Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Tuesday Tidbits

...because the post entitled Monday Miscellaney didn't get done.

We spent a quiet Thanksgiving with just our immediate family, sharing a virus.

My appliances were delivered on Wednesday. Our holiday weekend included the bonding experience of do-it-yourself installation of the microwave and dishwasher. Other than a gash to my husband's forehead, it went well.

Yesterday was my husband's birthday. We had a nice family dinner at our favorite Chinese restaurant. I gave him the book "Night" by Elie Wiesel and the dvd "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." They are kind of a contradiction, but he's a complex guy. :)

I think it's about time I get some "emergingish" books. I've read plenty online, but haven't invested in a "new movement" library. Often I lose interest in books before I ever buy them. Also, I'm tired of tossing "old movement" books.

Here are some that I am considering:
1. Shaping of Things to Come - of course.
2. Exiles - pretty sure I want this one.
3. Forgotten Ways - hopeful about this one.
4. Permission Granted - because Robby liked it.
5. Chasing Daylight - a local book club is discussing this in January.
6. Organic Church - maybe.

Feel free to post your recommendations in the comments.


Pat said...

Hi Grace -

You definitely want 1) and 2), and I can also recommend Roxburgh/Romanuk's "The Missional Leader". 6) is decent. Email me, patloughery at sign gmail, and i'll send you a quick review i did of it. similar to it is "liquid church".

Hope that helps...

Pat said...

oh, and gibbs/bolger, "emerging churches". put that with 1. and 2., and you're pretty well covered.

The Merry Rose said...

grace - having read 1), and i have to go and get 2) this week, the only other book is one that i have also been recommended which is, blue like jazz.

Alan Knox said...

Gibbs and Bolger's Emerging Churches is a must read! Also, Kimball and Pagitt have many good things to say in their books.
- Alan

Inheritor of Heaven said...

I don't know any emergingish but I really enjoyed "Red Moon Rising" and I am liking "Rekindling Your Spirit" after attending the conference of the same name.

Alister Cameron said...

Definitely get Cole's Organic Church. It's just so clear. I've known him for a long time and it's a good distillation of his thinking that has developed over well more than a decade. He's also got a movement of home churches there to prove it's very real!

- Alister

PJ said...

The fact that your husband wanted both the book "Night" and Monty Python "Search for the Holy Grail" is so COOL! I have loved Monty Python for many years though at times I find some of the stuff a little off, but still love it. I have recently just read "Night" and found it to very profound in my journey toward healing and a greater understanding for me need of a savior.

No thoughts on books though. Haven't read any, but I might read the one robbymac blogged about.

Anonymous said...

Can't go wrong with McManus - at least so far I haven't.

Happy BD to hubby. Monty Python rocks.


grace said...

Thanks everyone for sharing your thoughts about books. I definitely keep them in mind. Now I'm off to visit amazon and work on my wish list.

daniel said...

I have to absolutely recommend The Post-Evangelical by Dave Tomlinson. It's my favorite emergingish book so far.

I blogged about it a while ago (and scanned a few of the pages) at my old blog.

Robbymac said...

Glancing up at my bookshelf, I'd have to toss in these three personal favourites for consideration:

Aquachurch by Leonard Sweet

Brian McLaren's classic A New Kind Of Christian

The Celtic Way of Evangelism by George Hunter III

I have a few others, but Google only allows three links per comment! :)

RevrdMark said...

I have to echo robbymac on a "A New Kind Of Christian" it was a very important book for me as was McClaren's "More Ready Than You Realize"

and ditto on "The Celtic Way Of Evangelism" I had G. Hunter as a professor and valued his insights a great deal!

But i still think the early years of the Dare Devil comic books are my favorite reads

grace said...

Daniel, Robby, and Mark,
Thanks for adding your thoughts about books. These are a few I would not have known to consider.

rob horton said...

Grace - I have only read "Organic Church" - I enjoyed it and got alot out of it. Let me know if you want to borrow it. It is on my shelf and no one is asking to borrow it. Email: robhorton71@gmail.com

Take Care,