Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Reading By the Glow of the Computer

Stuff I've read recently (thanks to a pile of books I received for Christmas!)... Just in case you think I've sold my soul to the television set, I need to also mention:
  • The Gospel According to Disney: Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust - an interesting if occasionally dry analysis of the theology & morality in the classic Disney films. To Mark Pinsky's credit, he gives both critics & defenders a fair hearing... and there's an entire chapter on the SBC boycott. (To no one's surprise, esp. mine, the Southern Baptist Convention does not come off looking good here. Remind me to post sometime about my personal feelings about the boycott and the "joys" of starting a SBC church plant when the Convention was spending their time sparring with Mickey & friends.)
And I'm currently about 1/2 way through Confessions of a Pastor: Adventures in Dropping the Pose & Getting Real with God (by Craig Groeschel), which I'm really enjoying. Of course, any book about being a pastor with chapter titles like "I can't stand a lot of Christians" and "I hate prayer meetings" has instantly got my attention.

Coming soon, I'll let you know how I feel about the treasure trove of novels I received: Showdown and Saint (by Ted Dekker), 24 Declassified: Trojan Horse (yes, from the TV series - the new season starts Sunday night!), and Hood: King Raven Trilogy Book 1 (by Stephen Lawhead).

1 comment:

Jason said...

Mark, I just read Hood. It was a great reimagining of the Robin Hood story. I can't wait for the next one to come out. Definitely worth a read.