Monday, January 02, 2006

Happy New Year!

Happy New Books!

We collected a large pile of books during our Christmas travels, and also acquired a new bookshelf since we have boxes of books in our apartment that need a home. But there's always room for more...

In order to kick off 2006, I'd like to share a link to the best books of 2005 from Hearts and Minds Bookstore. We first encountered the Borgers (who, between them, have probably read every book they offer), at the JEI conference in July, and Byron Borger's year-end wrap up features some fantastic reviews. I recently finished reading Lauren Winner's Real Sex: The Naked Truth About Chastity and heartily agree with Mr. Borger's assessment. His descriptions helped seal my decision to add these to my wish list:

Christ Plays In Ten Thousand Places: A Conversation in Spiritual Theology by Euguene Peterson

Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott

The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in Biblical Story by Craig Bartholomew and Michael Goheen

Far As The Curse Is Found: The Covenant Story of Redemption by Michael D. Williams

The Last Word : Beyond the Bible Wars to a New Understanding of the Authority of Scripture by N.T. Wright

Here's to happy reading in 2006!

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