i’m going to post a little series of “best of 2007” categories. they’re all merely my opinion, of course. hopefully, i’ll have one post per day for 6 or 7 days, if i get them done.
first, up, my favorite books of 2007
how (not) to speak of god, by pete rollins. my blog review here. one of the most “can’t put it down” books on the emerging church i’ve ever read. rollins both challenged my thinking, and put words to things for me. the section showing how his spiritual community has put flesh on these ideas was praxis briliance.
the new christians, by tony jones. my teaser blog review here. it’s a bit of a cheat to include this in 2007, since it doesn’t release for 2 months still (march, 2008). but i read it in 2007. compelling, helpful, articulate, creative.
let my people go surfing, by yvon chouinard. my blog review here. one of the two or three best business books i’ve ever read. one of those books that is good for any leader, in any organization (including churches) to read, as the author so clearly and passionately articulates the implications of being truly committed to your mission.
the book of dave, by will self. my blog review here. creative, challenging, sometimes confusing novel-cum-religio-political-commentary. fascinating on several levels (story, allegory, character, apocalyptic vision).