What I Am Into – Winter 2019

READ:

  • Why I Still Believe: A Former Atheist’s Reckoning with the Bad Reputation Christians Give a Good God by Mary Jo Sharp (3/5) – This was a decent book about a former atheist who converts to christianity. She discusses her issues with church people.
  • Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor (4/5)-  This book was such a gem and so unique. The author learned to love, embrace, and befriend the darkness.
  • The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It by Peter Enns (4/5) – This book challenged my beliefs in so many ways. He tells us so many things that we might not thought of before. He wants us to look outside the bible and realize things may not be what they seem. Most evangelical christians might be disturbed by this but it is important not to be so narrow in your theological thinking. I encourage christians to think outside of the box. I am not saying his theology is 100 percent accurate but if anything it will test what you believe.

  • The Dark Night of the Soul: A Psychiatrist Explores the Connection Between Darkness and Spiritual Growth  by Gerald G. May (2/5) – This book wasn’t my favorite. It tried to distinguish between the dark night and depression but I don’t think it did a great job. I learned somewhat about how different genders have different experiences with God going through a dark night though
  • Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faithby Barbara Brown Taylor (4/5) – This book was about having to leave her minister position which I understand.
  • In Want + Plenty: Waking Up to God’s Provision in a Land of Longing by Meredith Mcdaniel (3/5) – A friend recommended this book and unfortunately I wasn’t that impressed. This author is a counselor and I guess I thought it would be a little different. I did learn somethings about the Israelites though and their relationship with God.

Movies:

  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (3/5) – This movie set was so beautiful and magical. However, this movie wasn’t as great as the first one.
  • To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (5/5) – She dates peter but realizes she may like someone else. She learns relationships can be complicated.

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