So a few friends (Joel and Drew) sent this thing they did on their blogs… it’s about favorite books. And I really like books. So I thought I’d try it. Then I ran into a small snag. Like I said, I really like books. So how can I put just one book in each category? Short answer – I can’t.
So, here’s the book list, inspired by Joel and Drew. (if’n you would like to get in on the fun, please do – I’d love to read about your favorites – and maybe make some new ones for myself – make sure and let me know…)
1. A few books that changed your life:
The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard,
Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger by Ron Sider,
Announcing the Reign of God: Evangelization and the Subversive Memory of Jesus by Mortimer Arias,
The Prophetic Imagination by Walter Bruggeman,
Good News About Injustice by Gary Haugen.
2. A few books that you’ve read more than once:
3. One book you’d want on a desert island:
I’d have to say “Kahlea’s complete guide to classic surf board construction” (How to build a surfboard out of trees, just as the ancient Hawai’ians did…)
4. A few books that made you laugh:
Handling Sin by Michael Malone,
America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction by Jon Stewart and friends (thanks Laura… funny, funny, funny…)
5. A few books that made you cry:
6. A few books you wish had never been written:
“The Left Behind Series” by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins (The worst novels ever written)
“Prayer of Jabez” by Bruce Wilkinson
7. One book you wish had been written:
The Prayer of Shabez (Jabez’s next door neighbor).
8. A few books you’re currently reading:
Where Is God?: Earthquake, Terrorism, Barbarity, And Hope by Jon Sobrino,
Introducing Liberation Theology by Leonardo Boff,
Inscape by Ross Snyder.
9. A few books you’ve been meaning to read:
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe,
The God of Life by Gustavo Gutierrez,
Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent by Eduardo Galeano,
The Hard Way by Lee Child (and maybe one or two more…)
So, what would make it on your list?