Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lent group book blog

Choose a book (apart from the bible) that has made an impact on your life and thinking - could be from a long time ago or very recently. The hope is to have at least one or two books over the six weeks. Tell us a little of something about the book (and perhaps the author), why it made an impact and perhaps a short extract. Via comments let me know the date and if you can book title.

Readers are then are encouraged to post comments either with their thoughts on the book or with some questions if they've not read it.

Feb 25 Stuart Blythe on Gifts of an Uncommon Life by Howard E.Friend, Jr.

Mar 2 Jim Gordon on Love's Endeavour, Love's Expense by W H Vanstone
5 Andy Goodliff on Evangelicals in Exile by Alistair Ross
6 Catriona Gorton (TBC)

13 Geoff Colmer on Resounding Truth by Jeremy Begbie

16 Miriam Pugh on The Jesus Way by Eugene Peterson
18 Andy Scott on Run with the Horses by Eugene Peterson
20 Ash Beck on Christology by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

23 Jim Gordon on Seeking God by Esther de Waal
27 Geoff Colmer on Under the Unpredictable Plant by Eugene Peterson

30 Neil Brighton
Apr 1 Andy Goodliff on Living the Christian Story by John Colwell

7 Helen Swinyard


jim Gordon said...

Hi Andy - looks like I'm first to go. I can do three posts. One on Love's Endeavour, Love's Expense, by W H Vanstone; another on Living Toward a Vision, by Walter Brueggemann; one on Seeking God by Esther de Waal. If I'm only allowed two I'll drop Brueggemann (who gets his share of exposure on my blog anyway.
How about 2, 9, and 23 March?

andy goodliff said...

thanks Jim - I've stuck you down for 2 posts at the moment and we'll see what kind of response we get.

Catriona said...

Hi Andy,
I can do something - not sure what yet. Am I allowed novels or must it be theology/spirituality? And irrespective must it be deep and meaningful or just something that spoke tome out of its triteness?! Happy either way.

Dates-wise I can fit in pretty well to suit

Stuart Blythe said...

Andy I will do 25th Feb and 10th March


Geoff Colmer said...

Hi Andy!

I'll do Jeremy Begbie, Resounding Truth, on 13 March and Eugene Peterson, Under the Unpredictable Plant, on 27 March.

Andy Scott said...

Hi Andy
I could do something on Weds 18th March. It will be from 'Run with the Horses' by Eugene Peterson.
Andy Scott

Mim said...

hi Andy- here I come screaming round the corner, last minute as always. One recent big influence for me was The Jesus Way. Also, What's so Amazing about Grace (Yancey). So if you have one or 2 gaps, stick me in!!!