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Saturday, 21 May 2011

Book Reading Goal : Week 21

Hearing the Call: Liturgy, Justice, Church, and WorldRead three interesting books since the last update. The first was a compendium of essays by my favorite moral philosopher Nicholas Wolterstorff - Hearing the Call : Liturgy, Justice, Church and World. I have been trying to read everything Wolterstorff has written (and is writing). It was great to pick up some papers I had missed! I am eagerly awaiting his next book on Love and Justice.

The Next Story: Life and Faith after the Digital ExplosionI have been fascinated by issues surrounding the digital explosion especially after reading the The Shallows : What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr.  I was therefore delighted to pick up another book that addresses these issues from a Christian perspective - The Next Story : Life and Faith after the Digital Explosion by Tim Challies. A great read and I have already shared some quotes from it on our Facebook page. Speaking of the page, be sure to sign-up, we are currently reading an important book together there - Getting Better : Why Global Development Is Succeeding and How We can Improve The World Even More by Charles Kenny (I am review this for a  magazine, but hope to share it when it is published). 

Preaching for God's Glory (Today's Issues)The final book I read was Preaching for God's Glory by Alistair Begg. I occasionally get to preach at my local church, so this was useful reading on handling God's word with care. In fact, after reading this I have become enthralled with Begg's ministry and keen listener of the Scotman's exhaltation. 

A word on reviews. We have somewhat slow down on reviews due to other commitments - also no new books have come out that I have really thought offered a fresh perspective and may be of interest to readers (I always emphasise quality over quantity). But I am hopeful that over the summer we can review  some books on Zambia, history and economics. I am making heavy use of Kindle at present, so very much constrained to e-books. 

Books Read So Far : 15 books
Remaining Books to Achieve Target : 35 books
Weeks Remaining to Achieve Annual Target : 31 weeks

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