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Margies3 03-06-2007 02:42 PM

What are you reading currently?
 
If this is the library thread maybe you'd like to share what you are currently reading (besides the Bible, of course). Tell us a little about it. Maybe we'll be inspired to pick up a copy.

MissBrattified 03-06-2007 02:46 PM

The Jesus I Never Knew, Phillip Yancey
Beside Still Waters, Charles Spurgeon

Trouvere 03-06-2007 09:39 PM

The Zion Series by Bodie Theonie

Felicity 03-06-2007 10:25 PM

I always have several books on the go at one time. :)

Today at break I started Mark Buchanan's newest book ..... "Hidden in Plain Sight". I enjoyed what I've read thus far.

He's a very good writer in my opinion.

crakjak 03-06-2007 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by MissBrattified (Post 29810)
The Jesus I Never Knew, Phillip Yancey
Beside Still Waters, Charles Spurgeon

I have been reading alot of Yancey lately, currently reading "Prayer". What do you think of his book you are reading?

MissBrattified 03-06-2007 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by crakjak (Post 30257)
I have been reading alot of Yancey lately, currently reading "Prayer". What do you think of his book you are reading?

I'm not sure yet, I'm only on chapter 2. It's interesting, intriguing...I like the way it forces you to take a fresh look at Christ....It makes me want to crack open the Gospels and read again without all my already-established opinions coloring the picture.

ReformedDave 03-07-2007 08:15 AM

The Space Trilogy by C. S. Lewis!

D&J 03-08-2007 12:35 PM

Manifest Presence by Jack Hayford

D&J 03-08-2007 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by crakjak (Post 30257)
I have been reading alot of Yancey lately, currently reading "Prayer". What do you think of his book you are reading?

Philip Yancey is an awesome writer. So far I have read:

The Bible Jesus Read
The Jesus I Never Knew
Prayer


Yancey is an incredible writer in my estimation. The book "The Bible Jesus Read" has the best overview of Job that I have ever read. His book "Prayer" covers it from every angle possible.

crakjak 03-09-2007 12:30 AM

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Originally Posted by D&J (Post 32028)
Philip Yancey is an awesome writer. So far I have read:

The Bible Jesus Read
The Jesus I Never Knew
Prayer


Yancey is an incredible writer in my estimation. The book "The Bible Jesus Read" has the best overview of Job that I have ever read. His book "Prayer" covers it from every angle possible.

Yes, he is, I recently read "Soul Survivor, How My Faith Survived the Church" it is very interesting.

D&J 04-03-2007 10:06 AM

Grace Gone Wild by Robert Jeffress

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Spooky2 09-13-2007 01:28 AM

chazown by craig groeschel. awesome book by a great author.

Sam 09-13-2007 12:10 PM

Yancey is good. I've read "Where is God When it Hurts?" and thought it was good. I also enjoyed "The Bible Jesus Read." I partially read "What's So Amazing about Grace?" when I was at my daughter's house.

Some books I've read over the past few months are:
A Look at Revelation by James Stewart
A Tale of Three Kings by Gene Edwards
Bill Drost the Pentecost (biography of missionary Bill Drost)
The Militant Church by Lester Sumrall
The Jack Coe Story, From Pup Tent to World's Largest Gospel Tent
God's Law of Sowing and Reaping by S.R. Hanby
I Surrender All, biography of missionary Pauline Gruse
Christianity In the Cross Hairs by Bill Wilson

I don't know how many people here are familiar with a minister named L.R. Ooton who lived in Indiana. He started preaching in the early part of the 20th century as a young man. I'm not sure when he was born or when he died. In 1941 he left the PAJC and formed an organization called the AMA (Apostolic Ministerial Alliance). According to the Fudge book (page 61) at one time they had about 1000 ministers. I've preached in a church in Dayton, OH in which the pastor was affiliated with both the PAJC and with the AMA. That was back in the nineteen seventies. At that time the AMA was quite small and Bro. Ooton was an old man. Bro. Ooton had several small books published over the years. I have several of them but had never read all of them. I recently started reading all of them all the way through and so far I've finished about half of them. They are all small books (actually booklet would be more appropriate). Here are the titles of the books by L.R. Ooton that I am curreintly reading:
Why Doesn't God Destroy the Devil? no copyright date
Dimensions and Glory of Heavenly Jerusalem copyright 1966
Let Us Make Man copyright 1968
Concerning the Times and Seasons copyright 1969
Sermons from the Sermon on the Mount copyright 1970
What is Time? copyright 1970
God's Time Piece no copyright date
The Sower The Seed and the Soil copyright 1973
The Spoken Word; the Written Word; and the Word Made Flesh coyright 1974
The Except Without Exception copyright 1974

crazyjoe 10-17-2007 11:13 AM

....'Playing for Pizza' by John Grisham....

