Musings of a Postmodern Negro

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Saturday, August 13, 2005

Books on the Desk

Me and Sivin Kit have been sneaking pics of each other's respective bookshelves. I thought I'd return him the favor and give him a glimpse of the desk as I am preparing for the conference in September. Most of my books are in the garage (thanks to my wife!). I have no earthly idea as to the number of books I own. One of the chores I give to my two oldest boys is to do a catalogue of my personal library from time to time when they appear to be antagonistic towards each other...a team project ya know! answer Sivin's questions:

1) Total Number Of Books You Own: Don't know.
2) The Last Book You've Bought: The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh by Amos Young
3) The Last Book You've Read: The Gospel in Black & White edited by Dennis Okholm
4) Five Books That Mean A Lot To Me:


Blogger Sivin Kit said...

you are so much tidier than me :-)did you know Amos Yong is born in Malaysia? I think he came back some time ago and also contributed an chapter for a book on Asian Pentecostals and Charismatics.

BTW, I just got Storm Front plan to read it soon. and Yoder and ...McClendon Jr. and some day West!

finally .. Humpty is REALLY cool! Have fun at the conference ...

August 13, 2005 8:35 AM  
Anonymous fernando said...

witness is in my top 5 for sure and the politics of jesus would be a top 10...

...and i am heading over to amazon now to get that west reader.

August 14, 2005 5:34 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

Maybe I'll have to join the mix and send some of my own pictures! Plus, now I have something for my boys to do with my books once they get older!

I hope to read some of your blogs on Yong's work.

August 14, 2005 3:25 PM  
Anonymous Jamie Arpin-Ricci said...

Ah, books. They ease the pain... Ok, so I am not in pain, but I still love my books. Sadly, to let you in on what I have been reading, I couldn't show you my desk, as it is currently the dumping ground for "stuff". My current books are all over (a project I am working on, as I would like to repatriate my desk). Thanks for the glimpes!


August 15, 2005 4:49 PM  
Anonymous Jamie Arpin-Ricci said...

Ok, now you REALLY got me, because after coming back here again, I decided to reorganize my entire library. I have to find a satisfactory way to do this, but perhaps I will photo some of the results.


August 17, 2005 3:32 PM  
Blogger Byron K. Borger said...

Man, this is a great, great set of pictures, and I love every one of those books, at least everyone I could make out, which was most of 'em. My wife and I own an indie Christian bookstore and stock everyone of those books---even Mike Dyson, who comes up later, happily, I see.

Thanks for your good care about important books. I will be following you blog as I can...good and important stuff.

Byron Borger

August 18, 2005 2:26 PM  
Anonymous Ryan Bolger said...

Yoder and McClendon and Stormfront -- three of my very favorite books -- I credit Politics with a second conversion I had of sorts, and McClendon's three volumes pretty much forms my theology -- and what could beat the definition of the gospel in stormfront combined with their crtique of consumerism --

Nice to have those who resonate with the same mentors/authors I do (I had the great privilege to study under McClendon while he taught Yoder to us...)

I haven't read the other two -- but I need to put them on my list...


August 18, 2005 7:26 PM  
Blogger Eric Lee said...

Nice! I recently picked up that Paul and the Postliberals book in my alma matter's bookstore a couple months ago. My pastor assigns it for his Narrative Theology class sometimes.

A few months back I posted my own stack of books, what a friend helped me dub my "book garden."

I need to take a new picture of all the new books I've added since then, though.

Also, if you're interested in contributing, I created a site called --no surprise here-- that is based upon the idea of aggregating book blogging posts. Right now we have a little over 150 posts logged on all sorts of topics, but all mainly theological. If you ever do any book blogging, or ever have in the past, I'd love to have you registered over there. Sorry for the shameless self-promotion... Dale Lature and a few others have been pretty stoked on the site. If you're into RSS feeds there's plenty of ways to keep track of your favorite books. Okay, I'll shut up now! :P

I'd love to hear your thoughts on your unread-as-of-yet books when you get to them!



August 18, 2005 9:51 PM  
Blogger Bryan Todd said...


Could you let me know the five books from your picture, I couldn't quite make them all out.


August 19, 2005 5:20 PM  

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