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Book Bonanza

Posted by on Jan 12, 2009 in books | 4 comments

I received an gift card for Christmas. Of course, I’ve already obliterated the card. These arrived today:

Total Church by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis
Central Themes in Biblical Theology edited by Scott J. Haemann and Paul R. House
unChristian by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
Eat This Book by Eugene H. Peterson


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  1. 1-12-2009

    I read unChristian. Eye opening and unsettling.

  2. 1-12-2009

    I also read “UnChristian” – a year ago. The thing that interests me the most: when I mention some of the statistics to friends who are still part of the IC, they refuse to believe them. To a person they tell me that they are sure ICs are still growing across the board.

    Most of my friends, however, are not Christians. Some of them are much more up on what is happening with the 16-35 (I know the book uses slightly different numbers) generation. They think the stats the book quotes are accurate, and perhaps a bit optimistic.

    The average IC is not appealing to many, especially in that age group, who think that the ICs they have experienced are probably representative of present day American Christianity.

    Can we provide these folks an alternative?

  3. 1-13-2009

    Hi Alan

    I’ll be massively interested to hear what your thoughts are on ‘Total Church’ by Steve Timmis and Tim Chester once you’ve read it. My wife and I are part of ‘The Crowded House’ church network led by these guys. I think you’ll find their approach thought provoking at the very least!

  4. 1-13-2009

    I’ll let everyone know what I think about these books once I’m able to read them. I started New Moon and unChristian last night.