Saturday, January 24, 2015

Prayer, Power, and the Problem of Suffering: Mark 11:22-25 in the Context of Markan Theology by S. E. Dowd



I picked this up because Mark 11:22-25 doesn't get a lot of theological consideration because people are too busy considering its redaction history. And that's a shame, because it covers such important ground, especially when put into dialogue with Mark 14:36. So this was a good read.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper



Unique and charming.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Martian by Andy Weir



Holy cow. This is the best book I've read in a long time. (And I'm not even a space flight/sci-fi fan.) Do read this.


Friday, January 16, 2015

Because I Said So! by Ken Jennings



Moderately entertaining.

Jesus, Interrupted by Bart Ehrman



This is a good presentation of the historical critical approach to the Bible for someone unfamiliar with the topic. The conclusions he draws are definitely on the more liberal end of the spectrum, but the basic information represents the mainstream consensus.

Friday, January 09, 2015

Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan



Not as funny as his stand-up, but funny.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

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