That’s it, I’ve been tagged by my good friend Kiki Cherry. It’s been making the blogging rounds lately and while secretly wanting to be tagged, I’ve been sinking lower into my chair as I see the depth of reading of others that I’m not doing. Granted, many may be faking their titles like some pad their resumes, but for most, I doubt it. Here is my pitiable excuse for reading.
1. One book that changed your life: This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti. This was given to me by a friend for my 18th Birthday (thanks Kevin). After drifting into a New Age curiosity, this book helped bring me back to reality, especially as it helped me understand what my source of authority is going to be. Lots of things sound good, but the Bible must be the lens that I evaluate truth claims about God.
2. One book that you've read more than once—The Lord of the Rings—3 books but 1 story
3. One book that you'd want on a desert island:
How to Make Friends and Influence People—if anybody ever does show up, I know they’ll like me right?
The Man Who Listens to Horses by Monte Roberts—if I’ll listen to the animals, maybe they’ll listen to my rants—I’ve got to have some conversation better than a volleyball. Hey, is there a Dolphin Whisperer book, maybe I could talk them into swimming me out of there.
The Castaway Diet by Tom Hanks???
Anything written by MacGyver—I’d love to learn how to make a GPS Satellite Phone from bamboo and gum wrappers
4. One book that made you laugh: The Da Vinci Code—Dan Brown expects you and I to be idiots when it comes to history and the claims of Christianity. Sadly, he’s right ABOUT US most of the time. But his claims really made me laugh quite often.
5. One book that made you cry: --to me, this category just screams the lines from Sleepless in Seattle—“Well, I cried at the end of the Dirty Dozen” or A League of Their Own—“There’s no Crying in Baseball”—The Circle Trilogy by Ted Dekker—3 books (Black, Red, White), 1 story—had some powerful equivalents of God’s love and pursuit of you and me.
6. One book that you wish you had written: Kingdom of the Cults
7. One book you wish had never been written: I could go with Mien Kampf or the Humanist Manifesto , but I think I’ll go with The Bible for Dummies—just by the title alone, anything that plays into and/or encourages our biblical illiteracy is a bad thing. The Word of God should not be treated so flippantly.
8. One book that you are currently reading: EKG: The Heartbeat of God by Ken Hemphill; The Air I Breathe—Louie Giglio
9. One book that you've been meaning to read: Breaking the Missional Code—Ed Stetzer or The Barbarian Way—Erwin McManus
Now the hard part. I'm supposed to tag other people. But I only know one person with a blog that hasn't been tagged to my knowledge. Maybe, they can answer on mine? I don't know how this works. If that's the case, then I could tag all my readers from UBC.
And Uwem Ekpenyong--I know you blog from time to time, not often enough my friend.