MissBrattified 10-17-2007 11:19 AM

Oscar Wilde

winklebottom 10-17-2007 01:11 PM

Smoky the Cow Horse-written in 1927 by Will James.

Darcie 10-17-2007 01:13 PM

The Power of Simple Prayer-Joyce Meyer

hartmann 10-17-2007 06:45 PM

by Donald Trump..THINK BIG AND KICK BUTT

Blubayou 10-17-2007 08:16 PM

I just finished The Life and Ministry of Shirley and Billy Cole.
I am currently reading several books -
Playing for Pizza - John Grisham
The Works of the Holy Spirit -Verbal Bean
The Language of God - Francis Collins - I can only read a little of this one at a time.

crakjak 10-17-2007 08:25 PM

E Myth Mastery The Seven Essential Disciplines for Building a World Class Company by Michael E. Gerber

Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis

Every Knee Shall Bow by Thomas Allin The Case for Christian Universalism

crakjak 11-19-2007 08:52 AM

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Originally Posted by crakjak (Post 274618)
E Myth Mastery The Seven Essential Disciplines for Building a World Class Company by Michael E. Gerber

Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis

Every Knee Shall Bow by Thomas Allin The Case for Christian Universalism

Anybody reading anything new and good??

LaVonne 11-19-2007 09:04 AM

I am reading a book called "Parenting With Purpose" by Glenda Andrus, it's the best parenting book I've read. :)

I typically shy away from these kinds of books, but this one is awesome...plus I've met this lady and her family and she really does practice what she teaches...she's got the most amazing family I've ever met!

MrsMcD 11-19-2007 09:06 AM

Right People, Right Place, Right Plan: Discerning the Voice of God by Jentezen Franklin.

I just started the book and so far I have enjoyed it.

Sam 11-19-2007 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by crakjak (Post 305300)
Anybody reading anything new and good??

Just finished "The One True God" by Mark Fogarty
Just started "Restoring the Apostolic Faith" by J.L. Hall
Both of these books are from the PPH.

I'll probably re-read "The Happiest People on Earth" next.
It's about Demos Shakarian who founded the FGBMFI but there are also some neat stories in there about the Holy Spirit moving in Armenia/Russia in the late 1800's. This activity of the Holy Spirit and also His moving among folks in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky in the late 1800's are usually overlooked when we talk about the history of the Pentecostal movement.

crakjak 11-20-2007 12:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Sam (Post 306048)
Just finished "The One True God" by Mark Fogarty
Just started "Restoring the Apostolic Faith" by J.L. Hall
Both of these books are from the PPH.

I'll probably re-read "The Happiest People on Earth" next.
It's about Demos Shakarian who founded the FGBMFI but there are also some neat stories in there about the Holy Spirit moving in Armenia/Russia in the late 1800's. This activity of the Holy Spirit and also His moving among folks in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky in the late 1800's are usually overlooked when we talk about the history of the Pentecostal movement.

This is great folks, keep it coming, share what has inspired or interested you?

MrsMcD 11-20-2007 07:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Sam (Post 306048)
Just finished "The One True God" by Mark Fogarty
Just started "Restoring the Apostolic Faith" by J.L. Hall
Both of these books are from the PPH.

I'll probably re-read "The Happiest People on Earth" next.
It's about Demos Shakarian who founded the FGBMFI but there are also some neat stories in there about the Holy Spirit moving in Armenia/Russia in the late 1800's. This activity of the Holy Spirit and also His moving among folks in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky in the late 1800's are usually overlooked when we talk about the history of the Pentecostal movement.

I love Mark Fogarty. I haven't read that book. I'll have to get it.

LordChocolate 11-21-2007 07:13 PM

Below are my last 5. I am about to start Digital Signal Processing: Signals, Systems, and Filters. I am an engineer working with digital signals and thought this would be a great addon.


Quantum Dynamics Of Simple Systems - A powerful symposium about negative curvatures surfaces and how they coincide with the quantum theories. A great book with plenty of math equations and models. A focus on Selberg trace formula seems to be the central theme.

