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Some Books I’ve Read Lately

March 8, 2006

The Wal-Mart Way by Don Soderquist
These guys structured for growth not control, and it seems to be working pretty good for them so far.

90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper
I never read this kind of stuff, but for some reason I picked this one up and have not been able to put it down. Here's how the book starts: "I died on January 18, 1989. Paramedics reached the scene of the accident within minutes. They found no pulse and declared me dead. They covered me with a tarp so that onlookers wouldn't stare at me while they attended to the injuries of the others. Immediately after I died, I went straight to heaven. While I was in heaven, a Baptist pastor came on the accident scene. Even though he knew I was dead, he prayed for me. Despite the scoffing of the EMT's he refused to stop praying. At least ninety minutes after the EMT's pronounced me dead, God answered that man's prayers. I returned to earth. This is my story."

Blue Like Jazz by Don Miller
Don't know why I've been reading all these books by guys named Don lately. Maybe it is some kind of sign. Anyway, I have no idea what the title means, but it was the funniest book I've read in years. Made me laugh out loud several times. I did not agree with all of his points, but I enjoyed reading them. In fact I enjoyed reading them so much that I bought his other book, "Searching for God Knows What." Not sure what he is trying to say or why I should care, but it is another enjoyable book.

Cure for the Common Life by Max Lucado
After reading "No Wonder They Call Him Savior" I read everything Max wrote, until it all started to sound the same a few years ago. Reading Common Life was like being re-introduced to an old friend.

Building Authentic Community by Jim Laffoon
I asked Jim to write this after a phone conversation where he was telling me about a sermon he preached. We are giving a copy to all new church members in Manila.

The Daily Bible in Chronological Order by God
Reading Acts with the epistles inserted in the right places and reading Samuel and Kings with David's Psalms inserted has helped me understand certain passages in their context like never before.

A Generous Orthodoxy by Brian McLaren
I'm not sure this book was generous (at least not to theological fundamentalists and political conservatives), or orthodox, but it was filled with thought-provoking ideas.

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