September 19, 2015

2015 Reading

It's been a while since I've written about books.  I've been reading away though.
Terry Pratchett's final outing, The Shepherd's Crown.  A fitting end for the discworld series.  It it obviously less polished than the other discworld books, seemingly pieced together of various parts.  But it is coherent and Pratchett through and through.
Another Pratchett book I had not yet read, Soul Music.  An interesting book that has Pratchett's hilarious perception/commentary paralleling many things in the non-fantastical universe.
After reading a friend's recommendation of the dystopian Oryx and Crake.  It reminded me alot of the dystopian Wool.   Another friend was recommending a more social/business oriented book, Never Eat Alone.  I had a few good takeaways from this book.  Growing up listening to the Heavy Metal Scorpions, I was interested in the book And Speaking of Scorpions by the drummer Herman Rarebell.  I also reviewed the book counterpart to this TED talk, The Upside of Stress.

Appropriate and Congruent Application of the Bible

Recently, I had the opportunity to preach at our church.  I've had the privilege of teaching some classes at our church in the past few years.  Having been focused on the classes, which I enjoy, it had been some time since I was behind the pulpit.  The last time was over four years ago.  However, I recently got the opportunity to continue a very infrequent series.

For those who've been waiting for Part 3, here it is:
And if you are interested in the classes, here are some stories which have more information: