Books

I love books! How about you? So I just thought I would share with you some that I have recently spent time with or hope to do so soon.

  •  Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream by David Platt is currently a very popular book and a worthy read. In it he asks us to reexamine our faith in light of our American cultural context. It is an interesting and challenging book.
  • What Happened to My Little Girl? by Nancy and Jim Rue is about helping fathers of “tween” girls unlock some of the mystery of that age group. Since my daughter, Taylor, at nine years of age is solidly in this age group- I need the help (which is why my wife, Terri, gave me the book). I enjoyed this book and recommend it to dads and moms with tweenagers. It is written from a Christian perspective.
  • Going to Church in the First Century by Robert Banks is a delightful little book that transports you right into the middle of a first century house church. Reading it, I felt as if I were there participating with them as they gathered to worship Christ in Aquila and Prisca’s home.
  • House Church and Mission by Roger W. Gehring is a textbook (for my latest M.Min class at Harding University) and reads like a textbook, but is filled with fascinating information about the place and significance of house churches to the Christian movement in the first three centuries. Not necessarily an easy read, but extremely informational.
  • The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz chronicles an amazing WWII era true story about the author’s escape (along with others) from a Siberian Soviet Gulag and their long, grueling 4000 mile walk to freedom to India. I had missed this incredible piece of history until I stumbled upon the movie- The Way Back– which is based on the book. I have not yet read this book, but am greatly looking forward to when I can (I think it will be a good read for our week on the beach.)

Maybe some of these may interest you. If so, good reading to you!

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2 Responses to Books

  1. Dee Andrews says:

    Thanks for the list & the reviews, Danny. My younger son Mark & his wife have three little girls, the oldest 8 1/2. I’ll have to suggest that book to Mark.

    Dee

  2. Robert Banks is especially gooooooood

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