Archive for the “Off the Bookshelf” category

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

by Glenn on January 8, 2017

The last book I finished in 2016, Greg McKeown’s Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, was the best book to consider at the start of 2017.

The Principle of the Path | Andy Stanley

by Glenn on April 20, 2016

This past weekend I read Andy Stanley’s The Principle of the Path: How to get from where you are to where you want to be (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2008). It’s very good.

Book Review: N. T. Wright: Simply Good News

by Glenn on May 31, 2015

I am an N. T. Wright fan. He is impossibly prolific and has forgotten more than I will ever know of the Bible and theology. I have found his books helpful and encouraging, specifically, Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense, (…)

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Mere Christianity, Book III

by Glenn on April 2, 2015

When I read Mere Christianity again, I think I will begin with Book 3. The philosophical bent of the first two books leaves you feeling good about the intellectual foundation of the Christian faith. It could also leave you feeling (…)

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Mere Christianity, Book II

by Glenn on February 7, 2015

After I read Book I of Mere Christianity, I’ll admit that I felt pretty confident about my level of comprehension. I thought, “I’m starting to understand C.S. Lewis.” Understanding, for me, means that I could teach the material to someone (…)

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Rereading Mere Christianity • C.S. Lewis

by Glenn on January 25, 2015

Some books are worth reading and re-reading. I thought I would go back to C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity at the start of this year.

2015 Reading List [a work in progress]

by Glenn on January 19, 2015

#23 Marsalis, Wynton. To A Young Jazz Musician: Letters from the Road. New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2005. #22 Leveen, Steve. The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life: How to get more books in your life and more life (…)

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Book Review [Updated]: Joy to the World (Scott Hahn)

by Glenn on January 3, 2015

I just started reading C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity again. I didn’t remember this comment he made concerning discussions of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Lewis writes, “[T]here is no controversy between Christians which needs to be so delicately touched as (…)

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The End of 2014 NCAA Volleyball and Mike Hebert’s Thinking Volleyball

by Glenn on December 24, 2014

The NCAA college volleyball season ended Saturday night when Penn State became the national champion. Again. With all the competition in the NCAA, I continue to be amazed that they are there at the end, year after year, not simply (…)

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Odd Thomas and an Uninspiring Sermon

by Glenn on August 1, 2014

Discovering Dean Koontz The “Mansion” section of The Wall Street Journal on Friday, 11 July 2014 featured a story by suspense novelist Dean Koontz about the magnificent (my adjective) home that he and his wife Gerda built in Newport Beach, (…)

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