Category Archives: Christianity

The Skeptical Believer

The Skeptical Believer: Telling Stories to Your Inner Atheist by Daniel Taylor My rating: 5 of 5 stars My name is Paul … and I am a Skeptical Believer. I’ve been savoring this book. Its short chapters and conversational style … Continue reading

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The Gospel According to Job

The Gospel According to Job by Mike Mason My rating: 5 of 5 stars Reading Mike Mason’s book, The Gospel According to Job, along with the biblical book of Job has been quite an experience for me. When the book … Continue reading

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Prima Scriptura

Prima Scriptura: An Introduction to New Testament Interpretation by N. Clayton Croy My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve read a few introductions to New Testament study and interpretation. I can’t imagine one being better than this one. Written as … Continue reading

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Speaking of God: Evangelism as Initial Spiritual Guidance, By Ben Campbell Johnson

Speaking Of God: Evangelism As Initial Spiritual Guidance by Ben Campbell Johnson My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book was published in 1991 but has much to say to the Church today. It saddens me that a book like … Continue reading

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When the Soul Listens, by Jan Johnson

When the Soul Listens: Finding Rest and Direction in Contemplative Prayer by Jan Johnson My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is the best book on contemplative prayer I’ve read. It’s hard to imagine a better one to recommend to … Continue reading

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“All Truth is God’s Truth”

A conversation among friends last week got me to thinking about the way some Christians tend to think of the Bible as an exhaustive source of truth. It took me back many years to when I first read a book … Continue reading

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Deep Church: A Third Way Beyond Emerging and Traditional, by Jim Belcher

A few years ago, I took a seminary elective class in Emergent Christian Spirituality. I had read some things about emergent/emerging Christianity that I found interesting but which also raised questions in my mind. We read and discussed several good … Continue reading

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To Hear and See Jesus

I read an essay with this title over at The Scriptorium Daily (one of my favorite blogs) several weeks ago and it stuck with me. I’ve reread it several times since and would like to pass it on to others. … Continue reading

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Our Dangerous God

Lately I’ve been spending much more time reading other blogs and neglecting my own. There’s so much good writing out there (if you know where to look), that it often makes me feel like I haven’t much of substance to … Continue reading

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Sacred Companions, by David Benner

This book is an exceptionally good introduction to the meaning of personal relationships that are called “spiritual friendship” and ” spiritual direction”. Good spiritual formation doesn’t happen well on a purely individual level. It’s important to have some trusted person(s) … Continue reading

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