Finished reading: Dylan Goes Electric! by Elijah Wald

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I’ll be honest here: I’ve never been a big Bob Dylan fan. I like a few of his songs, but have somehow never managed to get into him as an artist. (I’ll keep trying.) Dylan Goes Electric! Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night that Split the Sixties by Elijah Wald is a short history of […]

Finished reading: Accidental Saints by Nadia Bolz-Weber

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This one was kinda hidden in those photos I posted yesterday. But after wading through Heim I was ready for a shorter, easy read, and Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People by Lutheran pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber was just the ticket. It’s more of Nadia at her best, telling stories about her little […]

Finished reading: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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I didn’t get as much read on this business trip as I’d thought I might – French schedules have you eating dinner late with little time left for recreational reading before bed – but I did manage to finish All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. This novel, set in WWII, tells the […]

Finished reading: Hackers by Steven Levy

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I hadn’t heard of this one prior to listening to an Incomparable podcast episode last year – for the life of me I can’t figure out which one – but it stocked my Amazon wish list with several tech history books, which my mother-in-law then generously gave me for Christmas. In Hackers: Heroes of the […]

My 2012 reading

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Time for my annual roundup of what I read over the past year. While I’m often lousy at cataloging things, this list is easy enough thanks to Goodreads and their nice little iPhone app. (If you just want to look at the list, go check it out over on Goodreads.) I read 59 books this […]

Rachel Held Evans’ “A Year of Biblical Womanhood”

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Lifeway won’t carry it. The Gospel Coalition hosted a severely critical review written by the wife of one of Reformed Evangelicalism’s big-name pastors. Since its release, reviews have been popping up across the internet ranging from gushing to highly critical. It seems that author Rachel Held Evans has become a polarizing figure amongst the evangelical […]

My daughter does awesome book recommendations

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Forget my book recommendations, folks: my seven-year-old daughter Laura has me beat. This summer’s Barnes and Noble kids’ reading program asks the kids to list the books that they read and then who they would recommend that book for. Here’s Laura’s response (click for a larger version): Her recommendations, as she spelled and capitalized them: […]

William Stringfellow: “An Ethic for Christians & Other Aliens In A Strange Land

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Among the many Christmas gifts I received this year, I was quite pleased to get a book which had been sitting on my Amazon wishlist for several months: William Stringfellow’s An Ethic for Christians & Other Aliens in a Strange Land. I will confess to having been completely ignorant of Stringfellow prior to someone online […]

Introverts in the Church

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I’ve been doing a slow-and-steady re-read of Adam McHugh’s Introverts in the Church, and words don’t well express how much I resonate with what he is saying. Just as I read Dilbert and think that Scott Adams must’ve worked where I work to get it that right, I read McHugh and think he must’ve served […]