O Me of Little Faith

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Feels like it’s time to get to know the folks around here better. So today I want to do a reader survey.

1. What is your age and gender?

2. What is your occupation?

3. What book are you reading now, or what is the last book you read? (Also: do you recommend it?)

Please answer those three questions in the comments. And thank you for continuing to read the blog, my books, and my tweets.

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posted August 31, 2010 at 9:16 am

1. I’m a 24 year old female…
2. I am a grade 4 teacher in Bangkok, Thailand.
3. I just started Ann of Green Gables and am loving it so far!

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posted August 31, 2010 at 9:20 am

1. 36 year old female. But I feel like a 35 year old female.
2. Housewife. Or whatever word you use to describe someone who stays home while her kids are off to school.
3. Reading the Dark Tower series by Stephen King at the request of a dear friend. It feels like I’ve been reading them forever. Really enjoying the books, but I’ll be happy to finish the series and read something else for a change. And yes, I would recommend them, particularly if you like King’s stuff.

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M. Lane

posted August 31, 2010 at 9:22 am

1. 22/Male
2. Marketing/Event Coordinator, Ford AV Systems, Inc.
3. Toilet Paper Entrepreneur by Mike Michalowicz — interesting to say the least!

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posted August 31, 2010 at 9:23 am

1. I’m a 39 (that hurt to type) year old female
2. I’m a ministry coordinator for a Southern Baptist missions board
3. I’m reading Plan B by Pete Wilson. The only other book I’ve done this much highlighting in, is my Bible. It’s awesome and I highly recommend it!
Love your blog Jason!

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posted August 31, 2010 at 9:24 am

1. 30/m
2. commercial videographer with an NBC affiliate
3. In between things, but about to start “Crazy/Love”

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posted August 31, 2010 at 9:25 am

Who am I? I’m Ronne. That’s short for Veronica. I was nicknamed after a parasite (Ronnie Roundworm).
My age and gender? Well, though the nickname could lead you to believe otherwise, I am a woman. Currently 50. And happy to be that old.
My occupation? An excellent question. I am the event producer at my church, a private chef, a freelance writer, and a marketing consultant. After 30 years in the corporate world, my hodge-podge life is a crazy respite. And it funds my addiction to orphan care ministry.
Books I’ve read or am reading? I just finished Permission to Speak Freely by Anne Jackson, and highly recommend it. At this moment, I’m reading Social and Political Philosophy, a compilation of essays from Plato to Ghandi (required reading as part of a Masters program in Global Issues). Would I recommend it? Actually, yes. It’s good to be challenged…

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posted August 31, 2010 at 9:25 am

41 year old male. I am a stay at home dad (despite what Driscoll has to say) Right now the little group of people I meet with are just finishing “O me of little faith” Yes, I recommend it.

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posted August 31, 2010 at 9:26 am

1. 35-year-old male
2. Manager for a healthy fast food restaurant chain
3. Just read O Me of Little Faith by some guy named Boyett. A must read! Now reading The Hopeful Skeptic by Nick Fielder. (Notice a theme?)

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Steven McDade

posted August 31, 2010 at 9:29 am

1. 42 GUY
2.School Bus Driver for Portland Public Schools
3.Jesus, Interrupted by Bart D. Ehrman
Under the Dome by Stephen King
I hope most ppl who think they know the foundations of the Bible formation read Ehrman’s book.
I also read 5 or 6 books at once. My short attention spans need to switch subjects from time to time.
Stephen King is my “going to bed” book.

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JA Johnson

posted August 31, 2010 at 9:33 am

1. I’m a 53 years old man.
2. I’m a business consultant for a global technology firm.
3. I’m currently reading War, by Sebastian Junger, The Promise, by Jonathan Alter, and, In The Name Of Honor, by Richard North Patterson. And, of course, my Bible. New Revised Standard Version.

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posted August 31, 2010 at 10:00 am

1. I am a 27 year old male.
2. I work as a medical case manager for an HIV services organization in Texas.
3. Currently, I am reading “Eat Pray Love” which was recommended by my sister. It’s a good read so far – I have a thing for specific writing styles. The book I read prior to this one was “O Me of Little Faith,” which led me to start following your blog.

