Saturday, September 08, 2007

Recommend a Book

So I just finished Confessions of a Radical Reformission Rev, which I will probably blog about soon. And I don't have a new book waiting on my dresser like normal. So, recommend a book.


A said...

Money, Possessions, and Eternity by Randy Alcorn.
You can borrow it in a couple weeks if you'd like.

Anonymous said...

Marriage To A Difficult Man. The Uncommon Union of Jonathan & Sarah Edwards by Elisabeth D Dodds. Forword by John and Noel Piper. Audibon Press, Laurel Maryland.
Great glimpse into a great man and a great woman.


klasieprof said...

The world is Flat, by Thomas Friedman

This..simply...will change your world view. Yes. Really.

Allen said...

Total Money Makeover
Dave Ramsey

The Millionaire Next Door

The Harry Potter series

oh, and congrats on the vintage B-day

corexian said...

Did you get a chance to read "Come To The Table" yet?

Matthew said...

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (the movie is good too).

Foucault's Pendulum also by Umberto Eco if you want a truly elegant perspective into the damage that the conspiracy-minded and seekers of occult knowledge (and this not only a reference to "magic" or any silly thing like that but to any "secret" knowledge) do to others and, even more damningly, to themselves. Also, only read it if you are really, really, REALLY bored (it's like a really good and useful textbook: instructive but somewhat painful to read).

Matthew said...

Oh. I've already recommended this one, but F. A. Hayek's The Errors of Socialism is also good. It is not a polemic, but I guess you could think of it as--using the terminology that seems to be in vogue here--a modernist deconstruction of the modernist ideologies and systems (derived largely from the Enlightenment and Romantic movements) that culminated in centrally planned economies/states (socialist and fascist political/economic systems). It's a critique of the modernist system by one of its insiders.

I thought it was a fascinating read; although, I am very easily entertained. The main drawback to the book is that it was written by an 80 year-old, horribly pedantic intellectual.

I'll try to remember and throw it in the trunk and loan it to you after the service. If nothing else it ought to encourage you to finding something less tedious to read. Mwa-hahahahaa! ;-)

Hey Kool Aid said...

The Secret Message of Jesus: Uncovering the Truth that Could Change Everything (Hardcover)- Brian Maclaren - Anything Maclaren is good stuff.

Robb said...

I've read McLaren's book. It is a good one. I always find his stuff very thought-provoking and interesting.