Monday, June 18, 2007

Read Any Good Books Lately?

These are some of the gems from my last bookshopping trip. The Great Singapore Sale is still on!

James Houston is one of my favourite teacher, writer and mentor. Now that he has retired from Regent, I hope he will spend more time writing to transfer on his knowledge and wisdom.

(2006) Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
James Houston presents in six essays insight into the Christian life. Offered as a legacy to pass onto the next generation, Houston explores the tensions and challenges inherent in the Christian truth.

In my opinion, Eugene Peterson taught and wrote more about spiritual formation that Dallas Willard. However, it never ceases to amaze me that spiritual formation is more associated with Dallas Willard. This is the third volume of a 5 volume set in which he plans to publish his thoughts on the Christian spiritual life. The other published volumes are Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places and Eat This Book which are also great reads.

(2007) Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

One area of my interest is how the Internet and interconnectivity, and convergence is influencing our culture and society.

Andrew Keen is a digital entrepreneur and Silicon valley insider who writes on culture, media, and technology. His blog makes interesting reading.

(2007) Boston: Nicholas Brealey Publishing

In this book, edited by Doug Pagitt and Tony Jones, the following authors looks at the Emergent Manifesto of Hope:

Brian McLaren
Dan Kimball
Sally Morgenthaler
Will Samson
Tim Kell
Barry Taylor
Samir Selmanovic
Karen Sloan
Ryan Bolger

(2007) Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books

This book is bought on recommendation by Dr. Lim Kar Yong, Seminari Theologi Malaysia (STM). It feeds my interest in Paul and Pauline theology.

(2007) Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press


  1. Thanks for these recommendations

  2. ah Paul,

    these are 10-course Chinese dinners for the mind and souls :)



  3. Can't digest too much though ... too fast ... have to go slow stomach has its limits. At least for spirtiual stuff ....physical stuff another story! :-)

  4. Just to let you know that I have just ordered a couple of the books you recommended.