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- Saint Louis, MO, USA
- member since March 26, 2011
Personal Disciple Making was pretty poorly written and repetitive. Nothing drives me more mad than just a few good points scattered throughout 350+ pages. I was hoping for more depth in the book but virtually all of it centers on how to disciple a brand, new believer. It isn't nearly as geared toward ongoing discipleship as I had hoped. As for future grace, I read that a about 5 years ago, so my rating probably isn't too valid. It was a long and difficult book for me since I was a new Christian.
Are you really reading 14 books at the same time? How do you typically work that out? I have 4 that I'm in, but I feel like 14 is impossible. Haha. It's interesting to see what books pop up in your library! Exposes me to titles I don't normally hear/talk about.
Why only 4 stars for Peterson's Christology book? I have been wanting to get it because it looks awesome, so I figured you would have rated it 5 stars, but apparently not. Would you still recommend it? I know that it's a long book, but would you say it's worth my $26?
I've been noticing that your shelfari is always being updated with new books. What a reading stud you are, Kyle! I know you're in seminary and all, but I venture not all of those books are required seminary reading. Thanks for posting and rating! Hope you're enjoying all the great stuff you're learning in St. Louis! Wish you were hear to talk books and theology with. Miss ya bro.
It was a little boring at points, but I thought his most helpful chapter was the Biblical references to Adam and Eve, and dealing with those passages. He made mention on a few occasions (in the footnotes) of a book that I just finished reading by John Walton and I wish I could read a review of the book from Collins' perspective as he was critical on at least one or two counts. Walton's book was much more interesting and provocative (though admittedly dealing with different subject matter). Overall, I came away from Collin's with a greater sense of trust in the historicity of Adam & Eve with the realization their historicity may not be as I've always imagined it.
What did you think? He's your professor, so you probably could pick his brain yeah? Was his book required course reading?