18 January 2008

Friday Five: Books

REVHROD says: Well, pish posh! I think that some books ARE better than others! How about you?
  1. What book have you read in the last six months that has really stayed with you? Why?
    Well, all reading at this point is for school. Going back to seminary and having the presbyopia kick in at the same time is a challenge!
    That said, "Pastoral Theology" by Thomas Oden has been remarkable, he deals with pastoral care from a theological point of view but is clearly written and easy to understand.
    Going back a little further (more like 8 months), "Holiness" by John Webster. This one is one to chew on. It goes into the theology of theology, and the holiness of God, the church and the Christian. This was a MUCH better book than what we used in systematic theology.

  2. What is one of your favorite childhood books?
    Brighty of the Grand Canyon, probably because I remember Mom reading it to us.

  3. Do you have a favorite book of the Bible? Do tell!
    The one I've studied most recently.... So Ezekiel at the moment. I love the fact that when the time was come for Ezekiel to begin service to God in the temple, but he couldn't get there, God came to him. Extravagantly.

  4. What is one book you could read again and again?
    I am not a big re-reader. never have been. But I think I'd like to go back and reread Anne McCaffery's Pern novels. I read those in college many years ago. Maybe this summer as I decompress evenings after CPE.

  5. Is there a book you would suggest for Lenten reading? What is it and why?
    Perhaps the Holiness book mentioned above. It helps to recenter our thinking about all of life on God.

And because we all love bonus questions, if you were going to publish a book what would it be? Who would you want to write the jacket cover blurb expounding on your talent?
I have enough trouble writing all these papers. I'm not sure that I have enough compost to write a WHOLE book. last paper, had 3 pages of data had to stretch to 5. I'm way to terse to write a book.


Sally said...

I quite like Ezekiel....and that picture of God comming close is great. Well played.

RevAnne said...

I'm an Oden fan, too, although it's been a while. Great play.

RevHRod said...

I love your comment about favorite Bible book. It seems I often like best that which I have just spent the most time with. Interesting....

Songbird said...

I'm with revhrod.