Anyone reading a good book at the moment?

  • Christian Chat is a moderated online Christian community allowing Christians around the world to fellowship with each other in real time chat via webcam, voice, and text, with the Christian Chat app. You can also start or participate in a Bible-based discussion here in the Christian Chat Forums, where members can also share with each other their own videos, pictures, or favorite Christian music.

    If you are a Christian and need encouragement and fellowship, we're here for you! If you are not a Christian but interested in knowing more about Jesus our Lord, you're also welcome! Want to know what the Bible says, and how you can apply it to your life? Join us!

    To make new Christian friends now around the world, click here to join Christian Chat.
H

Hamarr

Guest
#21
I’m done with two of the three in my original post.

I re-read “Why Men Hate Going to Church”, and am now on “The Diabetes Code” by Dr. Jason Fung. There’s a bit of overlap with “The Obesity Code”, but there is some info in his book that is pretty fascinating like sugar has the same effect on the liver as alcohol. Basically his remedy for diabetes and insulin resistance in general is fasting plus a very low carb diet. I started doing intermittent fasting again and feel much better. I am also down close to 10lbs.
 
S

Susanna

Guest
#22
I’m planning on reading
Albert Camus « L’Homme révolté ».
 

cinder

Senior Member
Mar 26, 2014
3,824
1,895
113
#23
Let's see currently being read by me:

Making Money by Terry Pratchett (this is my fun book)
Cold case Christianity - J warner wallace I think is the guy's name
Earthen vessels: why our bodies matter to our faith - Matthew Anderson

On the up and coming list:
Church why bother- Phillip Yancey
The Jesus I never knew - also by phillip yancey
The Harbinger series - Jeff Wheeler

And whatever else is on my kindle backlog (seriously I have an unread list of like 50 books on the kindle that I haven't read yet).
 
H

Hamarr

Guest
#24
Let's see currently being read by me:

Making Money by Terry Pratchett (this is my fun book)
Cold case Christianity - J warner wallace I think is the guy's name
Earthen vessels: why our bodies matter to our faith - Matthew Anderson

On the up and coming list:
Church why bother- Phillip Yancey
The Jesus I never knew - also by phillip yancey
The Harbinger series - Jeff Wheeler

And whatever else is on my kindle backlog (seriously I have an unread list of like 50 books on the kindle that I haven't read yet).

The Kindle backlog pain is real. It seems to grow exponentially like my game backlog. I just did a couple of book Humble Bundles and got a couple dozen technical books, plus I have been adding Kindle books to my wish list like crazy. I start getting the audio version where I can to help knock some more out of the backlog. Listening to them on 1.5x speed while walking my dog is helping to knock some of them out.

I keep hearing Terry Pratchett is really good, but haven't read any of his books. Do you have a recommendation on where to start? I don't read much fiction anymore and should probably change that.
 

cinder

Senior Member
Mar 26, 2014
3,824
1,895
113
#25
The Kindle backlog pain is real. It seems to grow exponentially like my game backlog. I just did a couple of book Humble Bundles and got a couple dozen technical books, plus I have been adding Kindle books to my wish list like crazy. I start getting the audio version where I can to help knock some more out of the backlog. Listening to them on 1.5x speed while walking my dog is helping to knock some of them out.

I keep hearing Terry Pratchett is really good, but haven't read any of his books. Do you have a recommendation on where to start? I don't read much fiction anymore and should probably change that.
My personal favorites in the whole pile of discworld stuff (there are kind of several mini series of books with recurring characters and a progressive storyline) are the city watch books and the first one in that series is Guards Guards. You could also start at the beginning with the color of magic (it ends on a cliffhanger so get the light fantastic as well so you can finish the story).