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posted August 31, 2010 at 10:05 am

1. 23 year old male.
2. IT Specialist
3. I just read Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins and before that, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. Both of them I would recommend.

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posted August 31, 2010 at 10:13 am

1. 34 year old dude
2. Community Coordinator in Social Development
3. Currently I’m reading “Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know: The Autobiography” by Sir Ranulph Fiennes. I’d recommend it if you’re the type who enjoys reading about insanely brave/foolish explorers.

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Sarah Chilcote

posted August 31, 2010 at 10:14 am

1. 26 year old female
2. Receptionist and piano teacher
3. I am reading “Musicophilia: Music and the Brain” by Oliver Sacks. (I am going back to school next year to get a Masters degree in Music Therapy.)

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David N.

posted August 31, 2010 at 10:24 am

1. 28/Male
2. IT Specialist for a bank and used/rare book dealer.
3. Tender is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald; Penguins and Golden Calves – Madeleine L’Engle; The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins. Recommend all three, though the L’Engle title is not her best. Start with a different title if you’ve never read L’Engle.
I just posted some recent book recommendations/reviews on my blog if anyone want to check them out.

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Jason Boyett

posted August 31, 2010 at 10:25 am

@Sarah Chilcote:
I’m also reading “Musicophilia”! I’ll read pretty much anything by Dr. Sacks.
For the record:
1. 36-year-old Male
2. Stunt coordinator

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posted August 31, 2010 at 10:29 am

1. 32 female
2. currently a stay-at-home mom, previously an astronomer/physics professor
3. The Kingdom of Ohio and The Wine-Dark Sea, both of which I would recommend

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posted August 31, 2010 at 10:38 am

1. 30 Male
2. Automotive chemicals Sales Rep.
3. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose – Tony Hsieh (CEO of

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posted August 31, 2010 at 10:47 am

1. 43 years, male.
2. Social Services Administrator. I manage programs for homeless people
3. God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It – Jim Wallace

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Kenny Johnson

posted August 31, 2010 at 10:49 am

1. 34 Male
2. Sr. Analyst
3. I’m always reading several books at once. I think right now, I have about 6 books in progress. I’ll pick one. G.K. Chesteron’s Orthodoxy. And yes, I like it and recommend it — though not an easy read.

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Amy B

posted August 31, 2010 at 10:50 am

1. 28-year-old female
2. I work for an environmental non-profit org, also a seminarian’s wife and soon-to-be mommmy
3. Just finished “Eat Pray Love” for a book club, now almost done with “The Middle of Everywhere” by Mary Pipher (an amazing book on the experiences of refugees in the USA).

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posted August 31, 2010 at 10:59 am

1. 24 – Male
2. Designer
3. Currently, Splinter Cell. Last, The Stand (uncut). I recommend the cut version, way too long uncut, but excellent.

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Marv Borst

posted August 31, 2010 at 11:06 am

1. 49 man
2. Graphic designer
3. Searching for God Knows What by Don Miller
Highly recommend it! Next up is O Me of Little Faith

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Mr. Big

posted August 31, 2010 at 11:06 am

1. 44 years old male
2. Actuarial insurance analyst
3. Just finished “Hear No Evil” by Matthew Paul Turner – recommend it.
In the middle of “Her Fearful Symmetry” by Audrey Niffnegger – jury is still out on it. Just picked up at the library today “The Hospital For Bad Poets” by J.C. Hallman.

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posted August 31, 2010 at 11:08 am

1. Female – 41
2. Supply teacher (hoping to eventually get my own classroom – just graduated with my Bachelor of Education degree last November)
3. Currently reading “More Than Words” by Judith Miller. I just started it and it will have a review on my writing blog next month.

