I love my kindle in large part because I do not need shelves for the books. Part of my commitment to myself when I bought the kindle was to not build up a paper library. So I give away almost all of my paper books once I have read them. I also get a few, not a lot, of books because I am a blogger. I have a commitment because of the blog, to give away all books that are from publishers.
I will send you, at my cost, any of these books as long as you agree to read them. Leave a comment below with the book you want and I will email you asking for your address.
A Time to Heal by John Perkins
I have not blogged this one because I have had it for a while. It is a very good biography of John Perkins, the father of the modern Christian Community Development movement. He was a part of the later civil rights movement, but an unheralded one. John Perkins is one of the handful of people that I would love to spend extended time with. I place him close to Eugene Peterson in my pantheon of living Christian leaders.
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
This is a young adult novel that received a lot of word of mouth. It is in the voice of a 12 year old boy, whose brother is accused of murder. I started it to be a part of a blog discussion. I didn’t finish on time and I just was not engaged enough to finish the story. It was very well written and I can understand why so many people really liked it. I just was not the story that I wanted when I was reading it.
I reviewed this and really liked it. If you are sketchy on the church because of the extra stuff that people add to it. This is a good book for you. It is primarily written for people that have or are considering leaving the church. But I think that you can find benefit even if you are very committed to the church.
I there there are a look of good things to say about the Next Christians book. The beginning is a good discussion about the different ways that Christians interact with culture. And I think that is the best part of the book. The last is mini-bios of people that show the characteristics of what Lyons says are the Next Christians. It is good, but I think more of an ideal type than large scale change. (I have two copies).
Church Planter: The Man, The Message, The Mission by Darrin Patrick
I received this free in a Catalyst mailing, but I am not a church planter or pastor and am not going to read it anytime soon. So someone else might as well read it and get something out of it.
Twice a Spy by Keith Thomson (my review)
I really liked these two books. This is the second in a series and you will want to read the first one before you read this one. But if you like spy fiction, it is a good book.
I was not a huge fan of this book. But is is a decent short study of prayer in scripture.
Long Journey Home: A Guide in Your Search for the Meaning of Life by Os Guinness
I have not read this one. It was given to me a couple years ago and I still have not read it and don’t think I will read it any time soon so I might as well pass it on. It has very good reviews on Amazon, but I am not at a place where I am searching for the meaning of life. I am more searching for a quiet five minutes to read.