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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, Anne Perry
Justification: God's Plan & Paul's Vision - N.T. Wright While reading Wright's book What St. Paul Really Said, I thought I understood where he was coming from in terms of "justification" and it's implications. This book proved to me that I did not fully understand his understanding of covenant community and the marks of those in that community and how this tied into works. I found this book to be very enjoyable and informative, pushing me time and again to go back to the Scriptures to read with fresh eyes. The title constitutes a double entendre in which Wright attempts to justify himself after being challenged (attacked?) by John Piper on Wright's teaching on the doctrine of the same name. The first half of the book introduces the topic and some preliminary thoughts, then the second half of the book is dedicated to exegesis covering Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Corinthians, and finally Romans. Though I am not finished looking into this topic for myself, I would highly recommend it for anyone interested in Justification issues or Pauline writings in general.