Monday, October 23, 2006

i've been book tagged!

(Thanks, Dawn!) So here goes:

1.One book that changed my life: The Sacred Romance by Brent Curtis and John Eldridge
2.One book I have read more than once: The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning
3. One book I would want on a desert island: Becoming Human by Jean Vanier
4. One book that I tried to read but never finished for one reason or another: The Gospel According to America by David Dark (it was not at all what I expected)
5. One book that made me cry: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
6. One book I wish I had written: The Soul of Politics by Jim Wallis
7. One book I wish had never been written: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (Jane Eyre was one thing, but this was torture)
8. A classic that I love: Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
9. Longest book I've ever read: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Doestoyevsky
10. Booktag five other people: Andrea K., Brett U., Anya, Erin W., Paul S.
11. One book I would like to see made into a movie: The Secret Life of Bees by Susan Monk Kidd
12. My current favorite: anything by Henri Nouwen
13. One young adult book I always recommend: Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume and The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
14. Genre(s) I tend to ignore: mystery, sci-fi, horror

I would also like to take this opportunity to recommend Dreams of My Father by Barack Obama. Yes, I openly admit I am a fan of the junior Senator from Illinois!

Happy reading!

6 comments:

Dawn said...

That's funny you chose Grapes of Wrath - I almost listed that one as the book I wish was never written - I know it's a classic but it was just so LONG! I believe the second chapter was all about a turtle trying to cross a road, and I remember reading that and thinking, how metaphorical! :) Love ya Pammie!

nicapam said...

i have lots of good memories associated with reading GoW...summer before junior year of high school, i love historical fiction, and i wrote my end-of-the-year paper for my teacher mr. sullivan about the "pastoral" ending, which turned out to be the best paper i wrote in high school...

E. Twist said...

Pam,

You've got to get your hands on a copy of William T. Cavanaugh's TheoPolitical Imagination. It is right up your alley.

...Barak Obama...oh brother.

e.

nicapam said...

erik,
i've added your recommendation to my amazon wish list...it does look like something i would enjoy reading. thanks! -pjn

Brett said...

Hey, I just got back my book collection from storage and am very excited. And since you tagged me, I will respond with what I can.

1.One book that changed my life: The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell (the book was crap. See through and shallow arguments, but it was my first encounter with anti christian thought in a seminar group. It is what first spawned my interest in apologetics and kept me from going the way of the relativist

2.One book I have read more than once: The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis (I "borrowed" that book from Quiroz more times than I can remember throughout college and is still a favorite)

3. One book I would want on a desert island: Besides the Bible? Anything by C.S. Lewis... HUGE fan

4. One book that I tried to read but never finished for one reason or another: Faust by Goethe (I was tring to read it in the original German, showoff)

5. One book that made me cry: Haven't found that book yet

6. One book I wish I had written: HA! Any of the Harry Potter books... I would be a billionaire!

7. One book I wish had never been written: So I kissed dating goodbye by joshua harris (what a piece of crap)

8. A classic that I love: hmm, what defines a classic?

9. Longest book I've ever read: I would have to count pages, but probably The Brothers Karamazov

10. Booktag five other people: Nah, but I would love to get some recommendations on some good books

11. One book I would like to see made into a movie: This came to fruition just recently... The Lion, the Witch, and the Warobe. I knew about this one before they had found a dirctor. Lisa and I were the first in line.

12. My current favorite: Not so much a favorite, but right now I am reading Walking from East to West by Ravi Zacharias. Although I like him as a speaker more.

13. One young adult book I always recommend: Always The Chronicles, anything by Dahl, and to spite all the Evangelicals who rage against it... Harry Potter

14. Genre(s) I tend to ignore: horror/sci fi, and to some degree fiction. The truth is strange and scary enough

Anyway, I could definitely use some recommendations. Right now I am looking for some good books on theology to expand my limited knowlege. Erik, any suggestions? I am always scared of getting the "wrong" books i.e. too gnostic, too out there

Anonymous said...

Pam,

This is cool. I am going ot share this with my Book Club.