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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
The Lotus and the Cross: Jesus Talks with Buddha - Ravi Zacharias I really liked this book. Having only a cursory knowledge of Buddhism, I found it to be interesting and helpful for any apologetic discussions I might have...though judging by some of the reviews, I realize that the logic of Zacharias' argument may not be convincing to everyone. Some people pointed out that Buddha does not question Jesus as to why Christianity is the best Theistic relegion or etc etc. That is true, but this book never promises to be a non-partisen comparison of Jesus and Buddha. It is a conversation starting with Jesus (note the title is Jesus talks with Buddha). And if people do not think that Ravi accurately expresses Buddha's teachings, does this really matter? If Buddhism is about self-enlightment/self-annihilation then Buddha's teachings shouldn't matter. After all doesn't Buddhism itself have the proverb, "If you see the Buddha on the road, kill him"?