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Current Reading List:
I’m pretty much always reading several books at any given time – and my “To Read” list is ridiculously long.  Here’s what I’m currently working my way through:

Last Updated 3/25/13

  1. Cari permalink

    This makes me feel a little tired and a little schizo just looking at it. Too much!!

  2. Kayla permalink

    Okay just left my previous comment before I read your currently reading section. Too funny that we’ve both got Leighton Ford on the list. I also have The Life You’ve Always Wanted on my shelf but it’s just kind of sitting there. I found it at a thrift store for like .75 so even though it wasn’t at the top of my list, I couldn’t just leave it there. I really like Ortberg’s If you Want to walk on Water, You have to Get out of the Boat.

  3. carl sweatman permalink

    Only five? That’s just getting started. 🙂 On a more serious note, watch out for a new book by second supervisor (Lloyd Pietersen) called, ‘Reading the Bible After Christendom.’ It’s due out some time this year–April, I think.

  4. Jake Christian permalink

    Kayla – very amusing about The Attentive Life. I’m a few chapters into it – pretty good so far. I like how he bases it all around the Divine Hours – which I’ve tried (with only some success thus far) to incorporate into my life. I have a lot of respect for Ortberg – he writes at a very popular level that anyone (including those who have not been to Bible College or Seminary) find easy to understand. But he’s reading some great Bible scholars and theologians (like N.T. Wright and Dallas Willard) and distilling them down for people. The Life You’ve Always Wanted is subtitled “Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People” – and he’s making the work of people like Dallas Willard much more accessible, which is a good thing since (sadly) most people will never work their way through one of Willard’s books.

  5. Jake Christian permalink

    Only five? That’s just getting started.

    Carl – Some of us aren’t professional students. We have real jobs where we don’t get to read books all day. 🙂

  6. Mark permalink

    How much daily Bible reading you do in addition to that? Do you find that sometimes your extra reading tends to replace it or interfere?

  7. Jake Christian permalink

    Mark – I find that its quite possible to read the Bible regularly and still read other books. In fact, I think it is healthy to read other books in addition to the Bible – often good books will help to stimulate and inform how I think about the Bible by showing how others are thinking about and interacting with it.

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