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Dirty God

Dirty God

On 3/5 Arnie Adkison wrote: Most of the time, I love to be surprised. But I'm not easily surprised by a religious book anymore. The book I just finished is a wonderful exception.Most of the 3.5 faithful readers of my blog will know that I'm a recovering fundamentalist. In my early 20s, my faith was a  somewhat radicalized ... Book Review: Dirty God by Johnnie Moore

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4 Stars

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I Am a Follower

I Am a Follower

On 12/11 Arnie Adkison wrote: I have long loved Len Sweet's work. On the cover of "I Am A Follower" Shane Claiborne calls Sweet "a theological poet," and I totally agree. "I Am A Follower" (I'll just refer to it as "Follower" from here on out) is a great read for our current Christian climate, given our focus on leadership. As I ... Book Review: I Am A Follower by Leonard Sweet

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4 Stars

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Going Deep

Going Deep

On 1/2 Arnie Adkison wrote: I first read Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald while still in college in the late 80s, and I've been a fan ever since. From early pastoral success to public sin to healing and restoration, I've enjoyed his writing and been inspired by his life. I still remember a somewhat heated "discussion" ... Becoming a growable leader

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5 Stars

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Why God Won't Go Away

Why God Won't Go Away

On 10/10 Arnie Adkison wrote: In the past 10 or 15 years, a new breed of atheist has sprung onto the scene. With Christopher Hitchens somewhat at the front of the pack, this group of atheist thinkers seem to be more about anti-religion thought than they are truly atheistic in nature. It reminds me of the phrase that I once heard ... Accessible read on the philosophy of new atheism

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4 Stars

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The Sacred Journey

The Sacred Journey

On 6/23 Arnie Adkison wrote: I come from a church tradition that doesn't typically see pilgrimage as an organized discipline to pursue. But while I've never been to the Holy Land, I've been on many pilgrimages--and on one Pilgrimage--during my life. Life is most obviously a journey, a hike, and as a backpacker and camper I enjoyed ... Book Review: "The Sacred Journey" by Charles Foster

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4 Stars

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Five Cities That Ruled The World

Five Cities That Ruled The World

On 12/9 Arnie Adkison wrote: Wilson's "5 Cities that Ruled the World: How Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London & New York Shaped Global History" (Thomas Nelson Publishers) is my kind of history book. In a similar vein as Mark Noll's "Turning Point", one of my favorite history reads, Wilson does a snapshot look at how various aspects ... Book Review - 5 Cities that Ruled the World by Douglas Wilson OOO of OOOOO

Arnie's Rating:

3 Stars

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