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"Be warned:the writing of many books is endless, and much study wearies the body."

So we were warned by the Preacher in Ecclesiastes, yet I just can seem to help myself. I like books, and currently am in the process of trying to read 2 or 3 at once. (I guess not quite at once, since I can split my eyes that way, but you know what I meant.) Why do I do it? Well, quite frankly, because I'm not as smart as I look. The truth is, I realize more and more every day how much I don't know. I recognize that other people may know better. Or, at the least, other people will be wrong enough to challenge my thinking and get me going in the right direction.

So, what am I reading right now? Here's the list:

First, the Bible. This one is always right, and like Mark Twain, it's not the parts I don't understand, it's the parts I do that bother me.

Second, Telling God's Story by Preben Vang and Terry Carter. Man, if I had paid attention when I was taking classes from these guys, I would be much smarter. Now all I can do is read the books.

Third, Comeback Churches by Ed Stetzer and Mike Dobson. Ok, so I'm just in the preface, and I'm usually not a big fan of the Lifeway 'this is cool right now' book phenomenon, but this might change my mind. I think the first key to a comeback church is to comeback to our first love, and goe from there.

Finally, My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. Good stuff.

That's about it for now. Gotta head home soon, then get ready for church tonight!!!!

Comments

  1. Yo! Brother Doug,
    Luv your blogspot. Sorry to hear about your mower.

    As far as books goes, we share a similar interest it appears. Brother Dave and I have read "Comeback Churches". Lot of great ideas to glean thru. I have recently been reading " A God Centered Church- Expereincing God Together" and I am finding that is a "good read" as well.

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