Summer Reading

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We are fixing to take some time away for vacation after the PCA General Assembly. Beyond wandering around the mountains of Western North Carolina, one of the things to which I look forward is doing some summer reading. Here's what I put in my bag: 
  • James Davison Hunter, To Change the World (one of the most important books on Christianity and culture to be published in quite some time); 
  • P. G. Wodehouse, Thank You, Jeeves (nothing like 1930s British humor!); 
  • Clyde Edgerton, The Bible Salesman (Edgerton is one of the great modern southern writers; we may do this for the FPC Hattiesburg Southern Authors Book Club);
  • Betty Lee Skinner, Daws (bio of Dawson Trotman, founder of the Navigators);
  • F. A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom (key economics text from 1940s; the opponent of Keynesian economics and so a valuable critique for things happening today);
  • Victor Hugo, Les Miserables, a new translation by Julie Rose (I'm about 250 pages in already; very readable and moving).

I just finished Stanley Hauerwas' memoir, Hannah's Child; brilliant, moving, page-turner. Insights abound into Hauerwas' thought and faith. And recently I had a several books come across my desk: 
  • Robert Peterson and Chris Morgan's new volume in the Theology in Community series, The Glory of God (Bryan Chapell's essay on "A Pastoral Theology of the Glory of God" is gold); 
  • Gerald McDermott's The Great Theologians (if I teach church history again at the Seminary, I will use this book; brilliant, brief expositions of key theologians);
  • Steve Smallman's The Walk (helpful guide to discipleship using the Gospel of Mark).

Posted June 24, 2010 @ 10:06 PM by Sean Lucas

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