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I'm addicted to books. According to Umberto Eco I am building an anti-library, meaning I own way more books than I have read. I love good fiction, literature, theology, Biblical studies, philosophy, children's books, and lots more.

Currently reading

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
Danae Yankoski, Francis Chan
The Kingdom New Testament: A Contemporary Translation
N.T. Wright
The Theology of John Wesley: Holy Love and the Shape of Grace
Kenneth J. Collins
Progress: 244/331 pages
House of Leaves
Mark Z. Danielewski
Progress: 50/662 pages
The Hound of the Baskervilles (with Illustrations by Sidney Paget)
Sidney Paget, Arthur Conan Doyle
Progress: 35 %
The Dead Zone
Stephen King
Progress: 52/402 pages
Holiness
J.C. Ryle
Help! I'm a Small Church Youth Worker: Achieving Big-Time Success in a Non-Mega Ministry
Rich Grassel
Progress: 57/115 pages
How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels
N.T. Wright
Progress: 69 %
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Arthur Conan Doyle

Great Lent: A School of Repentance

Great Lent:  A School of Repentance - Alexander Schmemann When I grabbed this for free off of amazon, I didn't realize that it was a pamphlet version of Schmemann's longer work of the same name. This version was a very quick read and was educational in regards to how Orthodox Christians celebrate Lent; however, it was too brief in the areas that interested me most for me to rate it higher. For instance, I really liked the final section called "How Can We Keep Great Lent?" which explained an orthodox understanding of fasting compared to a Roman Catholic one, prayer, spiritual reading, and changing your life during that time, but that was over in four or five Kindle sized pages. I am sure the longer version of this book is much better.