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posted August 31, 2010 at 11:09 am

1. 39 yr old female.
2. Floral Designer
3. A New Kind of Christianity -Brian McLaren (yes, recommend)and
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner -Stephenie Meyer (if you like Twilight you’ll like it)and beginning
Pagan Christianity? by Frank Viola and George Barna (just starting, so I don’t know if I would recommend yet)

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posted August 31, 2010 at 11:11 am

1. 28 female
2. Freelance writer,blogger, editor, full-time home engineer
3. I just finished Eat Pray Love. Now, I’m reading Anne Jackson’s Permission to Speak Freely

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posted August 31, 2010 at 11:11 am

1. 29yr old Female
2. Seminary Student (MA Counseling)/FedEx part time peon
3. Currently reading Addiction and Grace by Gerald May; Just finished Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster, an excellent practical explanation of the spiritual disciplines for believers — highly recommended, especially for those not brought up in the church/those whose parents are not believers (such as myself).

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posted August 31, 2010 at 11:12 am

23 female
teacher’s aide/americorps
waiting for Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon.
Also I loved reading Miller’s Searching for God Knows What, and Blue Like Jazz

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posted August 31, 2010 at 11:12 am

1. 29 / m
2. attorney
3. _Breach of Faith: Hurrican Katrina and the Near Death of an American City_. Yes I recommend the book but it’s (so far) not nearly as compelling as _Zeitoun_.

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Arleen Spenceley

posted August 31, 2010 at 11:12 am

1. 24, female
2. staff writer for the St. Pete Times, grad student studying rehab and mental health counseling
3. The last book I read iS Sex God by Rob Bell and I highly recommend it!

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Chad Ray

posted August 31, 2010 at 11:16 am

Age – 28
Currently a Server, who is trying to be a Stage Designer/Program Manager
Just finished reading “The Reader” by Bernhard Schlink. Great novel with 2 very complex characters
Now I’m reading “Waiter Rant.” Half way in and its really good to read for anyone who is or ever worked in the Food Industry.
(I’ve got “They Love Jesus but not the Church” on deck after I finish this one)

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Haley Ballast

posted August 31, 2010 at 11:20 am

Age 30, female
Just read ‘Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy” by Eric Metaxis. I’m not usually a big biography person, but this was fascinating and very worth reading.
Now reading “In the Midst of Chaos: Caring for Children as a Spiritual Practice”. It is excellent so far, and I can already tell that it will be one I re-read at each new stage of parenthood.

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posted August 31, 2010 at 11:21 am

1. 37 year old male
2. Technical Support Representative
3. “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy – I’d recommend it with two warnings – 1. the writing style is minimalist and odd. 2. Some of the scenes of post-apocalyptic violence are a bit graphic.
“Why Men Hate Going to Church” by David Murrow.

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posted August 31, 2010 at 11:31 am

42, female.
Communications/Marketing Director in a church.
Reading: The Hole in our Gospel (Richard Stearns), Less Clutter Less Noise (Kem Meyer), Question Behind the Question (John Miller).

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Adam Ellis

posted August 31, 2010 at 11:34 am

1. I am a 34-year-old male.
2. I am a preaching minister for a church, and an adjunct professor.
3. I read a lot, but here you go…
I just finished “Bonhoeffer: Pastor Martyr Prophet Spy” by Eric Metaxas (recommended) and “Ex-Heroes” by Peter Clines (It’s about superheroes and zombies…seriously. It’s a lot of fun) .
I am currently reading Jurgen Moltmann’s autobiography, “A Broad Place”, and “Click: The Magic of Instant Connections” by Ori and Rom Braffman. Both books are fascinating so far.

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posted August 31, 2010 at 11:44 am

1. 21/Male
2. college student
3. I’m currently reading Wise Blood by Flannery O’ Conner and A Case of Need by Michael Crichton. Am also in the middle but paused on The Brothers Karamazov and Misquoting Jesus.

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posted August 31, 2010 at 11:53 am

26 year old male
Involved in fund raising and missions work (particularly in music) with Wycliffe Bible Translators
“Forgotten God” by Francis Chan
“Velvet Elvis” by Rob Bell
“Jesus with Dirty Feet” by Don Everts
I would recommend all three for various reasons.
“Forgotten God” because I feel that Chan is a good writer and I like that he challenges people to have “wild and crazy” ideas and to live on the edge.
“Velvet Elvis” challenged me to think outside of the norm of Christiandom that I was taught growing up.
“Jesus with Dirty Feet” is a great introductory book into Christianity but also worth reading by those familiar to the faith because it’s a refreshing look at Christianity without all of the fluff and fancy language.