I tend to add kindle books to my wish list (I add so much to wish lists to keep track of them that I have a separate wish list just for books) and then wait till they're on sale for 2 or 3 dollars and get them. Most of my backlog is books I got for free or am saving up to read but it seems by the time I get through one, then two or three more appear that I throw in there while I can get them for free or cheap. I might also have a habit of choosing prime no rush shipping on stuff that's no rush, just for the money credits toward kindle books (or mp3's or digital movies). And then I kind of have a whole nother pile of wish list stuff with the slogan read books, drink tea, be happy. Audio books and I don't get along quite so well, maybe my commute to work just isn't long enough, but I've found them really good for use on long trips.
 

mar09

Senior Member
Sep 17, 2014
4,841
1,175
113
#26
Has anyone read Timothy Lane and Paul Tripp? Thought i'd mention, tho I am still reading How People Change. There's a preview on Google books.
 

Lanolin

Well-known member
Dec 15, 2018
11,694
4,226
113
#27
Bible ...Gospel according to Mark

Library books...A comprehensive guide to classroom management

Just finished...Silent boy by Torey Hayden ...I think I will read more by her
All who live on Islands by Rose Lu...a millenial memoir and essays on what its like growing up as a chinese kiwi immigrant. Some of it is sobering...yes NZ high youth suicide rate is that bad.
 

Lanolin

Well-known member
Dec 15, 2018
11,694
4,226
113
#28
I got a request for books on love at the library.

Im thinking the 5 love languages for children might be good.
Hopefully I can find a copy.
 

Kojikun

Well-known member
Oct 5, 2018
4,098
2,518
113
#29
I've been reading my own writing lately as I'm going to start writing again. I'm possibly writing a choose your own adventure book.
 

MegMarch

Well-known member
Nov 11, 2019
432
413
63
#30
Has anyone read Timothy Lane and Paul Tripp? Thought i'd mention, tho I am still reading How People Change. There's a preview on Google books.
As a staff, we completed a series on Christian education by Paul Tripp. I thought it was overall well done, and he makes many compelling analogies for the restructuring of Christian education.
 

MegMarch

Well-known member
Nov 11, 2019
432
413
63
#31
I am in a very small book club with someone who is brilliant and pushes me intellectually. We are currently reading a couple books together: How Should We Then Live? by Francis Schaeffer and Confessions by Augustine.
 
E

enginseer

Guest
#32
Anyone reading any good books? Or have any recommendations?

I've started a (non-Christian) book called The Unexpected Joy of Being Single, which is really good so far! I'm also reading (yep, two at once haha) a Christian living book by Banning Liebscher called Rooted, which is also really great!
Well, I have no notion of what christian literature entails, but I do recommend Stranger in Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein. Very uplifting. You may also try "are they singing in sparta" by helena p. schrader. or if you want something a bit more deep, I recommen Bolo! by david weber or if you want a bit more female power I do recommend either Dune by Frank Herbert, On Basilisk station ( free to have at baenes free library) by david weber or The Black Jewel series by Anne Bishop
 

Lanolin

Well-known member
Dec 15, 2018
11,694
4,226
113
#33
Well, I have no notion of what christian literature entails, but I do recommend Stranger in Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein. Very uplifting. You may also try "are they singing in sparta" by helena p. schrader. or if you want something a bit more deep, I recommen Bolo! by david weber or if you want a bit more female power I do recommend either Dune by Frank Herbert, On Basilisk station ( free to have at baenes free library) by david weber or The Black Jewel series by Anne Bishop
what, you dont read the Bible...? Or do you just quote little snippets of it not understanding that its actually Christian Literature. I am amazed.

Christian literature are books by christian authors and are mostly based around faith. So like The Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan as an example.

theres different categeories...biography, memoir, prayer, devotions, testimonies, parables...

of course there are novels that have christian characters in them and some that dont even mention God.

the book of Esther in the Bible doesnt mention God by name at all, but clearly shows the faith that Esther had. if you want girl power (which is not really much power at all...all power and glory ultimately goes to God) . In the OT it is very obviously a male super hero thing, theres lots of fighting and wars, but on deeper reading it was all so unnecessary because God wanted to send hornets driving their enemies out but as the people didnt LISTEN, they had to battle it out carnally instead.
 

