Which Book?

We made a commitment to read a missional book before our next meeting in November. Have you chosen yours? Will you share your choice with us? Post your response as a comment so that we can get an idea of what the others in the group are doing. I haven’t chosen mine yet. I’ll let you know as soon as I settle on my next title.

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4 thoughts on “Which Book?

  1. I’m reading a brand new book titled “An Emergent Manifesto of Hope”. It’s a series of essays from a bunch of ’emerging church’ theologians about the concept of ‘hope’. (Brian McLaren is the only name I recognize) I’m 20% in so far, and it’s OK I guess… Some of the emerging church theology is a bit too much for old, conservative Homer… (but it’s OK to be stretched I guess)

  2. One of life’s great joys for me is a new stack of books to read! This week I received a new stash and the book that I’m choosing for our commitment is “Serve God Save the Planet” by J. Matthew Sleeth. Sleeth is a medical doctor who gave up his big house, practice and lifestyle in order to downsize and reduce his “ecological footprint.” It’s a book that challenges Christians to embrace practical ways of taking care of God’s beautiful creation.

    Has anyone else begun their reading?

  3. This is a bit embarrassing to admit at this point, but I’ve had trouble actually getting through my chosen book (Irresistible Revolution). Mostly this is because I keep stumbling upon really good web resources. Here’s just one item that’s caught my attention:

    N.T. Wright gave a lecture at Calvin College back in January summarizing his book ‘Simply Christian’. His talk is fast-paced and packed with ideas and well worth the listen. I especially liked his compelling point that what we do in the here and now can be worthwhile with lasting effect.

    http://www.calvin.edu/january/2007/wright.htm

    The book ‘Simply Christian’ was one of the books Keven suggested reading at the first meeting.

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