Monday, May 25, 2015

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Interesting. Well worth reading.

Proclaiming the Gospel by Whitney Shiner

Fascinating, unique, and important.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Simply Jesus by N. T. Wright

I liked this. I haven't read much Wright before; I was under the impression that he was more conservative and I suppose he is compared to, say, John Dominic Crossan, but he's not that conservative.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Between Author and Audience in Mark ed. by Elizabeth Struthers Malbon

As is usually the case with essay collections, this one was uneven. But Ruge-Jones on the narrator as omnipresent instead of omniscient was particularly interesting.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

I listened to this with the boys. I thought it was excellent.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay

I read this to the boys. This is a really fun book (especially the mammoths!), but a little dated.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Mark's Jesus: Characterization as Narrative Christology by Elizabeth Struthers Malbon

I'm a big fan of narrative approaches to Mark, so of course I liked this.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015

Bomb by Steve Sheinkin

This may be my favorite of all of the books I've read to my kids.

The Bible Tells Me So by Peter Enns

This is another good introduction to how to think about the Bible. I found many of his attempts at humor a little annoying, but the content is solid.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Beyond Fear and Silence: A Feminist Literary Reading of Mark by Joan L. Mitchell

I didn't find her overarching thesis compelling, but there are some interesting observations here.

Mark's Story of Jesus by Werner Kelber

Some interesting observations here, but I disagree with his take on the disciples.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Jack of Spades by Joyce Carol Oates

This was very creepy.

Review copy provided by publisher.

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