Posts tagged “Books

Best Books of 2017

Posted on January 9th, 2018

Here are the top five books from my 2017 reading: The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation (Rod Dreher) – started April 11, 2017; finished May 12, 2017 Impossible People: Christian Courage and the Struggle for the Soul of Civilization (Os Guinness) – started March 17, 2017; finished March 27, 2017 Eucharist and Church Fellowship in the First Four Centuries [reread] (Werner Elert) – started December 2016; finished December 26, 2017 Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism (Timothy Keller) – started March 7, 2017; finished March 17, 2017 The Meaning of Marriage (Timothy Keller) – started July 21, 2017; finished August 25, 2017 In 2017, I read 30 books, listed here in reverse chronological order of completion: Eucharist and Church Fellowship in the…

123 Meme

Posted on November 17th, 2008

I was tagged by Pr. Mason Beecroft for this excercise: Turn to page 123 of the book nearest to you. Count the first five sentences. Post the next three. Fortunately I’m at church, so I won’t have to pick up the books lying around the house, like a Pearls Before Swine comic treasury or the NFL rule book or records book. That would just be embarrassing. I’m excluding the four books closest to me: Biblia Hebraica [Hebrew Bible], the Treasury of Daily Prayer, Lutheran Service Book, and a KJV. But the last book in that stack right by my computer (all books from yesterday’s Scripture Study) is this: He then proceeds to another metaphor, “or like a moth-eaten garment.”  [Chapter Fourteen]  “A mortal being,…