Code Ciphers & ther Cryptic & Clandestine Communication - A nice easy read on the history of ciphers and how they are used today.

Advanced Algorithmic Approaches to Medical Image Segmentation: State-of-the-Art Applications in Cardiology, Neurology, Mammography and Pathology - Not an easy read. The examples are ridiculus and some do not even work. Medical Image Segmentation is a new science but this book is not the definitive work on this subject.

Artificial Neural Networks in Biomedicine - Outstanding book. All of the examples and details are very pertinent. Not a light read but a very good one.

Digital Signal Processing: Principles, Algorithms, and Applications, 4th Edition - This book is done fairly well. The notes and examples are well done but did have few errors. The book is not designed for entry level engineers.

Scott Hutchinson 11-21-2007 08:37 PM

I'm currently reading The Subtle Power Of Spiritual Abuse by David Johnson,Jeff Vanvonderen it's a very good read.

Nahum 11-21-2007 09:38 PM

I am reading "Treasures of the Snow" by Patricia St. John.

It was required reading when I was in the A.C.E. school.

I was on a CBD site last week, saw it, and ordered it.

Wow! What an excellent book.

I am requiring all three of my teenagers read it.

Neck 11-21-2007 11:02 PM

"The Fred Factor" Mark Sanborn

Great book.

Neck 11-21-2007 11:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Pastor Poster (Post 308150)
I am reading "Treasures of the Snow" by Patricia St. John.

It was required reading when I was in the A.C.E. school.

I was on a CBD site last week, saw it, and ordered it.

Wow! What an excellent book.

I am requiring all three of my teenagers read it.

Got to love the paces? Hey?

Felicity 11-21-2007 11:17 PM

"The Vanishing Conscience" by John MacArthur.

Most anything MacArthur writes is worth the read whether you agree with all his theology or not.

Sam 11-22-2007 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Pastor Poster (Post 308150)
I am reading "Treasures of the Snow" by Patricia St. John.
...

That book is about 50 years old, isn't it?

Nahum 11-22-2007 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Sam (Post 308227)
That book is about 50 years old, isn't it?

Yes it is.

Classic.

Sam 11-22-2007 08:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pastor Poster (Post 308150)
I am reading "Treasures of the Snow" by Patricia St. John.

It was required reading when I was in the A.C.E. school.

I was on a CBD site last week, saw it, and ordered it.

Wow! What an excellent book.

I am requiring all three of my teenagers read it.

I remember when "Treasures of the Snow" by Patricia St. John was being read on the radio back in the 1950's. It was radio station WMBI from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and it was being read in portions over a period of time. I don't remember how much of it I heard or even what it was about any more. That was over half a century ago.

Sam 12-15-2007 09:23 PM

speaking of reading, these are two brief blurbs from the current Pentecostal Evangel:


How many books American adults read each year

None: 27 percent
1-5: 30 percent
6-15: 23 percent
more than 15: 20 percent



Who reads the Bible

Active Christians: 98 percent
Liturgical Christians: 73 percent
Professing Christians: 63 percent
Private Christians: 34 percent
Cultural Christians: 23 percent

The source for this information is listed as Leadership survey.
I'm not sure just what all those categories of Christians really are.
Maybe that's how those responding classified themselves.

Raven 12-15-2007 09:46 PM

I'm rather eclectic in my literary tastes so right now I'm reading "Black" by Ted Dekker. Not deeply spiritual [or is it?] but it's the only thing close at hand other than my Louis Lamour collection.

Raven

augustianian 12-28-2007 06:48 PM

Back in 2004 (I think) it was flashed all over the news that life time atheist Antony Flew changed his mind.

He has been credited with being responsible for the most legitimate atheist arguments against God by any atheist apologist. Needless to say his conversion took the atheist world by surprise.

He has written a new book telling about his change of mind.

It's called "There is a God." Some of the issues are a little difficult if the reader is not previously aware of those issues.

I highly recommend it.

Kings Kid 12-29-2007 03:18 AM

I am currently reading How to fall in love with the bible. By Mike Macintosh and The Jesus I never knew by phillp yancey

Trouvere 12-29-2007 06:27 AM

I love to read.I had to leave the bookstore yesterday.I noticed I was breathing too hard.I want them all.lol.
Currently I am reading The Greek New Testament by J.Green.I run to read this.Its awesome.You can hear the voice of the Apostle Paul sounding off the text in the passages I am reading now.I hear it in broken english of course.lol.
Gotta love it.


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