Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Beach Reading and Win a FREE Book

Collin Hansen of Christianity Today recently listed Seven Theology Books for the Beach. He writes, “Summer affords many of us a few spare moments to sit down someplace warm and relaxing and read a good book. In case you're looking for something deeper than a celebrity magazine or cliffhanger novel, consider picking up these new releases that make theology accessible and practical while staying true to Scripture.”

After reading Hansen’s list, I glanced at my bookshelf and thought, “What do I hope to read this summer?” To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy & Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World by James Davison Hunter stuck out. I hope to get to it very soon. But we'd like to hear from you...

For a chance to win a free book and to help others create a summer reading list…

What books do you hope to read this summer?

(There needs to be at least 10 comments to qualify. Winner will be chosen randomly from list of participants. Only one comment per person, please.)


Brandon said...

In no particular order:
1. Doctrine by Mark Driscoll
2. To Change the World by James Davison Hunter
3. The Unity Factor by Larry Osborne
4. Leaders Who Last by Dave Kraft
5. CrossTalk by Michael Emlet
6. How To Read A Book by Mortimer Adler & Charles Van Doren
7. Humility by CJ Mahaney
8. Counterfeit Gods by Tim Keller
9. Christian Beliefs by Wayne Grudem
10. Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper

Becky & Bryan Marvel said...

Crime and Punishment, The Cambridge Intro to Narrative and The Great Evangelical Disaster by Schaffer

Anonymous said...

Opie Doesn't Live Here Anymore (as a matter of fact, he's not even in my town...)

emily said...

Sticky Church by Larry Osborne
Sticky Teams by Larry Osborne
I'm Lonely, Lord - How Long? by Marva Dawn
Introverts in the Church by Adam McHugh
And some more that I can't think of right now...

Sock Monkey said...

Doctrine by Mark Driscoll
Spurgeon by Arnold Dallimore
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
Surprised by Hope by NT Wright
The Reason for Sports by Ted Kluck
The Organic God by Margaret Feinberg

joe said...

1. Surprised By Hope - Wright
2. Yahweh is a Warrior - Lind
3.Creation Regained - Wolters
4.Divine Conspiracy - Willard

Summer is too busy to get too crazy so i will stop there.

Dana Ray said...

Anna Karenina
Short story collections
My Utmost for His Highest
Rainbows for a Fallen World

Rob said...

The Reason for God (Tim Keller), The Universe Next Door (James Sire), Knowing Christ Today: Why We Can Trust Spiritual Knowledge (Dallas Willard), Heaven (Randy Alcorn), Dug Down Deep: Unearthing What I Believe and Why It Matters (Joshua Harris), The Divine Commodity: Discovering a Faith Beyond Consumer Christianity (Skye Jethani), Signature in the Cell (Stephen Meyer), Primal (Mark Batterson), Reasonable Faith (William Lane Craig), And Thereby Hangs a Tale (Jeffrey Archer)

Byron K. Borger said...

Opie Doesn't Live Here Because He's Gone to College: A Guide for Outrageous Youth Culture by Derek Melleby and Walt Mueller

I can wish, eh?

Anonymous said...

Freedom of Simplicity - Foster
Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership - Barton
Deep Church - Belcher
Jesus Manifesto - Sweet and Viola
Jayber Crow - Berry
After You Believe - Wright
Abolition of Man - Lewis
The Rebel Sell - Heath and Potter

the bergmans said...

I'm planning on reading:
1. The Weapon of Prayer (E.M. Bounds)
2. The Autobiography of George Muller
3. No Perfect People Allowed - Creating a come as you are culture in the Church (John Burke)

I'm looking forward to it, especially since I just graduated from college and can finally read books other than text books again! :)

Chris said...

Doctrine by Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears

The Space Between by Walt Mueller

Exponential by Dave Ferguson and Jon Ferguson

Rescuing Ambition by Dave Harvey

Ashamed of the Gospel by John MacAuthur

Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin

Surprised by Grace by Tullian Tchividjian

Dying to Live by Clayton King

The Mortification of Sin by John Owen

Scandalous by D.A. Carson

Anonymous said...

In no particular order:
1. Counterfeit Gods - Tim Keller
2. Brokenness, Surrender, Holiness - Nancey Leigh Demoss (3 books in 1)
3. Don't Waste Your Life - John Piper
4. Red Letter Revolution - Colin McCartney
5. Ragamuffin Gospel - Maning
6. Mentoring Millennials - Egeler
7. Hungry Souls, Holy Companions - Hendricks
8. Connect - McKee
9. Hope and Healing for Kids Who Cut - Penner
10. The Urban Saint - The Harry Lehotsky Story - Boge (The story of an inner city minister in Winnipeg

Student Ministry said...

1. The Help
2. Will Jesus Buy Me a Double Wide?
(Cause I need More Room For My Plasma TV)
3. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time"
4. Flickering Pixels: How Technology Shapes Your Faith
5. Stuff Christians Like

Unknown said...

1. Radical by David Platt
2. Dug Down Deep by Josh Harris
3. Hole in the Gospel by Richard Stearns

Anonymous said...

1. The Gospel According to the World's Greatest Superhero
2. Walking With God- John Eldridge
3. Student Ministry and the Supremacy of Christ- Richard Ross

Anonymous said...

I would like to read Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper. When I went on my missions trip, I heard it was a great book. :)

Brian said...

1. Money-Savvy Kids - Albrektson
2. Faith Begins at Home - Holman
3. Text Messaging - Webster
4. The Joseph Road - White
5. Not the Way It's Supposed to Be - Platinga
6. Red Letter Revolution - McCartney
7. When the Game is over it all goes back in the box - Ortberg
8. Lies Young Women Believe - DeMoss & Gresh