Aaron likes his bookie-books

Yesterday, Michael Krahn posted a fun top-ten list about one of our favorite subjects: Books! I liked it so much that I copied the idea.

The Bible fits well as the answer to most of these questions, but I wanted to make sure I had some variety.

With that said, away we go!

1. One book that changed your life:

Knowing God by J.I. Packer, which showed me the importance and beauty of good theology

Runner up: Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families by Pamela Paul

2. One book that you’ve read more than once:

Humility by C.J. Mahaney. I’ve read this 3 times already and am on my fourth.

3. One book you’d want on a desert island:

My ESV Study Bible (I think it comes with an inflatable raft)

4. One book that made you laugh:

I’ll give you a few—

Why We’re Not Emergent by Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck

Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl by ND Wilson

High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

In the “one book that made me laugh due to sheer stupidity” category: The Shack.

5. One book that made you cry:

Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor by D.A. Carson

Grace Abounding by John Bunyan

6. One book that you wish had been written:

The one I’m working on. More on that soon-ish.

7. One book that you wish had never been written:

There aren’t too many that I wish had never been written. There’s more that I wish I’d never read.

8. One book you’re currently reading:

The Gospel-Driven Life by Michael Horton. I should be reading Hear No Evil by Matthew Paul Turner, but I’m waiting for my review copy to show up.

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read:

I’ll give you three—

Counterfeit Gods by Timothy Keller

Forgotten God by Francis Chan

The Religious Affections by Jonathan Edwards

10. One book you own that you’re pretty sure you’ll never read:

Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay. Not that I think it’ll be bad, but because I don’t really enjoy reading books on parenting.

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So that’s my list. Now it’s your turn!

Copy these into the comment section and leave your answers:

1. One book that changed your life:

2. One book that you’ve read more than once:

3. One book you’d want on a desert island:

4. One book that made you laugh:

5. One book that made you cry:

6. One book that you wish had been written:

7. One book that you wish had never been written:

8. One book you’re currently reading:

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read:

10. One book you own that you’re pretty sure you’ll never read:

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  • http://www.istoriachurch.com Steve Hinkle

    Thanks for the original post. There are a cuple books I have now added to my WANT list!

    1. One book that changed your life:
    WOW, Hard one. I would say . . . The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical by Shane Claiborne

    Runner-Up: Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard

    2. One book that you’ve read more than once:
    Hokey Pokey: Curious People Finding What Life Is All About by Matthew Paul Turner (3x)

    Dear Church: Letters from a Disillusioned Generation by Sarah Cunningham (2x)

    3. One book you’d want on a desert island:
    My NLT Bible

    4. One book that made you laugh:
    I need to do this, so see my first entry under #9 recommended by Michael.

    5. One book that made you cry:
    Tony: Our Journey Together by Carolyn Koons (read when I was a teen)

    The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out by Brennan Manning

    6. One book that you wish had been written:
    “I Took the Road Less Traveled, Now Where the #@!%& Am I?” A Real Life Guide to Church Planting (Maybe I’ll right this one day.)

    7. One book that you wish had never been written:
    Tough one. Not sure. Any book that turns others away from Christ.

    8. One book you’re currently reading:
    The Bill McKibben Reader: Pieces from an Active Life by Bill McKibben
    (Christmas gift from my Unitarian Universalist older brother – there’s actually a couple good chapters on Christianity, the environment, and Creation Care)

    9. One book you’ve been meaning to read:
    Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl by ND Wilson

    10. One book you own that you’re pretty sure you’ll never read:
    Shepherding a Child Heart by Ted Tripp

    • http://hardwords.wordpress.com Aaron Armstrong

      Nice list, Steve. Definitely read ND Wilson’s book when you get a chance. Totally worth it.

      I take it MP Turner’s Hokey Pokey’s well worth reading then?

  • http://cleverphrasehere.blogspot.com Amber Van Schooneveld

    Totally stealing this for my blog! I guess I better pull out Humility and start reading it. It’s just that I’m already so humble! I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts on Forgotten God. My husband and I have opinions, but I won’t bias you.

    • http://hardwords.wordpress.com Aaron Armstrong

      See, now I want to know your opinions on the book; but I will wait.