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Charlie's Church of Christ

posted August 31, 2010 at 12:07 pm

I’m 26 year old manboy. I’m a drug and alcohol counselor for two different rehab programs.
I’m reading “Confessions of a Caffeinated Christian” by John Fischer, got it for $1.99 and it is one of the most well written books, to my total surprise, I’ve gone through in a year. He writes about the Christian life in an Anne Lamott-explain through through stories rather than explaining doctrine style.
(the book I read before that was, in fact, O Me of Little Faith. Now I feel like a suck up)

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Zac Holmes

posted August 31, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Male; 28
Internet Sales Director for a Ford Dealer
Finished ‘Blue Like Jazz’
Reading ‘The Shack’
I would recommend them both as they have both proved to be an outside view of our faith; which is always a good thing.
The Shack is a very unconvertional look at God and out relationships with him.

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Jim T.

posted August 31, 2010 at 12:34 pm

1. 39, Male
2. Software Developer
3. Last book was “The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand (yes, quite good). Now reading “Duma Key” by Stephen King, just for something light. Next up is “Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium” by Bart Ehrman. In the near future “O Me of Little Faith”!

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posted August 31, 2010 at 12:55 pm

sure thing Jason
1. 21/male
2. college student
3. currently reading, “Jesus, Interrupted” by Dr. Bart D. Ehrman (I recommend this very highly, though I feel you may have already read it)
also re-reading “Enders Game” by Orson Scott Card (a classic, I’ve read it several times as a kid but now I can appreciate it much more)

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posted August 31, 2010 at 2:02 pm

I’m a 26-year-old chick. :)
I’m a therapeutic horseback riding instructor and freelance writer.
I’m reading “The Blind Side” and yes, you should totally read it. Faith in action!

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posted August 31, 2010 at 2:08 pm

1. I am 50 years old and a male
2. I am a Creative Director
3. Just finished The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larrson (yeah, yeah… I got sucked in but it was a fun ride) and also just finished Home by Marilynne Robinson (and liked it better than Gilead which I really liked). Next on the docket is book two of the Shadow Country trilogy by Peter Matthiessen. It is dense with a lot of characters so I am returning to it after some time away (but is so well written that it is worth it). It looks like I am a rare reader of fiction in theses here comments…

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C. Michael Pilato

posted August 31, 2010 at 2:09 pm

1. 35-year-old male.
2. Alpha Geek (software engineer).
3. Last book I finished reading was — no lie — O Me Of Little Faith. Currently reading Landscape Plants of the Southeast (Halfacre/Shawcroft), but only because my “Honey-Do” list is getting out of hand.

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posted August 31, 2010 at 2:39 pm

1. 28 year old guy.
2. Marine biologist/coastal manager
3. Currently reading Hemmingway’s A Farewell To Arms, and it’s ace. Last book was Coupland’s Shampoo Planet. Also very good, but I preferred Generation X (I’ll get throuhg the rest of them eventually!)

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posted August 31, 2010 at 3:01 pm

1. 20/girl
2. college student (linguistics major, Ancient Greek/computer science/anthropology minors)
3. Currently Reading: God in the Dock – C.S. Lewis (recommended – it has lots of different topics)
Finished reading: Don’t Sleep there are Snakes – Daniel Everett (recommended, interesting, but slightly annoying writing style)

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Jason Boyett

posted August 31, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Just a few comments for those of you commenting…
1. Thanks for commenting.
2. Don’t feel you have to apologize or fear being a suck-up if you’ve just read O Me of Little Faith. In fact, that’s why I asked this question. I have poor self-esteem and was fishing for praise. Well done!
3. Just kidding about #2. Or am I?
4. Surprised how many of you have mentioned Bart Ehrman’s work, as he’s not always very popular among evangelicals. (Though I personally find myself recommending him pretty often. I think Christians are woefully uneducated about biblical criticism, and his books are excellent and popular introductions to it.)
5. Hunger Games: YES
6. Lots of nerds read my blog. I am delighted.

