Thursday, June 25, 2009

New Amazon Shipment

I got my new Amazon shipment, which makes for a good day. Let me share my summer reading with you:

The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier's Education 
by Craig M. Mullaney 
This was a recommendation from Al Mohler. It has received some remarkable reviews and should expose me to some topics I otherwise know nothing about. It's the memoir of a Craig Mullaney...a recent West Point graduate, turned Rhodes Scholar, turned foot soldier in Afghanistan. Mullaney is barely thirty years old so a memoir is a bit premature, but by all accounts he is an extraordinary human being.

Jesus in Trinitarian Perspective 
by Fred Sanders and Klaus Issler 
These two guys are actually contributing editors to this collection of essays on the Trinity. This should be good. Bruce Ware wrote one of the essays, and it comes by recommendation of Darrell Bock. My only fear is it may be too introductory. We'll see. This is a topic that's always good to visit. There is so much error in regards to the dual nature of Christ and how that relates to his place in the Godhead. Lovers of The Shack beware.

Missions in the 21st Century 
by Andrew Walls and Cathy Ross
I had Dr. Walls for my favorite course in seminary--Understanding the Western Missionary Movement. He hasn't written many books. Most of his published work is comprised of collections of articles he has written. This is what Cathy Ross has done for this volume. I believe Dr. Walls is the most important church historian of the last 50 years, and I look forward to reading his insights.

Notes from the Tilt-a-Whir
by ND Wilson  
This book comes as an interruption to a series of acclaimed children's books that Wilson has been writing. The publisher describes the book as "an aesthetic examination of the ways in which humanity has tried to make sense of this overwhelming carnival ride of a world. Wilson takes a whimsical, thought-provoking look at everything from the "magic" of quantum physics, to nature's absurdities, to the problem of evil, evolution and hell. These frequently humorous, and uniquely beautiful portraits express reality unknown to many Christians-the reality of God's story unfolding around and among us." Perfect summer reading.

Theology in the Context of World Christianity 
by Timothy Tennent 
This is another missions book. I am looking at some D.Miss programs so I'm trying to bone up on the current thinking in Missiology as best I can. Tennent, Phillip Jenkins, and Mark Noll have recently been catching on to what Andrew Walls has been teaching for years--that the global expression of the Christian faith is upon us, and it is not primarily Western. I've never read Tennent...should be good.

Forgive my formatting blunders. I still don't understand blogspot.

What are you reading???


  1. i really hope that dr. mohler sent you a text to recommend the first book. bc if he did, then you're incredible.

  2. "lovers of The Shack beware."

  3. i would put what i am reading, but i don't know how to put the cover of the book on the page. your show and tell is awesome.

    i'm gonna write a review of N.T. Wright's book "Following Jesus"... i actually think i can write a pretty good one.

  4. DC,

    I like Wright. Not as much as some, but I like him. I find him to be provocative, extremely helpful, and indispensible on Jesus, and dodgey, foggy, and unhelpful on Paul.

    Fair or unfair?

  5. Honestly, I haven't really read THAT part of Wright yet. I like him... A LOT. Only thing I've picked up with Paul is that he really seemed more impressed with the churches Paul is addressing and the context. He has a chapter on Colossians and Paul that I think is fantastic.
    I don't know if you're being fair or unfair really.
    In know that there's this "thing" between Piper and Wright... but didn't Piper make some stupid dumb ridiculous idiot comment about the bridge collapse and God's judgement? If he really did, then Wright is better.