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Saturday, 24 April 2010

Book Reading Goal : Week 12

It has been an hectic week. In the "missing" Week 11, I completed Warrior Princess by Princess Kasune Zulu with the associated review.

God's War on Terror: Islam, Prophecy and the BibleThis week also allowed me to finish an important book 500+ pages that I have been wading through in the last few months- God's War on Terror : Islam, Prophecy and the Bible by Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist convert to Christianity. Walid's "eastern" perspective on eschatology has altered the way many view end time prophecy. The book will naturally appeal to those with lots of time, bible students and those interested to read biblical perspectives on Islam.

Contemporary Worship Music: A Biblical DefenseAfter quickly finishing that book, I turned my attention to mop up two books that have been lying on my shelf and have prevented me to cover more recent material. The first is  a nice little gem by John M Frame  - Contemporary Worship Music : A Biblical Defence. This was an important read because recently my dear wife and I have been talking about the "theology of music" a lot! I thought I arm myself with my favourite theologian' thoughts!

Deep Church: A Third Way Beyond Emerging and TraditionalThe other book that has captured my attention is Deep Church :  A Third Way Beyond Emerging and Traditional, by Jim Belcher. I have recently been thinking about how different churches are organised and the biblical basis for such approaches. It struck me that I had never actually read anything on the subject. So I decided to pick up what has been suggested by some to be one of the best Christian books of 2009. It is an interesting read indeed.

The outcome of the above  is that I now have about three weeks before I need to have read another book  :

Book Reading Goal Review
Books Read So Far : 16 books
Remaining Books to Achieve Target : 34 books
Weeks Remaining to Achieve Annual Target : 36 weeks

Next Month's Review :

In May we are reviewing Talakata : Tears of Africa, by Prncess Zindaba Nyirenda. There's also the possibility that we may review The Dragon's Gift : The Real Story of China in Africa, by Deborah Brautigam. I have not made up my mind on this one. Much will depend on how quickly I can get Talakata out of the way.

So until the next reading book update in three weeks!


  1. China's approach to Africa:

  2. Yes that book is on my reading list. I started reading it this week, but I stopped because I want to read it in parallel with another new book - "The Beijing Consensus".

    I might do a two book review in one - something I have never done before.


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