Posts tagged “Reading

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…

Best Books of 2016

Posted on January 2nd, 2017

In 2016 I read twenty-seven books (far less than what I’d hoped). Here are my top five new reads in 2016: The Devil’s Pleasure Palace (Michael Walsh) Christianity and Liberalism (J. Gresham Machen) Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky) The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror (Bernard Lewis) The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters (Albert Mohler)   Honorable Mention: The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 (Lawrence Wright) Heaven on Earth: The Gifts of Christ in the Divine Service (Arthur Just)   Here’s the entire list, in reverse order of completion: Order to Kill (Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills) – started November 2016; finished December 2016 Warriors of the Storm (Bernard Cornwell) – started November 2016; finished December 2016 Crazy Busy (Kevin DeYoung – started November 2016;…

Do you use Instapaper?

Posted on March 11th, 2011

If you do, I’d love to become “friends” so I can read your shared items (available in the just-released Instapaper 3.0). My username is esget@mac.com – put yours in the comments, or just send me an email if you’d rather not make your email address/username public. If you’re not familiar, Instapaper lets you save articles that you find on the web for reading later, and it strips away all the ads and garbage for a beautiful, clean reading experience. You can read via their website, but the real goodness comes on the iPhone and especially the iPad. {Mom, you want this. Go buy the “pro” version now – it’s worth it, just $4.99, best $5 you’ll spend this month – and then call me…