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Reading List as of December 29, 2012

Posted in Books on December 29, 2012 by Ken

What am I reading at present?  And yes, 4 books at once seems to be a bit much.  Why not just finish one at a time instead of multitasking?  I like the variety and helps me to not get bogged down with one or another book.

A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin:  This is book 3 in the A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) series.  I am reading this on my Nook.

Waking the Dead by John Eldredge: reading this for men’s bible study group.

Who Do You Think You Are by Mark Discoll: New book by Pastor Mark that I ordered when announced on Twitter

Always True – God’s 5 promises when life is hard by James MacDonald: I enjoy Pastor James teaching and biblical understanding so was glad to receive this from a friend who is going through a rough time.

I will update when I add or delete any books from the list.


Who Do You Think You Are?

Posted in Books, Christianity on December 25, 2012 by Ken

Reading Mark Driscoll’s new book Who Do You Think You Are? and hit this nugget early on (page 6): “Our worship never starts and stops.  It’s not limited to a building in which we attend sacred meetings and sing worship songs.  Rather, our entire life is devoted to pouring ourselves into someone or something.  Saying it another way, we’re “unceasing worshipers.”  We aren’t created to worship, but rather we’re created worshiping.” (bold text emphasis mine, italics from the book)

This got me to thinking about how we hear songs, read books, or watch movies of someone devoting themselves to another.  They give their whole life to a man or woman or friends or kids.  We tear up or cheer and wonder how we can do that or another to devote themselves to us.

Why is it so easy for us to accept devoting our lives to another human but we reject or castigate someone for devoting their lives to God?  Why is there such compassion for one to give themselves to another person but such hatred for those who give themselves to Jesus?

Something to think about.