Wednesday, February 02, 2011

A Few More Books to Read...

I've always paid attention to Christianity Today's Annual Book Awards. I'm noting here a few award winners for my own future reference.

Redeemed by Fire: The Rise of Popular Christianity in Modern China

"Redeemed by Fire relates with great vividness the story of indigenous Christian movements and their leaders prior to Mao Tse-Tung's China. This remarkable book, based on primary sources, confirms and documents what is often not understood in the West: Indigenous Christianity in China was uniquely Chinese, millenarian, and frequently anti-foreign. This book is essential reading, providing a little foretaste of what the ecclesiastical, theological, and missiological future of the global church might look like."

I probably need (and I do want) to read this to better understand my Chinese seminary students in NYC.

Letters from the Land of Cancer

In the 1980s I was on a committe at Michigan State University that brought Walter to us for a weekend of preentations. I will never forget them! He simply is the best story-teller I have ever heard. I did not know he had cancer. This saddens me.

The Historical Jesus: Five Views
How many historical Jesus books can a person read in their lifetime? The answer is: just one more.
The Passionate Intellect: Christian Faith and the Discipleship of the Mind
By the brilliant Alister McGrath.
Practice Resurrection: A Conversation on Growing Up in Christ
Yet another Eugene Peterson book. His The Contemplative Pastor makes my top-ten-ever-read list.
After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters
Yet another N.T. Wright book to read.