More Books

Book #15 — The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus's Final Week in Jerusalem, by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan — Like their book about Christmas, I liked this for the kinds of details about history and exegesis that inspire new ways of thinking about familiar texts. I don't feel these books are readable straight through, though, and that's a detriment. I wish they were. I know I will return to this one in a future Holy Week and am glad to have it on my shelf.

Book #16 — A Lion Among Men, by Gregory Maguire — I read this one on my Kindle (and I just discovered I can get to those books via an iPod Touch application, in case I am ever traveling *really* light), and it made my flight to Phoenix, well, FLY by. Such an engaging book. It's the third in the Wicked series, and in it Maguire expands the Oz universe further. I must admit I hoped for a different sort of ending, but perhaps this volume is intentionally transitional. I wonder what's coming next?

Book #17 — Daughters of Miriam: Women Prophets in Ancient Israel, by the Rev. Dr. Wilda C. Gafney — This served as a reminder that my academic muscles haven't been stretched for a while. Wil Gafney made a dynamic presentation of the book at the Big Event 2.0, and I am glad to have it on my shelf.

I've got a mystery on my Kindle and a couple of good and current books on religious topics in hard copy to start reading. What's on your bedside table?

8 thoughts on “More Books

  1. Ruth Hull Chatlien

    I just finished a spy novel called Secret Asset. Very good.
    I got halfway through Hungry Woman in Paris by Josefina Lopez and decided I didn’t like it enough to continue.
    And I’ve started Revolutionary Road on the recommendation of a friend.

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  2. God_guurrlll

    On my plane ride home from the BE I broke the 11th commandment, “Thy shall not covet thy nieghbor’s kindle.” The passenger who sat next to me had a kindle and was willing to show it off to me. Now I want one.
    It was good to see you at the BE.
    Peace and love,

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  3. Shawna R. B. Atteberry

    I’m reading Ellen Frankel’s The Five Book of Miriam, Caitlin Matthews Sophia, and Joan Chittister’s The Rule of Benedict. Frankel’s book is incredible and really good reading.

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  4. karla

    I am guilty of 11th commandment too. WANT. KINDLE. NOW.
    o.k., now that is out of me. I am reading:
    *The Known World, by Edward P. Jones
    *Dewey:The Small-town Library Cat who Changed the World by Vicki Myron and Brett Witter,
    *The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, *Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith by BBTaylor (can’t bear to finish it because then it will be over.) and Dorothy Soelle’s autobiography, Against the Wind.

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  5. Scott

    I’m currently reading The Story of Edgar Sawtelle and LOVING it. Wish I had more time to read, but by the time the girls are in bed and I’m calm enough to read, I’m also calm enough to sleep, and sleep wins these days.

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