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posted August 31, 2010 at 3:52 pm

1. Im’ a 21 year old girl
2. college student — journalism major
3. currently reading The Jesus Manifesto, Searching for God Knows What, and Infinite Jest, depending on what mood I’m in. So far so good on all three.

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posted August 31, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Female, 39 for 3 more weeks, thank you very much.
Mom of 2, part-time church secretary, singer/guitarist in praise band
Evolving in Monkey Town, Rachel Held Evans; if comic books count, I read some of my husband’s Amazing Spider-Man comics most recently. :)

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Adam M.

posted August 31, 2010 at 4:08 pm

1. 21 year old male
2. Full time student/Part time retail/Part time church media team
3. “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea” by Chelsea Handler. And yes I recommend it. It was hilarious! :)

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posted August 31, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Female 60 living in Scotland.
Part-time accountant and part-time “mature student”. I’m currently writing a dissertation on slavery in the Roman Empire.
Reading ‘Nemesis’ by Lindsey Davis: it’s one of a series of detective stories set in Ancient Rome. Great fun!
I found this blog after reading ‘O Me of Little Faith’.

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Bob Balkcom

posted August 31, 2010 at 4:47 pm

1. 50, male
2. internal auditor for large company
3. Forgotten God by Francis Chan

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posted August 31, 2010 at 5:29 pm

I am a 54 year old male, and I am currently a special education instructional assistant in a middle school. I am reading After You Believe by N.T. Wright, and yes I would highly recommend it.

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Carole Turner

posted August 31, 2010 at 6:20 pm

1. What is your age and gender?
43 year old Female
2. What is your occupation?
I work with Homeless and At-Risk Youth at the Baton Rouge Dream Center
3. What book are you reading now, or what is the last book you read? (Also: do you recommend it?)
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamont. Yes.

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posted August 31, 2010 at 7:05 pm

1. Female – age 53
2. Stay at home artist
3. Re-reading Ringworld by Larry Niven because I first read it so far back in the mists of time I’d pretty much forgotten it and I’m picking my way through The Spirit Level by Wilkinson and Pickett

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posted August 31, 2010 at 7:52 pm

I’m a 25 yr old female
I work for a PR firm
I just read East of Eden for the first time and loved it. You should pretty much drop whatever you’re reading right now to read this instead. Just saying.

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Travis Thompson

posted August 31, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Travis Thompson
Math Teacher
I just wrote a blog post (and thereby fulfilling my once a year quota for blogging… even if 2009’s post was a very random fake post) about what I read over the past 12 months, it’s been the best year in reading of my life. I put it as the “URL” for this comment.
I was hoping people would comment on it on facebook… but sadly apparently no one is interested.

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posted August 31, 2010 at 8:22 pm

I’m 24 years old and a female.
I don’t have a job… A combination of an anxiety disorder, no college degree, a husband who is way too nice to me (he wants me to be healthy, not wealthy), have led to this place right now. But I’m beginning to look into volunteering full time in the field that I would have wanted to get a job in which is social services. Wow, this is long!
I just started reading Just Kids by Patti Smith. Not far enough into it to recommend yet.
I just finished Spontaneous Healing by Andrew Weil, which is good if you want to be healthier, naturally.

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posted August 31, 2010 at 9:03 pm

1. I’m 31 and all w-o-m-a-n.
2. I stay at home with my 3 kiddos and I head-up women’s ministry at our small church.
3. I’m currently reading Wuthering Heights, and it is…meh. Glad to check it off the classics list, anyway.
The non-fiction book I go to regularly is Disciplines of the Inner Life by Bob & Michael Benson, and it is spectacular.

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Cecelia Dowdy

posted August 31, 2010 at 10:16 pm

Name: Cecelia Dowdy
Age: 44
Occupation: Christian Romance Author by night and Accountant by day
What I’m currently reading: Love Finds You In Homestead Iowa; it’s a great novel and you really learn a lot about the Amana colony (Amanas are a plain sect somewhat similiar to the Amish).

