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Book Meme

July 26th, 2006 by Jason · 1 Comment

I’ve never done a meme, but work is slow, books are some of my best friends, and Lee tagged the world, so here goes:

1. One book that changed your life: Can God be Trusted?: Faith and the Challenge of Evil, John G. Stackhouse Jr. One of those books that came along at a crucial time in my life and helped immensely with the vexing problem of evil.

2. One book that you’ve read more than once: Watership Down, Richard Adams. Just writing this makes me want to go pick it up again.

3. One book you’d want on a desert island: Probably the Bible, since you get a 66 for 1 deal, but what translation? My Hebrew’s nearly forgotten and I never got around to Greek, so TNIV.

4. One book that made you laugh: In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency), Alexander McCall Smith.

5. One book that made you cry: Don’t laugh, but, well, real fans will understand. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6), J.K. Rowling.

6. One book that you wish had been written: 1,001 Homemade Gifts that Aren’t Cheesy, but Don’t Require a Carpentry Degree

7. One book that you wish had never been written: A toss up between Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth’s Last Days and The Five Gospels: What did Jesus Really Say? The Search for the AUTHENTIC Words of Jesus. Both have fanned far too much unfounded FUD.

8. One book you’re currently reading: Sexuality and the Christian Body: Their Way into the Triune God, Eugene Rogers.

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read: Slave Religion: The “Invisible Institution” in the Antebellum South, Albert J. Raboteau. It came highly recommended and it’s been on my shelf for over a year, but I haven’t got to it yet.

10. Now tag five people: Isaac, what does a newlywed Mennonite pastor read? Anyone else, have at it.

Tags: meme · theology

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 isaac // Jul 27, 2006 at 2:56 am

    So, you already got ahold of Eugene Rogers’ excellent book? I hope you are loving it. And Slave Religion is incredible. Revolutionary book.