Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The "If You..." Book List


If you want to a better Biblical exegete:
Read "Exegetical Fallacies" by D.A. Carson

If you want to learn more about L'Abri:
Read "L'Abri" by Edith Schaeffer

If you want to share a pint with the Puritans:
Read "Drinking With Calvin and Luther!: A History of Alcohol in the Church" by Jim West

If you are having trouble accepting (or understanding) the doctrine of particular redemption:
Read "The Death of Death: in the Death of Jesus Christ" by John Owen

If you're not totally convinced about Reformed Theology:
Read "Easy Chairs, Hard Words: Conversations on the Liberty of God" by Douglas Wilson

If you want to read Bible studies by a famous computer scientist:
Read "3:16 Bible Texts Illuminated" by Donald E. Knuth

The 1960's Counterculture

If you want a fair and balanced Christian perspective on 1960's counterculture:
Read "The Dust of Death: The Sixties Counterculture and How It Changed America Forever" by O.S. Guinness

If you want to know whether there ever was a real "Alice D. Millionare":
Read "Brotherhood of Eternal Love" by Stewart Tendler & David May

If you've ever wondered how psychedelic drugs were introduced to America:
Read "The Search for the Manchurian Candidate: The CIA and Mind Control" by John Marks

If you wonder about the nitty-gritty details of the Mexican counterculture and music industry:
Read "Refried Elvis: The Rise of the Mexican Counterculture" by Eric Zolov

Wars And Rumors of Wars

If you think peace has prevailed:
Read "Representations of Violence: Art about the Sierra Leone Civil War" by Patrick K. Muana

If you want to know what a child solider thinks:
Read "A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier" by Ishmael Beah

If you want to know whether you can trust a Serbian:
Read "Spy/counterspy;: The autobiography of Dusko Popov" by Dushko Popov

Computer Science

If you want to learn a bit about computer forensics:
Read "Forensic Discovery" by Dan Farmer

If you are a computer programmer:
Read "Code Complete" by Steve McConnell

Latin America

If you don't believe Fidel Castro once quoted John Calvin and refers to John Knox:
Read "History Will Absolve Me" by Fidel Castro

If you want to get a balanced perspective on the Cuban revolution:
Read "The Winds of December: The Cuban Revolution of 1958" by John Dorschner


If you want to know whether 'James Bond' was for real:
Read "Spy/counterspy;: The autobiography of Dusko Popov" by Dushko Popov

If you wish your kids were more Cajun literate:
Read "Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood" by Mike Artell

If you think blogging is just hype:
Read "We The Media" by Dan Gilmor

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