What I Wish I Was Reading

Traveling for three months straight presents some pretty big challenges to a guy who likes books.  They tend to be heavy.  So, I can’t carry a library all over the world with me.  Instead, I’m having to either look for Amazon.com Kindle edition books that I can download to my smart phone, or see new titles I’d like to be reading, and sigh wistfully.  I’m sure there are a number of others I could mention, but here’s the list of books I wish I could have with me as I travel, as well as the one I’m currently in:

tennentbookTheology in the Context of World Christianity, by Timothy C. Tennent.  I’ve just started the Kindle edition of this book.  The introduction is good at providing a rationale for looking at theology from a global perspective.  Case studies of how theologians in different regions of the world would approach a given doctrine are given in each of the following chapters.

wallsbookMission in the 21st Century: Exploring the Five Marks of Global Mission, edited by Andrew Walls and Cathy Ross.  Andrew Walls is a rock star missiologist.  Always has healthy, helpful perspectives in framing the context and task of mission.

nollbookThe New Shape of World Christianity: How American Experience Reflects Global Faith, by Mark A. Noll.

justiceprojectbookThe Justice Project, edited by Brian McLaren, Elisa Padilla, and Ashley Bunting Seeber.  This one mocks me, because the book actually arrived in my mailbox about a week prior to my departure for the big trip.  I ended up loaning it to a friend for safe keeping, but look forward to diving in when I return to Seattle.

friesenbookThy Kingdom Connected: What the Church Can Learn from Facebook, the Internet, and Other Networks, by Dwight J. Friesen.  This will be my next Kindle read.  Dwight is a friend of mine in Seattle, and I’ve read chunks of his doctoral dissertation that evolved its way into this book.

crushitbookCrush It: Why NOW is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion, by Gary Vaynerchuk.  I’ve been a fan of Gary’s crazy Wine Library TV video blog of wine reviews for quite a while, and I’ve seen some of the videos of keynotes he’s given at conferences.  He’s a highly animated, intensely passionate guy.  This book would be a quick, fun read.


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