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    I'm currently reading two short pieces - The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis [not for the faint of heart ] and Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer.

    On the lighter side, I found my old copy of Berk Breathed's, Bloom County Babylon and I'm planning on reading again it this week. LOL!
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    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    1984

    Tess of the D'Urbevilles

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    Spiritual Warfare by Karl I Payne, and The Insanity of God by Nik Ripkin. But 90% of my reading is online news, blogs, Christian testimonies, etc.

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    I'm reading "Soul Revolution: How imperfect people become all God intended" by John Burke and "The Pilgrims Progress" by John Bunyan.

    I just ordered 8 books from Amazon, so I'll be reading allot over the next few months.
    Slug1--out

    ~At the end of the day, the Cross we bear... is small!~

    ~Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,~


    ~"It is one thing to speak God's name in a message but another to speak of God's standards in a message. The name of God is not removed from many a message today but the standards of God... ARE removed."~

    ~"Psalm 106:23 Therefore He said that He would destroy them, Had not Moses His chosen one stood before Him in the breach, To turn away His wrath, lest He destroy them."...
    So don't say that God never meant to destroy the Hebrews, to do so, makes God a liar.~



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    "The Pilgrims Progress" by John Bunyan.
    I read this 2x a year: am currently reading it now. I collect copies of it: earliest one I own is a 1682 copy published by Nathanael Ponder in London. Wood cuts in it are amazing. I own 23 copies from 1695 to 1870. Folios, full leather bindings. They are my "retirement" investment, but I have also given away several copies that are collectible to family (my kids) and friends/pastors. Next to the Bible, it is my favorite thing to read. This is my favorite part of the book, and always beings me to tears:


    Thus far did I come laden with my sin,
    Nor could anyone ease the grief that I was in,
    Until I came here. What a place is this!
    Must here be the beginning of my bliss?
    Must here the burden fall from off my back?
    Must here the cords that bound it to me crack?
    Blessed Cross! Blessed sepulcher! Blessed rather be
    The Man that there was put to shame for me.



    I am also reading C.S. Lewis "Mere Christianity". And here is another amazing quote:


    I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.
    "You're gonna make a difference when you lay down your life, and in complete submission to God, choose to die with Him in service to other people."
    "Sometimes it concerns me, you know, the number of people that can quote my songs, and-- or they can quote the songs of several different people, but they can't quote the Scriptures."
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZLFGZ6zpeI
    Rich Mullins

    For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father

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    Just finished up The Fellowship of the Ring. Should be moving on to the Two Towers soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by jayne View Post
    On the lighter side, I found my old copy of Berk Breathed's, Bloom County Babylon and I'm planning on reading again it this week. LOL!
    Good old Bloom County. One of my all-time favourites.
    It is only the cynic who claims “to speak the truth” at all times and in all places to all men in the same way, but who, in fact, displays nothing but a lifeless image of the truth… He dons the halo of the fanatical devotee of truth who can make no allowance for human weaknesses; but, in fact, he is destroying the living truth between men. He wounds shame, desecrates mystery, breaks confidence, betrays the community in which he lives, and laughs arrogantly at the devastation he has wrought and at the human weakness which “cannot bear the truth”. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, in Ethics.


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    Embodiment, Heresy and the Hellenization of Christianity by Peter W. Martens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristianCoffee View Post
    I read this 2x a year: am currently reading it now. I collect copies of it: earliest one I own is a 1682 copy published by Nathanael Ponder in London. Wood cuts in it are amazing. I own 23 copies from 1695 to 1870. Folios, full leather bindings. They are my "retirement" investment, but I have also given away several copies that are collectible to family (my kids) and friends/pastors. Next to the Bible, it is my favorite thing to read. This is my favorite part of the book, and always beings me to tears:


