Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Books! Books! Books!

I got tagged for a meme the other day by JD. Since a tag for a meme means that somebody likes you, and since everybody else in the blogosphere is doing this one, I thought I'd throw in my two cents also. Here goes.

1. One book that changed your life (besides the Bible):

This is a hard one, but I'd have to give this to John Piper's Let the Nations Be Glad. The fact that God loves Himself more than me hit me like a fruit-laden truck. After I recovered, I found that the fruit left over from the impact was indeed sweet. (I stole that straight from the book.)

A close second would be my very first Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Monster's Compendium and AD&D Dungeon Master's Guide. But Daniel at Doulogos beat me to that.

2. One book you've read more than once:

Like every other pastor-nerd, I read the Lord of the Rings triology once a year, whether I need to or not.

3. One book you'd want on a deserted island:

Well, I'm assuming that I'd be soon rescued. If that's the case, then I'd want some Koine Greek vocabulary book. That way, I'd learn a good many vocabulary words before I got off of the island. If early rescue is not in the picture, then some sort of Survival book would be better. You can't Greek-talk fish out of the lagoon.

4. One book that made you laugh:

Confessions of a Reformissionary Rev by Mark Driscoll. He says some funny stuff in that book.

5. One book that made you cry (or feel really sad):

There's a scene in The Return of the King right after Eowyn kills the Nazgul King that always makes me cry. Eomer, her brother, sees his uncle the King lying on the field dead, and he sees his sister lying beside him. Thinking that they are both dead, Eomer commands the remaining Rohirrim to ride to death, ruin, and the end of the world. I am almost crying just thinking about it, while simultaneously entrenching my nerd status.

6. One book that you wish had been written:

How about, The Glory of the Lord's Table: Why Baptists Suffer from Neglecting It

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

Well, I wish that Playboy and all that pornographic garabage had never been done. I know that's more magazine, but I think that such mindless smut is far more deadly to the world than high-brow anti-religious tripe.

8. One book you're currently reading:
George Whitefield by Arnold Dallimore. You should be reading this two volume set also.

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

Robison Crusoe. I've never read this book, and that's a shame. It may also help me if #3 ever came to pass.

4 comments:

Even So... said...

Thank you, I was starting to think you didn't like me...;)

Yeah, I keep seeing LOTR brought up, but hey, its that good, isn't it? (preaching to the choir, of course)

Sojourner said...

JD,

You're the man. I even linked you, and that's saying something when you note my sloth in updating my blogroll. I still have JIBBS on there, and he hasn't even posted an update in a year.

Daniel said...

Dallimore's handling of Whitefield is simply superb! That ought to be a "must read" for ever pastor.

Matt Brown said...

D&D? Oh, dear...