My friend Brian Petak tagged me with this one:
- One book that changed your life: The Mind of God by Paul Davies. This is the first spiritual book I read in college. It has no view of God remotely close to the God I love and follow now - but it had me thinking about the beauty of the universe that led me beyond to the great I AM.
- One book that you’ve read more than once: I am not in the habit of reading and re-reading the same books (except Scripture). But I will say that I have gone back to Orthodoxy by GK Chesterton, The Religious Affections by Jonathan Edwards, Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ by John Piper and the preamble to The Proslogion by Anselm.
- One book that you’d want on a deserted island: I guess I would say a Bible. Preferably not the TNIV.
- One book that made you laugh: Radical Reformission and Confessions of a Reformissionary Rev by Mark Driscoll - that dude is nuts and cracks me up. Also, a philosophical treatise entitled On Bullshit by Harry Frankfurt I found to be really funny...but you have to be a philosophy geek to get it.
- One book that made you cry: A recent biography I read about the life of Adoniram Judson entitled: Bless God and Take Courage: The Judson History and Legacy.
- One book that you wish had been written: A real Great Big Book of Everything. Yeah, but then who would have time to read it?
- One book you wish had never been written: Boy, this one could get someone in trouble...so I'll be rather safe and go with The Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels.
- One book you are currently reading: Is Belief in God Good, Bad or Irrelevant? A Professor and a Punk Rocker discuss Science, Religion, Naturalism and Christianity edited by Preston Jones
- One book you’ve been meaning to read: The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil - because he is spooky-smart and spooky-wrong about human nature and machine intelligence.