12 Jun 2006

Recent Reading

Author: Bobby Valentine | Filed under: Bobby's World, Books, Contemporary Ethics, Race Relations, Women

Recent Reading
I recently found myself at my second most favorite place, Half Priced Books (the first is Caribou Coffee) and picked up three interesting looking books.

The first I have already read a third of: Joshua Zeitz, “Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern.” My wife is also interested in this one. It is a fascinating window into the roaring ‘20s.

I picked up Ralph C. Wood’s “Flannery O’Conner and the Christ-Haunted South” and look forward to getting into that.

And I picked up Bob Ekblad’s “Reading the Bible with the Damned.” With a title like that I could not pass it up.

Tolle lege,
Bobby Valentine

4 Responses to “Recent Reading”

  1. cwinwc Says:

    You’ll have to let us know how the third book turns out. Interesting title.

  2. Stoogelover Says:

    You certainly have my curiosity up about all three! Hurry up and read them so you can give us the Reader’s Digest review.

  3. Milton Stanley Says:

    Thanks for visiting my post and turning me on to your blog here. Would you be interested in having your blog added to the Churches of Christ blog aggregator? If you’re not familiar with the aggregator, you can follow the link in the sidebar of Transforming Sermons. If you’re interested, please leave a message on my blog. The aggregator is open to all bloggers in the CofC, and it’s shaping up to be an informative resource. Peace.

  4. Charles Says:

    I picked up a book of comics at an airport last fall. Like the title on your third book – it was too good to ignore.

    The title was, “What would Satan Do?”

    It’s a book of comics, and I fully intend to use some of them as sermon illustrations. Clearly it is not heavy reading, but some of the comics are spot on with commentary on our post-modern society in which we now minister.

    By the way, Susannah’s favorite place is Caribou as well. She hadn’t had her ‘normal drink’ in about 18 months, and we pulled off the freeway when we recently spotted one while home visiting my family.


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