Here are three things that I got recently.
Just thought I’d share it with all of you. Why? Cause I think they are great and thought you should know too. Click on any of the pics for the amazon page.
I’ve like Rilo Kiley really ever since I heard them. They continue to be a great band that produces some great music. The front woman, had a great solo debut with her own album Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins, Rabbit Fur Coat. But with this latest release she really takes helm of the band and leads them down a rock/pop laced album with tones of country and gospel, as she ponders life and love. Check it out. I think it’s only 9.99 over at iTunes. They are playing a show down in Santa Monica come Oct, I think I might have to take a gander.
Scot McKnight, (jesuscreed.org) is a man who I highly respect. He teaches at North Park University and I look forward to meeting him one day. A Community Called Atonement is his latest book and is published by abingdon press with emergent village, and is part of a series edited by Tony Jones. I was sent a preview copy and will be posting my thoughts about the book when I get done with it. As part of the series, they’ve asked big wig theologians and PhDs and such to write non-academic books on deep theological subjects, I’m sure this book will be accessible and thought provoking. Especially since the series is called “Living Theology”. More on this later.
You probably have at least heard about this last book, or at least I hope you have. I was going to post some thoughts about it when I first heard that it was coming out, and I know that Ryan did post some interesting thoughts about the articles, here. There has been a lot of “talk” and controversy surrounding this book. It is a compilation of letters that Mother Teresa wrote over the course of 60+ years. She had asked that at the time of her death they be destroyed. They are letters of doubt and faith and struggle. There is speculation that some of the letters even imply that by they end of her life she had given up on her faith and had abandoned God, although she continued her work. I’m not sure what to think, until I examine the letters myself. Each letter has commentary by the book’s editor. If anything I do not think this will tarnish the limited understanding that I have of this woman. I still have lots to learn from her work and sheer devotion to the attitudes and values of Christ. I wish I knew Shane Claiborne better, I wonder what he has to say about this, since he did spend a significant amount of time actually working with her in Calcutta. So Shane if you happen to read this (or someone who knows Shane better than I), I would love to hear your thoughts about this. I will post more about this once I get the opportunity to finish the book.
Well that sums up some new items that I picked up.
What are the things that you are excited about? Leave some comment love.
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