Summer Reading Lists : LUSENET : A.M.E. Today Discussion : One Thread

Do any of you have any suggestions for a summer reading list? OK Brother Dickens, please do not get too deep. Stephen Hawkings 'A Brief History of Time'is way out of my range.

-- Anonymous, June 01, 2004


I do have a reading suggestion: Michael Eric Dyson's "Open Mike: Reflections on Philosophy, Race, Sex Culture and Religion" (2003: Basic Civitas Books).

-- Anonymous, June 01, 2004

I'm currently reading and thoroughly enjoying Nelson Mandela's autobiography LONG WALK TO FREEDOM. Or closer to home, there is John Perry's UNSHAKABLE FAITH, a blended biography of Booker T. Washington, and George Washington Carver, which is equally irresistable.

Rev. Dr. Larry D. Coleman

-- Anonymous, June 01, 2004

I will be finishing "All Deliberate Speed", Dr. Charles Ogletree

-- Anonymous, June 01, 2004

Brothers, Sisters,

Here's a few favorites that you may enjoy...

This Present Darkness by Frank E. Peretti Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis The Screwtap Letters by C.S. Lewis Following of Christ by Gerard Groote Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan

I'm finishing up "The Disciple Making Pastor" by Bill Hull

-- Anonymous, June 01, 2004

Here is my recommended "short" reading list:

1. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

2. Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

3. An Anatomy of Racial Inequality by Glenn C. Loury

4. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Klingsolver

5. To America by Stephen E. Ambrose

I practically feel obligated to read Professor Ogletree's book since his son is one of my former students. The Dyson book has recieved critical praise and of course any book recommended by Barrister Larry Coleman is worthy for reading consumption. Rev. Coleman still remains the lone AME Today member who read a book I highly recommended in 2003 called The Emperor of Ocean Park. QED

-- Anonymous, June 01, 2004

"Abraham A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths" by Bruce Feiler. I'm reading this now. Its a light easy read, 245 pages. Has good insight regarding how the Jews, Christian and Muslins all claim Abraham as Father.

Be Blessed

-- Anonymous, June 01, 2004

I will be reading various books for seminary, but hope to squeeze in the following for somewhat lighter reading this summer:

1. Glorious Appearing - the last left behind book 2. Breaking the Davinci Code - A critic on the Davinci Code which traces some of the heresy in the book. 3. John Wesley - A new autobiography on Wesley which I started reading and was very interesting

-- Anonymous, June 02, 2004

All of the above are excellent reading recommendations. For those who wish to deepen their faith anything by Howard Thurman is a must read. The Centering Moment, The Creative Encounter and The Disclipines of the Spirit are three wonderful engagements of the head and heart.

Secondly, I recommend Space for God by Don Postema in a sightful study and practice of Spirituality and Prayer.

Lastly, I recommend The Good Book and The Good Life by Peter J. Gomes for practical applications of faith and spirit in social contexts.

-- Anonymous, June 02, 2004

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