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Sam 09-22-2008 07:25 PM

Re: What are you reading currently?
 
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Originally Posted by Timmy (Post 594733)
I should add a positive comment before I sign off.

A comment about forgiveness was good: "God" says it is primarily for the benefit of the forgiver. That's very true, IMO. It doesn't help me any to hold a grudge, and it doesn't even hurt the other guy (if that's my intention). In fact, if I let it, it can destroy me. Why give the guy that satisfaction?

I have heard (or read) that if I harbor unforgiveness, it is like me drinking poison and hoping the other person dies.

Sam 09-22-2008 07:31 PM

Re: What are you reading currently?
 
Recent reads:

Playing from the Second Chair by Rick Clendenen, copyright 2008

God's Plan for the Future by Lehman Strauss, copyright 1965
I think I read this many years before but I'm not sure. That's what happens when you get old. Probably by next year I will be able to hide my own Easter Eggs.

Revivals of the Old Testament, by C.E. Autrey, copyright 1960.
I had read this back when it was new but had to sell all of my books 40 some hears ago when I was in a financial bind. I recently found a used copy. There's some pretty good stuff in it.

Timmy 09-24-2008 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Sam (Post 595264)
I have heard (or read) that if I harbor unforgiveness, it is like me drinking poison and hoping the other person dies.

Yep!

Said I had more to say about The Shack. Here's something:

In the book, we have "God" going to extraordinary lengths to help one particular fellow who's having a hard time. He's depressed. Can't seem to recover, after a horrible tragedy. This singling someone out for a miracle reminds me of the "real" God's behavior in the "real" world, as some claim. There are millions of unlucky folks in situations like Mack's who never hear a peep from God, and some live out their lives in darkness, some end their own lives. But once in a while, we are expected to believe, God reaches out, maybe sends an angel, maybe a vision, maybe a "healing", and that lucky one lives to tell of God's wonderful mercy. "Isn't God good?" we hear, and we must agree! OK, sure, God is good to a select few (apparently). Those that God is "especially fond of", I guess (a recurring theme of the book, but God is especially fond of everyone -- in the book's universe).

And yet, we are expected to believe that God is no respecter of persons (and the book reminds us of this). I guess the rest of those folks are just supposed to kind of absorb some of the wonderfulness of those lucky ones' miracles, and climb out of the darkness themselves. Or they are reprimanded, told they must just trust God (as we are told in the book, many times).

No excuses. God's healing power is available to all. Just have to reach out and accept it.

MawMaw 09-24-2008 11:09 AM

Re: What are you reading currently?
 
I'm reading,

Is God A Trinity by David Kemball-Cook

and

When Ye Pray by Joy Haney

WildernessWill 09-26-2008 07:02 PM

Re: What are you reading currently?
 
I'm currently reading

Houses That Changed the World by Wolfgang Simson

Other books I've read recently are

Pagan Christiany by Frank Viola
Biblical Church by Beresford Job
The Naked Church by wayne Jacobsen

MamaHen 09-29-2008 08:58 AM

Re: What are you reading currently?
 
I am just finishing "Reimagining Church" by Frank Viola

It is a good book. The first chapter or so is worth skipping, as it is very trinitarian, but the rest of the book is quite good. Especially Part Two:

Ch 8 - Reimagining Leadership
Ch 9 - Reimagining Oversight
Ch 10 - Reimagining Decision-Making
Ch 11 - Reimagining Spiritual Covering
Ch 12 - Reimagining Authority and Submission
Ch 13 - Reimagining Denominational Covering
Ch 14 - Reimagining the Apostolic Tradition

Good stuff.

MamaHen 09-29-2008 09:09 AM

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Originally Posted by WildernessWill (Post 598223)

Other books I've read recently are
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Biblical Church by Beresford Job

I just ordered that book. I am looking forward to reading it.

Scott Hutchinson 09-29-2008 09:25 AM

Re: What are you reading currently?
 
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Originally Posted by MamaHen (Post 599271)
I am just finishing "Reimagining Church" by Frank Viola

It is a good book. The first chapter or so is worth skipping, as it is very trinitarian, but the rest of the book is quite good. Especially Part Two:

Ch 8 - Reimagining Leadership
Ch 9 - Reimagining Oversight
Ch 10 - Reimagining Decision-Making
Ch 11 - Reimagining Spiritual Covering
Ch 12 - Reimagining Authority and Submission
Ch 13 - Reimagining Denominational Covering
Ch 14 - Reimagining the Apostolic Tradition

Good stuff.

Where can this book be obtained ?

Sam 09-29-2008 05:28 PM

Re: What are you reading currently?
 
earlier today I finished reading "In the Name of Jesus" by David Bernard, copyright 1992

And I recently re-read "The Glorious Revival Under King Hezekiah" by Wilbur M. Smith, copyright 1937

1937? that was the year I was born

MamaHen 10-02-2008 07:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Scott Hutchinson (Post 599288)
Where can this book be obtained ?

I ordered it online: http://www.reimaginingchurch.org

But you can get it a little cheaper from Amazon.com


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