    Thus far did I come laden with my sin,
    Nor could anyone ease the grief that I was in,
    Until I came here. What a place is this!
    Must here be the beginning of my bliss?
    Must here the burden fall from off my back?
    Must here the cords that bound it to me crack?
    Blessed Cross! Blessed sepulcher! Blessed rather be
    The Man that there was put to shame for me.
    I'm impressed. With your collection and the quote.
    ".....it's your nickel"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristianCoffee View Post
    I read this 2x a year: am currently reading it now. I collect copies of it: earliest one I own is a 1682 copy published by Nathanael Ponder in London. Wood cuts in it are amazing. I own 23 copies from 1695 to 1870. Folios, full leather bindings. They are my "retirement" investment, but I have also given away several copies that are collectible to family (my kids) and friends/pastors. Next to the Bible, it is my favorite thing to read. This is my favorite part of the book, and always beings me to tears:


    Thus far did I come laden with my sin,
    Nor could anyone ease the grief that I was in,
    Until I came here. What a place is this!
    Must here be the beginning of my bliss?
    Must here the burden fall from off my back?
    Must here the cords that bound it to me crack?
    Blessed Cross! Blessed sepulcher! Blessed rather be
    The Man that there was put to shame for me.



    I am also reading C.S. Lewis "Mere Christianity". And here is another amazing quote:
    Thoroughly enjoying the read... good theology and how it is all express, great lessons. I downloaded it to my tablet and use the Kindle app but did buy a copy that is a 1953 edition and if I understand it right, this print was from 1971. Still in the original box too.
    Slug1--out

    ~At the end of the day, the Cross we bear... is small!~

    ~Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,~


    ~"It is one thing to speak God's name in a message but another to speak of God's standards in a message. The name of God is not removed from many a message today but the standards of God... ARE removed."~

    ~"Psalm 106:23 Therefore He said that He would destroy them, Had not Moses His chosen one stood before Him in the breach, To turn away His wrath, lest He destroy them."...
    So don't say that God never meant to destroy the Hebrews, to do so, makes God a liar.~



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    Christianity in the Light of Science: Critically Examining the World's Largest Religion
    ed. John Loftus

    This was sent to me by the publisher for review. It's fairly terrible.

    Inheritance and Originality: Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Kierkegaard
    - Stephan Mulhull

    What I consider fun reading.

    Fear and Trembling
    Kierkegaard's Journals
    - Søren Kierekgaard

    'Professional development'

    The Witcher (fantasy series)
    - Andrzej Sapkowski

    What everyone else would consider fun reading.

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    End-Times Simplified- David Sliker ( For the 3rd time. It still doesn't seem that simple to me LOL. I think I'll always have more questions than answers on End Times things. )

    Winston's War - Michael Dobbs. ( Just for funsies.)

    And from time to time I look things up in the New Illustrated Bible Manners & Customes by Howard F. Vos when I'm unsure of the proper context of things I'm studying.
    God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able,
    but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

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    Genesis ( part of Tyndale commentaries)

    An introduction & Commentarty

    Derek Kinder

    Here is the opening ...

    >>> No no work that is known to us from the Ancient Near East is remotely comparable in scope, to say nothing of less measurable qualities, with the book of Genesis. Certain epics from Babylonia tell of Creation, others of Deluge; the fullest extant version of the epic of Atrahasis, more than 1,200 lines long, links the two events in a continuous story which provides some sort of parallel to Genesis 1-8; but when these come to an end, Genesis has barely begun. <<<<


    Our God is an awesome God who tells us the truth.





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    Operation Paperclip by Annie Jacobsen

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkman View Post
    Operation Paperclip by Annie Jacobsen
    This one slipped under my radar somehow. I'll have to pick up a copy.
    God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able,
    but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayne View Post
    I'm impressed. With your collection and the quote.
    Thank you: I have worked hard to collect what I have. At one time I shared ownership in an antique/craft store. It was nice until one of the owners was found to be doctoring the books. I lost almost everything in the fall out except for my collection of Bunyan and my antique Bible collection.

    I love Bunyan and his writings even more then I love my Rich Mullins music and quotes. Here is an excellent link to his history:

    John Bunyan: Christianity Today

    It makes for a great read.
    "You're gonna make a difference when you lay down your life, and in complete submission to God, choose to die with Him in service to other people."
    "Sometimes it concerns me, you know, the number of people that can quote my songs, and-- or they can quote the songs of several different people, but they can't quote the Scriptures."
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZLFGZ6zpeI
    Rich Mullins

    For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father

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