Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Books Finished April 2013

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo -- The final chapters may be some of the most beautiful words in the human language outside of the Bible that describe the pain and joy of sacrifice, the marks of true humility, and the power of redemption. If only Victor Hugo would have left out the hundreds and hundreds of pages of useless French history, this book would be one of my most favorite of all time.

Evil and the Justice of God by N.T. Wright (a wonderful work on the nature of evil, the justice of the Cross, and the power of forgiveness that can make the future new heavens and new earth a more likely possibility in the here and now)

The Sower by Gary Hoag and R. Scott Rodin (a fantastic book on generosity and raising kingdom resources for kingdom work)

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer (I believe this is the best book on these two important subjects. His 3 summary applications to the book are simply this: Be bold, be patient, and be prayerful.)

Harry Potter (Book 7) - Carrie and I read this whole series aloud over the past several months. There is something beautiful about the evil enemy being vanquished by the sacrificial hero willingly choosing death to save his friends.

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