What Are You Reading?

Here are some recent books and articles I’ve come across which you may find interesting.


New Bible breaks with three-millennium-old plain text tradition

Summary: “After over 3,000 years of being presented in plain text, the Bible is getting a much-needed makeover. While all other print products have moved to graphical presentations, the Bible has remained frozen in time. Now, for the first time, people can see what the Bible would look like if Moses, Joshua, Paul and the other recorders of Scripture had been sitting at a computer when God spoke to them.”

Read more at: https://goo.gl/n1yXh4

Digitally mined from: www.religionnews.com



Scripture and the Life of God – a gift to the church

Summary: “Watson rescues us from…an impoverished approach to Holy Scripture. As he puts it, “The Bible isn’t just a book of statements about God; it is a pathway into God’s very life” (p. 6). And the God into whose life Scripture leads us is just as active as he was in the days of ancient Israel.”

Read more at: https://goo.gl/hYiUq5

Digitally mined from: www.andrewthompson.com


Don’t Stop Reading to Your Kids Once They Learn How to Read

Summary: “There’s magic in reading books aloud to little kids, especially when you do the voices (you’ve got to do the voices) and they giggle at the pictures and you talk about the characters as if they’re your BFFs. Once kids learn how to read on their own, this parent-child ritual often ends, but it shouldn’t. There are great benefits to reading books to already-proficient readers…”

Read more at: https://goo.gl/S91BXk

Digitally mined from: www.lifehacker.com


Stranger God: Meeting Jesus in Disguise

Summary: “Stranger God shares the biblical call to hospitality, walks through all the emotional obstacles we face in welcoming strangers, introduces practices of hospitality rooted in the Little Way, and ends by connecting those practices to a larger vision of kingdom and mission. Stranger God is a hospitality manual, from A to Z, from the Bible, to social psychology, to practices anyone can do in their everyday life.”

Read more at: https://goo.gl/WvTMKS

Digitally mined from: experimentaltheology.blogspot.com