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posted August 31, 2010 at 10:49 pm

Name: John
Age: 33
Occupation: Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.
I recently started reading “How People Change” by Timothy Lane and Paul Tripp. It’s very rich from a devotional perspective. Before that I read “Walking Away From Faith” by Ruth A. Tucker. It’s a good read for letting you know that you’re not alone if your a believer struggling with doubt. Like others here, I have also found Bart Ehrman’s work to be very compelling and though provoking. I really wish other believers would at least grapple with textual criticism at a lay level instead of just dismissing everything from a secular academic standpoint as being either liberal or heretical. I have “O Me of Little Faith” on order and am very much looking forward to reading it. Thanks, Jason.

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posted September 1, 2010 at 12:27 am

I’m Sam (Samantha). I’m 31, and a SAHM.
I’m currently reading Lev Grossman’s The Magicians. I really love it. It’s perfect for this post-Harry Potter age. I do recommend it, if you like that sort of thing. This past summer I read the Mary Karr trilogy, which was amazing, especially Lit. I went to her book signing when she came to town and it was such a thrill.

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posted September 1, 2010 at 12:33 am

Age: 33
Occupation: Pastoral Intern The pastoral part is The Gathering UMC in St. Louis, the Intern part is Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist university, Dallas, TX)
Recently read Joseph Myers Searching to Belong. Highly recommended for folks looking to understand the dynamics of building community and belonging in any given setting, but particularly in the church.
Currently reading Devotio Moderna. Interesting look at late Medieval Roman Catholic lay devotional practices in northern Europe right before the German reformation. Interesting if you’re into that sor tof thing. Which I am.

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posted September 1, 2010 at 12:35 am

1. 23 male
2. I’m interning with an NGO on a household water program in rural Cambodia.
3. I’m reading Readers Digest Best Biographies, its a condensation of 4 biographies that was a brilliant find at a used bookstore. I recommend if you love biographies and have a lot of time to kill.

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posted September 1, 2010 at 12:49 am

The Hiding Place, yes.

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Dawn Shepler-Hamilton

posted September 1, 2010 at 5:46 am

50 and 3/4 times I’ve traveled around our small star.
Director of Services at a homeless shelter.
“The Rule of Benedict: Insights for the Ages” – Joan Chittister, and “Pocket Guide to the Afterlife”
Not only do I recommend “The Rule” but I read it every day and have for several years now.
And yes, I recommend PG to A as well.

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posted September 1, 2010 at 6:16 am

1. 26 female
2. softwre developer
3. have been trying to read an unstoppable force by erwin mcmanus but i just can’t get into it.
recently read john grisham’s the innocent man

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posted September 1, 2010 at 6:42 am

1. I am 50 and female
2. I am a domestic engineer (housewife to those not in the know)
3. I am currently reading “Heaven’s Command” by James Morris. Well that is what my book says but now he is a she and her name is Jan Morris. It is an older copy.

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posted September 1, 2010 at 7:16 am

1] I’m 54.
2]I work part time as a librarian’s assistant and part time as a consumer panelist.
3] I’m reading, “God Is Not One” by Stephen Prothero.

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Joseph P

posted September 1, 2010 at 7:48 am

22 year old male
I’m working as a communications intern at a church in Rome, GA.
I’m currently reading Breaking Free by Beth Moore. Don’t laugh. I know its a woman’s book but my girlfriend recommended it and I agree with her that the book is awesome.

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posted September 1, 2010 at 8:00 am

1. 34, Male
2. Engineer
3. I don’t remember the last “book” I read. I don’t read that much. Not enough time anymore, or interest I spose. However, I am in the middle of Marvel Comic’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower hardback comics series. Yes, I recommend it.

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Cale D. Hawley

posted September 1, 2010 at 9:40 am

1) 35 y/o male
2) Marketing Director
3) What Women Want: The Global Marketplace Turns Female Friendly by Paco Underhill before that Tribes by Seth Godin. What Women want is a must read for anyone who is trying to market products to females. It gives you a history of how the female consumer has changed the landscape of markets from hotels to home improvement to the casino to wellness, etc.

