What are you currently reading?

Discussion in 'Arts, Literature, and Games' started by Old Christendom, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. nkygreg

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    I have been reading things on a more liberal slant.
     
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    I am reading the book Glorious Companions:Five Centuries of Anglican Spirituality and the Philokalia Vol. 1.

    So far I am enjoying both of them very much.
     
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    What a coincidence, its the book I'm reading :p

    Really enjoying it so far, I can't imagine the hardships he had to face at the time being a missionary in China. Also Polock mentioned about an early visionary called Gutzlaff who laid the groundwork for missions in China, and managed to send thousands of tracts and Chinese bibles into closed parts of China using and getting involved in the illegal opium smuggling lines. I can see why he's been erased from Christian history :p. One thing I like about Pollock's biographies is he doesn't clean up Christian history but shows it as it was
     
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    I am reading the Gospel of Matthew and I have just started reading Blandings by PG Wodehouse which my brother got me for my birthday because I enjoyed the series which was on television.
     
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    Great, how was it?

    I've recently bought Hayek's Road to Serfdom, of which I heard much about. Friedman and Hayek are giants of classical economics!
     
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    I have just finished my reading for lent "Wondrous Encounters: Scriptures for Lent" by Richard Rohr, and have now returned to reading "Revelations of Divine Love" by Julian of Norwich...

    The Scripture Union "Daily Bread" is still in the later chapters of Johns Gospel (leading up to Easter and now through the Octave of Easter).
     
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    The book itself was given to me in my birthday. After reading it, it struck me as a sort of nihilistic manifesto more than a proper novel. The stories of the four main characters are more of an excuse for Kundera to explain his philosophy of life. At a certain point the book is a bit preachy, like the animal rigths thing in the end.

    Nevertheless, it had its interesting insights. I found Sabina's hatred for kitsch amusing and even insightful. "When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object. In the realm of kitsch, the dictatorship of the heart reigns supreme."
     
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    Spiritual biography about Oswald Chambers, author of the best selling devotional My Utmost for His Highest. This is a good read about a great Scottish Christian.

    ...Scottish Monk
     
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    Last night I read The Duties of Parents by RC Ryle, which was the only book that my local library had by him. I would highly recommend it to any parents or would-be parents. Its message is a clear call to your responsibilities to make, insofar as you are able, your children faithful and knowledgeable servants of Christ. Their spiritual health is your highest priority.
     
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    I'm a fan of his devotional and read it regularly, mostly because my Granny read it when I was a boy and she was the best Christian I ever knew. I figure you follow the path they followed as much as possible and you won't be led off course. Thanks for sharing. this looks great!
     
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    I'm interested, has anyone read anything about William Wilberforce? Am interested in learning more about him.
     
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    There is an excellent movie Amazing Grace (2006) about William Wilberforce. Watch the trailer on YouTube.

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    I saw most of this movie in Sunday School a few years ago but never got see the end since our teachers changed. The song means a lot to me. I sang it at my Grandpa's funeral when I was four.
     
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    Aside from the Holy Scriptures, I am in process of reading A History of the Early Church to 500 A.D. By J.W. C. Wand and Parzival by Wolfram.
     

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    The Episcopal Way Vol. 1 and The Imitation of Christ.
     
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    The Imitation of Christ is a classic. I have read it and found it inspirational.
     
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    Essays on the Early History of the Church & Ministry by Henry Barclay Swete
    Commentary on the Gospel of John by John Calvin
    Tracts for the Times
    New Helps to a Holy Lent
    by Frederic Dan Huntington
    Purgatorio by Dante
    Facundo by Domingo Sarmiento
     
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