Articles in category 'Book Review'

I finished Donald Miller’s Blue Like Jazz this afternoon. A good read. Light, yet made me think. I recommend it, especially for people who are frustrated with the church. I especially enjoyed hearing about Miller’s time at Reed College. Confession: I spent several hours today on the Reed College site and over at wikipedia. I’ve […]

By Chris, 22. August 2006, 22:51 o'clock

I just finished Angels and Demons, the prequel to The DaVinci Code. At 710 pages in paperback, it’s probably the longest novel I’ve ever read. But it’s also one of the books that I’ve made it through the fastest. Cory handed me the book at about 6:30pm yesterday, and I finished about 12:15am–less than 30 […]

By Chris, 21. July 2006, 23:36 o'clock

Yes, I’ve read the book. No, I haven’t seen the movie (yet). Yes, I enjoyed it–I’d even recommend it. No, it’s history isn’t very accurate (including the facts page). Yes, I tried to write a longer version of this post and the browser crashed (twice). No, I’m not going to expose all the inaccuracies of […]

By Chris, 1. June 2006, 15:48 o'clock

This week, I finished reading The Organic Church, a book about church planting. Neil Cole writes about “growing faith where life happens.” I think that’s one of the problems the American church is facing today. For so many people, what they experience on Sunday has nothing to do with what they live on Monday. Even […]

By Chris, 17. April 2006, 12:50 o'clock

Earlier today, I was reading out of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together. Bonhoeffer was a German pastor during World War II who was martyred for helping escaping Jews and opposing Hitler. I found the following passage particularly meaningful to me. It talks about the reasons for Christians singing songs together. The short of it is that […]

By Chris, 9. March 2006, 14:49 o'clock

I wrote this post several weeks ago, but never actually posted it. The blog has been silent for a while, so I figured I’d go ahead and post it. Watch for a more substantial post in the next few days. I recently finished reading The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. I had previously read […]

By Chris, 6. February 2006, 12:22 o'clock