Monday, December 12, 2011

Walking in the Will of God

Interesting so far.  Walking in the Will of God depends a lot more on who GOD is than what we are doing or have done.  Has anyone else gotten to read some of Steve McVey's book?  I have read about a quarter of it and like it so far, but it fits nicely with a lot of what I already think, so I was wondering if there might be dissenting opinions out there or even if you might agree with me.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Pride and Prejudice

I have made it about 40% through the book and I am surprised to say that I am enjoying it.  I hope everyone else is getting a chance to read it as well.  I am finding that Jane Austen's writing style keeps the reading very interesting and the humor in most of it is caught even with the older english writing style.  It seems to keep my mind engaged throughout the story.  Is anyone else finding it a good read or even a bad read?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Next Books

Two new books again.  Gives us a lot to talk about and hopefully will get some discussion out here on the blog.

The book we will discuss at the next meeting is a real stretch, at least for me, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.  We have not tried a romance yet and so I thought lets go with a classic and expand the horizons.

The book to discuss online here on the blog is Walking in the Will of God by Steve McVey.  This may be stretching in content but isn't as much a stretch in reading material.  I am looking forward to it and hope you will join me in reading it. 

I have not read either book before and I think there may be a few like me out there although I think some of our number may have read Pride and Prejudice before and maybe they can interject some things to help the rest of us understand it better.

Feel free to post comments.

The books can be found on Amazon here:
Pride and Prejudice  (The kindle edition is free)

 Walking in the Will of God

Keep looking for new links on the right hand side of the site.

Another Great One... From 4 to Infinity and Beyond

Another great night of discussion going over the book Here's Looking at Euclid by Alex Bellos.  Education methods to neat tricks to synesthesia (you need to look that up) to the sum of human knowledge the topics ranged.  I am certain that if we all didn't need to get home we would have solved the budget crisis as well but time sent us away.  We all seemed to enjoy the book by Mr. Bellos.  I will be posting some links on the site to visit that are related to math and Alex Bellos to review.  Much of his proofs and background can be found on his site.  Let me know if  you read the book or even have some math tips or sites of interest.

God Bless

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Generous Justice

That was a great book.  I must admit that I started off thinking that he is really going around in circles to prove a point that would have been easier to take on directly.  What I found though was that he was not so much making a point as trying to get people to think, discuss and maybe even change.

His tying justice and righteousness to disadvantaging one's self for the advantage of the community was brilliant and his examples were very insightful.  Weaving one's life into the fabric of a society that has broken down and people are falling through the cracks was an amazing picture of what he was trying to say.

I would say that his list of notes and references at the end were almost as impressive as his discourse.

So what did everyone else think?

Sunday, October 2, 2011

2- yes I said 2- books this time

Breaking with tradition or possibly starting a new one- we have decided to go through 2 books this time.  This was brought on by the prolific readers that we have in the group.  We will comment on 1 at the club meeting in November while the other we will go over with the blog.

The book that we will discuss at the meeting will be...
Here's Looking at Euclid"
A book about the beauty of math.  I am hoping to inspire some of our literal "rocket scientists" to come out and visit with us.

The book we will comment on in the blog is...
Generous Justice
An intriguing look into what exactly justice means and what Jesus has asked us to do as Christians.

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Can't wait. Book Club tomorrow. Lets talk about the Elements.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Another Interesting Book about the Elements

This is book for children and is part of a series on chemistry.
The Periodic Table- Elements with Style by Simon Basher

Sunday, July 24, 2011


An interactive Table no less.


Table of Elements on the Web

Here is a site that has history and news of the Table of Elements.

Webelements: The Periodic Table on the Web

New Book

Well its time to start on a new book. We agreed on Monday that the next book would be scientific but in a readable fashion. We whittled down from 3 books to the one we picked:
"The Disappearing Spoon: and Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements" by Sam Kean.

Just in case you are interested the others we looked at were:

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Here's Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion Through the Astonishing World of Math

We will be having the next meeting on September 19th at the same bat time (7pm). Have fun reading and I look forward to talking with you about it.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Another Book by Donald Miller

I also read "Searching for God Knows What". This was fantastic to read especially if you would like to think about why we do certain things and how they fit into what Jesus really said. Powerful ties to relationship while distancing from "right" and "wrong" answers. Definitely challenges you to think about what following Jesus really means and if living for Jesus is exactly the point when we could live with Jesus. Or is there a destination or instead a person that is the goal, Jesus? I would highly recommend it as a good read.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Looking for God Knows What

I am reading another book by Donald Miller and I think I am even more impressed by this one.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Book List

Books we have read thus far:
The Shack by William P. Young
Blessed Child by Ted Dekker
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Abraham Lincoln by James McPherson
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave by Frederick Douglass
What God Wishes Christians Knew About Christianity by Bill Gilham
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
What's So Amazing About Grace by Phillip Yancey
Son of Hamas by Mosab Hasan Yousef
The Divine Commodity by Skye Jethani
The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Mannning
Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron and Denver Moore
Moongate by William Proctor
The Hound of the Bsskerville's by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller

We haven't talked about Blue Like Jazz yet, but it will be the 15th book in the Book Club. Its hard to imagine that we have gone through that many books. I have been bery blessed in that I struggled to read the book we needed to at the start and now I am reading more than a book a month and much in addition for work or magazines/ artilcles that interest me. I hope everyone else is being blessed by the group.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Blue Like Jazz

We are currently going through Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller. I went ahead and got the 3 in 1 book from Amazon with Searching for God Knows What and Through Painted Deserts along with Blue Like Jazz. So far I have loved what I have read.

Here is the wikipedia article on Blue Like Jazz.

Also here is the link to Amazon's books for Blue Like Jazz
Blue Like Jazz
And the 3 in 1 Donald Miller
3 in 1

Starting up again

I apologize for not posting for quite some time. But I wanted to start posting again since this is a great place to put some related links and allow commentary on the books that we are reading. I will be posting the name of the book we are currently reading and will post the list of books we have read. Feel free to comment on the book we are reading or even the ones we have read in the past.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

MoonGate, Starting Up?

I saw this article about the Chinese Space Station and thought it was interesting after reading MoonGate by William Proctor. Helium3.... HMMMMM...

Chinese Space Station in Fast Company