Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Current Reading: Historical Fiction

Unto a Good Land (The Emigrants Novels, Book 2)
by Vilhelm Moberg

Published between 1951 and 1961, Moberg's four-volume "Emigrant" epic offers the saga of the Swedish immigrant's role in the settling of the American frontier. Book Two opens in the summer of 1850 as the emigrants disembark in New York City. Their journey to a new home in Minnesota Territory takes them by riverboat, steam wagon, Great Lakes steamship, and oxcart to Chisago County.

Current Reading: Pastoral

The Last Word and the Word after That
by Brian McLaren

Pastor Dan Poole returns with another personal and theological crisis in this final installment of McLaren’s A New Kind of Christian trilogy, which again features fictional characters engaged in nonfictionish theological dialogue. This time around, Poole has been granted an extended leave of absence from his conservative church as it investigates what it believes to be his liberal theological leanings, especially regarding the doctrine of hell and salvation.

Current Reading: Christian Worldview / Arts

Art and Soul: Signposts for Christians in the Arts
by Hilary Brand & Adrienne Chaplin

Hilary Brand and Adrienne Chaplin explore the full spectrum of issues and concerns that face a Christian who is interested in working within any of the creative arts.