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Book 32/48 – The teaching of the 12 by Tony Jones

I just completed this book, while on holiday here in Victoria. Basically this book is a commentary on an obscure Christian document called the Didache, with Tony utilizing a small community called the Cymbrogi as a real life example of … Continue reading

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Book 31/48 – Drops Like Stars by Rob Bell

Once again Rob Bell leaves me inspired. I am really looking forward to seeing him live in February in Vancouver. There is something in the way he writes that names my experience. In this book I couldn’t help but find … Continue reading

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Book 30/48 – How (not) to speak of God by Peter Rollins

This is the most stimulating, exciting, and reflective book I have read on the church in a long time. Peter Rollins rocks my world, and in the words of Richard Rohr, Peter “names my experience.” In Part 1 of the … Continue reading

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Book 29/48 – Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland

The thing I love about Coupland’s books is that I I always feel they connect to all of the other things I am reading (yes all the spiritual christian stuff), because the way he writes integrates a lot of it. … Continue reading

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Book 28/48 – Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky

The most helpful thought (concept) that I received from the book was no matter how cool new technologies are, unless there is a conversation to be had the tools render themselves useless. I see this over and over as people … Continue reading

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Book 27/48 – The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

After Anna recommended this book to me, I never really thought I was going to like it based on some of her thoughts about it. I was pleasantly surprised to say the least and am quite excited about the possibilities … Continue reading

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Book 26/48 – Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

I really enjoyed this book by Gladwell. What might be the best part, which is expressed throughout the book, is the way he de-romanticizes the rags to riches stories our culture has come to love so much. Gladwell through telling … Continue reading

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Book 25/48 – Tribes by Seth Godin

Okay, I have come to grips with the fact that I am not going to complete 48 books by the end of this year. (A baby can do that to you). But for the books i do complete I will … Continue reading

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Book 24/48 – Hope Against Darkness by Richard Rohr

I am sleep deprived and not reading as much lately. I have nothing to say other than I really enjoyed this book. Not as much as the others I have read by Rohr (there are 2 more in the past … Continue reading

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Book 23/48 – The Great Emergence by Phyllis Tickle

My wife asked me while I was reading this book if I have read many female voices in the whole emergent discussion, and I had to say that I had not. It’s not because I have avoided reading women, it … Continue reading

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