Daily Archives: June 7, 2005

Wendy tagged me!

So I will try to do some counting.

Number of books I own:
It is hard to sort out the books that collectively and exclusively are mine but I think that it is somewhere around 400.  Many are just sort of “ours” as in belong to anyone in the family who wants to read them.  Some are exclusively mine – even Leo does not want to read them and vice versa.  Most of these are not books for our reading enjoyment – more like reading for our work. 

Last book I bought:
I bought three last time I ordered from Amazon.
A Generous Orthodoxy by Brian McLaren
The Out Of Bounds Church by Steve Taylor
The Last Word and The Word After That by Brian McLaren

I haven’t had time to read any of these yet.

Latest books I am reading:
I read more than one book at a time.  Some can’t just be read through fast – you know.
Plan B by Anne Lamott
The World According to Chuck by Chuck Sigars
Finding God in Unexpected Places by Philip Yancey
Knowing God by J I Packer
Devotional Classics by Richard Foster

And of course one that I am sure you will want to rush out and purchase right away – Systemized Orthodontic Treatment Mechanics by McLaughlin, Bennett and Trevisi.

Last book I read(and have finished):
Keep Sweet by Debbie Palmer.  I just finished this one – a gift from the author.  It is her story of growing up as a cult member and victim of abuse in Bountiful, BC. 

Five Books that mean a lot to me:
Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller  I’ve read this once on my own, once with a study group.  I liked it so much I gave a few copies away.

Searching for God Knows What by Donald Miller  I guess I just like his writing style besides the message he wants to get across in this book.

Seal Up The Thunder by Erin Noteboom.  I enjoy her poetry and check out her blog regularly.  These poems have their origins in Biblical literature.  I think one of my favorites is her “Revelation” that starts the book off.

The Sacred Way by Tony Jones.  It is a good resource for me on the spiritual practices – practical advice as well as the history behind the practices.

Ruthless Trust by Brennan Manning.  I read this book recently and learned from it at a time when I am very much needing to trust.

Tag Five More:
Lauralea
Brad Boydston
Cathy Johnson
Janine
Marc Vandersluys

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