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  1. Michael says:

    My apologies…left the house too soon…

  2. Babylon's Dread says:

    Reading Malcolm Gladwell, the sometimes disciple, Jonathan Haidt the secular Jewish atheist, and Douglas Murray the gay Christian atheist… the progressive movement is inspiring alliances that were once impossible or at least rare.

  3. Dan from Georgia says:

    Hehe…now open!

    My heretical reading shelf:
    1. Mostly science books (meteorology) and advanced mathematics books. Some of these could be heretical because they deal with the SCIENTIFIC findings re: climate change, not Fox News or Limbaugh talking points.
    2. I want to start reading “Crime and Punishment” and “The Brothers Karamazov” – possibly heretical.
    3. I also want to start reading a novel called “Northwest Angle” by William Kent Krueger…not heretical at all unless you are one of those who think the only fiction that should be read is that in which everyone gets saved in the end.

  4. Michael says:

    # 3 cracked me up…

  5. Tim says:

    What I’m currently reading:
    1. “Discovering Church Planting” by JD Payne
    2. “Historical Theology” by Gregg R. Allison

    Both are part of my *final* semester at seminary, as I complete my MDiv. I’m so ready to start reading for pleasure again! 🙂

  6. Dan from Georgia says:

    Hey Michael…glad I could provide you with a few laughs!

    It is still on my To Do list to get that 2-volume set by Justo Gonzalez on the history of Christianity.

  7. bob1 says:

    “The Year of Our Lord 1943 — Christian Humanism in An Age of Crisis.” by Alan Jacobs. He explores how several Xn thinkers — C.S. Lewis, Reinhold Niebuhr, Jacques Maritain, W.H. Auden, Simone Weil and T.S. Eliot –responded to the crisis of World War II. Fascinating…

  8. Duane Arnold says:

    A real page-turner… ‘De Gratia. Faustus of Riez’s Treatise on Grace and Its Place in the History of Theology’ by Thomas A. Smith. It’s actually good, arguing that many works we consider semi-Pelagian were actually more localized receptions of Augustine’s theology…

  9. BrianD says:

    1. Money books by people not named Dave Ramsey (nor one of his Ramsey Solutions associates).

    Ramsey IMO is good on getting you out of debt and too vague on most other things, particularly investing. He tells you what to do and leaves you to figure out how to do it. So I’m looking to others whom seem to have their act together and give more realistic and more practical advice. So what I’m consuming isn’t so much a book as websites (Clark Howard) and podcasts (like Afford Anything and How to Money). I am reading a book, You Need a Budget.

    2. Tropic of Kansas by Christopher Brown. This is an alternate history dystopia, set in the present day in an America ruled by a de facto dictator — the President, who was a New York businessman that came to power in a coup d’etat and now rules over a nation where habeas corpus is suspended and surveillance is everywhere. The author began work on the book in the final years of the Obama administration so he wasn’t influenced by recent events. The point of divergence was Reagan’s death after benig shot by John Hinckley; Alexander Haig took over, made himself a six-star general, and set up the monopolized corporate system that runs the country in the timeframe of the book. The story focuses on Sig, a young white male on the run and Tania, a young black female who works for the government and is forced by the FBI and Homeland Security to go undercover to find Sig. All this plays out in the middle of America, from Minnesota down to New Orleans, in the heart of the “Tropic of Kansas” — an undefinied geographical area where the heart of the resistance beats and the dictator’s hand can’t reach.

    3. I have dozens of other books on my to-read list, way too many to mention here.

  10. Steve says:

    How to catch a heffalump, Lilo and Stitch and other Disney favorites. Can’t wait for Frozen 2 movie coming out next month.

  11. Muff Potter says:

    Stephen King’s The Institute is a good read.

  12. Eric says:

    What am I reading that’s heretical? When I looked at this post before, the links to similar posts included a post about The Shack 🙂

    I haven’t been reading many books these days, but last month I read The Great Divorce and The Road Trip that Changed the World by Mark Sayers (because it was a few dollars).

  13. Josh says:

    My latest old book is Synonyms of the Old Testament by R.B. Girdlestone. This book is fantastic. I’m reading through it for the second time.

  14. EricL says:

    Reading an odd mix:
    Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn, for a class
    Leadsology: Marketing the Invisible by an Aussie named Tom Poland, for my business
    The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth, for escapism- first time into this 70s best seller and so far it’s okay.
    Phoenix Preacher blog

    My own writing is limited to website updates and business blog posts. I have two more business books on the plate too, but then… hopefully… I can get back to writing some fiction. I’ve got one novel that’s sooooo close to done, but work keeps pressing in.

  15. Xenia says:

    I am reading a stack of books about Norse mythology for a class. Can’t get more pagan than that!

  16. Micah Clark says:

    Practice of the Presence of God.
    Brother Lawerence

    Forgiving as We’ve been Forgiven.
    Gregory Jones & Célestin Musekura

    So you want to grow roses.
    Veva Penick Wright.

    Philippians Commentary.
    John MacArthur

    Understanding Gender Dysphoria.
    Mark Yarhouse

    The Calvary Road.
    Roy Hession

    My Heart Christ’s Home.
    Robert Boyd Munger

    Saint Augustine

    And my bedtime reader for sweet sweet dreams:

    The Divine Comedy

  17. Michael says:


    That’s an intense and diverse list…good on you!
    I don’t know that I could handle Dante before bed…

  18. Jtk says:

    “Bam!” By that guy from Lakeland

    “How Wars Are Won” by Bevin Alexander

    And highlighting “positive” and “negative” statements in the New Testament. For a bit.

  19. JesusFreak says:

    Unoffendable by Brant Hansen.

    His podcast is pretty amazing, too.

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