Twelve books for 2018

Like a lot of people, I want to read more. Unlike a lot of people I'm a very slow reader. So I'm making a resolution to read 12 books in 2018; I'll start with this list but reserve the right to substitute those that don't keep my attention. (This also shows how theological my bookshelf is, and it's not like I'm going to put cookbooks on this list.)

Follow me on Goodreads, where I'll record my progress.

  • Carl Scovel. Never Far from Home: Stories from the Radio Pulpit.
  • Richard Baxter. The Reformed Pastor.
  • A.A. Milne. Winnie-the-Pooh.
  • Von Ogden Vogt. Art and Religion.
  • Massey Hamilton Shepherd. The Liturgical Renewal of the Church.
  • Radcliff Hall. The Well of Loneliness. (The foundational lesbian novel.)
  • James A. Herrick. The History and Theory of Rhetoric: An Introduction.
  • Nathan O. Hatch. The Democratization of American Christianity.
  • Hilarion Alfeyev. The Spiritual World of Isaac the Syrian. (A Christmas gift.)
  • Peter Singer. The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty.
  • Gregory McDonald, editor. "All shall be well": Explorations in Universal Salvation and Christian Theology from Origen to Moltmann.
  • Rene Girard. The Scapegoat.


Publisher of universalist works has a sale

Wipf and Stock publishes more theological works that deal with issues of universal salvation (if not institutional Universalism) than anyone else -- and probably on a scale unrivaled since the heyday of the Universalist Publishing House. (They have a wide-ranging catalog.)

So when I learned that they are having a sale -- 30% off list and free media mail shipping -- I said "yes, thank you." I got The Renewal of All Things: An Alternative Missiology by Waldron Byron Scott, and All Set Free: How God is Revealed in Jesus and Why That is Really Good News by Matthew J. Distefano.

Looking forward to Christmas reading.

UUA Bookstore delivery!

Woof! woof! woof!Daisy

Daisy the Dog announced the delivery of three books from the UUA Bookstore, which I will read and comment upon as soon as practical.

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