#96 – Unspoken Sermons by George MacDonald (My 100 Favorite Books)

Spoiler alert for my top ten books - both CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien will make an appearance.  But if you want to know who influenced them (and GK Chesterton), go back to the 1800s and meet George MacDonald.  MacDonald wrote some wonderful fantasy stories (The Princess and the Goblin, for one) that clearly point … Continue reading #96 – Unspoken Sermons by George MacDonald (My 100 Favorite Books)

#98 – The Hole in Our Gospel by Rich Stearns (My 100 Favorite Books)

Gospel means good news.  Growing up, the good news was simply that Jesus has died on the cross so we can be forgiven and go to heaven when we die. Rich Stearns, president of World Vision, thinks there is much missing in this formulation. Stearns was a successful CEO when World Vision pursued him to … Continue reading #98 – The Hole in Our Gospel by Rich Stearns (My 100 Favorite Books)

#99 – The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (My 100 Favorite Books)

Its a book about building a cathedral. Okay, so it doesn't sound riveting at first.  But Ken Follett's book, set in medieval England, is filled with interesting characters and much drama.  What I recall liking best is that the book avoided stereotypes - there are both good and evil churchmen, good and evil skeptics.  The … Continue reading #99 – The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (My 100 Favorite Books)

#100 – The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective by Richard Rohr (My 100 Favorite Books)

A few weeks ago I was invited to share pictures of seven books on Facebook, with no comment.  I love reading and had trouble picking just seven favorite books.  So I decided to spend the summer sharing my 100 favorite books.  I tried to roughly put them in some order, so my all-time favorites will … Continue reading #100 – The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective by Richard Rohr (My 100 Favorite Books)

Stop Shaming Women, Start Arresting Pimps and Johns

The headline in the feed from my local news station declares "Reading Police bust 8 women in undercover prostitution sting."  Then there was the picture: 8 women each with clear bruises on her face, all looking totally dejected. My first thought - where are the pictures of the pimps and the johns (customers) who have … Continue reading Stop Shaming Women, Start Arresting Pimps and Johns