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What books are you reading?

Discussion in 'Religion and Spirituality' started by padre31, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

    Nov 22, 2007
    inching to 100k posts
    I've found myself enjoying supplemental books more then I used to, that is not to say that no Scripture reading is happening, but I am enjoying some supplemental stuff like

    Sharpening the Focus of the Church by Gene Getz

    The Four Witnesses by Robert Griffith-Jones

    75 Bible Questions your instructors pray you won't ask by Gary North

    The Dao of Longevity

    So what is on everyone else's reading list?
  2. anlgp

    anlgp ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A

    In the past:

    The Kybalion
    Tao Te Ching
    The Power Of Now
  3. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito.

    Dec 11, 2007
    A thousand Ways to Happiness
    Art of Presense
  4. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

    Jan 7, 2008
    Hollywood, Florida
    In the past one of my favorite books on the subject was called 'Critiques Of God' it was kind of a complilation of different arguements by different people.
  5. Miamian

    Miamian Senior Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    Jerusalem, Israel
    The Mystery of Marriage
  6. Darkoak

    Darkoak Gone for good.

    Apr 4, 2008
    The Tao Te Ching (again)

    Cult of Chutulu
  7. Ohiophinphan

    Ohiophinphan Chaplain Staff Member Luxury Box

    I'm leading a group through a little book entitled "Good Grief" by Granger Westburg. He died recently but wrote this in the early 60's before even Kubler-Ross, I believe. It talks about how broad grief is and how people are often effected by it.

    I am about to read the Gospel of Mark straight through a few times. I serve in a church which follows a three year lectionary of readings (RCL). Starting the first Sunday in Advent, 11/30 this year I think, we will be reading mostly in Mark. I always try to sit down before the start of the year and read the whole Gospel for that year straight through a few times to get that language in my head. Not so much to remind myself of what it says but to eliminate what I think it says, or what I may bring from the other three. That way I can hear the story from that one perspective and try and see internal connections better.
  8. adamprez2003

    adamprez2003 Senior Member

    Nov 27, 2007
    new york ciity
    The Secret Books of the Egyptian Gnostics by Dorresse. Very good summation of the various gnostic sects, the history and general philosophy of Gnosticism.
  9. sking29

    sking29 What it takes to be cool

    Dec 9, 2007
    East Tennessee
    Currently I am reading two separate books about "the faiths of the founding fathers" (which is the actual title of one of the books). Plus I am also reading through a book called "Religion and Politics in America." The reading is slow right now though because of my busy schedule.

    Oh yeah I forgot I am also looking through Jefferson's version of the Bible.
  10. Ohiophinphan

    Ohiophinphan Chaplain Staff Member Luxury Box

    About a hundred years ago to celebrate some Jeffersonian anniversary, the Library of Congress produced 5000 copies of the Jefferson Bible using the then brand new process of photo-offset printing. They were given as gifts to congressmen, etc. When I was on internship in DC back in the early 80's a daughter of one of those congressmen gave me her Dad's copy. It is the most treasured item I have in my Bible collection.
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  11. sking29

    sking29 What it takes to be cool

    Dec 9, 2007
    East Tennessee
    Without a doubt. :yes:

    That's an awesome story Ohio but I can't believe someone would give away a treasure like that away especially a United States politician. I would feel honored much in the same way you do to have such a possession and would never give it up. :yes:
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