Wednesday, September 08, 2004

some good reads

just some stuff i've read in the last couple of weeks that has been good. the links will take you to marketplace to get them for yourself. for more information and to buy new copies of the book, just click on the picture of the book in the window that opens from the link below. i'd love to hear what anyone else thinks if you have read them or end up reading them.

coverLife of Pi by Yann Martel
this is a great little book. i have talked about it some already. check it out.
coverJayber Crow by Wendell Berry
if you like beautiful descriptions and great characters, this is one you need to read. it also has a ton to say about community and God and human nature and more. i can;t tell you how many great quotes, thoughts, and stories are in this book. it is a pretty slow read, but completely worth it.
coverCulture Jam by Kalle Lasn
conservative friends be warned - you won't like this book. lasn is the founder of adbusters, an organization dedicated to the taking back of our culture from media hype and corporate greed. no it is not christian. in some ways it is very not christian. but i digress. the book is a great look at things like consumerism, the zombification of american media junkies, and thoughts on how to "jam" the culture. it is thought provoking if you are in to having yoru thoughts provoked.
coverMudhouse Sabbath by Lauren Winner
for something completely different. winner converted from christianity from judaism and the book is full of different elements of jewish life that could (should) be incorporated into christianity. things like sabbath and hospitality and honoring aging and more. this book sparked a whole set of thoughts for me that i'll share later.
i just got some new books in and plenty more coming thanks to all who gave amazon for birthday. i'll let you know how those come out.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! We've been reading your blog for a while and would love to come visit your church sometime! I've read Mudhouse Sabbath, Life of Pi, and Jayber Crow and loved all of them. You have great taste in literature, my friend! I know that my husband has checked out some AdBusters stuff and loved it so we may have to check out Culture Jam. We LOVE Wendell Berry- have you checked out any of his poetry? Good stuff...
Kristen McCarty

8:15 PM  
Blogger J said...

Hey Kristen. I have read some of his poetry. Brian McLaren turned me on to him about a year ago. Micah and I have been in some of the same circles over the last couple of years and I think I remember meeting you with him in St. Louis a lifetime ago. We would love to see you guys some Sunday night. Tell Micah Hi for me.

10:52 PM  

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