Lanolin

Well-known member
Dec 15, 2018
11,694
4,226
113
#34
I am in a very small book club with someone who is brilliant and pushes me intellectually. We are currently reading a couple books together: How Should We Then Live? by Francis Schaeffer and Confessions by Augustine.
those are old books meg.
Have you read any by Frank schaeffer his son. He wrote about ehat its like growing up with evangelical parents...Crazy for God was one title.
 

Lanolin

Well-known member
Dec 15, 2018
11,694
4,226
113
#35
I love this one

'how to talk so kids will listen and how to listen so kids will talk. '

Im not reading 'how to yell and hit your kids with a big stick' if there is such a title but there was one called 'how to get the buggers to behave' written by an australian teacher which involved tips on. how to put in sanctions and punishments.
 
E

enginseer

Guest
#36
what, you dont read the Bible...? Or do you just quote little snippets of it not understanding that its actually Christian Literature. I am amazed.

Christian literature are books by christian authors and are mostly based around faith. So like The Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan as an example.

theres different categeories...biography, memoir, prayer, devotions, testimonies, parables...

of course there are novels that have christian characters in them and some that dont even mention God.

the book of Esther in the Bible doesnt mention God by name at all, but clearly shows the faith that Esther had. if you want girl power (which is not really much power at all...all power and glory ultimately goes to God) . In the OT it is very obviously a male super hero thing, theres lots of fighting and wars, but on deeper reading it was all so unnecessary because God wanted to send hornets driving their enemies out but as the people didnt LISTEN, they had to battle it out carnally instead.
Well then, you ignorant zealous and rude person, you can´t let it well be. but here we go. I will add my two cents. Christian literature does not entail the Bible unless you want to suppose and infer that it is a work of fiction and in doing so, dismiss its validity.

Your snide and ignorant remark was neither in good taste nor witty. The good book is the good book and I have several versions of them. What I don´t do, is go around attempting to insult people in a petty way by inferring that christian literature is something to be considered of great importance. Normal people take it because they enjoy it or find it uplifting. It is neither doctrine nor is does it set religious precedence.


but I tell you what, I am not gonna reply to any of your comments anymore. I will simply report you if you keep going. I dont argue with drunken and stupid people. They drag you down to their level and beat you with experience. I can´t match yours
 

Lanolin

Well-known member
Dec 15, 2018
11,694
4,226
113
#37
that is fine engineer because you have shown your true colours here with the way you take offence when none is intended and people can actually judge for themselves.

Lets get on with reading.

I have the action Bible Handbook I found at an OP shop that I could give to someone. The Action Bible is very popular amongst tweens. For younger children I would recommend the Action Bible storybook as an easier read.

also I came across Diary of a disciple, which is gospel of Luke written in diary format. Kind of like Tom Gates or Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

For those of us who have children.
 

MegMarch

Well-known member
Nov 11, 2019
432
413
63
#38
those are old books meg.
Have you read any by Frank schaeffer his son. He wrote about ehat its like growing up with evangelical parents...Crazy for God was one title.
I would consider Confessions to clearly be an older book, but anything written within the last 100 years to be somewhat contemporary. HSWTL was written in 1976.

I have not read that one. Did you enjoy it?
 

Lanolin

Well-known member
Dec 15, 2018
11,694
4,226
113
#39
I would consider Confessions to clearly be an older book, but anything written within the last 100 years to be somewhat contemporary. HSWTL was written in 1976.

I have not read that one. Did you enjoy it?
Crazy for God.
Yes and no, its a bit hard to describe. My thoughts are that Franks mum was so over the top and his Dad was kind of a staunch calvinist so it made for a interesting upbringing, If there was such a thing as religious OCD or possibly ADHD I think thats what it would look like.
 

Lanolin

Well-known member
Dec 15, 2018
11,694
4,226
113
#40
another recommendation...Billy Grahams 700 page autobiography. He wrote in his 70s I think.

Near the end of his life there was all this drama though amongst his family about where he ws going to be buried. His son Franklin also wrote a memoir called Rebel with a Cause about his own childhood and then another about his dad after he died.

I always wonder if Franklin Graham ever met with Franky schaeffer cos they could have hung out and swap preachers son stories.
both of them had what would have been absentee dads and their mums more close to them because of evangelism.