […]

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Casual Sex with God

Some things need to be said in an extreme manner.  Many Christians are having casual sex with God. I got a late start on the reading of the Shack, really thought that it was an innocuous work of fiction.  But since I have read it, reviewed it, and talked to people about it,  more needs […]

The Shack, Pt. 2

First, here is Ben Witherington’s review of The Shack (pretty sharp guy). Ben Witherington is a worthy critic who gives a mostly positive but cautious review of the book. If you have read the book and are not theologically trained, I would almost insist that you follow up your reading with a healthy critique like […]

7 Habits for Free

Download the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People for free from audible.com.  This classic productivity handbook has great content.  If you haven’t read it before, here is a chance to get it in audio format for free, I recommend it all the time. HT:  Lifehacker

Reading Calvin

Some people believe that Calvinists are not Christians.  Odd.  Calvin may have been the greatest Christian mind given to the church.  His Institutes are worth reading, and they are not easy, so it may be easier to read with others.  Here are two websites that are moving through the Institutes this year, both in audio […]

Beyond Me

Here is a great book for your personal reading pleasure or for your small group or Sunday School class. Kathi Macias‘ book, Beyond Me, keys on part of the gospel’s impact on humanity; a movement past a focus on self to a focus on others. Kathi writes well, she is engaging, well researched and provocative. […]