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posted September 1, 2010 at 10:16 am

1. 27, Male
2. Project Estimator for Steel Company
3. The last book I read was Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell. I am currently reading o Me of Little Faith and outlive Your Life by Max Lucado.

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posted September 1, 2010 at 10:19 am

1. 47, Male
2. Lutheran Pastor
3. Made to Stick

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Dave C.

posted September 1, 2010 at 11:51 am

1. 36 male
2. Attorney
3. “A New Kind of Christianity” by Brian Mclaren – thought provoking and makes me feel more at home in my faith.

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posted September 1, 2010 at 3:56 pm

1. 32-year-old female
2. stay at home with 2 kids, boy age 4 and girl age 2, expecting #3 in december; was a production manager at a book publishing company in my pre-kids life
3. reading Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer for a women’s study. Can’t say I’d recommend it, though. I’m looking forward to reading all of your comments for more reading ideas.

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posted September 1, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Age: 49
Occupation: Software engineer
Book currently reading: The First Man in Rome by Colleen McCullough, which I would heartily recommend. History does repeat itself, as this book points out very clearly.

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Matt G

posted September 1, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Where Men Find Glory — Jon Krakauer’s take on Pat Tillman and Afghanistan. I’m only a hundred pages into it, but I recommend anything by JK.

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posted September 1, 2010 at 8:16 pm

30, Male
Summer Camp Director at a Christian University
Bonhoeffer Biography by Metaxas – great.

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posted September 2, 2010 at 12:09 am

49 male
mail clerk
searching for the invisible God- philip yancey. Yes i recommend it. Also, Idols for Destruction-herbert schlossberg. Was written in the 80’s and hit a lot of things going on in our culture very accurately, especially in the socio-economic and political spheres.
Can’t wait to read both your and Rachels books Jason

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George C

posted September 2, 2010 at 2:51 am

Male 37
Stay at home dad and musician.
The Challenge Of Jesus by NT Wright and The loat Continent by Bill Bryson.
I agree with everything Wright is saying I just wish he would justify his conclusions better.
I really like everthing else I’ve read by Bill Bryson, bt he comes across a a jerk in this one. Ajerk who still writes very well, so I’ll likely finish it.

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tony de almar

posted September 2, 2010 at 1:28 pm

age 65, retired private investigator,best book is THE BIBLE, THERE IS

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Giancarlo Tarantino

posted September 2, 2010 at 1:39 pm

1. 26/m
2. 3rd year Philosophy PhD student
3. aside from a myriad of philosophy books, I just finished reading “Lamb” by Christopher Moore. Hysterical.
love the blog btw!

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posted September 3, 2010 at 2:21 am

1. 23.
2. Graduated last year, so technically I’m a temp worker/umemployed until I can find a full-time position somewhere.
3. Doghead by Morten Ramsland.

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posted September 3, 2010 at 4:58 pm

1. I am a 37 year old female
2. I am a Contract Manager for a cable channel network
3. I am reading Sedaris by Kevin Koppelson — not sure if I would recommend it unless you are a David Sedaris fan and want to read an English professor compare him to Proust.

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Alice Roelke

posted September 7, 2010 at 12:27 am

I ran across your blog today, checking it out because I’m boooored. Sorry. I’m bored and this is interesting and it turns out there’s not much to do online at this time on Labor Day.
I’m female, under thirty, (not telling how much or little, lol), and an aspiring writer.
My last book was…aw man, I haven’t been reading enough if I have to go look it up. *goes to look it up*
The Postman Always Rings Twice. (I’m working on a few less literary books currently, mysteries and such.)
(Good thoughts about blogging about personal stuff and not just plugs, BTW.) =)

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Kelly Stanley

posted September 8, 2010 at 11:23 pm

1. (do I have to admit it publicly?) 43-year old woman
2. Graphic designer and writer
3. Putting Away Childish Things: A Tale of Modern Faith by Marcus Borg, and sadly, I didn’t like it, although it raised some interesting questions and, in spite of a very stiff writing style full of unnatural dilaogue (his first published fiction) I stuck it out to the end.

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